The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild annual themed quilt challenge is on display at the Museum of Moab’s Lloyd Pierson Hall, 118 E. Center St.
The show will be displayed at the Moab Art Walk on Saturday, May 14, through the month of June.
For each of the past 15 years, the guild has set a themed challenge for its members. They have used focus fabrics, chosen patriotic themes, and have celebrated food, flowers, birds, stories, words, local scenery, songs, and Canyonlands National Park’s 50th anniversary in 2014.
This year’s challenge theme, “Color Me…,” is a more personal one.
Using their initials, guild members were required to choose color names starting with their initials, and had to create a quilt by primarily using those colors. Since the color wheel has limited color names, members became very creative when picking their colors. Viewers will note that flowers are a favorite subject this year, as is the color red.
The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild was founded in 1998 by a group of women who realized there were a great many quilters in Moab and the surrounding area. They also recognized the need for an organized group that would foster this fiber art form.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Grand Center, 182 N 500 West. There is a lesson given at each meeting and members bring their projects, completed or in progress, for “Show and Tell.”
Guild members also make quilts for children and families going through personal crises. A biennial quilt show is held every other year. Next year’s big show will be held the weekend of March 4 and 5, 2017, at the Grand Center. Dues are $15 per year. All quilters, and those interested in quilting, are welcome.