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A Quilt Show To Remember

Suzanne, a friend of mine and a wonderful fabric buyer for The Quilting Cottage in American Fork, does a fabulous quilt show for The Thanksgiving Point Emporium, a beautiful shop in Lehi, Utah. The annual event is to celebrate the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Women come from all over to celebrate and share good food, recipes, door prizes, wonderful gifts and treasures. The women dress up in beautiful hats, jewelry, shoes, & dresses with ruffles and lace. They laugh, eat, and have fun.Circling overhead and around the perimeter of the open ceiling in the Emporium is a large walkway. The impressive display of quilts were carefully hung from the top railing of the walkway over-looking the store area below.In preparation for this event, I collected 30 quilts from some of my dear quilting friends, who dare trust me with their precious hand work. Many of my quilts that you see at http://www.JinaBarneyDesignz.com were also part of the artistic display. The quilts represent a diverse difference in ta…

Quilting For A Cause

A short while ago I was asked by a neighbor to donate a quilt. The quilt would be auctioned at a Gala to raise money for the proposed Alpine Community Theater. I requested that my quilt group “That Alpine Quilt Group” make a few extra blocks so that I could assemble them into a quilt (we were already making charity quilts for Ghana, and the annual Salt Lake City “Festival of Trees” an event that raises money for the “Primary Children’s Medical Center”, what was one more quilt). Our quilt group challenge this year is “Oh, my Gosh.” The quilt is a larger version being 1” blocks instead of ½” blocks. We called the quilt to be auctioned, “Almost, Oh my Gosh.” The theme for the auction was “Harvest The Talent.” The quilt does represent the talent I harvested from my quilt group. In a way, the accumulation of quilts on my website http://www.JinaBarneyDesignz.com represent years of harvesting the talent.In my auction quilt, I used civil war prints and shirting prints. I added a dark brown 1 …