Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Piecing the Past" in Heber Valley

Piecing the Past
Heber Valley Civil War Weekend Quilt Show
October 1st 10 to 5 o’clock 2011
Soldier Hollow Resort, Midway, Utah
Free to the public
Civil War era and earlier quilts only
Held in conjunction with Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend
For rules and entry details, see

Piecing the Past 
Come and participate in the only civil war era quilt show in the state!

The Heber Valley Civil War Quilt Show will be held on October 1st 2011 at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.  This quilt show is being held in conjunction with Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend, an 1860s time period event hosted by the Utah Civil War Association.  Beautiful quilts were made by amazing women during a very turbulent time in our nation’s history.  Come see a reproduced sample of these civil war era quilts made by talented ladies throughout the state.

Only quilts that are faithful in color, material, pattern, and design to the time period will be allowed to enter this unique quilt show.  Pre-1870 reproduction fabrics and period specific theme or patterns are a guide for quilts you may be considering to enter into the show.  Quilts made from kits are accepted as well as quilts made as replicas of original civil war era quilts.  Quilts made from your own imagination, as long as they are sensible to the era, will also be accepted.  Quilt types such as Dear Jane, utility quilts, samplers, medallion, and signature quilts are just a few of the possibilities.  Awards and ribbons will be given.
Please see the event website at for rules and entry information.  The Heber Valley Civil War Quilt Show will be free to the public, along with a day full of civil war time period activities and demonstrations for the entire family.  Please direct your questions to Rachel Crane at
Here are three of the winning quilts from last year.

"Damn 2" Squares (made in honor of Jacob Schwagler, a Damn Yankee Ancestor) by Virginia Lee, won the Union Officer's Choice Ribbon and the "True to the Era Ribbon".

"A Civil War Legacy" by Deonn Stott won Best of Show.

"Southern Belle" by Beverley Teford won the Confederate Officer's Choice Award.

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