Viewers enjoy quilts on display at the Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show. The seventh biennial show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Center. [Photo courtesy Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild]

Moab’s own Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary as it presents its seventh biennial Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show this weekend at the Grand Center.

Quilt guild members, and others in the community, have been busy creating works of art for this event.

Antique, traditional and art quilts, quilted home décor and wearable art will be on display, along with the Guild’s annual quilt challenges, mystery quilts and the Opportunity Quilt.

Tickets for this quilt will be on for sale.

“I am always amazed at the incredible variety and diversity on display, and always look forward to attending the quilt show,” said Moab quilter Janie Tuft.

The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild was founded in 1998 by a group of women who realized there were many quilters in Moab and the surrounding area. They also recognized the need for an organized group that would foster this fiber art form. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Grand Center.

The quilt show will feature classes as well.

Bev Swift, an instructor and lecturer, from Durango, Colo., will teach a half-day class on a “Creative Tucks” wall hanging, using a dimensional, folded- flower technique on Saturday. Gail Aspromonte, owner of Quilt It Ya Ya, in Aztec, New Mexico, will teach how to make a large Grab & Go bag, with lots of pockets inside and out on Sunday.

“Taking a class at the quilt show is a great opportunity to learn from wonderful teachers who aren’t often available in Moab,” said Lou Gostlin.

Crystal Day, guild member and owner of Its Sew Moab quilt shop, will be in the Merchants Mall, along with other vendors from Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. They will offer fabrics, patterns, threads and books and notions.

Day offers a nice selection of fabrics, as well as patterns specific to the Moab area’s unique landscape, in her shop. She also carries a line of baby and toddler accessories.

Moab quilter, and Guild member, Sandra Starley, is one of fewer than 100 accredited quilt appraisers in the nation; and one of only two in Utah. Several years’ of study have given her a unique knowledge of period fabrics and traditional quilt patterns, which allows her to determine the age of almost any quilt. Sandra will have a vendor booth, offering quilt appraisals for a fee. Door prizes will also be given hourly.

The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 N 500 West, in Moab. There is a lesson given at each meeting and members bring their projects, completed or in progress, for “Show and Tell”.

“Being a member of the quilt guild means a great deal to me. I love the ladies who are willing to share their talents with the Guild. And, we always have so much fun,” said Marian Eason.

This year has been dubbed “A Year of Color” because lessons focus on learning how to use the color wheel as a tool when quilting.

The Guild participates in many charitable causes and is currently working with the Grand County RSVP program to make quilts for children and families going through personal crises. Dues are $15 per year.