Saturday, May 31, 2008

June 5th meeting

June 5th is our big day - Round Robin returns, Design Challenge Quilt Show, lesson on The 10 Things All Quilters Should Know, and great ladies to visit with.

Our meeting this month will be held at the Wasatch County Library at 7:00 pm. Please bring your Elements quilt, round robins, friendship blocks, and 2 months worth of sew and tell!

Also, newsletters were sent out. Please let Rachel or Deonn know if you did not receive yours via email.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May's Cool Tip

Since we don't meet in May, Deonn found a cool tip online for us this month. It is a link to a video on the quilters knot. Very handy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Ever heard of the technique called 'McTavishing?'
There is a technique taught by Karen McTavish that is the exciting rage in quilting. Deonn took a class taught my Karen McTavish at the Home Machine Quilting Show and she said it was wonderful and such a great time.

Karen has her own fun style and techniques, maybe Deonn will share some with us at guild meeting and show us what she learned!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More Retreat

We stayed at The Miners Club for our retreat - what treat!! It was such a good time and a wonderful place to stay, thanks Cat, Shantelle, and KayeDawn for working such good things out for us.

Heather, Patti, Crusan, Jenny, and Rachel

Wendy and Michele, busy at work on vairous projects. We had a lot of time for open sew this year, it was great. Everyone just worked on whatever they wanted to and whatever had to be done. We did see a few round robins getting another border added, how exciting!

Crusan and KayeDawn

We had a pretty nice set up. Most of our cutting was done upstairs in the loft and all of our machines were set up downstairs together. Unfortunately, the table closest to the kitchen and ALL the scrumptious food was right by Rachel's table! I ate almost as much as I sewed!

Shantelle put some really cute baskets/treat bags/boxes/whatever you want to call them together for us. Thanks Shantelle for all the treats and to those that contributed to the fun baskets of goodies.

What a great time we had a the retreat this year. Thanks to everyone that made it possible.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Home Machine Quilting Show, SLC UT

The Home Machine Quilting show is going on right now! Head down to SLC to the Expo Center and check it out. There are 150 vendors this year, our very own Kim Shannon being one of them with her store there. There are over 500 quilts displayed this year also, wow! A few of those 500 are from our own guild, good job ladies! There are tons of classes going on too, but you kind of missed that already, sorry.

This quilt is a special exhibit that is on display this year. It is called 'The Supper' and is 15.3 feet wide and 5.5 feet tall and beautiful. The entire quilt is made from 1/2 inch squares, 51,816 of them. Go check it out, it would make daVinci proud.

Here are just some pictures of quilts that I (Rachel) enjoyed and thought you might too, although no picture is as good as seeing it in real life, full color, and the atmosphere, oh the atmosphere!

This quilt is the only one that I took a close up picture of the tag, sorry, I should have done it on all the quilts. But if you click on the picture of the quilt, it will give you a close up and hopefully you can see what you want to see. You should definitely click on the above picture and look at the amazing binding, applique, whatever you call it around the edge. So pretty!

A popular pattern, I liked it and so do other quilters it seems! I think there was one more of this one.

Okay, I took a picture of this one because I loved it, then I visited Natalia's blog (link on the right) and realized it is hers!!!! Natalia, it is so beautiful, good job!

Holy smack chicken, amazing!
Melon blocks for Jenny, she loves the melon block.

Okay, you know that quilting is getting to you when you see a quilt from a far and recognize the pattern. This pattern is called Eureka! and it is beautiful - the colors and all. It is in the show this year.

This Eureka! quilt was in the show last year and was also stunning.

Get your fannies down to the Expo Center and see them all yourselves! You can print off a $1 off coupon for admission at These pictures were taken before the ribbons were awarded. Do you think I picked any winners? If anyone else takes some pictures of their favorites, email them to me and I will put them on here too.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Retreat Kaleidoscope Quilts

Thanks so much to Paulette and her sister Rachelle who helped us with our Kaleidoscope quilts at the quilting retreat. It was so much fun! It was great to see the fabric everyone picked out and how all the blocks turned out.





Wendy and Barbara brought fabric to sash and finish their blocks, look how amazing they turned out!

Thanks again Paulette and Rachelle, and Mara, thanks for the rulers!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Our quilting retreat is for the next three days! How very fun. Check back for some pictures of our little quilting get away.
Congratulations to Tricia, she had her sweet little boy on Monday. Hope you are doing well Tricia!!