Members of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association are busy preparing for their 21st Biennial Quilt Show on June 13-14th. Quilters are creating hand-crafted boutique items and finishing up quilts for display.
Numerous vendors are preparing for the big weekend event where there will be indoor and outdoor shops with everything from jewelry, quilting and sewing supplies, quilts, hand-dyed silk scarves, sewing equipment, goat cheese, and kettle corn.
The featured artist for this show is local, Virginia Corriea. Her quilts will be on display and she will be available to talk about her techniques and inspiration. Corriea’s quilts have won multiple awards and have been displayed nationally.
SMQA quilt shows have been a tradition in Oakhurst since 1983. The association formed in 1981 with only 19 ardent members. The only qualification for membership then (and now) is a love of quilting (or sewing, needlework, or working with fabric in any manner).
Since 1981 SMQA has grown to 124 members, meets monthly, holds two quilting retreats every year, and has hosted programs and workshops by highly talented, internationally renowned quilters and fiber artists.
The theme of this 21st Quilt Show is Sierra Blooms based on the beautiful opportunity quilt, Colonial Cockscomb which will be on display at the show. The community is invited to attend the show at the Oakhurst Community Center.
- Sierra Mountain Quilters