Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Community Spirit

The Salt Lake Tribune recently had an article in it about Jackie Bulloch and how she got her community involved in making quilts for their deployed soldiers.  It all started because of a news story about a woman in Wisconsin who started "Camo Quilts.  Jackie decided that she could make four of these camouflage-fabric quilts for her "boys".  By the time this group got finished, they made 474 quilts!!  That meant that each member of the 222nd Field Artillery Battalion, also known as the "Triple Deuce", received a "camo quilt". 

The entire article can be read at Camo Quilts .  It's amazing what can be accomplished when people work together.

2011 Quilt Invitational Exhibition

Mark your calendars for the Brigham City Museum-Gallery Exhibit beginning July 1st through August 17th.  This exhibit will feature Lenore Crawford along with quilters from Utah.  Go to http://www.lenorecrawford.com to see some of her wonderful art quilts.  Lenore will be presenting her workshops at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July 4 through July 8th this year.  She uses color and realism in her quilts, along with impressionistic fabric blending and sometimes even paint to achieve just the right colors.

For those of you who haven't been to the museum, the address is 24 North 300 West.  Admission is free.  The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 -5 p.m.

While you are in Brigham City be sure to stop at Village Dry Goods for some fun ideas and, of course, fabric.  There are some good, local restaurants when it's time for an energy boost. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Peteetneet Quilt Show

 Lots of quilt shows and exhibits are held during the summer months here in Utah, and yes it is almost officially summer even though spring never really happened this year.

If you are planning a road trip, head to Payson, UT and the Peteetneet Quilt Show being held at the Museum.  The show started Wed. June 15th and runs through Thurs. June 30th.  There will be free demos and other activities on Fri. and Sat., June 24th and June 25th.  For more information check out their schedule of events at Peteetneet Quilt Show .

Have you been "Hopping"?

The Wasatch Front Shop Hop is underway.  This fabulous hop ends tomorrow at 6:00 p.m., so get your passports and visit the participating shops for some great fun.  The theme this year is "The Greatest Quilt I Ever Read" with blocks based on favorite books.  The "hop" goes from Brigham City all the way down to Springville.  There are some wonderful prizes to be won, as well.  Have fun...don't forget the credit card!