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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Come join the fun at the IQF Long Beach Quilt Show

The International Quilt Show Long Beach is coming to Southern California soon and you are invited to join the fun and our great weather.  If you haven’t yet made plans to attend this show, there is still time.  You can come by plane, boat, car, bus, or train, but I do hope you'll come  attend this wonderful show.  It is the largest International quilt show on the West Coast, where more than 1,000 beautiful quilts, textiles and wearable art will be displayed, over 450  fantastic vendor booths, and there are more than 100 classes with many that  still have openings for you to participate.

International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
July 27-29, 2011
Long Beach, California
Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

Classes start July 26th!  Teachers include: Eleanor Burns,  Lois T. Smith, Judy Coats Perez, Laura Heine , Karen K. Stone, Debbie Caffrey, Pam Holland, Jane LaFazio and many more!

Class Registration is now open for Pre-enrollment  thru July 13th.  As many classes do sell out quickly, it is best to pre-enroll sooner than later.  While there are many wonderful classes, here are some that you may want to consider: 

Thursday, July 26th:
Faux Hand Embroidery by Machine, by Laura Heine (#205)
Machine Quilting Class taught by Lois T Smith (#210)
Alternative Stitch & Bound, by Judy Coats Perrez (#209)

Friday, July 27th:
Free Motion Machine Embroidery, by Laura Heine (#308)
Free Motion Quilt Illustration, by Pam Holland (#309)
Intro to Surface Design on Cloth, by Jane LaFazio (#310)
Scraps to You, by Debbie Caffrey (#332)
Binding for your Quilts, for a professional Look, by Laura Heine (#334)

Saturday, July 28th
Machine Applique, by Karen K. Stone #
Thread Painting Made Easy, by Karen K. Stone (#409)
75 Free Motion Quilting Designs, by Laura heine (#417)

Monday, July 30th
Attend a tour of Hoffman California Fabrics (sign up thru the IQF Quilt Show class registration process).

You can view the complete list of classes and enrollment online, but pre-enrollment deadline is July 13th!
Of course, the highlight of this event is attending the show.  They'll be many spectacular quilts on display, many wonderful special exhibits, with a mix of art & traditional quilts.

Show Hours
July 26: 5-9 p.m. (Preview Night)
July 27 & 28: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
July 29: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ticket prices:
$10 daily adult/$8 senior & student/Children 10 and under free with paying adult
$10 Preview Night (includes one free additional day)
$25 Full Show Pass (includes Preview Night)

Plus, there are many fun things to do and see nearby:

Southern California is a great place for the family to join quilters at the IQF Long Beach Quilt Show.  Nearby, there are wonderful attractions, including visiting the Queen Mary, touring the Aquarium of the Pacific, and visiting nearby Disneyland, along with enjoying a swim in the warm Pacific Ocean or a walk on the beach, as well as shopping at some lovely nearby quilt shops!  The show is held  near the harbor, which provides a wonderful setting for walks to enjoy ocean breezes and great views. 

There are also many great restaurants in the area.  And, Long Beach also has an excellent public transportation system that has a stop very close to the Convention Center.

There are also many great restaurants in the area.

Thanks to "Quilters Nooz" for sharing insights on some great hotel deals:

You may also want to mark your calendar for future show dates too.  In 2013,  classes start July 25th.

Buy Tickets Here

Attendees can pre-purchase their tickets online for the 2012 show.

I hope you can come attend this show. I'd love to see you their.


Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

That looks like a great show. I'll have to do the "mark yer calendar" option for now, though. I'm on the East Coast! Have a super day!

wackywoman said...

I'll be there. I will be selling tickets for Orange Grove Quilt Guild's opportunity tickets one day.

Ivory Spring said...

Looks like a great lineup. Wish I lived closer...