Monday, March 24, 2014

Update on NQD

Just heard that the Standard Examiner has a lot of pictures from the National Quilt Day event in North Davis/Weber held over the weekend.  Click on the above link to see them.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

National Quilt Day(s) Fun

Davis North/Weber areas had a very busy and fun weekend to celebrate National Quilt Day!  The schedule of activities for the two day event was front and center as guests arrived.  Yes, if you click on the picture, you can read it and see that both days were the 21st.

Legacy Village in Layton, has a retirement village, assisted living and rehab units.  The first trunk show was a variety of quilts that belonged to some of the residents.  Sandra, from the Kalico Kut-ups chapter interviewed these residents and told the stories of the quilts.  It was very inspiring and fun to see how happy they were to be recognized.  Below are just a few of their quilts plus a crocheted bedspread.

Ten chapters participated in this event, so there was a lot of variety in the demos and items to purchase.  Lots of mini quilts and baskets for the silent auction as well.  There were 60 quilts on display and Pam White won first place for viewers choice!  All of the trunk shows were wonderful, too.  It is so interesting to see the different styles and how quilters evolve over time.  Three of the trunk shows were presented by UQG Board members.....Josephine Keasler, Kathy Porter, and Crystal North!  Lorie Bashein and Carol Johnson showed beautiful quilts as well. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Blackfoot Quilt Fest

The Blackfoot Quilt Guild in Blackfoot, ID, is hosting their second Quilt Fest on March 28th - 29th.  For complete information go to Blackfoot Quilt Fest .  Registration is still open for classes.  Those who attended last year had a great time so this might mean a road trip for some of us.

Spring is in the Air!

The weather is announcing that it is almost spring! Along with green shoots emerging from the ground and birds singing, quilters are getting ready for some fun events!

March 14th is the official National Quilt Day. Maybe March should be National Quilt Month!?  We do need more than one day to celebrate our passion for this craft, don't you agree?

Bear River Area will celebrate NQD on the 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brigham City Emergency Services Building.  Bring a pot luck item to share.  There will be lots of fun activities all day.

Salt Lake North and Salt Lake South areas will have a full day of fun on March 22nd at the West Jordan Senior Center, 8025 S 2200 W, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Davis - Weber North area will have a two day event March 21st & 22nd at Legacy Village in Layton (on Fairfield Rd, south of Antelope Dr.).  Please use the north entrance.  There will be a quilt show, demos, mini quilts and baskets for silent auction, trunk shows and demos.  The ten guilds that are participating will also have items for sale.  Hours are Friday - 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This is the second year for this fun event.

Visit some of the blogs on the right side bar for information from some of our other chapters and areas.
Some of the local quilt shops will also be hosting some special events during the month so don't miss out on the fun!