Saturday, February 4, 2017

January Guild Meeting

"A Year of Giving"

Our new Utah Valley Quilt Guild president, Maureen Tuttle, welcomed us to our January meeting and introduced our theme for 2017, “A Year of Giving.” As Maureen said, “Now it’s a new year with new possibilities! Let’s join together and explore the many aspects of giving that enrich our lives.”

Our board member Mary Killpack is in charge of special projects, and she will share a few simple projects throughout the year that we can help create with our sewing skills to give to others in need. Kathie Zobell and her committee will coordinate our service day in March.

Maureen mentioned a woman who had challenged herself that this year she would “make one and give one away.” Her goal was to make something she enjoys, to work on one of her projects, and then for each one she completed, she would make a project to give away to someone else.

We will be sharing ideas throughout the year of ways to give to ourselves; to fill our own wells and experience the joy of creating the beautiful quilts that we all love. Here’s to an exciting and fulfilling year of giving!

National Teacher

Janet Nesbitt is a quilt and fabric designer and owner of ONE S1STER LLC, a web based quilt company. For 18 years, she owned and operated Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn's popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections. Now, she’s well underway in a new adventure as ONE S1STER, continuing to design both quilt patterns and fabric for Henry Glass & Co.

New Members

Welcome to our new members, Kim Olsen and Genevieve Palmer!

President Elect Quilt Challenge

Brenda Sommers, our President Elect introduced our Quilt Challenge for the year.

Quilt Challenge Details

  • Make a color gradated quilt of any size (gradated refers to a quilt that goes from one color to the next or gradations of one color, not colors) scattered all over the quilt. There are MANY examples on Pinterest, etc..
  • A pillow or bag can count, as long as it is QUILTED.
  • Must be a completed quilt—quilted and bound. Labels are not required, but are encouraged.
  • Must be completed by our November meeting on November 15 and brought to the meeting to receive a fabulous prize. We want to hang them at our November meeting. If your quilt can’t make it, talk to Brenda to work something out.
  • You must sign up at quilt meeting OR email Brenda to be eligible for a fabulous prize (we need a count). 
For the free pattern for the quilt Brenda showed us at our January meeting, click here: Rainbow Baby Quilt Tutorial

Bee Highlight—Knotts

Our UVQG board decided it would be fun this year to spotlight some of smaller groups, or Bees, within our Guild. We asked Brenda Sommers, President this year of Knotts, to give us a short introduction at our January meeting.
Brenda Sommers, President of Knotts, with a blue and white quilt by Elise Larsen, member of Knotts

Did you know that Knotts, one of our longest established Bees, started in 1994? Its name was short for "Kreative North Orem Thimbles and Threads." Quite a mouthful, right? Knotts consists of 35 members who meet at the Jacobs Senior Center in Pleasant Grove. Membership is currently closed due to lack of space.

The Knotts keep very busy, meeting weekly to hand and machine quilt together. They usually work on individual projects, but also enjoy occasional group projects such as fabric exchanges or row quilts. They enjoy two retreats a year at members' homes. Each year the Knotts provide service to at least two groups: they piece and hand-quilt a large quilt for the fundraiser auction at the Intermountain Health Center (IMC) Holiday Quilt Show; and they also donate a themed basket to the Utah Quilt Fest.

January Program—Payson Quilt Show Committee

For our January program, Margaret Cooper, Dee DeHart and Liz Laney were joined by nine friends from Payson who delighted us with a trunk show of their quilts and organization tips, as well as tips on ways to find time to sew. Some of their thoughts were as follows:
  • Give yourself permission to take time to sew.
  • Be flexible. Just do it!
  • Repent from what you’re doing
  • and go back to quilting.
  • If you don’t have a design wall, use your design floor.
  • Give yourself a deadline for each step of the quilt so you’re not rushing to finish it all at the end.
  • In order to get some sewing done, neglect your children, feed them cold cereal, and be grateful the house is still standing at the end of the day.
These ladies are heading up Payson's 14th Annual Quilt Show September 9–17, 2017 at the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center. Put the date on your calendar for a fun event!
Francine Barret

Sassy Flowers, a quilt Francine designed and has taught a few places. It received a ribbon at the State Guild from the National Teacher who picked it as her favorite. She will be teaching it in Blackfoot Idaho again soon. 

