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Welcome to Best of the Valley Quilt Show!

Plans for our 24th annual show are well underway.  Please mark your calendars for April 5-7, 2019, for what promises to be our best show yet.  We say that each year, and each year?  The quilters and the vendors never disappoint.  To say that we are proud of BOTV is an understatement!

We have a few changes in store for you this year, so please, read the fine print!  Our show hours have changed, with Friday/Saturday hours 10-4, and Sunday hours 10-3.  There is always plenty to see at BOTV, so come early, and plan to stay all day.

The Sacred Threads Traveling Exhibit will be back.  This new (2017) selection of quilts is powerfully expressive.  To quote from their website, “Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.”  This is a not-to-be missed exhibit, that touches each and every viewer.

Our Vendor Chairman has been busy filling the Vendor Mall.  Most of your favorites will be back in 2019.  There may be limited space still available, so be sure to contact us for information.

As to the competition quilts, we’ve changed a few things, so read the new entry forms carefully.  There are no longer limitations as to how many judged quilts a quilter may enter.  The entry fee for each quilt is $10.  This year’s NACQJ-certified judges will be Cindy Seitz-Krug of Arizona, and Pamela Walsh of Colorado.  We are excited to welcome them to BOTV.

The 2019 BOTV Challenge theme is “Valley Agriculture.”  Sponsored by Sierra Fiber Arts, with winners chosen a la Viewer’s Choice, this is a fun and easy way to participate in Best of the Valley.  Download the entry form for details.

Our Featured Artist is Carmen Friesen of Strathmore, CA.  Please take a few minutes to read about her on our Featured Artist page.  She’s been quilting up a storm in preparation for our show.

I’m sure there is more, but I can’t add it all here.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  We love our Best of the Valley Quilt Show, but there is no way we could continue this show without your participation.  On behalf of all BOTV Board Members and Associates, I look forward to welcoming you and your work at BOTV 2019.

Suzanne Kistler
President, Best of the Valley Quilt Show