OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JAN 12 - 14, 2017 HMQS - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4 - 6, 2017 RENO, NV - JUNE 22 - 24, 2017

Quilt Displays

Evolution of a Quilter by Dusty Farrell
( Oklahoma City, OK - HMQS Salt Lake City, UT, Reno, NV)

This display of quilts will show many facets of Quilter Dusty Farrell’s quilting career. Enjoy the evolution from the very first quilts quilted for customers and strolling through quilting life with blinders on because he didn’t know any better.

"Quilting in the Dark” Dusty’s first claim to fame what people recognized him for first. Who is that crazy tattooed man quilter quilting so fast in the dark. Yep that was Dusty. On to his true love of thread art or thread painting and winning ribbons all over the world.

This was awesome but what he loves most is sharing his love of quilting with students and encouraging them to do what they love for the love of doing it not necessarily for perfection.

Dusty travels about 25 weeks a year and enjoys sharing his passion with students, shops, guilds, and at shows in the U.S. and Canada.

Quilting Vintage!
(Oklahoma City, OK, HMQS Salt Lake City, UT, Reno, NV)

A found set of antiqué placemats & napkins were sent to 20 quilters to quilt by domestic machine as they wished. The results are varied and stunning.

Be inspired to re-purpose the linens of past generations!

Curated by Kelly Cline

"Geek Out"
"Lets Get Mod" - By SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
(Oklahoma City, OK, HMQS Salt Lake City, UT, Reno, NV)

Members of the Southern California, Southern Nevada SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) are getting their mod on.

“Let’s Get Mod” art quilts that measure 25x25 are inspired by mid-century modern style and design.

by Helen Butler
Utah Quilt Guild Ruby Jubilee
(Oklahoma City, OK, HMQS Salt Lake City UT, Reno NV)

The Utah Quilt Guild is turning 40, a milestone for the first state quilt group in the country. Because ruby is the gemstone for a fortieth anniversary, we decided to celebrate with a red and white quilt show. The guild began in 1977 with just six members with the mission to promote and preserve quiltmaking in Utah. Presently, the UQG is made up of 60 chapters stretching from Idaho Falls, Idaho to St. George in southern Utah. Chapters are assigned to one of 14 areas. Our chapters range in size from just a handful of members to over 250.

UQG only meets once a year…for four days. Currently, UQG Annual Quilt Festival is held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton Utah. We offer about 60 classes, a quilt show and vendors mall. Classes are taught by both national and local teachers.. In excess of 400 members attend Quilt Festival, and many more of the general public attend the quilt show and the vendor mall.

We asked each of our chapters to make a red and white quilt for a quilt show that will travel the State of Utah and beyond. Show attendees will vote on their favorite quilt at the various shows. Cash prizes will be awarded to the chapters (guilds) for the top three viewers’ choices. In addition, we will have parallel shows where individual members will display their red and white quilts. These will also be viewers’ choice awards, and the top three will be awarded gift certificates.

We are appreciative of the Brigham City Museum of Art, the Dixie Quilt Show, HMQS/QSC Expos LLC, and the Springville Museum of Art for agreeing to host our show. In addition, we wish to thank HMQS, Superior Threads and Nuttall’s for their financial support, as well as, the numerous quilt shops in Utah who are providing the gift certificate awards.

"The Wave"
by Susan Lane  38" X 48"
The Cutting Edge of Contemporary Art Quilts
(Oklahoma City, OK)

Exhibit Concept: "The Cutting Edge of Contemporary Art Quilts". This exhibit will showcase the transformative outcome when art quilts are made from innovative layers of cloth, fiber, image transfer, paint and stitch.

The show will demonstrate how diverse materials and techniques transmute cloth into a work of art. The artists will utilize a variety of surface design approaches, including photography, mixed media, weaving, stitching, and painting to creating representational, abstract and non-representational artwork.

The viewers will experience a wide range of quilted art on the cutting edge.

