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Becky Goldsmith is an award-winning quilter who travels to teach quilting both nationally and internationally. Her classes are always interesting and informative, with an emphasis on teaching techniques that help you improve your sewing skills without making you crazy.

Becky started Piece O' Cake Designs with Linda Jenkins in 1994. They published more than 30 books and hundreds of patterns, including 7 Blocks of the Month. Linda retired in 2014 and Becky has continued writing books and patterns.

Making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging—and being a member of the quilting community is an added bonus. Becky never imagined that being a quilter would become her life’s work, but she’s so happy that it did!

Check out Becky’s work at


"Art has been an integral part of my life since I was a child," says Jean Impey.
I remember always being intrigued and absorbed with making things. 
My mother encouraged my exploration of all things creative and my life-long creative journey took off including painting, sewing, photography,  ceramics, embroidery, gardening just to name a few. 

My style, my passion, my energy is boundless… I love discovering, I love looking, I love seeing,
I love the way others see, and I love doing! 
I don’t worry about doing it wrong….
There is no such thing in the creative process. I like how Albert Einstein said, 
“The easiest way to be  creative: try something different, even if you don’t think it will work.” 

I look forward to sharing my story, work and passion with you. 
You can check out my website at 

 Nancy Prince, an award-winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializes in thread painting. Her anyone-can-do-it   approach to thread painting is fun, easy and a new way for quilters to broaden their quilting experience. She has recently   introduced thread sketching into her workshop offering

 Nancy is the author of Simple Thread Painting and Thread Painting with Style both published by the American Quilter’s   Society, has taped episodes for Simply Quilts, Creative Living on PBS and The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, has appeared in national magazines and has won numerous quilting awards.

 Nancy is totally addicted to thread painting and her enthusiasm in workshops can be contagious!!! Students comment on her   commitment to one-on-one attention and her upbeat attitude. She travels the country teaching and lecturing to anyone who
will listen in order to share the excitement and creativity thread painting brings to her quilting world. She excels in taking the mystic out of thread painting, making it easy for anyone to master.

 In addition to her husband, Tom, she has three grown sons and eight adorable grandchildren – and oh, yes and three talented daughters-in-law. She spends most of her time juggling her family, quilting and teaching her passion. This passion has enriched her life and keeps her centered and focused.  More information on Nancy can be found at

Davis Conference Center
1651 North 700 West Layton, UT

Reservations now open at the Hilton Garden Inn
It is time to make your hotel reservations for the 2018 Quilt Fest.
When you call and make your reservations, you will need to mention the word QUILT
in order to get the group discount rate ($99.00 per night).

The dates for Quilt Fest are Tuesday night September 18 to Saturday September 22, 2018.
Call the Hilton Garden Inn at 801-416-8899 and make your reservation now.
Hilton Garden Inn 762 West Heritage Park Blvd. Layton, UT 84041