4TH ANNUAL HOME MACHINE QUILTING SHOW ANNOUNCES THEME, "BLOSSOMS & BEYOND"
Salt Lake City, (November 15, 2006) The Home Machine Quilting Association presents, "Blossoms & Beyond," the show theme for the 4th annual Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS), Thursday through Saturday, April 19 - 21, 2007 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 So. State Street, in Salt Lake City, Utah. HMQS is the premier consumer exhibition and hands-on educational show for all machine quilters.
The Home Machine Quilting Show features 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. The show opens at 10 a.m. each day. Admission is $8 per day or $20 for a 3-day pass (classes are extra), with dollar-off coupons available in the spring of 2007 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, 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 .