Presented by the Northern California/Northern Nevada Region of SAQA

Modern Color
(Oklahoma City, OK)

This year the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild's president issued a challenge to make modern quilts highlighting a feature color.

Also featured is an Indigo fabric mini quilt challenge issued by the Hungarian Modern Quilters for our members to complete.

Presented by the Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild


Urban Graffiti

(Oklahoma City, OK)

Graffiti has evolved over the past generation from gangs, hostility and violence to its own unique art form seen in m any venues in many cities. It might be on b ridges, underpasses, walls in center city as murals, paintings on trucks traveling our highways, even as tattoos. QOTW will have a juried exhibition depicting the varied ways graffiti is part of our everyday lives in the 21st century.

Presented by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists

Chinese Whispers Challenge 2016
( Oklahoma City, OK)

Remember the childhood circle game where someone whispered a message to another person, who then whispered the message to the next person in the circle, and so on until the message got back to the person with the original message? The last message was nothing like the original message. That’s our quilt game, and it’s called Chinese Whispers.

There are 10 quilters participating in the Chinese Whispers Challenge. The original “message” is given to the first quilter as an inspiration photo from a person of the quilt group. The inspiration photo will only be seen by the first quilter. (Ricky Tims selected the inspiration photo.) The first quilter had 6 weeks to create their quilt. Then the first quilt will be passed to the second quilter for inspiration. When the quilt was sent to the next person, not even a title was sent, as this might be a hint about the first quilter’s inspiration for her design.

Wood Ducks
by Alice Burris

Inspired by the National Parks: Celebrating 100 Years
( Oklahoma City, OK - HMQS Salt Lake City, UT)

A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this breathtaking collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying flora, fauna and landscapes of each of our nation's National Parks.

Delight in the textile tributes to these national treasures - from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakalā in Hawaii, to Shenandoah.

This exhibit features primarily Virginia quilt artists.

Curated by Donna De Soto

Breast Cancer Survivors Quilt
( Oklahoma City, OK)

Breast cancer doesn't discriminate, it speaks all languages, it affects all races, and surprisingly enough even strikes both genders. It can run in families or strike the out of the blue. Those of us who stand on the sidelines want to help. We want to show our love and support. We want to do something, anything, to give comfort.

For quilters that often means a cancer quilt. Something warm to comfort during chemo treatments. Something soft to snuggle with in the dark. Tangible evidence we care. And surprise not all breast cancer quilts are pink! The quilt pictured is intended for a woman with stage IV breast cancer participating in a clinical trial three states away from her home in the mountains.

We hope the pine trees, some sprinkled with snowflakes, will remind her of happier times. For the second year, we are pleased to bring you a gathering of cancer quilts and the individuals that inspired them. See this cancer quilt and others at the Oklahoma Quilt Show. Each quilt is a memorial to an individual with breast cancer and their stories will move you while their quilts inspire you.

Curated by Sherry Meeks

Bed Turning for Charity Quilt Show
Sponsored by Judy Howard – Buckboard Antique Quilts
(Oklahoma City)

100% of quilt sales benefit local charities

Following the custom of Martha Washington and our OK pioneers who stacked their finest quilts flat on the guest bed for all to admire, the Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show will feature an old-fashioned “Bed Turning” FREE

Every quilt has a story. And Judy Howard, quilt historian and owner of Buckboard Antique Quilts in Oklahoma City for 37 years, will tell that story, one quilt at a time, in her Bed Turning.

Shop online before and after January 12 - 14, 2017 for antique quilts/tops/textiles and help “stamp out hunger and feed hope.” http://www.buckboardantiquequilts.com

"Quilting in the Country"
by Naida Koraly

Tiny Quilt Challenge

(Oklahoma City, OK, HMQS Salt Lake City UT, Reno NV)

It’s fun! And tiny! Constructed entirely of American Made Brand cotton solids, these quilts may be tiny but their impact is mighty.

