Wednesday, February 23, 2011

January-Hospitality Table

These beautiful quilts were displayed by Jessica Ribble and Kim Dodds for January's meeting. These are antique quilts from their families.  Thank you both for sharing theses treasures!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

National Quilt Day Information

National Quilt Day will be Saturday, March 19th. New Friends Quilters will help ladies learn how to sew and make string blocks.
The theme of the day is "String Along With Me".  New Friends Quilters will be teaching variations of string blocks.
They will have a Soup and Salad Pot Luck. They are also doing this to help Project Linus with quilts for children to tie at the schools. They have asked the city of American Fork to help with getting people there but here is what you can do to help get ready for the National Quilt Day.
Go through your scraps of fabric. Cut strips no wider than 2 inches. They cannot be shorter than 6 inches. They can be 1 3/4 inch wide or 1 1/2 inch wide. When you cut your strips put them into a bag with one color variety (prints,values from light to dark) Do not cut any cheese cloth fabric. If they are thin fabrics we will sew the seam twice. Please no denim or heavy fabrics. The foundation of these strips will be sewn into a 7 1/2 inch square. 

Click here for the New Friends Quilters blog so you can see more about National Quilt Day.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

January Show and Tell

Storm At Sea by Mary Evans
Mary started this lovely quilt in Midway.  
A beautiful place to begin a beautiful quilt. 

Sea Of Blue by Mary Evans
Mary made this darling quilt for her grandson.  It’s all blue background is perfect for fish swimming in a sea of blue.  

Courthouse Steps  by Leslie Oldham
Leslie found this antique yellow quilt in  San Francisco.  What a lucky treasure to have come your way.

Quilt Squares by Leslie Oldham
Leslie bought the squares for this darling quilt from Morganson’s in Payson.  This was a block of the month quilt form Morganson’s,  Leslie said it cost her $25.00 to make and $300.00 to have it quilted.  

Cowboy Quilt by Leslie Oldham
Leslie made this darling cowboy quilt for a very lucky grandchild coming soon. 

At The Lodge by Leslie Oldham
This green/ gold/ and brown flannel quilt came from a kit Leslie bought at Morganson’s in Payson.  It was quilted by Virginia Gore.  A very beautiful quilt to cuddle up in on a long winter’s night.  

Meow Mixed by Sylvia Kent
Sylvia made this cute quilt for her stepson,  and his wife.  He likes cats and this is a stack and whack quilt made from cat fabric.  It is bordered with red, gold and blue with blue print on the back.  It was quilted by Kelly at the Quilting Cottage in American Fork in an all over star pattern to go with the stars formed by triangles. 

 Hugs and Kisses by Sylvia Kent
This quilt design is from a pattern called Tic-Tac-Toe and Sylvia added an extra row and called it Hugs and Kisses.  This darling quilt is a gift for Sylvia’s stepdaughter Ashley and her boyfriend.  The colors are bright bordered in floral and bound in black polka dots.  The circles are machine appliquéd with turned edges.  The exes are pieced.  The back is minkee and it is quilted with hearts by the Quilting Cottage.  Ashley should feel very loved indeed. 

Seven Quilts by Susie / Melissa Clark
The next seven quilts were very impressive  Christmas Gifts for Susie’s children  and granddaughters.  
WOW has she been busy. 
Scrappy Block Designs  2 beautifully made scrappy quilts made with Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabric.

 Square in a square  beautiful in blues and yellows and greens.

 Spring Fever  This quilt is a stack and whack in a flower design in pinks and green

 Hexagons  3 quilts using jelly rolls and cutting one roll down to 1 ½  inch giving depth and variation to the quilt

A Very Happy Fassett  by Jackie Hadley
Jackie made this as a summer quilt  with mostly  Kaffe Fassett and some Amy Butler  fabric. This combination makes a beautiful array of color and technique. 

Polka Dots by Jackie Hadley
This is Jackie’s version of Polka Dots.  After 3 years of saving fabric Jackie made this beautiful and colorful quilt.  Hooray! It’s done. 

Posey Quilt by Gayle Wadsworth
Shown by Barbra Ostler
Gayle needed a project for a 24 your train trip.  It took that trip plus 4 more months of work before it was finished. The  beautiful appliqué work would have taken much longer for many of us I’m sure.   It was quilted by Amity Golding.  

Diminutive Vessels by Margaret Gray
This is Planet Patchworks 2011 New Years Day Mystery Quilt. They do a new Mystery every year.  Margaret started this quilt on January 1st and had it finished for Show and Tell in January. Wow!

Baskets by Margaret Gray

This quilt is a compilation of 3 quilt classes taken at Quilt Fest.  First, a class by  Bonnie Miles called Baby Baskets.  A Helen Butler class on Machine Quilting and a Kim McAllister class on Brazilian Embroidery. Beautiful.

Scarecrow Sampler by Dolores Despain
This darling quilt was a block of the month project from American Quilting. 
Lot’s of appliqué surrounded by beautiful blocks  of fall colors.  It was quilted by her daughter Kirsten.

Shiori’s Kites by Dolores Despain
This charming and bright quilt was hand quilted for a her granddaughter Shiori