Quiltfolk Issue 09: Utah Utah comprises roughly 53 million acres of the American West. There are some 6,000 churches in Utah, more than 30 colleges, and dozens of great quilt shops across the state to keep thousands of quilters going. And quilters have been “going” in Utah for generations, from the Mormon pioneers who settled the land to the modern quilters of today. In Quiltfolk Issue 09: Utah, you’ll meet quilters of all stripes: ranchers, farmers, scholars, community organizers, and those who simply like to keep family close. We canvassed the Beehive State from Bluff to Salt Lake City, from the Sundance Mountain Resort to the tiny town of Panguitch — we even photographed quilts in the national parks — to bring you the best of Utahan quilts.