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Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show

We are celebrating the 40th Birthday of the Utah Quilt Guild in 2017.  There is a guild "Chapter Traveling Quilt Show" that will be shown in 5 different locations in the state.  In conjunction with these shows we are asking members to make and show their own Ruby quilt (See rules for the Red and white quilts below). Individual Quilts can only be shown at one of the locations during the year and also at Quilt Fest in Layton on Sept. 19 - 23, 2017.  Awards for Viewers Choice will be awarded at each of the 5 show locations.  Votes from all locations will be tallied and added to the votes from Quilt Fest. The quilt with the most votes will receive an extra special $500 gift certificate from Superior Threads.  Quilt must be on one of the individual shows and at Quilt Fest to win.

All location Entry forms are be available on the following form.

Our First show will be in   Brigham City, Utah  - January 28 to March 28, 2017 with an accompanying weekend special show on March 16 - 18, 2017  enter now for the weekend show!

A kaleidoscope in fabric, minus the mirrors and bits of glass, awaits visitors to the Brigham City Museum during the Utah Quilt Guild’s Ruby Jubilee Exhibition Jan. 28 through March 25. Admission is free.

The quilts in the exhibition are an optical, design phenomenon with their different shapes, textures, lines, depths, tones and space. Even though the quilts are all red and white, the reds differ in hue, saturation and brilliance.

Workmanship on a quilt varies from one person to round-robin participation. The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. The entrance is on the west side. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit

Brigham City Information:
The Individual Show will be held at the Brigham City Community Presbyterian Church, located at 122 East 300 South , 12 to 5 PM,  this is just a few blocks from the Brigham City Museum where the Traveling show will be held.  All quilts are requested to also be shown at the Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest in Layton on Sept 19-23, 2017. 

Drop off your quilt by 10 AM on March 16, 2017
Pick up your quilt at 5 PM on March 18, 2017

Our Second show will be in   St George, Utah 
  April 13 - 14, 2017 
  enter now for the weekend show!

Ruby Jubilee – Individual Show – Dixie Quilt Guild, Gems of the Desert

The Ruby Jubilee Individual Show will be held in conjunction with the Dixie Quilt Guild, Gems of the Desert Quilt Show, on April 13 and 14, 2017. The show location is the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah. (The Traveling Show will also be held at this location.)

All quilts must be received at the Convention Center on Monday, April 10, 2017; between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, at the Lobby Entrance.

If quilts are mailed, they must be mailed via the US Postal Service only and received by DQG by Monday, April 10, 2017. Any mailed entries must also include a prepaid return shipping label (including insurance).   The mailing address is Dixie Quilt Guild, PO Box 2812, St. George, UT, 84771-2812.
Quilt Pickup is Friday, April 14, 2017; between 5:15 and 6:00 pm, at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT.


Additional information regarding the Gems of the Desert Quilt Show may be obtained at


(Other show information will be listed as the show time approaches. )

All Location Entries are be available on the following form. 
All Red & White Quilts are requested to be at Quilt Fest for our Ruby Jubilee celebration.
Quilts need to have a hanging sleeve please see directions below. 

entry deadline for Brigham City show is March 1, 2017   Entry is Closed
entry deadline for Dixie Show, St George is March 31, 2017
entry deadline for Salt Lake/ HMQS show is April 5, 2017
entry deadline for Springville show is July 15, 2017
entry deadline for Quilt Fest show is August 27 , 2017  - We want all red and White quilts to be at Quilt Fest

Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show Entry

How to make a Sleeve for the Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show.

The Traveling show will be at different venues throughout the year.  Each venue has certain rules about the hanging sleeve. We have developed a sleeve that will work at all the venues for the traveling show.  Please follow these directions or your Chapters quilt will not be shown at all venues.

  1. Measure the top of your quilt from edge to edge. Subtract 2 inches. This will be the completed length of your sleeve.
  2. Cut or piece together fabric to make a strip 9" tall and 1 inch less than width of the quilt.
  3. Fold under both short edges about 1/4", wrong sides together. Fold under again to double the fabric. Press. Sew a straight or zigzag seam to hem the folds. The width of the sleeve should be 2 inches less than the width of the quilt.
  4. Now fold the strip lengthwise, wrong sides together, aligning its raw edges. Sew together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Press the seam allowance open.
  5. Place the open seam against the quilt's back. Center and pin the top edge of the tube to the back of the quilt, about 1/2" below the binding.Use a whipstitch to sew the top edge of the tube to the quilt backing. Stitch into the quilt batting occasionally to help strengthen the seam but do not allow the stitches to show on the front of the quilt.
  6. Smooth the sleeve downward along the quilt backing and then make a 1/2" fold along its length to create a pleat. Leaving the pleat intact, pin the sleeve bottom to the quilt.