Another quilt show has come and gone, and already we're planning the next. Mark your calendars now, for April 8-10, 2016, and plan to join us for the 21st annual Best of the Valley Quilt Show.
Our committee works hard throughout the year making plans for your best quilt show experience. The 2015 show was a testimony to the dedication of each and everyone of us to make each year's show fresh and new. Great vendors, beautiful quilts, good food, wonderful people...what more could one want for a memorable quilt show experience? We strive to bring the best to you, each year.
It is you, and your quilts that make our show The Best. If you are working on something special, and you've yet to enter your work, maybe this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Our Best of Show and Viewer's Choice winner, "Fragrant Memories," by Margaret Taylor was a first time entrant. You might want to ask Margaret if she was happy she entered.
For 2016, we are again calling out for entries for our Best of the Valley challenge. This year's challenge is open to all residents of California. The theme for your 24 x 18" quilt is "water." It's something everyone is talking about. What does water mean to you? What does it bring to mind? Feel like expressing yourself? This is the perfect opportunity. As usual, entry forms will be available online. Challenge quilts are due March 1, 2016.
Our 2016 Featured Artist will be Ann Hinman, of Tulare, CA. Ann is a master of hand applique, as well as a fiber artist extraordinaire. Her booth promises to be full of eye candy, sure to please one and all.
The SAQA trunk show was a big hit, so a different trunk will be here for 2016. Combine this with our usual array of spectacular competition quilts, quilts by quilters 80 and older, quilts by quilters under 18, hand-crafted dolls, and other special surprises, and 2016 will be a year you won't want to miss.
Join us in April, for your Best of the Valley Quilt Show!
Chairman, Best of the Valley