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CommitteeGreetings 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 4, 5, 6, 2014. Can you believe this is our 19th show? In addition to the usual wonders, this year we have something truly special planned.

We are issuing a Challenge to residents of "The Valley" (residents of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, and Tulare Counties) to create a quilt illustrating what the phrase "The Best of the Valley" means to them. There will be ribbons and premiums awarded, selected via Viewer's Choice voting.

This is in addition to our popularViewer'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, 2014. Challenge quilts are due (in person) on March 1, 2014.

This year's Featured Artist is Sara Kelly. Her work is unique, evoking immediate response from the viewer. In addition to her biography on the Featured Artist page, you can see her current work on her blog: sarakellyartquilts.blogspot.com

Of course 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 19th annual Best of the Valley Quilt Show. April 4-6, 2014, at the McDermont Field House in Lindsay. Mark your calendars, and we'll see you at the quilt show!

Suzanne Kistler
Chairman, Best of the Valley