|WSQ-SC has big plans for October's Quilt Show|
- You can enter your quilt directly on line. Look at the right side of the page.
- Quilt entry forms are ready. Look at the right side of the page.
- An additional (and brand new!) category: Quilt judging by a registered quilt show judge. Open to WSQ members only. Watch this website or the newsletter for more details.
- Bigger show! WSQ is renting an additional bay for the show.
- Spread the word to friends and quiltshops. When you travel this summer, spread news of WSQ's quilt show by passing out copies of this poster.
To print it out, click here.
Don't forget to enter your quilt in your local fair
Summer deadlines are approaching. Click here for deadlines and contacts.
NANCY LEE CHONG
Quiltmaker, Teacher, Motivator,
Lecturer, Designer, Author
"Queen of Needleturn"
Nancy learned to make Hawaiian Quilts from Margaret Luika Kamaka in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, between 1978 and 1981. Calling on her degree in Education, Nancy began teaching Hawaiian quiltmaking in 1982, when she moved to the Seattle, Washington area with her husband and daughter. In 1988, she made her first pieced quilt, and has been making both traditional and art quilts since. Hawaiian quilting and applique quilts continue to be her specialty. Her pieced and appliqued quilts have appeared in magazines, quilt books, and have traveled throughout the United States and to other countries.
In 1991, Nancy and her sister, Janice Lee Baehr, formed Pacific Rim Quilt Company to sell their Hawaiian quilt patterns and promote Hawaiian Quilting. Together they have produced three distinct lines of applique quilt patterns: Hawaiian Quilts, 2 Fabric Applique Quilts, and Quilt Borders & Table Runners. They have also produced two instructional videos: Hawaiian Quilting with Nancy Lee Chong (2003) and 2 Fabric Applique Quilts with Nancy Lee Chong (2005). In 2012 they published their first book/DVD set, Design Your Personal Hawaiian Quilt.
Nancy lived in the Seattle area until 2007, when she and her husband moved to Gold Beach, Oregon. This is a tiny town on the extreme southern Oregon Coast, where the Rogue River empties into the Pacific Ocean. When Nancy is not traveling and teaching, or making quilts in her large fabulous studio, she can be found on the banks of the Rogue River, fishing with Warren (her husband of nearly 40 years).
Nancy's specialty is stress-free needleturn applique. She puts students directly in touch with their needle, thread, and fabric. She shows how incredibly easy applique is without the use of freezer paper, toothpicks, starch, cardboard, plastic, ironing, or interfacing -- all things that needlessly complicate what is otherwise a very simple process.
Nancy has been teaching needleturn applique and Hawaiian designing and quiltmaking since 1982. She received rave reviews wherever she teaches, including on the internet as an instructor at QuiltUniversity.com until it closed in 2013, and now for Academy of Quilting.com. After taking a class from Nancy, beginners and experts agree that applique is not only possible but positively addicting!
Nancy's Lecture will be "FINDING TIME TO MAKE QUILTS"
A humorous look at how to become more efficient with both
time and space in order to become a more productive quiltmaker.
A wide variety of very practical methods are explored,
including where to store supplies, working with intimidating
patterns, and techniques for washing fabrics. Nancy shows
quilts she has completed and ones that are still in progress –
all made during found time.
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