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Garden of Quilts

Quilts on Display: September 15 and 16, 2023



SEE YOU September 11-14, 2024!

In 2019 we planted a seed and guests from across the nation and beyond joined Thanksgiving Point and partner Riley Blake Designs for the Garden of Quilts–a celebration of quilting and fabric arts unlike any other. Set within the 50-acre Ashton Gardens in Lehi, Utah, the festival includes classes from an international roster of favorite teachers, vendors, trunk shows, demonstrations, and a stunning outdoor exhibit of hundreds of beautiful quilts displayed among the flowers and trees on the 15th and 16th.

September 13-16, 2023

Quilt Exhibit:
September 15-16, 2023

Presented By:

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2023 Admission and Event Tickets


2-Day Quilt Exhibition and Festival 

Includes entrance to the 50-acre Ashton Gardens, the Quilt exhibitions, trunk shows, lectures, and demos for both Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16.

Thanksgiving Point members: $25
General Admission (Ages 3 and up): $60



Friday OR Saturday Quilt Exhibition and Festival

Includes entrance to the 50-acre Ashton Gardens, the Quilt exhibitions,  trunk shows, lectures, and demos for Friday, September 15 OR Saturday, September 16.

Thanksgiving Point members: $15
General Admission (Ages 3 and up): $35

Friday Admission

Saturday Admission

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We are thrilled to be introducing a new experience for vendor shopping during our Garden of Quilts event. Visit the Vendor Marketplace in the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn. There will be no entrance fee and everyone is welcome! Drop by, shop vendors, see quilts, and hear demos!

logo for Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild, years 2000-2020

Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt guild

The special featured exhibit this year features quilts from the Atlanta-based quilters guild Brown Sugar Stitchers. Focused on African-American quilting style and technique, BSSQG will display a collection of quilts made by its members. Don’t miss their lectures during the Friday & Saturday Lecture Series!

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daily afternoon teas

Experience an afternoon of decadence during our Afternoon Tea Party – now extended to multiple tea times per day during the full Garden of Quilts week (Wednesday-Friday). Enjoy English style scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of assorted teas and other beverages and more in the picturesque Loggia Garden.




9 AM – 4 PM

Teeny Tiny Collage Statement Vase – Beginner Fabric Collage – Laura Heine
I Can Fly – Intermediate Piecing – Jen Carlton-Bailly
Colors of the Wind II – Intermediate Piecing – Raija Salomaa


9 AM – 12 NOON

Apple Cider – Intermediate Piecing, Applique – Bev McCullough
Scaredy Cat Christmas – Intermediate Piecing – Amanda Niederhauser
I Can’t Believe It’s Machine Applique – Beginner Machine Applique – Carmen Geddes
Crossing Paths – Beginner Piecing – Melissa Corry
Harvest Home – Beginner Piecing, Applique – Jill Finley
The Greatest Gift – Intermediate Piecing, Stitch and Flip, HST, HSR (rectangles) – Jennifer Long
Granny Square Crochet – Beginner Crochet – Lori Holt


2 PM – 5 PM

Summer Stars – Beginner Piecing – Amber Johnson
Stars & Stripes for Oliver – Beginner Piecing – Paula McKinlay
Jelly Roll Magic – Beginner Piecing, Easy Piecing Foundation Piecing, Carmen Geddes
How They Shine – Beginner Piecing – Melissa Corry
Cherries Jubilee – Beginner Piecing, Applique – Jill Finley
Nesting Zippered Travel Pouches – Beginner Piecing, Zipper Addition, Laminated Fabric Sewing Tips – Amy Chappell
Halloween Buntings – Beginner Piecing – Melissa Mortenson


7 PM – 11 PM

Open Sew

Garden of Quilts is Supported By:

For information on how your company can partner with the 2023 Garden of Quilts, click HERE.

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