Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Show and Tell

January 2015 SHOW & TELL (Leslie Oldham) We started off the year with a wonderful day of Forum and a Trunk Show, and Show and Tell did not disappoint at the end of the day. It was short, but sweet, with BONNIE MILES being first to show her Civil War quilt made of Reproduction Fabrics. Her pattern was the Dresden Plate; and the effect was beautiful.

Next was MAUREEN TUTTLE showing her “Who Doesn’t Love the Grinch?”. She used a Grinch panel, cut apart and reassembled with Grinch-green Minky for the back —Super Snuggly!

KARIN CRAWFORD was third, with her “Words to Live By.” This is how she described it: Hand appliqué, Wool on Cotton; words are machine embroidered, and machine pieced. It was machine quilted by LaReesa Baldwin. Beautiful!

PEGGY NARHUMENTI : Her beautiful quilt was called “Cottage Garden”. It was a Jeana Kimball pattern; done with 1930’s fabric; and the back fabric from the same source. Thanks Peggy, for a job well-done.

NANCY LEACH was next, with her creative Jackson Pollock Knockoff. Here is something you can do with friends and neighbors—have a paint -throwing party—We have the most creative women in our group! Thanks Nancy!

KATHI CARTER was next with her four quilts/quilt top)! Her descriptions: l)Fire Island Hosta—Blues and Purple; 2) Paradise in Bloom (done in Riley Blake fabrics); 3) Paradise in Bloom (purples); and 4) Bali Wedding Star—done in multi-colors. Kathi has won many honors for her quilts—and is such an inspiration with all of them.

Number Seven was PATTI KISER. She displayed her Challenge Project. (Look out the Window,….etc.) She says, “The inspiration was a tree my Husband planted in our back yard, because that’s what I saw when I looked out the window.” Patti, thanks for bringing this beautiful project.

  This month we had 4 new members join us. Here is Kris Day of Mapleton

and Kathy Bensen and Kim Ashby both of Orem also joining was Peggy Johns (picture not available)

Helen Butler reveals 2015 guild challenge

Helen Butler displays her stunning red and white quilt, this year her challenge to all guild members will be to make a red and white quilt and finish it in time to display in November at guild meeting. She also stated she has some other plans for the quilts our members finish for this challenge... stay tuned for more information.

January general meeting features Past President Kathy Porter

We all enjoyed seeing the dazzling work of our past President Kathy Porter. Over the years she has shared her talents with guild members many times and always been willing to pass along all the techniques she does so beautifully. She enjoys art quilting and has many original designs in her quilts. She also likes to make traditional quilts and is busy making fun and simpler quilts for her grand kids to pick from when they turn twelve. Here are some pictures of several of the wonderful quilts she brought for us to see.

Jina Barney of Riley Blake Fabrics

Jina Barney from Riley Blake Fabrics was the featured guest this month at Forumn. We enjoyed hearing from her about whats trending this year. She noted that modern quilts are really big as well as metallic being huge in fabric designs. Precuts continue to be a big part of the fabrics offered for quilters. We enjoyed hearing about her duties as the design director for Riley Blake and the process that goes into selecting a designers work and getting it to the finished fabric and into fabric stores.

January Forum

Bonnie Miles began our year off with the news that forums will now include a pattern featuring a scrap quilt and the tip of the month. Debbie Nielsen handed out a pattern for this nice scrappy triangle quilt and Becky Lambert presented the tip of putting a scrap  of batting in your thread catcher to help grab the threads. Bonnie Miles handed out a recipe for homemade spray starch.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

UVQG November Meeting, November 19, 2014

UVQG November Meeting
November 19, 2014

The final meeting of the 2014 year of UVQG was a big meeting with the out-going president, Kathy Porter, and the incoming president, Barbara Murdock.
Kathy made beautiful totes for the outgoing board.

Kathy Porter and Barbara Murdock

The Program " The 4 Bit Box"
was presented by Cody Mazuran

We had fun putting together this little Christmas Box. 

The next photos are of the 2014 UVQG Challenge,
"I Looked Out the Window and What Did I See?"



The Judges selected the quilts to represent the UVQG at a Quilt Show in 2015. Congratulations to all those who participated.  Thank you, Helen Butler, for being in charge of this wonderful challenge.

Show and Tell


UVQG Outgoing Board
Thanks for a job well done!

2014 has been a great year for quilting!
Respectfully submitted by
Karin Crawford, Historian