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Late Night Sewing


: May 1st - 3rd

Time: 9:00PM-11:00PM

Since you can't get enough sewing in during the day, come spend the evening sewing with us! Both Domestic & Longarm Machine will be available. 
First come, First Serve! 


Awards Ceremony

Time: 8:45AM - 9:30AM

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Location: Handi-Quilter Main Stage located in the Food Court

This event will take place before UQSM opens. All the Quilt Challenge and Quilt Competition Awards and Ribbons will be presented by their sponsors and the winning quilts will be showcased in the front entrance of the Quilt Exhibit. Award Ceremony attendees will be the first to view the UQSM Quilt Exhibit before the Marketplace opens at 10:00 AM. Don't forget to stay for another amazing giveaway, see below!

*VIP Members get two tickets to enter into the giveaway!  

**Must be present to win and carry it home 

Must be 18 years or older to participate.





Viewers Choice Vote 

Time and Date:
Thursday, May 2nd -- 
Friday, May 4th -- 10AM-6PM  

Location: Marketplace

Over 200 beautifully made quilts have been entered into the quilt competition. These quilts will be judged professionally based on categories. You, as the attendee, have the opportunity to control this one! Please take the time to tour the competition exhibit and select your favorite! Drop your Viewers' Choice voting at the show entrance.


Booth Hop

Thursday, May 2nd -- 10 AM-5PM 
Friday, May 3rd -- 10AM-5PM  
Saturday, May 4th -- 10AM-4PM

Location: Marketplace

Booth Hop is similar to a Shop Hop. Obtain a Booth Hop card at the entrance of the show. Visit each participating booth to receive a stamp on each of the squares of the Booth Hop card. Show program floor map identifies all participating booths and their locations. Use the opportunity to learn about wonderful products and services. This activity will also qualify you for daily prizes! 

Once your Booth Hop card is completed, there will be a box at the show entrance to drop it off. All cards must be turned in by 5:00 PM Thursday and Friday and Saturday at 3:00 PM.

Daily prize winners will be posted at the front desk. Must pick up prizes. No prizes will be shipped.

*Only one Booth Hop card per paid admission per day. Must be 18 or older to participate in the Booth Hop giveaways.



Friday Booth Hop Grand Prize

Saturday Booth Hop Grand Prize

A new way to craft.  Your work space and your materials, all together at last.  With accessible organizing and everything in arm's reach, your worktable can stay clutter-free.  Create a room-within-a-room anywhere in the house and close it away when you're done working.  The Dreambox is designed to change as you do, with endless options for customization.

Stitching Showdown


Time and Date: Thursday, May 2nd -- 10 AM-4PM
                            Friday, May 3rd --  10AM-4PM  

Location: Handi-Quilter Area in the Food Court

 The Stitching Showdown is a competition where teams come together to battle with machine, needle and thread against another team with machine, needle and thread. Each team will showcase their mad skills by expressing their talent through the art of quilting and sewing.

Thursday will be feature High School Teams. Friday will feature Designer Teams. All quilts will be finished and sold at the charity auction on Saturday morning at 11AM.

Prize money awarded for each team:

$300 High School

$500 Longarm Machine

$500 Domestic Machine

 For more information visit the Stitching Showdown page.  



Quilt Exhibits

Thursday, May 2nd -- 10AM-6PM
Friday, May 3rd -- 10AM-6PM 
Saturday, May 4th -- 10AM-4PM

Location: Marketplace

Quilt Exhibits from across the country are making their way to UQSM. You will want to see the exhibits from "PRINCE", along with many other quilts on display.  For complete details, go to our "Special Exhibits" section.

Fashion Show


Time: Various Times Check the Show Program 

Date: Thursday, May 2nd & Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Location: Handi-Quilter Main Stage

 Come and enjoy several great Fashion Shows on the Handi-Quilter Main Stage, located in the Food Court. 



Twisted Tales Fashion Show by Knotty Stitches 
Saturday, May 4, 1-2pm

Cherylene Rosenvall is a Fashion & Costume Designer from SLC, UT.  Cherylene currently teaches Fashion & Costuming at the SLCC Fashion Institute and Theatre Department. She also has her own private Couture business “Knotty Stitches” where she creates custom Couture, Costume , Kilt making & Celtic creations for clients all over the world. 



Show up to UQSM in a recognizable costume and receive 50% off your one-day admission on Saturday, May 4th.
Test drive sewing machines, win prizes, see costume displays, fashion shows, Q&A with Cosplay designers. 