Clearly size is no constraint on creativity and artistry! The key requirements of the challenge were to use American Made Brand cotton solids in a quilt no larger than 15” x 15”.


Margaret Williams
honoring Ed White of Apollo 1

Fly Me to the Moon (Fiber Artist from 8 countries)
( HMQS Salt Lake City, UT, Reno, NV,  Oklahoma City, OK 2018)

Artists from 8 countries have created art quilts celebrating Man’s First Walk on the Moon. This multifaceted collection includes quilts that: commemorate the iconic images from the news; recall personal memories of July 20, 1969; honor all of the Apollo Missions; recognize all of the Apollo Astronauts; investigate scientific moon images; examine NASA’s cool tools; explain myths associated with the moon; define moon idioms; replay the music inspired by the moon; visit pop culture icons; and make us fall in love again under the romantic moon.

All of the quilts in this collection are 18”wide and 30” long and were juried to be a cohesive exhibit. Although the quilts are varied in style, the theme is always the same, the moon. 179 art quilts tell the story of our fascination with the moon since the dawn of time through the Apollo moon walks and beyond. Well-known and fairly new fiber artists have stretched their creative muscles to draw the viewer in to the world of science, romance, history and fantasy. This exhibit has something for everyone.

Play it Again Quilts (by Five Easy Pieces)
( HMQS Salt Lake City, UT, Reno, NV,  Oklahoma City, OK 2018)

It can be a second chance to hear a favorite song……or to give a second life to vintage, unfinished quilts. A second listen….or look…..is perfect for appreciating them both again. Playing the song again is easy. Just press the back button and enjoy! The unfinished quilts, however, take a little more creative energy!

And plenty of creative energy is what the quilt group, Five Easy Pieces, used in abundance to bring you this collection of quilts with a second life! All the PLAY IT AGAIN quilts have one thing in common…..they began with vintage or antique blocks, tablecloths, parts of quilts, and even completed hand-stitched quilt tops that called out for quilting. Starting from the quilts’ beginnings many years ago, the members of the group used modern techniques and machine quilting to bring them to life. They scavenged attics, yard sales, thrift shops, online auctions, and even their own precious family treasures to rescue the starting inspirations for the quilts.

The Five Easy Pieces - Susan Nelsen, Loraine Manwaring, Patti Eaton, Jean Van Bockel, and Pamela Mostek - became friends through their roles in the world of professional quilting. Although they live in different towns in Idaho and Washington, they enjoy getting together twice a year to challenge each other to a new project idea and enjoy sewing and creating.

The Lion King Exhibit
(HMQS Salt Lake City UT, Reno NV, Oklahoma City, OK 2018)

Our luscious hand-dyed fabric was the inspiration for quilters to take a challenge fit for a king! Participants were inspired by the stunning artistry, vibrant colors and exhilarating choreography of Broadway’s Award-Winning Best Musical, THE LION KING.

We are thrilled to be working with Disney Theatrical Group on this project. LION KING will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in November 2017. They would like to display a selection of quilts at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway overlooking Times Square!

Over 300 entries were received! The quilts represented a wide variety of techniques, interpretations and skill levels - all held together by the cohesive color, size and suede texture of the fabric!

It was the job of three jurors to pare down this huge amount of creativity to a manageable amount for the Traveling Exhibit. This was not an easy job, and we thank Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz, Valarie Poitier and Susan Stein for their unbiased and fair opinions.

by Cherry Wood Fabrics

Quilt of Valor Display
( Reno, NV)

The exhibit features quilts made by a dedicated QOV Group meeting at the Fabric-Chicks in Minden, NV the 1st Sat. of every month.

The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and veterans from the War on Terror with donated wartime quilts. Whether injuries are physical or psychological QOVS offers comfort and support. Or as a six year old put it: "When the 'soldiers' are 'warring' and they come home and are hurt, the quilt makes them feel all comfy."

Sponsored by: sponsored by Fabric-Chicks