Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cedar Chest Quilter's Winter Festival

Last weekend I headed down to Cedar to the Cedar Chest quilter's winter retreat. My Aunt and I went to the trunk show by Blanch Young. Blanch is 90 years old and showed some fantastic quilts. I loved her amazing use of color and the way that she used big prints on the back of her quilts. Here are a few pictures from her trunk show. My favorite saying from her trunk show was "Some mistakes I make, make the best quilts!"

My Aunt Karla and I took an all day class from Blanch's daughter Lynette Bingham. We made a baby trip around the world quilt that was called Twice as nice. This actually ended up making two quilts in reverse order. Her are the tops of the first quilt that Karla and I finished. Lynette has a fabric shop in Hurricane Utah called Main Street Quilt Cottage. I will add her link on the side. This retreat was really fun and we just might have to make this a yearly tradition!
Karla's Quilt

Carolyn's Quilt

Monday, January 18, 2010

moda bake shop

Hey ladies,
I just checked out the newest 'recipe' for moda bake shop and it is darling for Valentines. I also went to the site of the contributor, Piece N Quilt. She has some darling quilts and tutorials. I thought the spray starch applique method was interesting and I might try it. This site will be another one that I add to my favorites, along with the dozens of others I have for favorites. I guess that just about anything quilting is my favorite!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Newsletter Piece in the Valley Quilt Guild

Pauline Warner is our new President for 2010. Cindy Gardner. be over the program this year and started the meeting by giving an overview of some upcoming events. Next month we will learn needle turn applique taught by Jan Dutson. On April 8th we will have a class on maintaining your Feather Weight machines. Our garden Party will be in August at Carol's house and we will have all day sews in June and July. On September 9th we will have Barbara Walsh teach a class to us on organizing your sewing space. We will also have Marsha and her "Side Kick" from the Corn Wagon come to teach an applique block. This class date will be announced later. This sounds like a fun filled and educational year ahead!

Winners of this years UFO contest:
1st place with 16 finished quilts went to Shanda 50$ or a quilted quilt by Jan
2nd place with 12 finished quilts went to Pauline 25$
Congratulations Ladies!

Carol Smith-Snow Goose Festival
Snow Goose Festival will be on February 19th and 20th
Everyone check out the web sight to see pictures of this years classes and information about the Snow Goose Festival. We still need people to sign up to help set up, sit and the front table and clean up. Contact Carol if you can help. Thank you to everyone who signed up to help make the treats to sell. Call Shanda Bishop if you have questions about the treats. Holly Nissen will have a table to display non quilt items that you have sewn this year so start gathering! Holly Dutson will put together a table of antique quilts. Let her know if you have anything to contribute. Jane Ekins is in charge of the Luncheon.

Ann Morgan- Utah Quilt Guild
Ann has Fat Quarters for the Breast Cancer Foundation Fund Raiser for sale for $5:00. She also has applications to turn in to the State Guild if you are interested in being an instructor to teach other quilt guild in the state. Contact her for more info. Pauline added that she received $25 from the Utah Quilt Guild to use for Prize Money.

UFO Incentives- for this year will be a variety of cute stitching and paper piecing patters with thread to go with them, so everyone keep working on all of those UFOs!

Show and Tell incentive- Holly Dutson has organized a fabric line of Layer Cakes to give away for everyone who brings Show and Tell this year.
Thanks to Pauline and Holly for organizing this year's incentives!

Block of the Month- Julie Hayes
Julie will be giving a pattern every month to those who would like to make a block of the month. Everyone who makes a block can enter to win all of the blocks!
The blocks this month should be made from a Whimsical print.
An additional idea she gave would be to make one more block for yourself at home and them make a sampler quilt with all of the blocks you make.

Our program was on how to access the newsletter on the Sew Mama's Blog as well as how to post and comment on the blog. We also saw some of the fun quilt blog links attached to our blog. We hope everyone will post something on the blog this year!

Show and Tell

Carol shared this table and Christmas Socks made by her Daughter


Helen's Trip around the World made from scraps

Lisa Quilt top #1

Lisa- Quilt Top #2

Lisa- Charm Pack Quilt top #3

Cindy G.

Jan showed two quilts made by Joyce Jensen

2nd quilt by Joyce quilted and shown by Jan

Jan's Quilting on the Back

Melissa finished two Christmas quilts that were started by her mom.

Hollie Dutson helped her daughter make this quilt

Ann Morgan

Ann's ribbon quilting on the back

Karen Jelly Roll Quilt
Karen Flower Quilt

Shanda Turning Twenty Riviera

Shanda's Bandanna Quilt
Shanda also shared a cute Green and Black Bag
(Sorry Shanda no had better post one for us!)

Melissa's latest bag

Pin cushion by Melissa (looks good enough to eat!)
Bag by Shanda
Valentine Table Runner Carolyn

See everyone next month and don't forget to sign up for all of the fun classes at the Snow Goose Festival! Send your registration to Linda by February 6th.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Did you read the bad news?!?!

AmandaJean is ending the Crazy Mom Quilts blog. It is my FAVORITE quilting blog, and I'm so sad about this. She says she'll leave it up as a reference, but nothing new. (Although she will still post quilts at her flickr account.) Sad, sad, sad....