I wanted to make you aware of the Heber Valley Civil War Weekend Quilt Show that will be held on September 29thin the Soldier Hollow Lodge in Midway, Utah. This is a completely free quilt show thanks to grants from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and also from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as contributions from a few very wonderful quilt lovers. It will be from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 29th.
Sandra Dallas, a New York Times best selling author, will be giving a free presentation at 3:00 pm. She has written novels that include The Persian Pickle Club, Tallgrass, Prayers for Sale, and most recently, True Sisters. She also wrote The Quilt that Walked to Golden, and her new children's book that will be released in September,The Quilt Walk. Please come and listen to her experiences as a writer, an antique quilt lover, as well as serving on the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's board of directors.
We would of course also encourage you to enter your reproduction quilt in this unique quilt show. Quilts representing the mid 1800s are welcome. Please see the attached documents for the quilt show's rules and entry forms. Cash prizes will be awarded, as well as beautiful blue and gray ribbons for various awards including Stonewall Jackson Award, Union Officer's Choice, and Whistling Dixie Award. Please see the event website for more information about this great opportunity in historical quilting bliss!
www.hebervalleycivilwarlivinghistory.com Also, we have a Facebook page for the quilt show if you would like to keep updated and see photos from the two previous quilt shows.
Rachel Crane, Heber Valley Civil War Weekend Quilt Show Director