Tuesday, November 14, 2017

October Guild Meeting—Bonnie Bryce

New Members

Welcome to our new members! Three of our new members were at our October meeting.

Show and Tell

Debbie Parker and her Apple Picnic Quilt
Debbie Parker shared her Apple Picnic Quilt with large appliqué apples. 
Jeanee Stewart and her quilt, Study in Gray
Jeanee Stewart showed her quilt Study in Gray. Her 13-year-old grandson wanted a black and gray quilt. Jeanee altered the pattern and didn't appliqué the small squares in the middle. 
Lisa Dunn and her quilt, Treasures and Heirlooms
Lisa Dunn's first quilt was Treasures and Heirlooms. She found the embroidered blocks at the July Quilt Fair yard sale. She wanted to say "thank you" to whoever donated them. The doilies were crocheted by her mother-in-law and grandmother. 

Lisa Dunn and her quilt, A Heritage of Handwork
Lisa Dunn also showed a quilt she made called A Heritage of Handwork. She had a collection of handwork—pillow cases, table cloths, dish towels, etc. that were made by relatives. Rather than keeping them in her linen closet, she used them in a quilt. Now it hangs on the wall where she can see it everyday. 

Judie Oler and her Boots Quilt
Judie Oler shared the Boots quilt she made for her granddaughter who is headed to college at Montana State. Her granddaughter picked the pattern and Judie used a Ginny Byer fabric collection she had. To make the quilt bigger, she added half triangles and log cabins. It was quilted by Kim Peterson. 

Mary Snow and her Pumpkin Quilt
Mary Snow first showed a small pumpkin quilt she'd made. 

Mary Snow and her Young Women Recognition Quilt
Mary's second quilt was her Young Women Recognition Quilt that she made for her granddaughter. 

Mary Snow and her quilt Across the Spectrum
Mary's third quilt is a queen sized quilt called Across the Spectrum

Angela Palmer and her quilt Country Cat
Angela Palmer showed her quilt Country Cat. She made this quilt for her daughter who loves cats using scraps from her daughter's sewing class. The quilt top was put in a box when she moved and she just found it. Angela took the quilt to her neighbor Virginia Gore to quilt it. Her daughter will get this quilt for Christmas. 

Margaret Gray and her quilt Baskets of Love and Grace
Margaret showed a basket quilt that was given to her after the death of her husband. It was made by members of Chapter Z.P.E.O., Barbara Walsh, Audrey Bailey, and Kim Johnson. It was quilted by Carole Lifferth.

Cathy Brand and her quilt Lemonade Stand
Cathy Brand's first quilt is called Lemonade Stand. The pattern was featured in the June 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Cathy really loved the colors in this quilt.

Cathy Brand and her House Quilt
Cathy also showed the House Quilt she made from a Saturday Sampler class from American Quilting

Program—Bonnie Bryce Trunk Show

For those of you who weren’t able to attend our October meeting with Bonnie Bryce, we wanted to pass on a few interesting things that Bonnie shared with us. After taking a quilting class with Carol Hatch, who was the Utah Quilt Guild President at the time, Bonnie asked Carol how to start a quilting group. Carol said, “Just do it.” So Bonnie “just did it,” and aren’t we all so glad? Bonnie put an article in the newspaper for the first meeting, which was held at the Orem City Library with 19 members attending. After the first year the membership grew to around 200 and it has stayed high in numbers ever since. (We currently have 270 members.) 

It was Hortense Harward who suggested having a hospitality table at each meeting. Along with her daughter and her daughter-in-law—Marsha Harward of Corn Wagon Quilts fame— she did a fabulous hospitality table for over 20 years. Sarah Hacken was the first Vice President of the guild, so she was the President in the second year. Both Sarah and Liz Fisher, the first Program Chairman of the guild, had been in quilt guilds in other places so they were wonderful resources as the meetings began. Mazey Buckley started the first newsletter and named it “Patchwords,” which we are all still enjoying. Bonnie said, “I couldn't have had a more wonderful first teacher than Carol. She was determined to teach us everything she knew about quilting and she knew a lot. Penny Stephenson was in that class with me.”