One event on January 29, 2022 at 9:00 am
The Tucson Quilters Guild will hold its annual Quilt Fiesta at the Pima County Fairgrounds in the Old Pueblo Building, Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. The Pima County Fairgrounds is south of I-10 at 11300 S. Houghton Rd. This year’s Quilt Fiesta will be two days only, with hours both Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass or $20 for a pass good for both days. Parking is $5 per day
The largest annual quilt show in southern Arizona, Quilt Fiesta 2 will feature more than 300 quilts made by guild members. Show attendees will vote for a Viewer’s Choice award on Friday, with the winner announced on Saturday. Featured guild members showing and discussing their quilts each day will include Ruth Sharp and Philo Bell. The Sit and Sew area for Quilts of Valor returns this year where attendees can sit down at a sewing machine and sew quilt blocks. Completed blocks will be donated to Eagle Wings QOV Bee to be made into quilts for Quilts of Valor. Kids Row, The Presidents Challenge, and Tucson Art Quilters will also have displays. Quilt for a Cause and The Small Quilt Auction will have quilts for sale as well as quilts in show for sale by Guild members
A Vendor Mall will feature about many booths with fabrics, notions, patterns and sewing machines. Food trucks and convention center vendors will offer meals and snacks.
Tickets will be available for basket drawings and to win a queen-size opportunity quilt, “The Tree of Life,” designed by Lisa Fryxell, beautifully quilted by Brenda Smitley. The quilt is based on Navajo weavings with birds made by Guild members. Tickets for the quilt raffle cost $2 or three for $5. Proceeds will be used by the guild for activities during the coming year as well as for charitable causes. A small-quilt auction, featuring quilts with 100-inch maximum perimeters, will benefit Emerge, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.
The Tucson Quilters Guild has nearly 350 active members. It includes regionally and nationally known teachers, authors, designers, and award-winning quilters. Dues are $30 a year.