Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two new categories for Quilt Fest 2014!

Yes!  There will be two new youth categories this year.  One for youths age 14 and under, and one for youths age 15 - 18.  And yes, there will be awards for first and second along with participation ribbons.  But wait...there's more!  How about a one year subscription to UQG's electronic BeeLine?!

So, Kids, Moms, Grandmothers, and Teachers, get those quilts finished or started.  We need to encourage our next generation of quilters to continue this wonderful form of art.  As Quilters we truly are artists. Maybe not with pencil or paints, but with fabric.  Traditional or modern or art, there is a place for all in this wonderful craft of quilting.

More information will be available in the Quilt Fest Brochure and here on the blog.  If anyone has a question about the show, leave a comment here on the blog.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Big Thank You

 Utah Quilters always come through!  Our project for last year was to provide quilts for all of our police cars to be used anytime the need arose.  There were 651 quilts requested by the various departments.  We exceeded that goal with 782 quilts total.  The extra quilts have gone to the UHP, with requests for more!

The first BIG thank you goes to Josephine Keasler for spearheading this project.  A lot of work and organization went into this!  The next BIG thank you goes to our area representatives who got the word out to their local agencies and then to their guild chapter members.  Finally, THANK YOU to everyone who made this happen by making all of these quilts!



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Upcoming events

2014 has begun with a quick start!   Winterfest is January 15 - 18 in Logan, UT.  Registration is closed, but for more information click above.  It is being held at the new Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.  It might be fun to just go to see what the HQNA group is offering and to see the Conference Center, which is wonderful!

 For those of you who live in the southern part of the state, Quilt St. George will be Jan 14 - 17 at the Abbey Inn and conference Center.  Lots of fun activities planned and a theme of "Where Traditional Meets Modern.  Full details at: http:/www.quiltstgeorge.com

Blackfoot Quilt Fest retreat will be held in Blackfoot, ID March 28-29th.  There will be a quilt show, vendors mall, classes and trunk shows.  Read more details at http:/www.blackfootquiltfest.com .  Road trip in your future?

The brochure for HMQS arrived last week!!  Class registration begins Jan. 10th, and online quilt entry opened November 15th.  Get those quilts ready!  100 classes are being offered, 200 vendors will be there, hundreds of quilts on display along with special exhibits.  Check it out at:
http:/www.hmqs.org

More news as all the chapters begin their meetings for 2014!!