This is another quilt Francine designed, that she'll be teaching at Panguitch.

This is another quilt Francine will be teaching at Panguitch and Blackfoot, Idaho.

This is Francine's red and white quilt. It's her own pattern. She taught the braid at State and also at Blackfoot, Idaho and Panguitch, then she went home and created this quilt.  

This is one of Francine's most favorite quilts she's ever made. Her Star of Bethlehem won traditional quilt at the Utah Quilt Guild Show and has hung at This Is the Place and in Nevada. Pattern is from Fons and Porter

LaNae Brinkerhoff, who was the President of the Payson Quilt Show last year.

This was a pattern LaNae found and made. It was fun for her to do. LaNae was going to make this quilt for a family reunion, but decided not to give it away. 

This is LaNae's Dick and Jane quilt.

This is another quilt pattern that LaNae picked up that she wanted to do.

This quilt is all hand appliquéd and hand quilted. It was quilted at the State Hospital where she quilts every Monday morning and it won first place in hand quilting. 

This is a quilt from some of LaNae's scraps. She will be adding the binding soon. She said If life gives you scraps, make a quilt! 

Kathy Workman

Kathy just started quilting, so she's been doing simple quilts, but she's loving it. Here is one of her baby quilts.  

She's also been making some larger quilts for her older kids. 

Penny Nelson

This is a cut and whack quilt that Penny took as a class. Although it was meant to be done using strip quilting, her mother in law had a lot of fabric and material from old clothes, so all but a few colors are from when her husband was a young boy. It started out as two quilts, but Penny decided to make one quilt instead, king-sized, and use it for her bedspread. 

Terrill Sperry

This quilt is made from fabric brought home by Terrill's grandson from Mozambique. Some of it was pieces of fabric and some of it was shirts. There's such a variety of colors that she was originally worried about how it was going to all fit together, and it took a lot of work, but her son loves it and so does she. 

When Terrill's mother in law passed away, she left two squares of this quilt. Orange is not Terrill's color, but she didn't want to throw the squares away. They sat in a drawer for a long time. One of Terrill's recently married granddaughters loves orange, and Terrill decided to put the quilt together for her. 

This is a quilt with the Underground Railroad Sampler quilt blocks. Terrill took a class at a fabric store, and originally thought all the fabrics were ugly. She didn't have the book, she came up with her own sashing and borders. By the time she got the quilt done, she loved it. She's kept this quilt and it goes on her bed. 

Karen Stevens, who also works at Cotton Shop.

Karen's been quilting for about a year. This is a panel she made for Cotton Shop that she added Christmas lights to, so it would light up! See the back, below. Karen did a reinforcing stitch and then punched holes in it for the lights to poke through. 

For this quilt, Karen embroidered and joined together the different squares, just to have something small to hang in the store.

This quilt is one Cotton Shop did as a block of the month. Blocks are from Tom and Becky's Sampler Quilt

This is the centerpiece for a quilt Karen is making for her bed. The horse took about a week to trace on her sliding glass door from a pattern, and it's appliquéd. There will also be stars appliquéd on the other blocks, and four patches added to complete the quilt. 

This is a quilt Karen designed for Cotton Shop because they got in some Christmas fabric and were trying to figure out what to do with it. 

Cindy Davis

Once a year, Cindy and her friends go to Mesquite, Nevada for a girls' weekend. This quilt was made there quite a few years ago. She got this one quilted recently, and she loves it. 

This is another quilt that was made at one of the girls' weekend at Mesquite. The quilt pattern is Lollies by Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms.
Quilted by Abby Lattimer

Cindy did this quilt because she loved the Cherrio pattern. She's been into using dark backgrounds in her quilting recently. The quilt pattern is Cherrio by Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms.
Quilted by Abby Latimer

This quilt was also done in Mesquite. Cindy loves the fabrics in this quilt. The quilt pattern is Fireworks by Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms.

