Greetings and Salutations from Best of the Valley! It's once again time to mark your calendars for our upcoming quilt show. The dates are April 10,11,12, 2015. This is the 20th year of Best of the Valley. For those who have been with us since the beginning, thank you! And for those of you new to us? Welcome!! We strive to put on the best quilt show in the Central Valley, and hope to live up to our name.
Last year's BOTV Challenge was such a treat and so well received that we've decided to do it again. This year the challenge is open to residents of “Central California,” defined as “north of LA, south of Sacramento.” If you live in the zone, you are challenged to create a quilt depicting “Valley Life,” specifically the San Joaquin Valley. There will be ribbons and premiums awarded, selected via Viewer's Choice voting.
This is in addition to our popular Viewer's Choice voting for the winners of the "Quilts made by Quilters under 18," and "Quilts made by Quilters 80 and older" categories, as well as Viewer's Choice, Overall. Although we are both a judged and juried show, we also highly value viewer participation.
Entry forms for all categories, the BOTV Challenge, and dolls are available online. Be sure to download yours – entries need to be postmarked by February 14, 2015. Challenge quilts are due (in person) on March 1, 2015.
This year's Featured Artist is CeCe Westerfield of Bakersfield, CA. A traditional quiltmaker, her work draws you in through pattern, color, and technical expertise. She's been a frequent exhibitor/winner at our show, and it's time to share more of her beautiful work with the public.
In addition to the spectacular competition quilts, we will have our wonderful vendor mall, special exhibits, an expanded doll exhibit, on-site food, the quilt shuttle, and more.
We hope that you will join us, both as an entrant and a viewer, for the 20th annual Best of the Valley Quilt Show. April 10-12, 2015, at the McDermont Field House in Lindsay. Mark your calendars, and we'll see you at the quilt show!
Chairman, Best of the Valley