Stories and family histories are pieced together scrap by scrap in the heirloom quilts that many families have held onto over the generations. While yours might be carefully folded inside a box in the basement, the Washington State Quilters are displaying around 500 of their members’ newer creations for the organization’s annual Spokane show. The nonprofit works to preserve the art of quilting and educate the public about the long-held tradition; practiced as an art form for necessity in centuries past, though more so as an outlet of creative expression today. For the 36th year, thousands of curious quilters of all ages and skills gather to appreciate the intricate patterns and combinations of colors.
Oct. 17-19; Fri-Sat from 10 am-6 pm; Sun from 10 am-4 pm • Spokane County Fair & Expo Center • 404 N. Havana • $8 weekend admission • wsqspokane.org