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Friday, June 3, 2011

National Quilt Show in columbus O-H-I-O

A while back I wrote about a quilt barn tour and quilters show that was conducted over in Winchester Oh. This article must have placed me into the Quilt crowd main media swarm as the Travel Prof’s hive’s email inbox just buzzed about the upcoming National Quilting Association 42nd annual Quilt Show ( It is being held in Columbus OH June 16th through the 18th.

The quilting bee hotline is once again abuzz about what a great show awaits the quilting colony clones in Columbus OH. Their happy home will be the C-pod of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event will feature over 400 competition quilts, special exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall, plus plenty of special events.

The special theme exhibit theme this year is “the Log Cabin” and I’m told other special features include the 3rd Annual NQA Sew Batik Challenge Quilts, Sky-lines exhibit and several other Art Quilt exhibits. Additionally there will be a sampling of wonderful NQA Chapter Challenge Quilts.

It looks like a mega line up but I’m not well versed in this area. So quilters please call/email me and provide enlightenment about these quilt specific terms and topics. I am clueless about what some of the terms like the Sew Batik Challenge is referring to.

Then again I understand what a “Q” class seat is but it is meaningless to you the general public. One of the items that I focus on in class is to remove industry jargon and communicate in plain English. Novel concept that I read somewhere that our legislators were adopting.

As you know downtown Columbus is a happening place with and an abundance of wonderful restaurants, shops, the North Market, art galleries and museums so there is much more to see and do than quilts. The Columbus Convention Center