Thursday, February 26, 2009

Heber Valley Quilters 2009 Design Challenge

Baskets of Friendship

The Design Challenge for this year is exciting as ever! We learned at our February meeting what the first part of the challenge is for the year. For those that are participating, you need to assemble a basket of friendship by making a 9" finished size (that is 9 1/2 " unfinished) basket block, 2 new quilting notions or tools, and a card that was attached to your handout from February. Wrap your basket of friendship with cellophane and a ribbon to be exchanged at our March meeting. We will receive the next step for the challenge then!

To exchange your basket, please remember to come at 6:30 for the Challenge Bee!

Monday, February 23, 2009

What a mysterious treat!

Please remember to look at Seasons of Home's webpage for details on the Zermatt Resort Mystery Quilting Retreat! It will be held April 24th and 25th and spaces are limited!

Monday, February 16, 2009

February's Sew and Tell

February's Sew and Tell was once again a very inspiring event! Many of the projects shown were considered 'Finishing Bee' projects for the month of January. Hooray for all of you FINISHERS! How wonderful it is to finish a project! Enjoy the pictures, sorry the coloring is a little OFF.


Hand quilted!!


A cute project from Quiltfest a few years ago - finished!

Mystery Quilt from 2007 HVQ Retreat

More Wendy

Yummy flannel bound for Alaska!

Her fun fun President's block quilt!





Another Barbara
Bulls Eye Quilt

For her daughter

Amazingly cute piped binding!

Another Cindy
For a wedding!




Round Robin from last year finished!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Queen Bee for February

February's Queen Bee is Heather

This is Heather's second year with the Heber Valley Quilt Guild and we are glad to have her with us. We learned quite a bit about Heather and it was nice getting to know another wonderful quilter from our guild.

Sorry about the expression I caught Heather, but the project was just too cute to not post!

Friday, February 6, 2009

February's Tip of the Month

Suzanne shared the tip and trick of the month with us at our February guild meeting. She had quite a few great ideas. One of her tips is to reduce your magazine storage space (she had boxes and boxes of quilting magazines) by tearing out the articles, patterns, etc that you are interested in and but them into binders. She categorizes her binders with the type of projects inside each one. This one here is an entire binder on CRAZY QUILTS. She said she has really reduced the space her magazines take up now with using binders and page protectors and just keeping the projects she is interested in.

She also told us that she LOVES Metler brand thread. It is a cotton thread that is silk wrapped and she has found it is really nice to work with when appliqueing. Thanks Suzanne for sharing some great ideas with us!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thanks Tricia

At our January guild meeting, Tricia gave us some great organization tips for our monthly Tips and Tricks. She suggested the rolling cart plastic bins. One drawer or bin can hold an entire project - fabric, pattern, thread, scraps, the whole shebang!. She also noted that if you need a project to take along somewhere, it is all there, ready to throw in a bag and take with you.

Tricia also mentioned a website that has some great organizational information and also is just a great quilting site. It is Enjoy!

Please remember our guild meeting this Thursday. The meeting starts at 7:00, but if you are interested in the Design Challenge, make sure you are there at 6:30.