July 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016

This juried exhibition features quilts of all styles and sizes created by some of the State’s finest quilters.Presented by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Valley Quilt Guild with support from the Corn Wagon Quilt Company.

Accepted Entries

Thanks to all those who entered and participated in this year's quilt show! Click below for a list of quilts that will be on display at the museum.


Calendar of Events

Friday July 15, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm-Saturday July 16, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm

Quilts may be brought to the Museum for jurying. 

Wednesday July 20, 2016

List of accepted quilts posted on www.smofa.org

Saturday July 23, 2016, 11:00am-1:00pm

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 

Trunk Show

  • 6:00pm - Gloria Hartley
  • 6:30pm - Kris Orton
  • 7:00pm - Karen Holt
  • 7:30pm - Crystal North and the Donglettes (embroidery quilters)
  • 8:30pm - Cheryl Elmer and Michelle McNeill

Thursday August 4, 2016 

Trunk Show

  • 12:30pm - Cindy Hutchison
  • 1:00pm - Machelle Preston and Karlene Riggs
  • 1:30pm - Anny Opfar
  • 2:00pm - Michelle Hansen
  • 2:30pm - Marget Kunz

Tuesday, September 27 - Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00am-5:00pm

Quilts may be picked up from Museum


This show is open to all current and previous Utah residents. Quilts will be pre-selected by a committee of expert quilters from the following criteria:

  1. Quilts must be made using good construction techniques
  2. Quilts must be clean
  3. Quilts must be no longer than 120”
  4. Quilts must have two layers of fabric with a batting sandwiched in between, with either machine or hand quilting
  5. Two quilts may be submitted which have not been previously entered into this show and are not more than three years old
  6. No kits, neither full nor partial
  7. A label must be sewn on the back bottom of the quilt with name of quilt, name of entrant, and/or who quilted it, and date completed
  8. .A hanging sleeve (see diagram) must be attached to the back of the quilt. We do not want to damage your quilt with tacks. (This sleeve is unique to this show)

Step 1—Cut a 5” strip of fabric whose length is the width of quilt top, fold it in half, press, draw a pencil line 2” below the fold.

Step 2—Lay top of fold along top of quilt just below the binding, baste with large stitches along the pencil line making sure that the basting stitches do not show on the front of the quilt. No other stitching is required. (Top and ends of hanging sleeve must be loose -- not sewn to the quilt.)

**Quilts not properly prepared for hanging following the eligibility criteria listed will be disqualified.**

How to Enter

Quilts must be brought to the Springville Museum of Art on Friday, July 15, 2016 between 10am and 4pm or Saturday, July 16, 2016, between 10am and 4pm. There is a $15.00 non-refundable entry fee per quilt. Quilts must be submitted in disposable plastic bags. Pillowcases/individual carrying cases are discouraged.

All paperwork must be filled out online 24 hours before quilts are brought to the Museum. Online entry forms may be accessed at www.smofa.org starting on May 18, 2016. A brief history/statement may be submitted with each quilt.  Please limit this history to 100 words or less. This history should be included with the online entry form. If you are having trouble with the online entry process, please call the Museum at 801-491-5705.


A list of accepted quilts will be posted on www.smofa.org on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Quilters will not receive notification phone calls; they may call the Museum at 801-489-2727 on July 20 if they are unable to access the website.


Quality of workmanship, design, color, originality, and general appeal will be the principal criteria applied by the selection committee for admission to the show. The same criteria will also be used by the judges. There will be awards for “Best of Show”, “Best Hand Quilting,” as well as many other awards.

The Springville Museum of Art gratefully recognizes the excellence brought to this quilt show through the expertise and dedication of the leadership of the Utah Valley Quilt Guild, the show’s co-sponsor.


 The Annual Springville Museum of Art Quilt Show is a juried competition.  Quilts are screened by a panel of experts before they are displayed in the show.  After the panel qualifies the quilts, they will be displayed and the quilts will be judged for ribbons/awards by qualified judges. Each quilt participating in the exhibition will receive critique feedback from the judges.

2016 Judges:

Cheryl Barlow from Bountiful, Utah

"I have been quilting for twenty-five years.  It is my passion!  I have entered my quilts in shows around the valley and have been a judge for shows at our local Bountiful Arts Center.  I have judged the Utah State Fair Quilt Challenge twice.  I have completed the Utah Quilt Guild's Judge Accreditation Program."

Brenda Bell from Taylorsville, Utah

"I am a California native, but didn't get into quilting until I moved to Utah.  I cannot remember the exact date, but it was sometime after the 2002 Olympics.  I can remember my mother-in-law telling me as I worked on my first quilt, that I needed to give myself a year to finish it.  Oh, if she only knew how many unfinished quilts I have that were started many years ago.  There are so many facets to quilting that I enjoy.  There is the designing, the piecing, the quilting and the giving.  I have served as President of three different quilt guilds, Area Rep for Salt Lake North, and am currently serving as Secretary of the Utah Quilt Guild.  For ten or more years I have worked on the HMQS committee focusing on quilt competition and judging.  I had the opportunity in January to observe the judging room at the Road to California quilt show which increased my knowledge on judging protocol  and procedure.  I enjoy fabric challenges and have won a first place and viewers' choice at the Utah State Fair, three first place ribbons, three second place ribbons, and one third place ribbon at HMQS.  It is an honor to be a part of the 2016 Springville Quilt Show."

Krisanne Watkins from Springville, Utah

"I have a lifelong love of quilts and quilt making, due in part to coming from a long line of successful quilting women.  In the past, I have served as President of the Utah Quilt Guild and in several other guild leadership positions.  I am the owner of and the pattern designer for Quail Valley Quilts.  I have also been a judge at several local and regional quilt shows."