Saturday, May 31, 2008
June 5th meeting
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
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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
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
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!
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!
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 http://www.hmqs.org/. 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
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!