Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Guild Meeting

October Guild meeting features Ramona Sorenson

Ramona designs and sews for RJR Fabrics.  She has had several of her projects published . Part four of  her red and white medallion quilt is being featured in the current publication of Quilters Newsletter. Unfortunately for all quilters, this is the last issue of this magazine.

      She also designs quilts and patterns for Corn Wagon Quilt store.  We enjoyed seeing some of her beautiful quilts as she shared her ideas and the creative process it takes to have her patterns published.

Wanda Sump UVQG President announced that next year's National Teacher will be Janet Nesbit, owner of ONE S1STER ( and designer of the Buggy Barn quilt patterns and fabrics.  We're all really excited about this news and appreciative of Wanda's efforts to make the arrangements

We have four new members joining our guild. They are Diane Carn, Jean McPherron, Alice Guest, and Debra Shelley. 

October Show and Tell

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We had a great show and tell this month! It was obvious that many of you have been busy because we saw a lot of PIGS presented this month. Thank you to everyone who shared their quilts with us. November is the last time to present something this year, and we would love to see everything you have been working on.

Barbara Murdock finished up some fun miniature wall hangings.

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Lisa Dunn showed us her wonderful mini medallion quilt.

Next was Delores Despain with her Fall Rail Fence quilt. This was a maple leaf quilt with photo corners and is her PIG quilt.

Then we saw Jill Cox’s Quilt of Valor which was made for her son-in-law, Nate, who is a diver in the Navy. It is an original design and was machine pieced and quilted. 

Next up was Janice Walker who named her quilt “Francine’s quilt.” She took a class from Francine Barrett about four years ago. This is her first attempt at hand applique. This is one of her PIG quilts this year.

Janice Walker showed us a couple of quilts. One was “Weaver Fever” and is a Jackie Robins design. This is one of her PIGS. 

Then we saw her Trip around the World quilt. Janice said this about her quilt: “The Clarke family turned a collection of 25 quilts to the Michigan quilt Museum. RJR replicated the fabrics of their trip around the world and put it together as a kit. So, I have a replication f that quilt plus a bonus quilt. This was another PIG for Janice. 

Linda Roskelley then showed us a sampler quilt. It was an Elinor Burns victory quilt with Civil War prints with ribbon by Cotton Shop.

Next up was Mary Killpack with a clamshell English paper piecing quilt. It was done in scrappy colors and hand quilted. She took a class from Sue Daley.

Then Maureen Tuttle showed “Clams as the Beach” which was done in blues and greens and white from a Sue Daley class.

 Then she showed us a flag clamshell of her own design made using a pack of mini charm squares. 

Next up was Debbie Naylor with her quilt called “Shimmering Britches” which was done as a block exchange. 

Then Karlene Riggs showed us “Chains of Faith” which was a Moda Bake Shop design done in pinks.

 Then she showed a snow globe Christmas sampler. 

Karren Barley then showed a red, white and blue stars quilt. It was a 2001 Kathy Gardner block of the month with the center block pattern from Kendra Hall. 

Next Margaret Cooper showed a big star quilt made for her son’s bedroom.

Then Linda Rehart showed her quilt “Laundry Day.” It is a Sundra Workman pattern done is 30’s fabric used for the clothes hanging on the line. It brought back memories to Linda of summer days long ago. It was quilted by Cindy Williams.

Our last presenter was Dee DeHart with her Texas star with applique quilt. It is an Edyta Sitar pattern and was her PIG. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August Guild Meeting

Show and Tell

Linda Roskelley showed us her quilt named “Sunflowers”.  This is one of her “PIGS” that she is happy to have completed.  She didn’t realize until she had put the quilt together how the greens make a variegated design.  So beautiful!

Next is Michelle Hansen with her quilt “Hidden Stars”.  This was a Block of the Month that she taught at Cherry Tree Cottage.  She used Marti Michel templates and Buggy Barn Sherbet fabrics.  She proved that she loves purple and green in her quilt and in the cute outfit she was wearing.

Carol Hunt showed two quilts.  First an American Quilting design called “Saturday Sampler” that she made in 2015-2016.  Then she wowed the guild with her Yo-Yo quilt that has 2,622 yo-yo’s.  She started making it in 2002, cutting all the pieces by hand with scissors.  There were no Clover yo-yo makers then.  She stitched many of the yo-yo’s together by hand until she discovered a method of dropping the feed dogs on her machine, using the buttonhole stitch, and stitching them together by machine.  The design is similar to one she saw in a book.

Marlene Cook also brought two fun quilts to show.  The first one is a scrap quilt design by Aunt Rosie that Marlene started at retreat to use up a lot of her scraps.  The quilt grew bigger than she had planned as she got talking and sewing with friends at the retreat.  She bought a blanket at Target for the backing which doesn’t have any seams and is very soft. Her second quilt was by Amy Bradley, a child’s pirate quilt.  She’s actually made 4 of these quilts with her sisters when they got together at one of their Sisters’ Super Saturdays.

Gloria Hartley found an unfinished quilt at the garage sale in 2015.  It was missing some of the instructions, so she tracked down where the sampler pattern originated (Whimsy Cottage) and was able to get the remaining instructions and finish the top.  She is going to quilt it and donate it to the quilt auction next year.

Nancy Leach has been making “Bee Happy” zippered pouches for her grandkids and brought one to show us.  They were very cute, and we’re sure there are some very happy grandchildren in her family.

Kristen Webb Trunk Show

Kristin is from Elk Ridge and has been quilting for eleven years. 
She particularly enjoys long arm quilting. She met our Program Committee member Carol Ford at a retreat they both attended and both said the best part of going to retreats is meeting new friends. Carol was so impressed with Kristin's talents she was thrilled when Kristin agreed to come to our guild and treat us to a trunk show. Kristin brought many of her quilts as well as some of her friends quilts that she has quilted on her long arm machine.