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Garden of Quilts 2019 – Thanksgiving Point, Utah

Last weekend I got to participate in the first Garden of Quilts 2019 event, here in Utah. It was fantastic and I wanted to share a glimpse of the quilt show magic with all of you.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

Garden of Quilts 2019 was hosted by Riley Blake Designs and Thanksgiving Point at the Ashton Gardens here in Lehi, Utah.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of Ashton Gardens main entrance.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of a stream inside the Ashton Gardens.

The Ashton Gardens venue is a favorite spot of mine – the beautiful gardens are massive, with a variety of features and landscapes.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

And then to see all of those gardens covered with 100’s of quilts was breathtaking!

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

Most of the quilts were recent makes, but there were also some beautiful antique quilts on display.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.  Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

It was so fun to see this version of the Holiday Patchwork Forest quilt on display! This one was made by Angie Reece.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

I have to admit, other than that, I did a really poor job of documenting the details of the quilts on display, so forgive me for not being able to answer those questions about who made them and what pattern they used. Mainly I was just taking in the big picture. Which was massive.

 To help capture some of the feeling of this event, I made a little video. (All by myself, even! Look at me learning new tech skills! It’s not the finest piece of videography, but I’m pretty proud.)

The coolest part to me was watching all of those quilts gently wave in the breeze. It was beautiful, and only really able to capture with video.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of two women standing together inside the Ashton Gardens.

The other coolest part was all of the PEOPLE! Oh my goodness, quilters from all of the country – and even other parts of the globe! So many wonderful, sweet quilters. (With the wonderful Andy of A Bright Corner.)

 Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of women displaying quilts at the Garden of Quilts 2019.

Thank you so much to all who came and said hello, or took my class, or attended my trunk show. It was so delightful to be with you!

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

There was so much inspiration to be found – not just in the gorgeous quilts (and we were so lucky with the weather!) but also the new friendships, connections, and camaraderie among such lovely people.

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

As of right now, it sounds like this event will be held again next fall! I promise to share all of the details as soon as they’re announced!

Thanks again to Riley Blake, Thanksgiving Point and all of the many volunteers who made this event possible. It was truly inspiring.

Did you go to the Garden of Quilts 2019? Share in a comment below!

Garden of Quilts 2019 - Thanksgiving Point, Utah by popular quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter: image of quilts display outside in the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    RaeLyn
    September 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    So beautiful. I love Utah’s September weather, and the quilts! Thank you for sharing!

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    Gwyn
    September 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    It looks like a peaceful place. I am glad that it was fun for you, given all the stress you’ve been under lately. 🙂

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    Mardell
    September 22, 2019 at 12:43 am

    What a delightful experience. Thanks for sharing. Someday I hope to attend another event like this one.

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    Karen
    September 22, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Such a beautiful place to hold the quilt show! I love your modern holiday tree quilt! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us!

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    Adele
    September 22, 2019 at 7:19 am

    What a wonderful event! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lea
    September 22, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Wow! Thank you for sharing this. The quilts are all gorgeous and so is the scenery.

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    Carmen Carter
    September 22, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Thank you for sharing – what a beautiful venue. Your video was great. Nice flow, pictures and music.

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    mary k maloney
    September 22, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I wish I could have been there, maybe next year. . . thanks for sharing

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    Stephanie Meeks
    September 22, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Beautiful gardens!! What a wonderful place for a quilt show! Thanks for sharing your video. I hope to be able to attend next year!

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    Jo Avery
    September 22, 2019 at 11:45 am

    It looked so fantastic! I had a quilt there as part of the Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles display 🙂

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    Kerry
    September 22, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    That looks amazing! All of it, the gardens, the quilts, the mountains behind. Thank you for sharing this beautiful event.

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    Sharon B.
    September 22, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    That is definitely a bucket list quilt show! Love the quilts and the gardens are amazing too! Cute little video! 🙂

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    Lori Lueth
    September 22, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Amy totally enjoyed your trunk show! Had a great 3 days at the Garden of Quilts. Hope to make it again next year. A Nebraskan that loved Garden of Quilts!

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    Little Quiltsong
    September 23, 2019 at 4:21 am

    So enjoyed your video and all the lovely pictures!! A magical time with quilters and surrounded by quilts. The work of the gardens to show such splendor – was a special backdrop to this awesome event. Thank you for sharing, Amy!!

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    annette ellis
    September 23, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Looked like a beautiful event. Beautiful landscapes and stunning quilts. What is not to love? Right?

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    blee1977
    September 23, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Gorgeous!! I could have spent days right there looking at all of it! Thanks for the video…. I might have to find a way to make it to Utah next year!

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    emma
    September 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    What a beautiful event; and great job on the video!

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    In The Sewing Basket
    September 28, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!! Thank you!! You work so hard but enjoy it too!!!

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    Tracy
    September 30, 2019 at 9:31 am

    wow what a great venue and the quilts are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing and doing the video!

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