Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Quilt Fest 2016 - "A Quilted Christmas"

Mr. & Mrs. Clause and several of Santa's helpers announced the 2016 theme "A Quilted Christmas" after reading off a few names from his Naughty List.  You might want to be on your best behavior for next year, because Santa Knows and is Always Watching...  Many things are being planned including an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.  I know that sweater, vest, sweatshirt, cover-up, suspenders in the back of your closet will come to good use.  If you've already cleaned out your closets of your holiday attire, you might want to start shopping soon.

Santa also announced our National Teachers for next year.  Survey results said you wanted more challenging classes.  Review their work and let Quilt Fest Chair, Cindy Hutchison know which patterns/classes you would like taught.  The ones with the  most votes will be selected.  Decision to be made before the end of February 2016.

Jacquelyn De Jong

Dutch quilt artist, Jacquelyn De Jong, of Be Colourful Quilts. Jacqueline is a lady of color, pattern designer, teacher, and fabric designer. You can follow Jacqueline's blog at www.Becolourfulquilts.blogspot.com

Linda Poole

Linda Poole is a quilter, artist, fabric designer and lecturer.  Linda does beautiful painted appliqué. She has taught all over the world. - Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey and the United States www.Lindampoole.com or follow her blog at www.lmpoole.blogspot.com.

Laura Heine

Laura Heine is our third national teacher.  Many of you met Laura at the 2014 Quilt Fest.  She is an international quilt educator, a fabric designer for Kings Road, an educator for YLI Thread Company, Pattern Designer and teacher.  Laura owns the quilt shop in Montana called Fiberworks and can be located at www.Fiberworks-heine.com.

Our final national teacher will be Deb Karasik, she is a fiber artist, designer, teacher and author. Go to Deb's site and click on her FREE STUFF.  There are several free patterns you can print.  If you are not acquainted with paper piecing, print a few of these and start practicing so you will feel comfortable taking some of these classes. You can find Deb at www.Debkarasik.com.

"A Quilted Christmas" Quilt Fest 2016 is September 20 - 24, 2016 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT.

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