Welcome to the Utah Quilt Guild
From Our President, Wendy Jones
I am overwhelmed and overjoyed at all the quilting that is going on in my life right now. We have sew many amazing events to be looking forward to and recently completed others.
Blackfoot Quilt Fest was an absolutely incredible event. For a first year they were hoping to have 50 people sign up, they had over 100! I don’t even know where to start telling you about how much fun we had. We are definitely going back again next time. They had an excellent selection of teachers and trunk shows. Our own Krisanne Watkins taught a class, ran a vendor booth AND did a trunk show. I knew she was amazing but I didn’t know HOW AMAZING she was until I got to see all her wonderful quilts, and dang her husband is a good sport.
How far away is Blackfoot, Idaho? Well, about 200 miles or 10 hours if you hit every quilt store between Bountiful and Blackfoot.
HMQS is just a few days away and I get more and more excited with every email update I get. I can hardly wait to spend 3 days there! Speakers, shopping, demonstrations, classes, quilt shows, oh my! Sew much to see and do. Last year my daughter won a stack of fat quarters from Riley Blake and she can hardly wait to get more, apparently she is planning on winning again. Remember its not too late to sign up to do a demonstration in our booth, Krisanne still has a few spots to fill.
This is the 2nd year I have been able to help in the teacher selection process for Quilt Fest. It is an amazing honor to get to help select these classes. Every class description and application is an amazing work of art to me. I love seeing previous teachers come back and new teachers submit entries. I am always in awe looking at so many classes to choose from, it is amazing how many talented women we have in our midst.
If you haven’t ever helped with Quilt Fest, it is an amazing and rewarding experience. I am currently in the process of selecting my board members for Quilt Fest 2014, if you have ever thought about helping on the board, please let me know, I would really appreciate your help.
AND Shop Hop Bus Tour Sign Ups are here! I’m sew excited to go! Remember seating is limited so it’s first come first serve. See the article on Page 13 for more details.
Wendy Jones, President UQG 2013
Grand Canyons Quilt by Carol Johnson
October 8-12, 2013
Now includes a link to the Scholarship Application