Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Show and Tell

Well, we had another wonderful group of quilts to see this month: Our first lady showing was Linda Rehart. She exhibited two beautiful quilts: the first was a block of the month with whites and pastels, quilted by Cindy Williams. The second was done in colorful blocks—which she discovered were sewn by her Father-in-law in his early 80’s. She added pictures of him in his sailor suit from the Navy, circa WWII. This was quilted by Kathy Carter

Quilt #3 was done by Patty Kiser. This was an Amish Quilt Pattern with a Christmas twist. She started it in 1989 in Elkart, Indiana. She completed it in 2015 in Provo, Utah.

#4 was a series of beautiful Pillow Covers, (4 of them) done by Carole Ellis. They were actually sized for a bench. She wanted to practice her quilting with smaller projects. Well done!

Elise Larson completed her lovely quilt called String of Beads. She did this in a class taught by Bonnie Miles. This was #5.

Next, Elise Larson showed her quilt called Country Stars. The class for this was taught by Linda from the Cedar Chest Quilt Guild. Great quilts!

Linda Williams showed an amazing quilt top she calls her “Revolutionary War”quilt . She found this Block of the Month pattern on a trip to Florida. This was No. 7. Number 8 was also by Linda Williams, titled “Vintage Garden”. She got this idea from a class from Quilts Etc. using Thirties Fabric, and Lemoyne Star blocks.

Blyth Larrabee exhibited a beautiful, bright quilt which she made from ‘bright, happy blocks’ exchanged with Quilting friends. Gorgeous!

Laurel Christensen showed her quilt featuring five blocks of flowers made with bleach discharge on black Kona Cotton with alternating blocks with hand appliqued birds and a border taken from another quilt design by Kim Diehl. Her second quilt is Zinnia Basket designed by Kim Diehl also.

Last but not least was a beautiful Red and Black quilt with blocks of quilted hearts….perfect for the month of February! This was done by Krysti Wright. She is an experienced long-arm quilter, and has just re-joined our Quilt Guild . So happy to have you with us!

February general meeting

Five professional Long Arm Quilters presented a very informative and entertaining discussion about preparing our quilts for quilting on a long arm machine. They talked about the dos and don'ts when constructing your quilt so that it can be more successfully quilted. Their information was very enlightening and we all learned many tips to help us as we plan our projects. Our thanks to all these ladies for all the insight and education.

Debbie Nielsen

Darcia Pinette

Krysti Ann Wright

Leslie Randall

Wren Woodland

February Forum guest Davidene's Quilt shop

Davidene Zimmerman talked to us about how she navigated the process of opening her quilt shop in Coalville and then moving it to Park City. She talked about her husbands involvement and encouragement and support and how important it has been to her success.

Davidene showed us many of the fun projects that her shop features. She talked about how her customers are encouraged to bring their machine to her classroom space and spend the day with her and her staff and other quilters who love having a place to come hang out and share their passion for quilting. She offers class for kids as well as adults. Davidene is also very supportive of the community and sponsors various community activities.

February Forum

Bonnie Miles and Debbie Nielsen started off forum by introducing two scrap quilt patterns

 Becky Lambert discussed the way she uses command hooks,  binding clips and also alligator clips  as part of her quilting toolbox. Here she is demonstrating using a small red binding clip to attach a small handmade thread catcher to her sweater so its always handy when she sews.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Show and Tell

January 2015 SHOW & TELL (Leslie Oldham) We started off the year with a wonderful day of Forum and a Trunk Show, and Show and Tell did not disappoint at the end of the day. It was short, but sweet, with BONNIE MILES being first to show her Civil War quilt made of Reproduction Fabrics. Her pattern was the Dresden Plate; and the effect was beautiful.

Next was MAUREEN TUTTLE showing her “Who Doesn’t Love the Grinch?”. She used a Grinch panel, cut apart and reassembled with Grinch-green Minky for the back —Super Snuggly!

KARIN CRAWFORD was third, with her “Words to Live By.” This is how she described it: Hand appliqué, Wool on Cotton; words are machine embroidered, and machine pieced. It was machine quilted by LaReesa Baldwin. Beautiful!

PEGGY NARHUMENTI : Her beautiful quilt was called “Cottage Garden”. It was a Jeana Kimball pattern; done with 1930’s fabric; and the back fabric from the same source. Thanks Peggy, for a job well-done.

NANCY LEACH was next, with her creative Jackson Pollock Knockoff. Here is something you can do with friends and neighbors—have a paint -throwing party—We have the most creative women in our group! Thanks Nancy!

KATHI CARTER was next with her four quilts/quilt top)! Her descriptions: l)Fire Island Hosta—Blues and Purple; 2) Paradise in Bloom (done in Riley Blake fabrics); 3) Paradise in Bloom (purples); and 4) Bali Wedding Star—done in multi-colors. Kathi has won many honors for her quilts—and is such an inspiration with all of them.

Number Seven was PATTI KISER. She displayed her Challenge Project. (Look out the Window,….etc.) She says, “The inspiration was a tree my Husband planted in our back yard, because that’s what I saw when I looked out the window.” Patti, thanks for bringing this beautiful project.

  This month we had 4 new members join us. Here is Kris Day of Mapleton

and Kathy Bensen and Kim Ashby both of Orem also joining was Peggy Johns (picture not available)

Helen Butler reveals 2015 guild challenge

Helen Butler displays her stunning red and white quilt, this year her challenge to all guild members will be to make a red and white quilt and finish it in time to display in November at guild meeting. She also stated she has some other plans for the quilts our members finish for this challenge... stay tuned for more information.

January general meeting features Past President Kathy Porter

We all enjoyed seeing the dazzling work of our past President Kathy Porter. Over the years she has shared her talents with guild members many times and always been willing to pass along all the techniques she does so beautifully. She enjoys art quilting and has many original designs in her quilts. She also likes to make traditional quilts and is busy making fun and simpler quilts for her grand kids to pick from when they turn twelve. Here are some pictures of several of the wonderful quilts she brought for us to see.