Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.
3900 N Garden Dr. Lehi, Utah 84043
September 12-14, 2019
9:00am – 8:00pm
For a full schedule, see below:
You are invited to an event like none other. In partnership with Riley Blake Designs, Thanksgiving Point is bringing to Utah an outdoor exhibition of well over a thousand quilts. Set within the award-winning, 55-acre Ashton Gardens, the exhibition will feature a juried collection of quilts from artists across the country, as well as rare access to view some stunning private collections--all on display for three days only.
In addition to the exquisite quilt exhibition will be a weekend full of additional opportunities for classes, vendors, shopping, trunk shows, charity service projects, special events—like afternoon tea, and off-site tours—that is sure to make this event one not to be missed.
For special rates, reserve a room at one of our partner hotels by clicking on their logo below:
The Garden of Quilts show will be held at the Ashton Gardens. The Gardens are one of five venues located on the Thanksgiving Point campus in Lehi, Utah. Lehi is located right off the I-15 corridor in between the Salt Lake and Provo metropolitan centers.
The show will be open Thursday, September 12 from 9:00am to 5:00pm, as well as Friday and Saturday September 13-14, from 9:00am – 7:00pm. The Vendor Marketplace and in-Garden programming will only be on Friday and Saturday.
There are various ticket types and prices depending on days and duration of your intended visit. A General Admission ticket for the Garden of Quilts exhibition is $35.00 and covers admission to the Gardens. For additional options, weekend passes, and available discounts please click HERE.
Your Garden of Quilts admission includes entry to the Ashton Gardens for the day(s) specified. Friday and Saturday admission includes access to the vendor marketplace as well as all the additional public presentations, activities, and trunk shows. General admission does not include individual classes, or the Thursday evening Maker Meet and Greet and trunk show featuring Jenny Doan.
The 3-Day pass includes admission to the Gardens on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and includes the Jenny Doan Trunk Show.
The Maker’s Meet and Greet offers up a rare opportunity to meet and listen to presenters and designers as they share their stories, quilts and other handmade projects during this fun evening.
You are in luck! There will be so many quilts it will be impossible to not find one—or a hundred. Broadly, quilts will be displayed according to specific themes, features, or techniques all throughout the 55-acre Ashton Gardens. All guests will be provided a program and map to help them navigate and ensure their experience is meaningful. Additionally, our volunteers and staff throughout the Gardens will have additional information and can provide you directions to locate a specific quilt or artist you might be looking for.
We apologize for the difficulty. We want to make sure your questions are answered, and needs are met. Please call our main Thanksgiving Point information line at 801-768-2300 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you with your registration over the phone.
Yes, we will have numerous food and retail vendors participate in the event. A list will be available this summer as they have are confirmed. If you are a vendor looking to participate please click HERE.
Yes! The ability to shop from beautiful and unique products is half the fun. Whether you are looking for fabric for your next project or just a fun treat, the Garden of Quilts show will feature a marketplace of thoughtfully curated shops and vendors that is sure to provide something to delight you.
Due to the volume of guests and the layout of the event golf carts will not be available to rent to individual guests. There will however be an extensive complementary shuttle system running continual loops throughout the entire Gardens allowing guests the opportunity to hop on and off at numerous locations. We have designed this service to meet our guest’s needs for mobility as well as allow everyone to enjoy a relaxing experience in the Gardens.
Yes, we have a limited number of manual wheelchairs available for rent. They are $20 reserved in advance and $15 day-of per day, if available. There are additional discounts for members for Thanksgiving Point Members.
Yes, we have many designated parking stalls for those with accessibility concerns and the proper handicap parking credentials.
There will be numerous shuttle options available. Within the Gardens there will be a golf cart shuttle option to assist guests in navigating the gardens. Depending on parking lot volume we will make a parking lot shuttle available once we meet a certain threshold. Our local hotel partners will also be offering their shuttles to guests of their hotels that will have drop-offs at the Ashton Gardens as well as other nearby places of interest (dependent on individual hotel policy).
We will offer the ability to ship purchases and supplies home for those interested in the service.
