Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Point Quilt Show

Add this to your list of summer fun!

Saturday, July 28th, can be a day of creative recharging for you and your quilting friends. After you have attended the morning lecture at the Heritage Park, head down I-15 for a bit to spend a relaxing afternoon at the quilt show in the beautiful Thanksgiving Point gardens. Rent a golf cart or walk the three and a half miles of trails. Six renowned quilters will have their best quilts on display in the gardens and will be there, IN PERSON, to meet and answer questions. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or any outside food you wish and enjoy a beautiful day in the gardens. Food is also available for purchase in the gardens. The show will be open from 10:00 until 5:00. With your membership card, you will be able to enter the gardens for HALF of the $10 entry fee. To get to the garden entrance, follow the signs to the golf course. Pass the clubhouse and continue to the end of the road. The beautiful quilts will just draw you in the right direction from there.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Upcoming July Events

It's the middle of a HOT, HOT, HOT, July, but there are lots of fun quilty things coming up during the next couple of weeks. 

Now through August 28th:
2012 National Quilt Invitational Exhibition at the Brigham City Museum/Gallery.  Their shows are always inspiring and fun to see.  The Museum is open Tues. - Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat. 1 - 5 p.m.  The featured artist is Dianna Grundhauser of Makawao, HI.  She will present a workshop on Aug. 11 at the Museum.  Check the website HERE for full detail.

July 14th - August 28th:
It's time for the annual quilt show at the Springville Art Museum.  This is a "must see" show, so get your friends together and plan a road trip to Springville, Ut.  The Museum is closed on Mondays and has extended hours on Wednesdays.

July 18th:
Utah Valley Quilt Guild will host their annual July Fair at the Springville Art Museum from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30p.m.  This is always a fun day!  Free classes, vendor's mall, and much more.  For more information go to their website at: UVQG .

The Summer Lecture Series at This Is The Place continues with Sandra Starley on July 28th.  Sandra is an expert on antique quilts and history as well as a certified quilt appraiser.  Check the UQG website for more information.  Remember, UQG members get free admission to the lectures, but you must present your membership card.

Quilt Days at Colonial House will be July 31st this month.  Date change due to Pioneer Days celebrations throughout the state.

Hope everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quilt Fest Update

 Time really flies once the warm really hot weather arrives.  There are only 75 days until the fun begins at Quilt Fest in St. George!  Class registrations are coming in daily so don't delay too long or you may not get in the class you really want.  So far, seven classes are full, but don't despair, someone may add/drop so keep checking the website for updates.  If you aren't familiar with our site, once you are on the homepage, click the button on the left sidebar that says 'Events', drop down to 'Quilt Fest', click, and there you are.
Remember, the last day to register for classes or lecture luncheons is 8:00 p.m. Sept. 7th, and the last day to get a refund is at 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 3rd.

Have you sent in your quilt show entry form?  Paperwork must be in by Sept. 1st.  We all really enjoy seeing everyone's quilts and without quilts there is no show!  One of my earlier posts (June 1st) talked about having a quilt judged.  So, here is another question for you:  do you want to improve your skills as a quilter?  If the answer is yes, the best way is to enter a quilt.  You will get unbiased comments on what you have mastered and what may need improvement.  Usually there are minor flaws that just require paying attention to detail.  The area that most people need improvement on is the binding.  It's the last thing we do to finish our quilt and by the time we reach this point we just want to 'get it done'!  Right?  Judges check to make sure the binding is filled to the edge with batting, stitches are close together so there are no (toe catcher) gaps, and it doesn't ripple or wrinkle from being stretched as it is sewn.  More next time.....