Gearing Up for Quilt Festival Long Beach!


Throwback Monday–shot from the Long Beach show in 2009. From left to right: Jamie Fingal, Judy Coates Perez, Leslie Jenison, me, Melanie Testa, and Jane LaFazio.


I adore the Long Beach show, and looking forward to another great time to be had this August 2-4th at the Long Beach Convention Center!

If you want to avoid the long lines for purchasing tickets at the show, you can by them in advance by clicking this link to the extremetix website and print them out in advance.



Machine-needflefelted ATCs I had made a couple years ago and found in my stash over the weekend.


What else can you do in advance? Make ATCs and mug rugs to trade with other quilters and mixed media artists! My mother is coming for a visit this weekend, and since we are both California girls, I am going to put her to work and have her help me make at least 30 ATCs that celebrate our home state!

ATC Tutorials online:

Mug Rug Tutorials:


If you didn’t sign up for classes yet, don’t fret. When you get to the show you can go to the enrollment desk to see what’s still available. And below is a listing of educational opportunities right on the show floor:


Thursday, August 1—Preview Night only

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Pokey Bolton                Monoprinting Fabrics with Everyday Items

Heather Jones            Modern Quilting

Christen Brown           Embroidered & Embellished

Kim DeCoste               Rubber Stamping & Stenciling on Fabric


7:00-9:00 p.m.

Judy Murrah                Collage Greeting Cards

Christen Brown           Ribbonwork Gardens

Kim DeCoste               English Paper Piecing

Esterita Austin           Layered Monoprinting with Sheers


Take just an hour, or less, to learn a quick new skill, and make a fun project. No pre-enrollment; just pay $10 at the door (first-come, first-served). Tickets available all day (for that day’s sessions only) until the class space is sold out.

Come to booths 1337/1436 off “Main Street” to see the project line up.

Friday, August 2

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.           Marilyn Peterson        Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing

12:30-1:30 p.m.                      Patti Culea                  Alice’s Flower Button

1:45-2:45 p.m.                         Jamie Fingal                Tin Box Pin Cushion

3:00-4:00 p.m.                      Pokey Bolton              Fun & Funky Fabric Postcards

Saturday, August 3

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.           Diane Ricks                 Vintage Look Velvet Roses

12:30-1:30 p.m.                      Diane Ricks                 Silk Ribbon Poppies

1:45-2:45 p.m.                        Marilyn Peterson        Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing

3:00-4:00 p.m.                       Patti Culea                  Baubles & Dangles

4:15-5:15 p.m.                         Dianne Springer          Fab-Fast Flowers

Sunday, August 4

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.             Kim DeCoste              No-Sew Wallhanging

12:30-1:30 p.m.                      Marilyn Peterson        Pentagon Fabric Bowl—English Paper Piecing

1:45-2:45 p.m.                         Leslie Tucker Jenison Wish You Were Here—A Postcard from Long Beach

Lastly, there will be a very festive and lively event held Saturday night, August 3, right at the Convention Center called The Iron Quilter. Join us for a lot of laughs, door prizes, and the chance to win a brand new BERNINA sewing machine!  If you want to participate, just go to the enrollment desk at the show and let them know you would like to join in on the fun.

See you soon!

2 responses

  1. I can’t wait for the show in Long Beach! Counting down the days! Such great memories through the years, and I love that photo of all of us – good times for sure! See you soon!

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