Thanksgiving Point is a unique complex that—in addition to our Gardens--includes two world-class museums: the Museum of Natural Curiosity and the Museum of Ancient Life, a working farm, and our newest experience the Butterfly Biosphere where guests can experience all the creepy-crawlies and a stunning conservatory that is home to over a thousand glittering butterflies.
We have in the works multiple tours to visit local quilt shops and an special evening tour to the 46th Annual Utah Quilt Show at the Springville Museum of Art.
In addition to on campus options we are within a short drive of countless natural and cultural destinations such as the Timpanogos Caves, Sundance Resort, Olympic Park, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple Square, Family Search, Hogle Zoo, Living Planet Aquarium, art museums, multiple theaters, and so much more.
We will have a concierge available during the Garden of Quilts that will be happy to help you with information regarding the area ensuring that your visit to Utah is one you won’t soon forget.
Facilitation and activities for this event are much more geared towards adults and older teens. We love families and want guests of all ages to feel welcome. Due to the nature of the exhibit we ask that parents and caregivers keep their children with them and help them respect the quilts by not touching.
A juried show is one in which all entries have gone through a process wherein the quilts are judged by a panel of experts to ensure those put-on display meet a certain threshold criterion of quality and craftsmanship. We are looking for all kinds of quilt designs and all levels from beginner to expert. All submissions are welcome!
Ashton Gardens is ideally situated near several hotel properties. We have partnered with six: Courtyard Marriott, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Hyatt Place, Springhill Suites by Marriott, and Staybridge Suites. They have generously agreed to offer our guests of the Garden of Quilts special rates and shuttle service to and from the Gardens. For more information on availability or to book, please see the following links for individual hotels:
The Salt Lake International Airport is located 30 miles to the North of the Ashton Gardens. In ideal traffic it is a 40-60 minute commute. The Provo Regional Airport is situated 22 miles to the South of us and is approximately a 30 drive in ideal traffic.
We have set aside a limited number of spaces for overnight RV parking on the property. The exact logistics and location are still being determined. We are looking into the possibility of having power and/or water accessible on site but that is still in the works so to be safe plan on “dry” camping. If you plan on bringing an RV and would like more information, or to reserve a spot, please call our main info line at 801.768.2300.
If you are interested in submitting a quilt for display in our exhibition, please read the information and fill out the application located HERE.
It is important that quilts not be dropped off or delivered until requested. Those requests will be accompanied with detailed information regarding the delivery and return of your quilt. Please be on the lookout for those directions which will be included with acceptance notifications.
Yes! We are looking for all kinds of quilt designs and all levels from beginner to expert! As long as it is submitted by the creator(s) of the quilt, we're interested! For more information please refer to the application directions HERE.
It doesn’t cost anything to apply to submit a quilt. For those whose quilts are accepted we charge a $20 entry fee. This fee covers up to five quilts and is required to help offset the cost of return shipping.
Final decisions will be made by our jury in late July and notification letters will be mailed to all those who applied on or before, July 26, 2019.
Great question. We are busy creating a video tutorial to help make it easy as possible for you to add a hanging sleeve to your quilt and will update this page with a link as soon as it is finished. In the mean-time there are numerous examples online that can be found with a quick search.
Quilt applications can be submitted through July 7, 2019 at 11:59pm Mountain Time.
Absolutely! For those of you that live locally we will have arrangements for both drop-off and pick-up. There will be more details provided with acceptance letters when they are sent out.
Yes! We are just as excited as you are to show off your beautiful creations. We will be providing a ribbon to each quilter that is invited to display their work so that they can have a memento of the occasion.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. We do understand that many of our guest are traveling from out of state and machines can be cumbersome. To accommodate all our guests, we will be partnering with a manufacturer (to be announced soon) and will have a number of machines to rent or demo. Stay tuned for additional details.
The class fee covers the teachers fee and tuition for the class only.
A kit fee includes all the consumable materials needed to complete the project being covered in the class. For instance, the fabric and notions to create the quilt.
Supplies are typically additional tools you will need to complete your project during class. These typically include things like scissors, pins, marking pencils, etc. Larger equipment not on the list, such as irons, will be provided for each class.