This quilt was a Buggy Barn pattern that Cindy made years ago.

Haylee DeHart

This is Haylee's Yellow Brick Road baby quilt. She got the pattern from her mother-in-law, Dee DeHart. She's made this pattern many times since she could make a quilt with just six fat quarters. It was hand quilted by a woman she volunteers with in exchange for sewing some borders around a panel for her.

Haylee made this quilt at a girls weekend with Dee and her sisters-in-law. They had a big bag of scraps that cost $5 that they all used to make different quilts.  

Haylee made this quilt because the fabric line was called "Patisserie," so she knew she needed to make it because she loves the French patisserie in Disney World. Quilt pattern is Rosettesby Fig Tree & Co.

Haylee made this baby quilt for her first child.  

This is a quilt Haylee just finished for a friend that just had a baby in December. 

Margaret Cooper

Margaret showed a Halloween quilt she had made, and used a lot of different techniques in making it, like appliqué and coloring with crayons. The witch is a cardboard cutout she loved that she would hang up every year for Halloween. She had her daughter draw it on the fabric and then colored with crayon.

This quilt shows children over the course of a year with crayon-colored images. Margaret made this quilt with her daughters. She said they changed their technique as they went along, from just transferring the design to fabric then coloring to coloring the design on paper, then printing the colored image directly on the fabric using an inkjet printer and special paper. This would let her duplicate the quilt easily, since she could print the colored designs again. She made this for her parent's 50th wedding anniversary.
Dee DeHart

Dee made this quilt for Spring. It has a bamboo batting, so it's not too heavy. 

Dee was given some fabric that she didn't like, and she challenged herself to do something with it that she would like. It has orange minky on the back. 

This Texas Star quilt was a mystery quilt hosted by the Payson Quilt Show Mystery Quilt Dinner. She added the appliqué in the border.

Liz Laney

Liz used to get up early every morning and quilt. She's made hundreds of these. Liz loves to do miniatures, but she says they take as long to do as bigger quilts. 

Liz said she was once stuck in a pink-and-green phase with her fabric colors, but she decided to try using yellow, which was a color she didn't really like at the time. She discovered that she loved it! She had found a quilt in an antique store that she liked and that she'd bought, but she needed two quilts so she made this quilt to match.

Liz's mother, grandmother, and aunt pieced this quilt. A couple of years before her mother died, she wanted Liz to take the unfinished quilt and bind it, but she wanted it cut off because it was made king sized, and they just had a queen sized bed now. Liz refused to cut the quilt, and convinced her to just let it hang down father on the sides of the bed. Liz had a hard time finding the rose beige color, so she ended up using a fabric to coordinate with the turquoise in the quilt. It was difficult to bind because of the edge, and she put a lot of work into this quilt. When she and her sisters divided up her mother's things, she didn't tell her sisters she had it. 

Liz found this quilt in an antique store and she bought it for $8. She loved that it was so ugly. Dee named it for her, Plum Dotty. Now Liz is making another quilt inspired by this one using a lot of polka dot fabrics. 

Diane Blyth brought many potholders to show. She loves making them as gifts.

Show and Tell

Thanks to all those who showed their quilts this month. We love seeing what you've created!
RevaBeth Russell and her quilt, Old Blue

RevaBeth Russell just finished this fun collage quilt of a truck. Old Blue was started at last year's Quilt Fest class taught by Laura Heine. Pattern and kit available at Fiberworks.

Barbara Murdock and her quilt

Barbara Murdock made a quilt with cuddle fabric because her granddaughter wanted a quilt to cuddle under. 

Quilting by Cindy Williams 

Barbara Murdock's red and white quilt

Barbara Murdock also showed her finished red & white quilt. She started it for a Kamas guild challenge, but didn't finish; tried to finish for UVQG's challenge—nope; tried with Heber Valley challenge, and finally finished in time for UQG's Ruby Jubilee. 

