Fabrics sat for sale on shelves at Country Cottage Quilt Shoppe in Riverton. (photo by Carl Cote)

Riverton will be the site this year for the 26th annual Wyoming Star Quilt Guild’s “Quilting Stars” exhibition and presentations at Central Wyoming College beginning Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 23. The Vendor Mall open to the public at Rustler Gymnasium begins July 19 from 3-8 p.m. with the quilt displays and programming to begin on Thursday, July 20. Vendors will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Friday when they’ll be available from 3-6 p.m. 

Local coordinator Peggy Albright said the public is welcome to come and view the Challenge Quilts of Valor in the gym. “At the end of the show, the quilts will be donated to veterans of military service,” she explained. The show also has an “Opportunity Quilt” which will be raffled on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. It’s an 87” by 90” queen-sized quilt named “Oh My Stars.”

The public is also invited, but at a cost of $10, for the national teachers’ presentations and trunk shows at the CWC Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. Coming in are featured instructors Lyric Montgomery-Kinard, the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters “Teacher of the Year” and author of “Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises.” Christina Cameli, a fabric and pattern designer, teacher and author, will also speak. Her five quilting books include “Wedge Quilt Workshop” and “Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting.” Laura Heine, owner of a Billings, Mont., Quilt shop: Fiberworks, has designed over 50 different lines of fabrics, her own collection of threads and her current obsession, making collage quilts, will share her insight. Each of the special presenters have their own night: July 20 for Heine, July 21 for Cameil and July 22 for Mongomery-Kinard.