Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March Service Day

Bee Highlight—Maple Mountain Quilters

The Maple Mountain Quilters group, 40+ strong, meets in the High Chaparral Room at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on the 1st Wednesday of each month September through May. The president this year is Jana Griffin. This Bee welcomes new members of all skill levels. Although most of the members are from southern Utah County, several come from the Provo/Orem area. This is a fun, active Bee. They hold at least 2 parties a year—a tea party and a Christmas lunch. Each summer they hold a 2 –3 day retreat at a member's home. They also select a humanitarian project to participate in every year—Quilts of Valor, Dresses for Africa, comfort pillows, Days for Girls, etc.—and hold a work day to make items for the chosen charity. At the other meetings members present programs, teach tips and tricks, and show their projects in progress. There is always something fun to look forward to with Maple Mountain!

March Service Day

We had 60 wonderful helpers at Service Day and we completed 152 quilts with 40+ in the process of completion. (158 completed at the time of this writing.) This year so far we have given 143 to the Utah County Baby Your Baby, and 9 will go the Utah County Refugee Center. The people at Baby Your Baby were teary-eyed and  grateful. Thank you to all who were able to attend and help! And a big thank you to Kathie Zobell and Karren Barley, our Service Day heroes, for all their hard work and organization to make this wonderful day a success, and thank you to all who came. Quilters are amazing people! 










































Wednesday, March 8, 2017

February Guild Meeting


Hospitality Table


New Members

Welcome to our new members, Joy Beil, Deleska Behunin, JoAnne Hawks, Karen Johnson, Kim Knowles, Helena Miskin, Meriel L. Peterson, Darryl Root, and Annie M Toy. A few of our new members were at our February meeting.

New members Joanne Hawkes, Darryl Root, and Karen Jackson


Bee Highlight—That Alpine Quilt Group

We had the opportunity at our February meeting of hearing from Maureen Tuttle about That Alpine Quilt Group. She showed a quilt she made as a result of an hourglass block exchange in the group. "That Alpine Quilt Group" started about 20 years ago. At some point people started calling it That Alpine Quilt Group because they didn't know the group's name. And the name stuck! This Bee has about 40 members and is open to anyone interested. It meets at 8 PM the last Tuesday of the month at the LDS Church at 200 N. Main Street in Alpine. Flora Gillman and Paula McKinley are the "quilt sheriffs" who take turns being in charge of meetings. The group enjoys a program each month, and occasionally in the summer they have a backyard "sit and sew" meeting. They sponsor a quilt show each July in conjunction with Alpine Days. The group also collects $10 in dues each year to help defray the cost of creating and giving something to a charitable cause, such as Festival of Trees. Members usually work on their own projects, but about every other year they do a group exchange or challenge, just to keep things hopping. They would love to have you join them!


Show and Tell

Sylvia Kent and her quilt, Pioneer

Sylvia Kent named her quilt Pioneer. It is an historical quilt made in the 1960–70's by a single black woman in the South. She gifted it to a family friend, and that friend gifted to my daughter Rosie. Rosie is adopted from Haiti and is also a pioneer. Black History Month is February. 


Elise Larsen and her Halloween quilt

Elise Larsen showed a beautiful quilt she made for Halloween. The pattern, Step into Halloween, is from Geralyn Powers' book Patchwork Plus.


Jill Cox and her quilt Flippin' Frog

Jill Cox showed her quilt, her original design, named Flippin' Frog. It is a twin-sized scrappy quilt, machine pieced, machine quilted, and embellished with eyes and buttons.


Jill Cox and her quilt Whirlygig

Jill showed a quilt made from another of her original designs, named Whirlygig. It is a  curved log cabin in scrappy red and white. It was machine pieced and machine quilted.

Diane Carn and her quilt

Diane Carn found this kit at Thimbles and Threads and made it for her sewing room. The pattern is out of stock at Thimbles and Threads, but is also available directly from Farmhouse Threads.


Barbara Murdock and her quilt

This is Barbara Murdock's charm pack quilt. She started it years ago but decided to finish it now so that we could all enjoy it. In making it, she also found out that not all charm squares are square. 


Margaret Cooper and her quilt Hunter's Star

This is a beautiful quilt by Margaret Cooper from a Hunter's Star pattern. Margaret made it for her seventh brother.

Jacque Thompson and her quilt Enchanting Stars

Jacque Thompson showed a quilt she'd made from a pattern by Jacqueline de Jong called Enchanting Stars.

Machelle Preston and her quilt Crackers and Arrows

Machelle Preston showed her quilt Crackers and Arrows. She made it for her brother Hudson, who is fighting cancer. 


Maureen Tuttle and her Bursting Heart pillow

Maureen Tuttle showed a beautiful red and white Valentine's day pillow she made, called Bursting Heart Pillow


Maureen Tuttle with her quilt Petal Pop and her Bursting Heart pillow

Maureen also showed a beautiful pink and gray flannel baby quilt called Petal Pop that she made for a coworker's new baby girl. Maureen started this quilt at Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest.  


February Program—Past President Wanda Sump

Our wonderful Past President, Wanda Sump, presented “My Favorite Things” as she showed us beautiful quilts she has made. We learned that Wanda loves riding motorcycles, paper crafting, needle turn appliqué, baking, photography and her family, among many other things. She gave out some great prizes and offered some of her favorite tips like putting address labels on your books and tools (especially ones you take to classes and retreats), or putting a bit of permanent marker on the end of invisible thread to make it easier to see when threading your needle.


Wanda's husband brought her some flowers to surprise her. 



Laurel Christensen presented last year's book to Wanda Sump, our Past President







Pattern is Farm Fresh designed by Janet Nesbitt of Buggy Barn.






























Thank you, Wanda, for sharing your favorite things with all of us!