Quilting by Cindy Williams

Claudia Davenport and her quilt

Next up was a quilt Claudia Davenport made for her grandchild Karter's first birthday. She actually finished this because her daughter Emily said, "Let's make a quilt," and then kept her on track. Luckily, they were able to go to Corn Wagon and buy some fabric just before they closed for the day.

Carol Hunt and her log cabin quilt

Carol Hunt loves log cabin quilts and decided she had to make this quilt for her bed when she saw it in a magazine. The quilt has log cabin and triangle blocks. 

Quilting by Cindy Williams

Leslie Randle and her hexie pillows

Leslie Randle decided to start a new tradition this Christmas. She found a cute Christmas pillow with pillow form that she had shipped to her 3 daughter-in-laws and daughter. Each year she will provide the materials for a different pillow cover they can make and use during the year. They made hexie pillows this year—Brenda said that the gradated pillow was an example of something that would work for this year's president-elect challenge—and she plans to use her embroidery machine for next year's pillow cover.

Marlene Cook and her table topper & table runner quilts

Marlene Cook showed her latest Christmas table topper and table runner using lace fabric purchased from Asian Store and put on top of fabric. She said the table toppers make a better gift at funerals than fresh flowers because they last longer.

Suzanne Hillestad and her quilt, Christmas Tree Farm

Suzanne Hillestad found a free downloadable pattern that used a jelly roll. She adapted the pattern slightly and added some sashing to make her Christmas Tree Farm.

Annie Thayne and her quilt, Posies on Parade

Annie Thayne showed Posies on Parade. This quilt was presented as a block of the month at Just Sew in Highland.

 Linda Robbins and her red, black, and gray quilt and her crayon strip quilt

Two quilts were shown by Linda Robbins: a red, black, and gray quilt that she decided to make when she saw a quilt sample at Just Sew and a crayon strip quilt.

 Diane Carn and her blue and green quilt

You may have seen Diane Carn working on this blue and green quilt at our retreat last fall. Diane is one of those rare people who have to finish one project before starting the next one.
Dolores Despain and her quilt, Prairie Flowers

Dolores Despain often works on appliqué quilts, but sometimes takes a break when she sees a quilt she likes such as this kit that uses fabrics from the Little House on the Prairie line. After finishing Prairie Flowers Dolores had her daughter Kirsten Despain quilt it using multi-colored threads to match the fabrics. Download the free pattern for the quilt here.

Vonda Proctor and her quilt, Over the River

Vonda Proctor's first quilt was from a Crabapple Hill pattern Over the River with hand embroidery and piecing. This quilt is usually done in black and white. Vonda chose to use variegated thread and brightened the colors for more of an autumn look. She quilted it on her home Bernina. 

Vonda Proctor and her quilt, 2-fer Christmas

Vonda's second quilt also used a pattern by Crabapple Hill with hand embroidery and coloring. Not liking the center of the original quilt, she was happy when a new wreath pattern was published and she could use that for her center. Hence the name of the quilt:
2-fer Christmas

Vonda Proctor and her quilt, French Provincial

Vonda's last quilt was hand appliquéd using the back basting method and then quilted by Wren Woodland. The French Provincial fabric came from a friend who didn't want any of the scraps leftover from a quilt she made. Don't you love your quilting friends who share with you?

Kim McCloskey and her quilt, New York Beauty

New York Beauty was the first quilt Kim McCloskey showed us. She started the blocks around 15 years ago when she was learning how to paper piece. She finished the quilt so it could be a wall hanging for her son's first bachelor's apartment. 

Kim McCloskey and her quilt, Planes,Trains, & Automobiles

Kim also showed Planes, Trains, & Automobiles which was made for her 3-year-old grandson. This fun quilt can be used as a playmat with accessories and was machine embroidered with patterns from My Fair Lady.

Jacque Thompson and her quilt, Sunday Ride

The final quilt, Sunday Ride, was showed by Jacque Thompson. This charming quilt showed many outdoor scenes that were hand appliquéd. Jacque made this quilt because she liked the pattern by Cherry Blossoms

Quilting by Kim Peterson