Friday, October 6, 2017

How can I compete?

This post is to share some UQG member thoughts on quilt shows...

Guilds should stick to the submission deadline.  If your quilt is turned in late, it shouldn't be accepted.

No sleeve no-entry; if rules aren't followed no-entry.  If the rules say red & white, why are other colors accepted?  If it were black & white then red (or any other color) shouldn't be in your quilt and it should not be accepted into the show.  Rules should not have any "grey area" to be misinterpreted.

Why not a category for Original Design?

Can there be a point system for judging?

Professional quilter vs. non-professional definition.

If a quilter wins in the same category with the same type of quilt every year, how can others compete and why do they even want to enter their quilt?  Perception is that judging in these cases are rigged.  Shouldn't there be a limitation on how often they can continue to enter those type of quilts?  Perhaps they shouldn't be able to win in the same category the following year.  If they want to enter a quilt, they simply have to enter it into a different category. 

What other topics would you like posted on this blog to spark comments from members?  Comment on this post and I will continue to blog about important things. 






Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Flying Monkeys (aka Teachers Pet)



Dedicated helpers to our amazing witches ahem… teachers.  You check the class roll, collecting $$ for kits/handouts, and any other teacher needs during class.  Sign-up on your Registration Form.

The Lollipop Kids (aka Volunteers)


I cannot promise you won't have to dress up or sing this song but I can promise you if you Own It - You Will Rock It!  We can’t make Quilt Fest work w/o volunteers serving 2-hr shifts.  There are some perks - you will get a ticket for each shift for a Saturday drawing.  If you serve during lunch, you get 2 tickets.  

Sign-up on your Registration Form.

Youth Quilting Classes

All-day Saturday classes available for those 10 and up!  Each youth is required to bring mom, grandma, or any adult helper to the class w/them.  

Register by emailing QuiltFestRegistrar@UtahQuiltGuild.org with Youth Name, Address, Ph#, Email, Name of Class, and Name of Adult.  

No Registration Fee… FREE!  

Sponsored by Kohls

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mini Quilts

  • No more than 80" perimeter
  • Must have label attached to the back
  • Can be any technique 
Some ideas can be found on Pinterest 

Submit mini quilts to your Area Representative or Sandra John (see brochure) by September 19th at 11:45 a.m.  Winners will be drawn Saturday morning before 11:30 a.m.

Where Blue Birds Fly by Angela Pingel

Land of Oz - Retreat Room

Magic begins in a place where you can quilt to your hearts desires.  Reserve table(s) by emailing UQGretreat@gmail.com  You'll receive an email confirmation with your table number.

Wicked Combined by Misha29 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Thursday, September 21st 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wear your Wizard of Oz attire!  A winner for Best Ruby Slippers will be selected by 6:30 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt for themed items in the Vendor Mall!  A winner will be announced at the Friday Luncheon.






Opening Gala

Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for only $10.

  • Youth Quilt Show Award
  • Technique & Tool Demonstrations
  • Refreshments
  • Laura Pedge (wool) Lecture & Trunk Show

Ruby slipper installation inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” at Harrods in London, 2009.REX Shutterstock.

Sunday, August 13, 2017