Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Show and Tell

Ella Lung presented her original design of half-square triangles out of modern fabrics against a gray background. She designed this quilt at a retreat with the Utah County Modern Quilt Guild:

 Bonnie Miles completed her "10 Year Wild Flowers" quilt with appliqued flowers. She put it aside between processes, but finally finished it!

Wanda Sump showed two quilts, "Jacob's Eagle" a Fons and Porter pattern that was made for her son's upcoming Eagle Scout Award. He completed his Eagle project and Wanda completed the quilt! She also including his scouting scarves on the back!  The "Baby Quilt" is from 'No Sew, Pie to Go #3' It incorporates a new technique to teach children how to quilt including drawing lines, using 5" squares, gluing with Elmer's School Glue and sewing 1/4" lines.
Maggie Barber jumped on the quilting bandwagon straight into paper-piecing! She designed a paper-pieced table runner pattern evoking pine trees and falling snow in the winter.

Linda Roskelley completed "Honeymoon at the Cabin" from Eleanor Burns 'Bear in the Woods' pattern. It is for her Grandson's wedding! She 'tweaked' the pattern by putting a heart in the star!

Kathie Carter came to us from Wyoming. She presented two quilts; one is paisley done in blues and golds, the other is a Jinny Beyer pattern in jewel tones - stunning! She received an Honorable Mention in Traditional Applique and a 2nd Place in Mixed Techniques at the show in Paducah!

Kathleen Baer showed some great art quilts! A Christmas Place mat using #12 sulky, a summer piece using Sharon Wright's technique for adding letters, Thread Play and Autumn. She also used a 'ripped' raw edge binding.
Thanks, ladies!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

November Main Stage

We had a fun group of ladies join us in November - they all collaborated on a fabulous new book: "Springtime in the Rockies".  They showed all of the fun projects in the book:

Thank you, ladies!

Friday, November 16, 2012

November Hospitality

In November, we had lots of guild members bring their Christmas Quilts to share, we had a beautiful display and our Hospitality Chair, Jacque Thompson brought yummy rolls and hot drinks for this chilly afternoon - she has done a great job all year long!

Thanks, Jacque!

November Forum

In November, we were lucky enough to have our own Helen Butler share her fabulous applique tips, she is an amazing quilter and her applique is beautiful.  She shared lots of great tips to help us with our applique.


Thanks, Helen!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Park City Retreat!

We had a wonderful retreat up in Park City in the month of November.  There were fabulous classes, food, company and fun! (And a little snow storm!)

We had "Secret Sisters" who left little goodies like these fabric "candies" at our sewing stations while we were not looking.  Below are some of the cute "granny square" blocks from one of the classes:

There was a pin cushion exchange and the pincushions were all adorable!!

We had a yummy chocolate night PLUS we got to wear our pajamas!

There was plenty of time to sew and visit!

The Snow!

A big thank you to the wonderful committee - headed by Lynette Rose and Marilyn Hamblin:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October Show & Tell

Darcia Pinette displayed "Child's Favorite Houses", an off-white whole cloth quilt that she quilted with the design of a carousel horse. Gorgeous!
Francine Berrett showed two quilts. "Farm House", a pattern by Edyta Sitar was made in country reds, blues & greens. "Snowball" is a scrappy quilt made with many different civil war fabrics.

Her "Farm House" quilt is on the left, and Rebecca Hansen also made "Farm House", hers is on the right, above.  Rebecca also put her leftover houses on the back and made a smaller wall hanging from the scraps.  She used batiks.  They both started their quilts at Ruby's Inn earlier this year. Way to finish!

Carol Hunt presented "Sunbonnet Sue" The blocks for this quilt were done in 2000 with her five granddaughters. The girls colored blocks with crayons which Carol then heat-set and combined into a unique quilt!
Gloria Hartley finished a "Mystery Quilt" through the Maple Mountain Guild. It features stars in blacks, golds and creams.

Thanks, ladies!