Sunday, October 10, 2010

More Quilt Fest 2010

Quilt Fest 2010 ended yesterday after four fun filled days.  There was a lot of rain but no one seemed to mind because we were all busy with classes, buying goodies at the vendors mall, seeing old friends, and seeing the quilt show.  The level of talent at this show was outstanding!  It's just amazing to see some of the ideas and techniques quilters use to design their quilts.   I was so busy and excited to see everything that I forgot to take lots of pictures, but here are a few for you to ohh-h-h and ahh-h-h over.

The luncheons are always fun and this year was no exception. Lectures and slide shows / quilts were presented by Mary Stori, Nora McMeeking, John Flynn, Sue Nickels, and Susan McBride Gilgen.  Each one has a different style of quilt making so it was interesting to hear how each one began quilting and how they developed their individual style and different techniques.

Many thanks to the Quilt Fest Board and committee members for putting together our annual Quilt Fest!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quilt Fest Has Begun!

Last evening was the beginning of Quilt Fest 2010!  Quilt Show winners were announced and the teachers were introduced.  Mary Stori was our opening night speaker and kept everyone in stitches (no pun intended) with her stories of how she comes up with ideas for design.

The lighting in the conference room was good for everything but a camera, so this photo of Mary Stori is pretty fuzzy.  Check out the jacket!  Yes, it's a crossword puzzle.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Almost Here!!

Quilt Fest starts in three days!!  This fall weather has been perfect and may be just a bit cooler next week so if you plan on attending make sure you take a sweater or jacket.  Midway, UT should be just gorgeous while we are there.  Lots of classes taught by some wonderful teachers, both local and national.  Our national teachers this year are John Flynn, Norah McMeeking, Sue Nickels, and Mary Stori.  There are still spots available in a few of the classes, so check out the Utah Quilt Guild website for the listings.  Classes not your thing this year?  There will be a wonderful quilt show, mini-quilt auction, Breast Cancer block challenge and auction, a pattern exchange, plus our famous auction of Festival Baskets (full of goodies) donated and made by various people/guilds.  We can't forget to mention what most of us look forward to.............the Vendors Mall!!!!

If all of this isn't enough to entice you, there will also be some special exhibits along with the quilt show.  One is the Alphabet Soup Challenge.  Twenty-six quilters each chose a letter of the alphabet and made a small 18"x 24" quilt depicting what that letter means to the quilter.
Another special exhibit will be the Heber Valley Row Quilts.  I've seen these quilts and they are wonderful.

There will be a lot more going on to, so plan on visiting the show in Midway, UT at the Zermott Resort, Tues. evening Oct. 5th, through Sat. Oct. 9th.  The show quilts will be taken down after lunch on Sat. but classes will continue until 5 p.m.

Hope to see you there.  I'd love to know how many of you read this blog, so don't be shy....say hello.