We invite anyone aged 18 or older that has a few hours to give to apply to be a volunteer. You can apply to serve by clicking HERE.
The Garden of Quilts is sizable production. We will utilize the generous service of well over 100 volunteers. While each task may be a little different, the average shift lasts four hours. What you spend your time doing depends on the shift you sign up for and your unique skills, abilities, and limitations. You may be greeting guests, taking tickets, driving shuttle carts, helping class instructors, or countless other roles. At Thanksgiving Point we love our volunteers and count on them as partners to help make our experiences great.
If you want to volunteer, we want to have you participate! There are so many different ways to help out we will find a position that meets your needs and limitations. From two hours to two-hundred, we will gladly consider you for part of the team.
As a Thanksgiving Point volunteer your hours accumulate towards a host of incentives based on amount of service. Additionally, as a Garden of Quilts volunteer you will have the opportunity to earn event specific rewards like event admissions, food discounts, class discounts. Refer to the Volunteer Application HERE for more information.
Requires class registration and kit fee.
Take a Spin - Dodi Poulsen
Pixel Piecing Scrappy Spool - Carmen Geddes
Half Square Triangle Possibilities - Jenny Doan
“Welcome” Sewing Runner - Stacy West
Spring Fling - Sue Daley
String Me Along - Dodi Poulsen
Harvest Pumpkin - Carmen Geddes
Granny’s Teapot - Lori Holt
Swoon Along - Camille Roskelley
Timberland Mini Quilt - Christopher Thompson
This is a exhibition preview ticket available to the general public. No vendors access or presentations are included.
Jenny Doan Trunk Show:
You are invited to our exclusive kick-off event—a trunkshow event featuring quilting luminary, Jenny Doan as she shares stories, fabrics, and fun. Those in the know will appreciate what a special treat this is as Jenny has drastically reduced her touring schedule and this will be one of the very few opportunities to see her in person outside of pilgrimage to Hamilton, Missouri! This ticket is sure to sell out fast.
Requires class registration and kit fee.
End of Summer Snuggles: Making a Popsicle Parade Quilt - Melanie Collette
Sweet Mason Jar Vase Embroidery Hoop Art - Beverly McCullough
Harvest Pillows - Stacy West
Rainbow Connection - Amy Smart
It’s All in the Details - Lindsay Wilkes
Farm Girl Vintage Mini - Lori Holt
Hexi Cabin - Heather Peterson
Welcome to my ‘ville - Camille Roskelley
Tone on Tone Mini Quilt - Christopher Thompson
Heartfelt Purse - Sue Daley
Felt and Fabric Heart Sachets - Beverly McCullough
On a Whim - Sherri McConnell
Criss Cross Stars - Gerri Robinson
Storage Bins - Melissa Mortensen
In Bloom - Heather Petersen
Vintage Crazy Table Runner - Lori Holt
Dishes Quilt - Sewing with Curves - Vanessa Goertzen
Totally Tulips - Jenny Doan
Pedal Pushers - Jill Finley
Garden of Quilts:
9:00am-8:00pm. (Vendors 10am-8pm).
Requires class registration and kit fee.
Pincushion Surprise - Sue Daley
Sweet Home Embroidery Hoop Art - Beverly McCullough
Pier 44 - Sherri McConnell
Gem Stones Star Sampler Quilt - Gerri Robinson
3 Hour Dress - Lindsay Wilkes
Posh Petals - Sew Kind of Wonderful
Sewing Snowman - Stacy West
Santa’s Hat Shop - Melissa Mortenson
Spinners - Heather Peterson
The Majestic Quilt - Gerri Robinson
Mini Open Heart Pin Cushion - Vanessa Goertzen
Appliqued Trick-or-Treat Bag - Lindsay Wilkes
Azure Skies Quilt - Simple Simon
Beginner Hand Lettering - Melanie Collette
Sweet-tooth Star Gingerbread Table Runner - Kim Christopherson
Garden of Quilts:
9:00am-8:00pm. (Vendors 10am-8pm).
Classes, trunk shows and tours throughout entire event. Schedule available HERE.
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