Thursday, May 28, 2015

May Quilt Guild meeting in our new home.

May brought us to our new location at the Orem Senior Center.

We meet in a very nicely decorated centrally located room.

We have lots of room for our library in the same room.
 We have a new member, Jill Bowler of Orem. Welcome Jill! 

Debbie Nelsen handed out the instructions to this nice scrap quilt called Twinklers.
Bonnie Miles invited guild members to bring their favorite bag and many did. We all enjoyed checking them all

We were treated to a Round Robin where four bags were demonstrated to us.

Lynn Rawlings demonstrated the Three Pocket Envelope Purse

Debbie Nelsen taught us how to make an Earth Friendly Shopping Bag

Paula Mckinley showed us the Dumpling zipper pouch

Deon Stott  demonstrated how she makes Carpetbags from upholstery samples

Show and Tell

Brenda Sommers showed a baby quilt and a twin sized quilt she made from the Bright Block Exchange she participated in.

Machelle Preston showed us the Lori Holt Block of the Month quilt that she will be offering. Check with Machelle for details if you would like to participate.

Debbie Parker has made this large 9 patch bed quilt with the fun flower applique and also has been busy making doll quilts for her grandkids.

Patti Kiser made this disappearing 9 patch with soft and cuddly Minky on the back

 Allison Babcock made this quilt called Wheel of Fortune using the paper piecing method

Cindy Haag made this beautiful wall quilt called Cactus blues from a Judy Neimeyer pattern. It was quilted by Carole Lifferth

Deon Stott showed her Sheep Shape quilts the one on the left was featured on the cover of Quiltmaker Magazine last year. She will be teaching this at Quilt Fest.

Bonnie Miles Showed her Hexies with style and her Zig Zag quil

Shirley Olsen showed her quilt Road to Oklahoma which she started many years ago at a Knotts workshop. She finally finished machine quilting it this last April and she is excited to have a red, white, and blue quilt for the summer.

Janet Hansen made two wonderful quilts for her grandchildren's graduations They feature their names and school mascots and are done in the school colors

Marie Haws showed her 3-D Quilt Space Crystal which she will be teaching at Quilt Fest in September.
Barbara Murdock made this huge scrap quilt with lots of half square triangles in fun bright colors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Service Day

Many helping hands made for a fun day working together to make quilts to donate to the Utah County Baby Your Baby program and the Christmas box house. The  Jamestown people treated us to a wonderful lunch and we all enjoyed the great feeling of serving others.

Jamestown Quiltshow

Cindy Haag (quilter Carole Lifferth) won Best of Show

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Philippa Naylor March International Teacher Guest

Phillipa came to us from England and was such a delight to listen to. She entertained us with many interesting stories of her life in England as well as the 15 years she spent in Saudi Arabia. She is a  renowned quilter who has won many awards at national quilt competitions here in the U.S. as well as world wide. She teaches all over the world and had many exciting techniques to show us.

Philippa taught her curved piecing method to 20 ladies who signed up for her all day class held Tuesday.

 Everyone in the class really appreciated her expert instruction and hands on approach.

On Wednesday a few of the people from the class showed the guild there class projects.

Philippa brought with her two of her famous quilts and we loved the chance 
for a close up look at her work. Her whole cloth quilt called Flower Power features her unique embroidered trapunto quilting. She quilts all her quilts on her domestic sewing machine.

Detail of Flower Power wholecloth quilt.

Philippa brought many excellent visual aids of sample of her many embellishing and applique techniques. 

Philippa also brought her latest quilt Bird by Bird which features her fabulous applique talents and some very interesting piping and rouleau trim.

Philippa has written two books Quilting in the Limelight and Applique Mastery. They are published by Dragon Threads here in the U.S. You can find out more at her website Watch for more of her work at Houston and Paducah in the future.