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Quilt Show

2023 BPQ Quilt Show
December 15th - 17th 2023

Block Party Quilters 2023 Quilt Show

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Friday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th 2023 
Hours:  Friday and Saturday 10AM - 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

Admission $10

Bellevue College Gym 

3000 Landerholm Circle SE

Bellevue, WA  98007



Come see over 200 beautiful Quilts!

Shop at our wonderful vendors and our boutique.

There will be door prizes and a tearoom.

Featured Artist - Nicole McHale

Quilt Show Flyer - PDF


Current Vendor List - PDF

See you there!

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Parking Information

 Parking Lots 17 and 19 will be paid for by BPQ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during show hours.

Address for the BC Gym is 2906-2954 Snoqualmie River Road, Bellevue.  

Coming from 148th in Bellevue, turn west on SE 24th St. Go straight through the next light onto campus and follow around to the left.  Turn right onto Snoqualmie River Road, and Park in lots 17 and 19.  


There is also Pay Parking.  Parking Fee is $3 per 24 hours paid by app, or at the Kiosk by the people door on the north side of the Gymnasium complex.  

Nicole McHale

BPQ Featured Artist 2023

From my base in the Pacific Northwest, I create abstract art that is based on my observation of the world, often through my photographs. I love to explore color, shapes and solving the geometry of combining the pieces into a cohesive whole.  My love for sewing and fabric began in an 8th grade (1976) sewing class. I learned tailoring in high school. My dad occasionally recruited me to make camping supplies like a sleeping bag (HARD!) or bags to protect his sailboards.

Discovering quilting in 1995 reignited my sewing passion and opened a world of exploration and creativity that allows me to escape life’s daily grind and expectations. I quilt for the joy and meditative challenge of creating art. An accountant by education, I studied art principles with Lorraine Torrance, Larkin Van Horn and a myriad of other instructors on design and technique.

Plants and architecture frequently work their way into my quilts using a strong yet slightly muted color palette. Analyzing why my color sensibility is a bit off the beaten track; I’ve decided growing up in inland San Diego County until I was 15 is the influence. Brown and green predominates the landscape color palette while splashes of purple (agapanthus) orange and yellow are reminiscent of lemons, grapefruit, avocados and oranges. The hill across from us was a Bird of Paradise flower farm. I always loved seeing the splashes of colors from our family room when they were in bloom.

2026 is America’s 250th anniversary. I’ve chosen an image to celebrate my son’s 8+ years in the Marines. I also have several silk kimono panels I am determined to make into quilts in the next few years.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2023 BPQ Quilt Show, please click below for more information.

Click here to see the winning quilts from the 2021 BPQ Quilt Show

Click here to see the winning quilts from the 2019 BPQ Quilt Show

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