Charity Auction 


Time: 11:AM

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Location: Handi-Quilter Main Stage

Have you ever wanted to listen to a real cowboy auctioneer? Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of bidding against others for a quilt? Do you have a the need to help the less fortunate? Then come to our Charity Auction for Sew Much Hope. Quilts can be previewed Thursday and Friday, May 2nd and 3rd, in the Marketplace. The minimum bid starts at $175. Auction attendees will receive a ticket for a chance to win a Grace Company Longarm Machine provided by Nuttall's Sewing Center. You can increase your chances of winning the longarm machine giveaway by purchasing an auction quilt.

There will also be an on-line auction via Facebook and Instagram @uqsm.downunderdiversions These will be celebrity quilts. We can't wait to share who our celebrities are!

100% of all proceeds benefit Sew Much Hope. You can read all about Sew Much hope on their website 

Don't forget to stay for the Giveaway.... Info below!



booth hop


Nuttall's will be giving away a Q-Nique 15R machine and Q-Zone Hoop combo!  

Must be present to win and carry it home (we will not be shipping it). 
One ticket per person seated before the auction begins.  
If you bid and buy a quilt (5 extra tickets per quilt purchased).  

Must be 18 years or older to participate.  

The Q’nique 15R is the perfect mid arm machine for professionals as well as hobbyists and It has all of the high end features that you are looking for at a truly affordable price. The Q’nique 15R comes standard with built in stitch regulator, auto bobbin winder and quick access buttons. It has a throat space of 15” inches and will stitch 1800 stitches per minute. 

The Q-zone -Hoop Frame is a new type of machine quilting frame that pairs perfectly with our Q’nique 15R. With the Hoop frame the size of your quilt is no longer limited by the width of your frame. The smaller size makes it easier for you to set it up in any room and quilt your largest projects. You can quilt as large as a queen or king all on this 4 ½ foot frame. With this frame machine combo no project will be to big or to small!




Shop N' Splurge 

 Time and Date: Saturday, May 4th -- 1PM-4PM

Location: Marketplace 

Don't miss all the specials from participating vendors. See the listing in the show program for the Saturday Deals!


Lecture Series

Wednesday May, 1 
 Thursday, May 2    
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, May 3
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Saturday, May 4     

Time: Various Times

Date: May 1-4, 2019

Location: Front Classrooms  and Marketplace


The lecture series is an additional educational classroom opportunity to learn and have fun with national and well-renowned designers and instructors who share their stories and ideas about the quilting and sewing world. You will purchase a one-time ticket for $120 plus the class registration fee. You will have access to 9 different Lecture Series classes. If you were to sign up for all these classes it would cost you $230. This is a large savings and a great way to come and enjoy our show and further your education.

You can find these on the classes page under the "Lecture Series" category. 
SIGN up for the Lecture Series Bundle HERE

Spool School

Spool School
Time and Date:Thursday, May 3rd -- 10AM-6PM 
                         Friday, May 4th -- 10AM-6PM  
 May5th -- 10AM-4PM 

Location: Marketplace 

Do you want to learn the art of quilting and sewing? If you are new to sewing and want to know more, this is the perfect place to start. We have beginning sewing classes including, quilting, bags, clothing and embroidery. These classes will be taught by our 2019 UQSM instructors who have a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing what they know. The class size is limited to 12 students only.

How do I sign up for Spool School?

Register and pay for the classes you would like. When you arrive at UQSM check in at the registration desk.

Where is Spool School located?

In the Marketplace. See show program for floor map of the specific location.


Thursday May 2, 2019
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Friday May 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM 
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Saturday May 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM




2019 Special Quilt Exhibits

The Prince Cherrywood Challenge 

What can you create with just one color?

Every year, Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics challenges artists to create a unique piece of art with a limited color palette. Given simple rules, they were encouraged to push themselves creatively to design an original quilt, taking inspiration from the music, movies and legacy of the late Prince Rogers Nelson. Three traveling exhibits were chosen from more than 380 submissions. The cohesive colors, size, theme and texture of Cherrywood make the exhibit one of a kind. There were no limits on technique, so the viewer will see incredible manipulations of fabric in these 20-inch quilts. The collection is stunning and we hope you can appreciate the time and artistry that went into their creation! 


Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1958. A son of a pianist and a jazz singer, he wrote his first song when he was just seven years old. Prince was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide and recorded over 40 albums, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His iconic film “Purple Rain” was filmed in Minneapolis, home of the legendary First Avenue nightclub. Even though Prince could have lived anywhere in the world, he still called Minnesota home up until his untimely death in 2016. Paisley Park, Prince’s studio and home, is located just 200 miles from the Cherrywood Studio, making this an obvious choice for our fourth contest. Participants not familiar with Prince gained a much deeper appreciation of his contributions to the world of music and beyond. Cherrywood is proud of this beautiful textile tribute to an iconic musician and generous philanthropist.




