JOSHUA CREEK TO PERFORM AT 4th ANNUAL HOME MACHINE QUILTING SHOW, APRIL 21st
Salt Lake City, (February 21, 2007) The Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) is pleased to announce that award-winning musical group, Joshua Creek, will perform an exclusive concert for show attendees on Saturday, April 21st at 12:30 p.m. on the main stage. HMQS Attendees will have the fantastic opportunity to hear Joshua Creek live as part of their regular show admission. The fourth-annual Home Machine Quilting Show will be Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21, 2007 in Hall 2 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 So. State Street, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Local musical sensation, Joshua Creek, is sure to be one of the highlights of HMQS for attendees! Pearl Award finalists, Quint Randle and Jeff Hinton, have been writing songs for nearly six years, and have numerous songs published by Nashville- and L.A.-based publishers. They've garnered movie soundtrack credits and cuts by other inspirational artists, including the #1 hit, "I Love You Son," for Christian country artist, Jackie Cox. In 2004, the duo received an honorable mention for their original song, "Everything I Need," in the Nashville Song Search contest. Their debut "Joshua Creek" CD was named First Runner Up for Album of the Month by Powersource magazine, in which country superstar, Alan Jackson, received top honors.
In 2005, Quint and Jeff signed a recording contract with Covenant Communications for their inspirational band, Joshua Creek. The group plays a unique blend of country-esque music and inspirational lyrics of faith and family. Most well known to the public of late is their hit song, "Marry You Again," which is requested and played frequently on local radio stations. The Deseret Morning News calls Joshua Creek’s first CD "the perfect chill album." To hear a sample of Joshua Creek's songs go to http://www.joshuacreekmusic.com.
The Home Machine Quilting Show is the premier consumer exhibition and hands-on educational show for all machine quilters. HMQS will feature a Vendor Mall of 120 exhibitor booths, free demonstrations from experts in the field, a quilt display of 200+ gorgeous machine-quilted quilts, a judged quilt competition with over $14,000 in cash awards and prizes, and a Teachers’ Quilt Display. In the Vendor Mall there will be lots to see, try and buy in the latest in cutting-edge machine-quilting tools and techniques.
"With over 100 classes and hands-on workshops from 20 of the nation's most talented machine-quilting instructors, classes are filling up fast," says Event Manager, Jennifer Pond. As in 2006, evening classes will be offered. Class information is available for download on the show web site. Attendees can have a complementary Class Catalog mailed to them by e-mailing their full mailing address to .
A highlight of HMQS 2007 will be the "Blossoms & Beyond" Challenge & Quilt Auction sponsored by Quilting Treasures by Cranston Fabrics. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to benefit the American Heart Association. New this year, the premier of the "Have a Heart" Unlimited Possibilities Challenge quilts will be on special exhibit first at HMQS! Proceeds from the "Have a Heart" Challenge quilts will also benefit the American Heart Association.
HMQS is open to the public, and parking is free. The show opens at 10 a.m. each day and closes at 5:30 p.m. both Thursday and Friday, with an earlier close time of 5 p.m. on Saturday. Evening classes will be offered Thursday and Friday after show hours. Show admission is $8 per day or $20 for a 3-day pass (classes are extra), with dollar-off coupons available in April on the event web site and at local fabric shops. Complete attendee information, including the class schedule and quilt competition forms and instructions, is available at www.hmqs.org.
Major sponsors of HMQS 2007 include the Home Machine Quilting Association, Creative Sewing Centers, Nuttall's Fabric Centers, Media One of Utah, American & Efird, TinLizzie 18, Rocky Mountain Electric Quilters, and Handi Quilter Company, Inc.
Companies interested in exhibiting in the Vendors' Mall or in sponsoring a quilt award may contact Event Manager, Jennifer Pond, at (801) 205-4701 or at . For information on class registration please contact Show Director, Ann Collet, at (801) 298-3844 or at .