Friday, January 31, 2014

February Mini Retreat and Quilt Guild Invite

For any of you who have not yet seen our cute invite for our February activities, here is a copy for you.  Make sure to be there, guaranteed to be a blast!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Guild-Time for Friendship

Welcome to a year new with new quilt guild board members!  We certainly are going to miss our previous board as we figure out how things work.  Thank you for all of your hard work!!!

This year our new president is going to be Amber Sisson, 
who has some wonderful ideas for this year.  Our theme is going to be about Time and of the many ways we can use and enjoy it.  

January started us off with Time for Friendship and we had many new faces come to guild, lots of laughs, beautiful sew and tells, and don't forget, lots of fun :0)

The Sew and Tells

Barb Murdock brought her finished snowman wall hanging and squares for a barn quilt that we were all wanting the pattern to (sorry, the pattern is not available :0(

She also brought a beautiful quilt that she finished with the help of Cindi Williams.

This is where my real camera ate the batteries and I had to use my camera phone, which is great if you don't move or what you are taking a picture of doesn't move.  So, sorry the pictures didn't turn out well.

Kydawn brought in a clutch (or was it a mouth piece??) and a beautiful bag made out of selvage edges. What a great way to use all of the fabric.
(sorry for the really interesting pictures, Kydawn.  I'll do bettter next time!)

Suzanne brought in a wonderful American-themed quilt she had finished.

Nita had a stunning bar-jello quilt that she had added wall hanging sleeves on to.

Tricia brought in the stockings, hand towel, and advent calendar she had made for Christmas.

Marsha brough the front to her quilt that had cute little birds on it.

Patty and her cute little helper brought in some nifty circles for a quilt she has been working on.  They also had some beauty Christmas stockings. (alas, that picture didn't work out so well...)

Tamara brought in a table runner with beautiful fairies quilted all over, an awesome quilt with sewing machine pictures and items on it, and a cute love banner.  Way to keep busy Tamara!

This quilt was brought in by Rachel, who made it for her parents with all of the grandkids' hands on it.

Rachel also brought in a cutsie little flag quilt.

Sue brought in a beautiful quilt that she had finished.  Way to go Sue!!

After our sew and tell, we did some make and takes to brush up on or to learn new sewing techniques. We also shared great company and ate some yummy food.

Our cute little helpers learning how to basket stitch little hearts for Valentines' Day.

Our grown-up helpers at the sewing table practicing perfect squares and doing the bar-jello technique with cards.

The very tasty artichoke dip (can you tell? almost gone before I could take a picture!) from our snack table. Thanks to all who brought goodies!

Artichoke Dip
1 package cream cheese
1 c. mayo
1 c. sour cream
1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
2 (14 oz) cans artichoke hearts, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. dill weed
Mix all together. Bake in 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Courtesy of Tamara

We also did a special drawing from those who brought a friend with or paid their dues for this year.  
The prize was an apron made by Celeni.  
Our special winner this month was Suzanne.  Yeah for her!!!

As part of the evening, we had a few announcements and a few fliers passed out.  If you have any questions, bring them to the next guild or ask a guild board member.

Charity Quilts For the Dream on Foundation
see Debbie Proctor for more info (esp. if you can't read the fine print!!)
Due before President's Day

The State Quilt Guild is also looking for quilts.  For questions, contact Barb Murdock, our State representative.

Here is our Round Robin Challenge for the year.  Please bring a square center block (12" to 16") to the February guild meeting.

Design Challenge Reveal!
Due in July
May use 3 colors: red, white, and blue
Make a table or wall hanging.
The challenge is the creative use of color and specific shape i.e. a circle.
More info to come in February!

A retreat is scheduled for March 2nd and 3rd, so don't forget and mark those calendars now!

Block of the month will begin in February, we are going to be celebrating the fifteenth year of the quilt guild.

Next Guild Meeting:
February 6, 2014
Am Bank, Heber

Next Sew Day/ Mini Retreat
February 1, 2014
Am Bank, Heber
8 am to 10 pm