Wednesday, January 28, 2009

UVQG Announcement

Crystal North just passed along the following information:

Just a note to let everyone know that our good friend and a wonderful quilter Hazel Nelson past away on January 24. Announcement was in the Monday Deseret News. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan 28, 1:00 PM - Jenkins Soffe Mortuary 1007 West 10600 South, South Jordan.

January Meeting- Trunk Show by Helen Butler

Quilter Extraordinaire and Past President of the Utah Valley Quilt Guild, 
Helen Butler, provided a trunk show for our January meeting.  
Here are just a few of the amazing, beautiful quilts she shared with the Guild.

Friday, January 23, 2009

UVQG Show and Tell – January 2009

Wow – what a talented group of ladies!

“Sampler” by Lela Aston
This beautiful green and orange quilt has many different blocks – a “sampler”, made bigger. Lela likes to use her embroidery machine combined with patchwork to create her quilts. Great job!

“Chloe’s Little Pony” by Kendra Hall
 This darling quilt is for Kendra’s 5 year old granddaughter, who spotted the “pony” fabric in grandma’s sewing room and fell in love with it. 
Kendra has alternated machine embroidered pony blocks with the fun “pony” fabric. 
It’s so cute in pinks, tangerines and white. 
Way to go, Kendra!

“The Incredible, Scrappy Bargello Quilt” by Nancy Licari 
Nancy made this great quilt with lots and lots of scraps, to get rid of them, she says she now just has “smaller scraps”!  It took 32 different color strips. 
She added a beautiful piano key border to finish it perfectly. She got the free pattern online at:
“Fractured Bargello Jacket” by Nancy Licari 
This intricate-looking jacket was made on a sweatshirt base – quilt as you go. 
Nancy said it was lots of fun to make and she used scraps from a Texas Lone Star class. 
She saw it on the Kaye Wood program (#K2206). 
Pattern by Nanette Weaver. Super job, Nancy!
“Sand Dollars” by Jacquelyn Thompson 
This stunning quilt was made from Jacque’s collection of batik fabric, made into paper pieced stars. The gorgeous piano key border was made with hand dyed pastel bright fabrics. Beautiful!

“Garden Memories” by Jacquelyn Thompson 
This cheerful quilt is made of twelve bright floral, appliquéd blocks, alternated with appliquéd setting squares.  Jacque has made this quilt 3 times in different color ways. 
She says it brings the sunshine inside in the winter. Gorgeous!

“Flower Garden” by Kim Dodds
 This sweet pink quilt was made from a kit that Kim purchased at the July quilt fair. 
It is a raw-edge appliqué quilt.  She said it was very easy to sew the little circles on that make the darling flowers.  As it gets washed, the edges will fray and give it a 3-dimensional look. Wonderful!
“Not your Grandmother’s Dresden” by Dee DeHart (a.k.a. Delores Mae) 
 This amazing, bright, quilt was made with fabrics purchased in a $5 scrap bag in Panguitch, 
at the Scrappy Apple Yard quilt store! 
There are lots of fun, brights, with black and white fabrics too. 
Quilted by Konda Luckau. Makes you smile, just to look at it! Great Job, Dee!
“Embroidery Elephants” by LouAnn Wilde 
 This darling quilt is made with blocks of little embroidered elephants! LouAnn found this pattern in an Australian quilting book. So cute!
“Miniature Blue” by LouAnn Wilde 
This amazing quilt is made with tiny squares of 30’s fabric, in rows, with teensy-tiny yo-yos in between the rows. It has darling embroidered vines around the border with more tiny yo-yo flowers. What a wonderful quilt!

“Christmas Table Cloth” by LouAnn Wilde 
This beautiful quilt is what LouAnn uses to cover her table at Christmas time; it is made from beautiful, muted, fabrics. Way to go, LouAnn!
“Red & White Reindeer” by LouAnn Wilde  
This gorgeous quilt is made with a deep red background with a large, appliquéd reindeer in white, surrounded by beautiful snowflakes. Amazing!
“Snowflake Table Topper” by Brenda Sommers – This table topper is made with 4 paper pieced snowflake blocks. I took the paper piecing class at Aspen Grove 2 years ago and I finally finished it! I really feel like I learned how to paper piece with this project!

Service Day Flannel Receiving Blankets

As you should have heard, this year for service day, one project is receiving blankets. Several have expressed a desire to begin working on these right away. Thanks!

Here are two patterns for receiving blankets from Annette Crain:

Try clicking on the picture for a larger picture and printing that. If that doesn't work, we will figure out something else.

Thanks again!

I couldn't get those to work. However, I did get the files to work from the website. So here is the link to the website: These are PDF files of the website so you do need Adobe Acrobat (a free program) to see theses. Also, they do open in a new window so if your "Pop-up Blocker" is on, that may be a problem, but it wasn't a problem on my computer. If you can't get either one to work, then let me know.

Thanks! Konda

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Design Your own Fabric?!?

I just heard about a website some of you may be interested in.

They will custom print fabric that you design. They print it on 100% Bella cotton from Moda.
There are also tutorials to help design the repeats.

It's a little pricy, but not too bad for just the right project.

Friday, January 2, 2009


The Utah Valley Quilt Guild was established in 1982 to "promote the art of quilting through educational and social means and to provide service."

We meet at the Eldred Senior Center, 270 West 500 North in Provo, Utah. The meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday of the month. A general meeting is held at 1:30 p.m. with special meetings earlier in the day. This year there will be an applique group meeting at 9:00 a.m. and a quilter's forum at 11:30. More information can be found at our website

We have had a website for a few years and are now entering the world of blogging!