Every year during the 3rd week of June, the small town of Panquitch, Utah becomes transformed.
Quilts line the street and showcase in most store front windows.
Panquitch Quilt Walk is a 4-day town event, with a Quilt Show, classes, vendors mall, art show, dinner theatre, and chocolate fest as just part of the events.
My friend Claudia Crump started the Quilt Walk 13 years ago, and has been a huge influence in promoting quilting throughout the state of Utah.
Claudia is also one of the most beautiful people (inside and out) that I have ever met. To know Claudia is to love her.
When Quilt Walk started 13 years ago, 35 women signed up for classes.
Now the event is well known throughout the western United States.
To honor Claudia and the work she has done over the years, she was presented with a quilt made by her staff.
I taught a class for Quilt Walk this year. My friend Lucille went with me to keep me company.
Here we are shopping in the Texture Magic booth run by Valerie Burton
Valerie has designed the cutest cupcake pincushions made out of Texture Magic. The kits can be ordered on Valerie's web site HERE.
One of the things I love about coming to Quilt Walk is being able to meet up with friends.
I was able to see my good friend Nanette (Freda's Hive) who happened to be teaching in the same classroom right before me. So fun to visit and get caught up.
I was also able to meet Emily (Ems Scrapbag), who was also there as a teacher. Isn't it fun to actually put a face with a name with our wonderful quilt blogging friends?
And I was able to have lunch with my dear friend Bonnie Miles.
Bonnie is one of the original teachers when Quilt Walk began, and comes back every year to teach. This is her "Funky Diamonds" quilt from a class she is teaching this year.
During the noon trunk show yesterday, they started with Show and Tell. People brought quilts that had been made in classes from years past.
These are just a few.