The Dixie Quilt Guild normally meets the first Saturday of every month. But next Saturday October 4th is the St. George Marathon, so we moved our meeting to yesterday. Why would a large guild move their meeting just for one city event? Because the marathon takes over every aspect of our community. We are a small town, with a rapidly growing population of about 140,000. The Marathon brings in around 7,000 runners from 49 states and 10 foreign countries, along with all of their families. We have traffic, lots of traffic. Entire sections of town are blocked off, and driving becomes a challenge. Those of us not involved like to stay at home. Besides that, we support several of our quilting ladies who also run the marathon.
Yesterday our turn out was small. The State Quilt Festival was going on in Ogden, and many from our group were up north for the event. We had a small show and tell, but saw some very impressive quilts.
We are having National Teacher Linda Ballard come to teach some classes in November to our guild. This is one of her quilts that will be taught called "Fractured Chrystal's". One of our ladies has already made the quilt and wanted to show us the design.
9 Patch Pizzaz. Quilts from a previous Zion Retreat.