UQSM - 2018 - Quilt Show in Sandy Utah!

Last week I spent the week in Sandy, Utah teaching at UQSM. So far this year I've been traveling and teaching quite a bit this year and after this event I'm feeling more energized and excited about the future than I have in quite some time!

At the show I taught four, hands-on classes, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, Next Steps In Machine Quilting, Creative Background Fillers and Visual Guide to Free-Motion Quilting Feathers. I had full classes and my students were fabulous. I loved watching them improve on their machine quilting skills from the beginning of class to the end of class, it's so gratifying to be able to witness the light-bulb moment.

I've never had a booth before, but since I'm not able to attend Quilt Market this spring Kathleen and I decided that this would be a fun event to display our upcoming fabric collection, Flourish, for Moda fabrics. Our booth was simple and clean, just the way we like it and the quilts displayed are, from left to right, Dart, Strawberries Forever, Crush (on the chair) and Blossom.

On Friday I participated in the Stitching Showdown. This was the first time that this particular event was held at UQSM and it was so much fun, I'd highly recommend participating in it next year if you're at the show.
We signed up in teams and at the beginning of the day were given a 36" quilt sandwich, some blue thread, a machine and fabric for binding and a long-arm quilting machine. We were then assigned a theme and competed against another team, who had a different theme. We had six hours to complete a whole-cloth quilt. Wren Woodland was my partner and with the theme, Flower Garden. Wren quilted all of the amazing flowers, including changing thread colors and I did all of the background and ruler-work. 
In the end the two teams tied! I loved what the other team did and was glad to see that it was dead even! Our quilts were so different but both so beautiful, and I loved that even though we were "competing" against each other, we were all so helpful to each other. 

You can hop over to my Instagram page to see more yummy pictures of our quilt.

I was also so honored to be the featured artist at the show. What a huge honor, thank you so much Jina and Moana for selecting me. There was a fun display featuring many of my quilts and also a fabulous fabric challenge. I think there were close to 30 quilts that were made by individuals, they were given an assortment of our Thrive fabrics and the challenge to make a quilt from them. The quilt were then auctioned off and the proceeds from the auction are donated to Sew much Hope, an amazing charity.

I did post pictures of the challenge quilt on my Instagram page, you can check them out there.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful booth, fully of comfy cozy quilts. Your new fabric line looks inspirational. I love the colors.


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