Once again, the doors of the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West, will open wide to welcome viewers to the colorful Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show. The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild presents its 10th biennial show and also celebrates its 21st anniversary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3. Admission is free.
Quilt guild members have been busy creating beautiful quilts in anticipation of this very popular event; and visitors to the show won’t be disappointed, according to Marian Eason, the guild’s publicity chairperson. Antique, traditional and art quilts, quilted home décor and wearable art will be on display. Themed challenge quilts, from the last two challenges, will also be on display. Tickets will be available for the modern star Opportunity Quilt, made by Guild members.
The Merchants Mall, with vendors from Utah, New Mexico and Colorado, will offer fabrics, patterns, threads, books, notions and many other items. Vendors will also offer demonstrations throughout the show.
Moab quilter, quilt historian and guild member Sandra Starley is one of fewer than 100 accredited quilt appraisers in the nation and one of only two in Utah. She will appraise quilts in her booth, for a fee. Come and enjoy the old and new in quilting.
The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild was founded in 1998 by a group of dedicated quilters who realized there were a great many quilters in Moab and the surrounding area. They also recognized the need for an organized group that would foster this fiber art form. Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Grand Center. A social time begins at 6:30 p.m. There is a lesson given at each meeting and members bring their projects, completed or in progress, for show and tell. Monthly workshops are scheduled so members can work on their own projects, or participate in a scheduled class.