Friday, April 27, 2012

April Show and Tell

We had some beautiful quilts shown this month:

Barb Murdock made two flannel quilts for charity, one in tans/neutrals, the other in brights.  She also made "Diamonds", a pattern by Bonnie Miles from a class Barb took in Panguitch several years ago.  Diamonds is done in shades of pinks and greens, with a throw pillow and two pillowcases to match - for a granddaughter.
Francine Berrett showed two Quilts of Valor, with one being a strip quilt.  She has been so dedicated to this effort. Thanks, Francine!

Erin Davenport showed an "Asian French Braid" quilt that her mother made and Erin quilted. She made a cute BOM from her bee. She cleverly used the leftovers to make a throw quilt.

Patricia Finley made "Log Cabin" a lap quilt for Charles Bergeron, born this year with red hair in Pittsburg. She included scriptures from Isaiah 61 in the quilt:

Rebecca Hansen showed "Pinwheels in my Garden", a fun spring/summer quilt that her friend started and Rebecca finished.

Mary Killpack displayed three quilts. "Rebecca's giant Dahlia" is a wedding quilt that she made for her granddaughter, Rebecca, in shades of red and cream. Rebecca picked out the fabric and pattern. "Pioneer Picnic" is a wedding quilt for her grandson. It is a strip quilt in shades of brown, tan, blue and green.  "Mortimer Monkey" is another quilt for her "monkey-boy grandson". It is a wall hanging with a machine appliqued monkey.

Margaret Cooper displayed "Fun all Year", a darling quilt of "old-fashioned" children in seasonal scenes.  She used a crayon technique to add color.

Gloria Hartley displayed "Red, White & Blue", a Quilt of Valor made by the Maple Mountain Quilters which she quilted.  Gloria made "Tree of Life" out of greens and white from a pattern that she modified, and "Wind North" a Buggy Barn BOM with stars and houses that uses a variety of colors.

Thanks, ladies for sharing your talents with us!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Hospitality

Jacque Thompson did the fabulous hospitality table this month:

She showed lots of beautiful quilts, they were amazing. (I am sorry my pictures are all turning out sideways this month!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

April Speaker: Sharon A. Wright

Sharon continued with the Main Stage presentation as our National Teacher.  She brought many, many beautiful quilts, most, of her original designs, with a few patterns that she made her own with her own changes.

Some of her smaller quilts are made with the leftovers from "wedding quilts" she's made, she realized that if she gave all of her quilts away, she wouldn't have any left for herself.

 She has done a wonderful job of writing meaningful phrases, scriptures and poetry into many of her quilts.

 The one on the left is her favorite, you can see Christ in the center picture and it is surrounded with Celtic applique.

She has made some darling baby quilts for her 3 granddaughters:

 (With cute backs, of course)
 These are story quilts that go with children's books:

This modified piano key block is called "Allegra" and it is one of Sharon's favorites for a quick quilt or one for a beginner, she always changes it a little.

 These quilts were made for a daughter's school projects (Huck Finn and a WWII)

 This quilt is one of Sharon's busiest and brightest quilts:

This is Sharon's quilt from when she was the UVQG President:
 These are some of the Young Men/Young Women's Themes from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints:

 Her St. George quilt:
 She loves doing Christ centered Christmas quilts and projects:

Sharon is an amazing quilter and we are so grateful she took her time to show us her quilts.