Welcome to the Utah Quilt Guild
From Our President, Krisanne Watkins
Can you believe that in a few short weeks we will be meeting again at Quilt Fest? Wendy, Cindy and I spent a good part of the day at the Convention Center a few weeks ago, and I am even more excited about being in such a great venue than I was before we went. With the completion of the Convention Center, we will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves. And, I love it when our hotel is connected to the Convention Center, it makes it much simpler to go to the Vendor’s Mall for a forgotten item, or take a peek at that amazing quilt in the Quilt Show for the umpteenth time.
There are many classes already filled, but many classes still have openings. How about signing up for that class that tempted you earlier?
The Make and Take project was created by Charlotte Peterson, and you will love it! I have an embroidery machine, but have not actually used it, so am excited to use one of the embroidery machines donated for Quilt Fest use under Charlotte’s guidance to create my own mug rug.
The Gala/Meet the Teachers on Tuesday night will be very informative and fun. Thanks to Crystal North and Peggy Shultz for all of their hard work and planning.
Those of us on the class selection committee this year were very impressed by the myriad of class options. There is something for everyone, lots of new techniques and projects to inspire each of us. Crystal North has been working hard to get the application to teach at Quilt Fest 2015 online and available by Quilt Fest this year. Please submit classes now, while the ideas are still fresh.
The lunchtime lectures are sure to please, with good food and great presenters. There will yet again be some great door prizes available each day. Attendance at lunch on Saturday is typically lower, due to the fact that it is our business meeting. This meeting is so important, we get the chance to help choose our future leaders, and thank those that are leaving us.
I took some “Save the Boobies” blocks from last year, and am so excited to have my completed table runner in the silent auction this year. Don’t forget to place a financial donation in the booth to help support this worthy cause. My block for this year is complete and ready to be delivered. It was fun and challenging to work with the fabrics this year. Thanks, Valerie, for keeping it fresh.
Mini Quilts are always a hit. Kathy Porter has done an incredible job yet again, and the donations I have seen so far are amazing. I will have a hard time choosing which ones I hope to win.
Marie Haws has put some much work in the basket auction. I managed to win a few baskets last year and LOVE them. Hopefully this year, I will again be successful.
I can’t wait to see you in Layton!
Krisanne Watkins, President UQG 2014
Grand Canyons Quilt by Carol Johnson
Quilt Fest 2015
Sept 15 – 19, 2015
At the Davis Conference Center
2015 National Teachers: