Monday, August 18, 2014

Misc. News

Barbara from the State guild sent this out and wanted 
the Heber quilt guild member to get a chance to look at it.


Mr. Phil Newton of Amann-Mettler has come through for us and we are going to give each person that enters a quilt(s) in the show a box of 12 spools of beautiful Mettler cotton thread, the box includes various colors, some variegated.  This gift will be placed in the quilters bag when you get your quilt(s) back after the show. 
This is so wonderful of Mr. Newton.  He is one of Nuttall's affiliates and agreed to give us this gift because of all the quilters in Utah that purchase his thread. 
Told you I'd have some news for you.  Please get the word out to your members and friends to register their quilts by Monday,  August 25, 2014.  This includes the display only and the previous Quilt Fest workshop finished quilts.   

Josephine Keasler, Quilt Fest 2014, Quilt Show Coordinator.

Marie Haws, Vice PresidentUtah Quilt Guild est. 1977
"To Encourage, Promote and Preserve, the art of quilt making"

August Quilt Guild

Welcome to our 
Everything is Awesome Guild Meeting!

We started our night off with 
a display of the Lego sewing machine challenges.
We had one :0)
It was made (twice, due to sibling disruption) by Bethany's son.
Isn't it awesome!!!

We actually had another one, 
it just was on display at the Wasatch Library for their Lego competition...
This one was put together by my daughter, Amanda.

After our Awesome Legos,
Leah went over our quilt for the year and answered questions about the blocks.
(Amber, our president, was out of town :0( Come back Amber!!)
The Clothesline Block
31 1/2 inches by 10 1/2 inches

Some of the "flowers" that will be placed in the quilt.

A new block, 
wool appliqued sunflowers with yoyos in the center.

Leah also brought a paper copy of all the squares 
and their dimensions for us.

After Leah reviewed the quilt for us, 
Kathy went over some really helpful hints and tips for getting a quilt ready to be sent to a binder.

She also made a super handy chart for making binding for your quilt.

As a note, we have a quilt challenge to show an unfinished quilt top to Amber and then complete it by the September quilt guild.  So let's get quilting!!

Kathy's quilt top

Another quilt top. 
She couldn't decide which one she was going to finish first.

A stunning quilt Kathy finished

 Leah's quilt top

Tricia brought in a new quilt pattern she tried out.

Another awesome quilt.  Love the lettering!!

Tamara brought a set of paper dolls she made for her daughter.

A wall hanging that Tamara finished.  Ooh, pretty!

Mary, our newest member (and my sister!)
brought in a beautiful and vibrant quilt top.
Way to go!!

She also made a baby blanket out of the leftover scraps.
Can't wait to see them quilted!

Rachel finished (finally!! she said) 
some really groovy socks for her daughter.

Mother and daughter-talk about motherly love!

Barbara brought in a pillow that she said was super easy.
Whew!  Looks complicated to me!  Way to go!

 We also had some donations for the women's jail.  
If you know who donated these, let us know!  Mystery quilts!!

We also wanted to give a fond farewell to Patty and Natalia, who are both moving.
We wish you luck and will miss your smiling faces!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Welcome to our Summer Fun Picnic!!
To get us ready to go for our quilt challenge night 
and our round robin show-off, 
we started the night off with a picnic
 and home-made ice cream. 
A big thanks to those who brought food. :0)

After our tasty food, we had a class on
our next quilt block of the month given by Leah.
What an awesome job!!

We also had a class given by Amy on the age old art of tatting.
  She even gave out cute tatted butterflies!

After our classes, we got the result on our quilt challenges.

Michelle Murdock, grand prize 
(not quite sure which one that is, she wasn't there, so I wasn't able to figure it out...I think its this one.)

Beth, runner up

Tamara, 2nd place

Heatherly, 3rd

Way to go to all of our participants!!
All the quilts were amazing!!!

(someday I will get a picture of me with my stuff in here...)

A big thanks goes to Bethany for putting our challenge together,
 and to the judges for doing such a nice job.

After our quilt judging, we did our 
Sew and Tells

Amber brought in her cute quilt challenge, 
that didn't quite get finished in time...
maybe because of the little quilt member hiding behind her :0)

Barbara brought in one of many ironing boards 
she had made for the state quilt guild.

Marcia brought in some baby blankets she had finished.

Some of the other show and tells that I wasn't able to catch names on....

I think this is Tamara's monster quilt.  
Can you spot the hidden monsters??

At long last, we have some of the Round Robins completed!!
 I will get a list later of all of those who worked on each square.

For my Sew and Tell,
 I seem to give away all my stuff right before quilt guild.
So since I do the blog, 
I thought I could get away with showing my stuff via online.

My first applique on a baby blanket for my cousin's baby.

An easy peasy quilt for my other cousin's baby.

Which turned out to not be so easy peasy because 
they wanted a bumper pad set to go with it 
and would I please make one from scratch?? 
 (never made one before, so EEEK!!)

And one more baby blanket, this one for my nephew-to-be.
(any more babies that need blankets?? sheesh :0)

*Note- I am soo sorry for any names missing or miss-spelled.  So, if you see any that you know, please leave a comment below and I would be happy to fix it!!!

***Also, be sure to bring in a quilt top that has no back yet, 
as we are doing a quilt challenge with them!***