A Study in Contrast

The Promise in a Desert Sunrise
by:Sharon Jaeger
Crazy Cold
by: Janet Tranbarger



Are you getting hotter?

Feel the sweat on your brown?

Getting thirsty?

Need some ice?

It’s not a hot flash…

It’s Quilts on the Wall’s Challenge: HEAT

Images, warm color pallet bring the artists’ HOT HOT HOT inspirations to life..


Think hot chocolate in front of a fire warming your chilly nose.

Frost on the window pane.

The sparkle of snowflakes and shimmering ice crystals on a water fall.

Snow on the mountain top and chickadees wintering in the trees.

You’re getting colder, colder, colder

Juried by: Kathleen McCabe

Yellow Line Exhibit

Quilts On The Wall is an association of textile artists founded in 1998 in response to a growing number of folks who wanted to take traditional quilting into the realm of one-of-a-kind artwork pieces adorned on walls.
The most recent challenge tasked the artists in creating a 12 x 48 piece with a yellow line entering and exiting each side. The yellow line in each piece unifies the exhibit from one artwork to the next while retaining each artist’s individual style and interpretation of what the yellow line represents.
Two Generation Journey in Quilted Western Views

Tri-Chem painted blocks of state flowers was the first quilt project of Carol Byington Johnson as a pre-teen. Her mother pieced and hand quilted that quilt. Fast forward 30 years, a USU BS degree, a husband, 6 children,17 moves later when she took a series of quilting classes from Carol Hatch in Kaysville, Utah. Traditional patterned projects evolved into landscapes just two years later when her interest in photography and new found quilting skills meshed. Jadi Canyon, 1983, was her first medium sized wall hanging. A raft trip down the Colorado River in 1989 inspired a whole series of Grand Canyon Quilts. 1994 was the first of 25 years teaching landscape quilt classes of scenes in the Intermountain West and developing and selling patterns and kits using the company name Quilted Western Views. 

Karie Johnson Nelson, fifth child and second daughter of Carol started helping format Carol’s quilt kits in 2010. Karie, a graphic designer and nursing school graduate, wife, and mother of 7, went to the Winter Quilt Retreat at Bryce Canyon with Carol in 2016 sewing her first scene of Delicate Arch, and then continued on to make her own quilt landscape patterns and designing her own fabric for kits. In 2018 she started teaching landscape classes using her kits and made her first large wall hanging - The Wave. Combining her love for working with and honoring her mother, her love for hiking, skiing and canoeing and love for colors and patterns, quilting has become a therapeutic and addictive hobby. She has been lucky enough to be mentored by a loving mom and a pioneering landscape quilter. Karie continues to develop patterns and kits for Quilted Western Views which are sold in National Park gift shops and online. 
Norma Whaley Exhibit

I grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. My earliest adventure in business was selling night crawlers to the many fishermen traveling to the lakes near our family farm. That business adventure has a questionable connection to my current one of designing quilt patterns and projects, but everything must have its beginnings. 

I was greatly influenced by the warm utility quilts which kept us cozy through long, cold Minnesota winters. These of course were scrap quilts made by the women in my family. This is still the kind of quilt I'm consistently drawn to. I love the culture of quilting. Women coming together to create something of beauty for their homes, and at the same time-sharing hopes, dreams, recipes, gardening tips and soul sustenance. I love the quote by a pioneer woman who wrote "I make quilts as fast as I can to keep my family warm and as pretty as I can to keep my heart from breaking."

We all quilt for many reasons. Besides being a wife, a mother, a nurse, I am a quilter. I love to create, design and work with fabric. I consider my quilts to be my legacy; they will help to tell my life's story. And because I also love inspiring beautifully written words, they often find their way into my pattern packets and my quilt labels.




Cosplay is the combination of the two words "costume" and "play"--a hobby that gives individuals the opportunity to dive into the creativity of sewing. A [professional?] cosplayer of seven years, Raine Emery is a fashion design graduate and costumer. Attendees can expect one-on-one interactions, sewing demonstrations, a look inside the colorful world of cosplay, and how one can design and sew their own costumes.
The Quilts of SJSA: Youth Voices in Fiber Art

The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program connecting artistic expression with activism to advocate with social change. SJSA youth join an important American tradition of employing fiber arts as a method of social engagement, joining pieces like the earliest US flags to Civil War quilts, Civil Rights protest banners and the AIDS Memorial quilt.

