The Garden of Quilts is returning for a second unforgettable year! In partnership with Riley Blake Designs, Thanksgiving Point brings to Utah an outdoor exhibition of hundreds of quilts. Set within the award-winning, 55-acre Ashton Gardens, the exhibition features 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 two days only.
For special rates, reserve a room at our partner hotel Home 2 Suites by clicking on the 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 Friday, September 18 from 9:00am – 7:00pm, and Saturday, September 19, from 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Admission for the show is $20 per day with discounts given to seniors and the military. Thanksgiving Point Members get in free. This pricing reflects a discount over last year due to decreases in hands-on programming in an effort to protect guests and maintain social distancing.
Your Garden of Quilts admission includes entry to the Ashton Gardens for one day as well as access to the vendor marketplace.
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 food and retail vendors participate in the event. If you are a vendor looking to participate, check back soon for more information.
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.
Yes, golf carts will be available for rent in advance online, or in-person. Advance reservations are subject to an additional fee, but in-person rentals are subject to availability.
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.
Due to changes in format this year we will not be operating the golf cart shuttles within the Ashton Gardens, though golf carts will be available to rent.
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).
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.
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.
This event is 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.
We expect all kinds of quilt designs and all levels from beginner to expert. All submissions are welcome!
If you are a quilter and would like to include your work in the show we would love to have you join in on the fun. Click HERE for more information regarding submitting a quilt—or five.
Ashton Gardens is ideally situated near several hotel properties. For special rates, book with our partner hotel Home 2 Suites.
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.
Quilt submissions are available HERE. See below for more information on in-person submission.
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.
We are offering local participants opportunities to drop off quilts for display at Garden of Quilts on August 15th and 22nd. More details, including the time and place of these drop-offs will be emailed out with quilt acceptance.
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!
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 28, 2020.
Quilt applications can be submitted through July 21, 2020 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.
We invite anyone aged 18 or older that has a few hours to give to apply to be a volunteer. Check back soon to learn more about volunteering for the 2020 Garden of Quilts!
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.
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