A USU Centennial Quilt-In, including workshops, lectures, demonstrations and other activities, is planned as part of the university's Festival of the American West.
An annual quilt exhibit, sponsored by USU and the Utah Quilt Guild, is one of several festival activities focusing on the region's arts traditions, said Carolyn Cragun, Utah Quilt Guild area representative and workshop coordinator.Registration is under way for the Centennial Quilt-In workshops, but late registration can be completed at the door, Cragun said. Lectures and a fashion show will be held Aug. 1, and workshops are scheduled Aug. 2 and 3. The preregistration fee is $10, while late registration is $15. Workshops have an additional fee.
Three lectures by noted quilters are planned Aug. 1, Cragun said.
Joyce Stewart's subject will be "If Life Hands You Scraps, Make Quilts." Stewart is a designer and author of many articles. She was the Idaho entrant in the Great American Quilt Contest, which recognized the Statue of Liberty. She will teach classes in fabric dying, Amish color and the pineapple pattern. Her lectures feature tips on photographing quilt creations.
Marva Dalebout's lecture will be "Color Is Personal." Dalebout is an artist, lecturer and designer. She teaches at Dixie College in St. George and is the national winner of the 1988 Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Contest. Her work was featured this spring in Quilters Newsletter and the American Quilter Magazines.
Charlotte Warr-Andersen, also a designer and quilter, will give a slide-lecture on picture quilts and classes on her award-winning use of applique in realism.
The Shining Star Fashion Show, presented by Fairfield Processing Corp. and narrated by Donna Wilder, will be held in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom at 1 p.m. on opening day. Garments in this show are selected from a national design competition and illustrate the use of patchwork, applique or quilting in a wearable garment, Cragun said. The show is prepared each year for the Houston Quilt Market and then taken to selected sites throughout the United States.
Tickets for the fashion show are available separately from the workshop registration. Cost is $2 for those not registering for workshops.
One of the noted teachers during the three-day series will be Sandi Fox, Cragun said. Fox is a curator, instructor, author and lecturer who has offered classes throughout the country. She will teach classes emphasizing basket patterns and the log cabin. Each of her classes provides an introductory slide/lecture on the topic of the day.
For more information about the Centennial Quilt-In, classes or registration, call Carolyn Cragun at (801) 752-6787.