At Social Justice Sewing Academy we believe that in times of uncertainty- when students are surrounded by disinformation and division- that art is more than beauty or decoration.

Through a series of workshops in schools, prisons and community centers, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion and to become agents of change. These young artists tackle issues of gender, discrimination, incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories. Once completed, these quilt blocks are sent to volunteers across the world to embroider before being sewn together into quilts for display across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age, and socioeconomic class, while sparking conversations and action nationwide. 

 In our quilts, Art becomes a shield and a weapon, a megaphone for unheard voices, a bridge to unite communities. For us the simple union of ideas and cloth and thread creates a compass pointing to a future we want to live in, and that we want our children to live in.

SJSA is focused on more than art. Our goal is to build an American identity rooted in equality, dignity, diversity, truth, and beauty for young people not used to seeing themselves in history books and or on the walls of classrooms, Our hope is that the simple, yet urgent messages contained in these quilts will be carried with the maker and the viewer for the rest of their lives while helping young people today feel spoken for, and listened to. 

 In our workshops and on display, the art of quilting is a tool for connecting youth and community to ideas. It is a tool to empowered us all to make the change we want to see in the world. 

Emily Taylor Collage Exhibit

Emily is a collage quilt artist from Sandy, Utah. She believes that understanding and applying foundational art principles is the secret for successful collage quilts. She sells her unique patterns and teaches her techniques for creating stunning collage quilts across the country. In addition to being a designer and entrepreneur, Emily is a wife and mom to three children. She loves living in Utah, where she enjoys skiing and mountain biking in her free time!
Kimberly Sandberg's Exhibit

The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program connecting artistic expression with activism to advocate with social change. SJSA youth join an important American tradition of employing fiber arts as a method of social engagement, joining pieces like the earliest US flags to Civil War quilts, Civil Rights protest banners and the AIDS Memorial quilt.

Kimberly was taught to sew at an early age by her mother and grandmothers. She sewed almost all of her own clothing through junior high and high school. During her senior year of high school, she found a picture of a log cabin quilt, got out some graph paper, and drafted her first quilt. It took her 5 years to finish that quilt, but a lifelong love of the craft blossomed. In 2003, Kimberly attempted to quilt on her home machine for the first time and was hooked. From there, she graduated to a longarm in 2007. She became a professional longarm quilter in 2016. Using her HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher®, she creates and quilts designs with precision and adds whimsical touches with free-motion quilting. Kimberly loves the process of choosing designs to complement and highlight patchwork piecing. Over the years, she has evolved from a very traditional quilter to a more modern quilter. She began teaching quilting classes several years ago, and loves passing on her passion and knowledge about quilting to her students. She has traveled all over the US teaching for Handi Quilter and is now very excited to spend her days in the Handi Quilter Studio. Kimberly is very involved in the quilting community, and is a member of various quilt guilds. Besides quilting, she loves to read, cook and go hiking in the Utah mountains with her husband, her two teenage kids and her dog Daisy. . 

 In our workshops and on display, the art of quilting is a tool for connecting youth and community to ideas. It is a tool to empowered us all to make the change we want to see in the world. 

Kaffe and Friends 2019

What could be more exciting than a grouping of different Lone Stars gathered together into one extraordinary quilt? The Kaffe and Friends class under took that challenge this past year. About half of the students rose to the occasion and cut, pinned, sewed, and sometimes struggled to make their own version of this beautiful quilt. The colors and fabrics were their own choices, the designs sometimes changed a little, but the layout stays similar to the original. Each quilt takes on the personality of the maker. What a delight to teach these students. Abilities differ, quilts are their creations, and each one is enthusiastic when signing up in December to take this year long class at My Heritage in Ogden or Elaine’s in Salt Lake City. Join us in 2020 for another Fassettnating Journey.
Carmen Geddes Exhibit

Carmen Geddes brings her love of quilting and people together for a fun day of learning. Enjoy her friendly, low-key approach and her great quilting techniques! Her expertise is helping her students build confidence. She was named Teacher of the Year at HMQS. She has taught at many quilt shows around the country including Houston Quilt Festival and Road to California. Her quilts have been featured in Fons and Porter Scrappy Quilts and Love of Quilting, Quilter's Newsletter, and McCall's Quilting and Embroidery magazines. She is a teacher for Imagine with Riley Blake. She resides in Eagle Mountain, Utah. She has developed the Tensisters Piping Tool and the Tensisters Easy Piecing Grid with its companion books, “Ten Quilts for Ten Sisters” and "Quilts for Kids". . 

 In our workshops and on display, the art of quilting is a tool for connecting youth and community to ideas. It is a tool to empowered us all to make the change we want to see in the world.