Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Amy is the owner of American Quilting in Orem, one of the funnest quilting stores around. She offers so many cute projects at her store, and now there is news of a quilting retreat sponsored by Amy and American Quilting. The retreat is called 'Memories' and will be held February 28th, 29th, and March 1st at the Marriot Hotel in Provo. There will be demonstrations, lectures, prizes, and socials. You can take all your pizza boxes full of your projects to work on or you can take one of the classes offered down there. Call American Quilting at 801 802-7841 to get more information, or Barbara Murdock has a catalog if you would like to get in touch with her.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The address is 55 South and 500 East, Heber City. We will be meeting in a conference room near the USU Extension Offices. The best place to park is on the north or east sides of the building, so right off of Center Street. Go in the north doors, they are at the top of a loading dock on the north side (Center Street side) of the building.
Go through the double glass doors and then take your first doorway on your left. There is a nice, big conference room waiting for us there. I think the number on the door is 132.
See everyone at 7:00 pm on February 7th! If you are doing the cute Lullaby applique quilt, please arrive at 6:00 for instruction. You should have received an email about this if you signed up. If not, call KayeDawn. Her number is in our newsletter.
Just a little inspiration for you. This is KayeDawn's friendship block quilt for 2007. It is called Autumn Leaves. So pretty! Hopefully you are all dreaming about what you want your friends to help you make this year during our Friendship Block Exchange.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Her family just recently moved to Tennessee where she hears there are some really great quilt shops nearby. Kari sent a nice big hello to all her quilting friends in Heber.
Here is her family at Rockefeller Plaza around Christmastime.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Cute pastel penny rug
I love this one!
A beautiful kaleidoscope quilt.
Thanks so much for sharing Beth!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Snowman by Natalia
Friday, January 4, 2008
Our theme for 2008 is Elements - water, air, fire, earth
January is Elements of Quilting - the block and the border
If you are participating in the design challenge this year, and hopefully you are, for the month of January you need to be working on a quilt block that measures between 14 and 19 inches square. Find a pattern or make your own and then pick your fabrics, both with your element that you drew in mind. There are many places online that have free block patterns. Try one of these sites: www.freequiltpatterns.info/
Make your block. Then you need to put a border on your new block that is at least 3 inches wide but not bigger than 5 inches wide.
That is it for January! Bring your element quilt top to February guild meeting for the next step in our elements design challenge and to receive your participation prize.
Look at the pleasure Shantelle is getting as she holds 'The Basket of Doom or Gladness' that we drew our design challenge fate from! Thanks Shantelle for making our design challenges so fun and interesting. You have an amazing mind to think of all of this good stuff for us! Thanks for s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g us too!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
First of all, here is a kaleidoscope quilt made by Paulette. Isn't it great? You bet, and you get to learn how to make one if you attend our Quilting in the Woods Retreat! Paulette is teaching a kaleidoscope quilt class at the retreat so we can all have one of our own. There will be more information to come about what fabric to buy, how much, and what all those 4, 6 and 8 repeat terms mean.
I love this picture. It is Paulette showing us all what is meant by repeating prints. Don't worry, we will get a lesson soon! All you need to know now is to mark May 1-3 on your calendar for the retreat. Better yet, use that cute little cabin magnet you have and make sure it is in perfect sight for your family to see it. Shantelle says they need to know when you will be gone quilting!
Here is Wendy and Crusan, our charity quilt ladies. Crusan sent a sign up around asking for help with piecing, quilting, and binding some of the instant blocks we learned and made last year. Thank you for those that signed up and are willing to donate your time and talents. Crusan also told us that she would willingly take any other charity quilts you would like to make to dialysis centers for their patients to use.
Wendy is our state guild representative and the Utah State Quilt Guild is asking its member to make 40" by 60" or larger quilts for Quilts4Cancer which benefits kids and teenagers with cancer in our state. They can be tied or quilted.
You can give the completed quilts to Wendy, she will turn them in for you, or I read in The Beeline Newsletter I receive from the state guild that you can turn them into a quilt shop in Tremonton called Quilters Harvest. They will turn them in for you AND they will give you a 20% discount off of a one time only purchase at their store. So, if you head north anytime soon, go check it out, tell us what a cute shop it is, turn in a quilt or two, and get a screaming good deal! The owner of that shop, Peggy Schultz would love to see you! In order for your quilts to go to Quilts4Cancer, they need to be finished by September, but why put it off?
Thanks everyone for sharing your amazing work with us at our January guild meeting. Keep sewing and may your bobbin always be full!