Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September meeting is coming!!

Don't forget the following and we'll see you on Sept 17th!

Ruby Jubilee Quilt:

Wren and Gay are working on the quilt.  Lousie will do the inside piecing. Connie will put on the borders and Leslie will do the binding.


Quilt Fest Donations:
Our guild is donating baskets. Darlene will provide 2 baskets.  Joylynn will assemble the baskets.  Everyone is invited to donate something for the basket.  We discussed donating Long Arm type supplies since that is our guild purpose.  Please bring these to our meeting or get them to Joylynn before our meeting.

July 2016 meeting notes

Education:
Wren showed us the Inside Ruler Technique

Guild Dues:
These are due!  Please make your check for $15 to SL/Ogden Longarm Guild.

Ruby Jubilee Quilt:
Wren and Gay are working on the quilt.  Lousie will do the inside piecing. Connie will put on the borders and Leslie will do the binding.

Quilt Fest:
Quilt Fest 2016 - "A Quilted Christmas"
September 20-24, 2016 - At the Davis Conference Center
1651 North 700 West, Layton, UT

Our guild is donating baskets. Darlene will provide 2 baskets.  Joylynn will assemble the baskets.  Everyone is invited to donate something for the basket.  We discussed donating Long Arm type supplies since that is our guild purpose.  Please bring these to our next meeting or get them to Joylynn before our meeting.

Speaker: Nancy Goodwin, Vice President

Nancy has worked in the medical field for a long time and shared some of her expertise with us.  If you weren’t there, you really missed out!  I didn’t write everything down but here are some of the awesome tips she provided to help us with specific physical symptoms that occur with long arm quilting. Good to know!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July Meeting

Longarm meeting is right around the corner - July 16th at 10 am at the Handiquilter building! (Thanks for being so awesome!)

May Minutes

** Please sign up for Smiths Rewards and choose Utah Quilt Guild as your recipient.

If you are interested in also joining the Utah Quilt Guild - pay dues online and card is emailed to you after you pay. At the meeting, they were still looking for a Davis County Rep. You should have received your Quilt Fest Booklet. Registration is going on now.

Christmas Stocking Fundraiser - buy a stocking for $5, decorate it and donate it. You will be entered into a drawing for a sewing machine. Read their newsletter online for more info on these items.

Our guest speaker was, Donna Valdez, from Quilts of Valor. She taught the history of Quilts of Valor. Some interesting points to me are - the quilt is similar to a purple heart in the selection of the recipient. Quilts are picked specifically for each person. The quilt presentation is often the beginning of their healing. Each part of the quilting process represents something - the back is strength, the stitches are all the people that served and the binding is the future of the individual.

A quote from the QoV website - I knew a Quilt of Valor had to be a quality-made quilt, not a “charity quilt.” Quilts of Valor would be the civilian equivalent of a Purple Heart award. A Quilt of Valor had to be quilted, not tied, which meant hand or machine quilting. Quilts of Valor would be “awarded,” not just passed out like magazines or videos. A Quilt of Valor would say unequivocally, “Thank you for your service, sacrifice, and valor” in serving our nation in combat.

Check out their website - it is awesome! If you can build and donate a quilt we can get you in touch with the foundation. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

May meeting on the 21st

Hey, the May meeting is coming up. Come and review the fun things that happened at HMQS! And congratulations to the winners in our guild!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

March Minutes

Just some info on our last meeting:

Announcements: 
  •  Quilt Market will be here in May! They are collecting Quilts of Valor Quilts and we are invited to donate. Handiquilter will provide the batting for donated Q of V quilts. 
  • HQ Academy in Layton. June 8-11, 2016. See handiquilter.com for details
  • Utah Quilt Guild: In need of a South Davis rep.
  • We've been encouraged to sign up for Smiths Rewards on the Smith website under Community Rewards. Must have a Smiths card first. A portion of all your purchases will be given back to the guild. 
HMQS:

  • April 16 is the deadline for quilt entries.
  • Need volunteers – Contact Gayle Hansen to schedule 801-571-7818. Specifically need volunteers on Tues afternoon and Wed to hang the quilts.
  • There is a special exhibit of 500 quilts this year – you won’t want to miss this! 

Speaker: Nancy Allen
Thanks for the beautiful trunk show and the history of making your book, “Triple Play Scrap Quilting”. It shows 3 different approaches to quilting. 1. A planned color scheme. 2. Using a fabric collection. 3. Scrappy. It was fun and informative. Nancy suggests looking on thousandsofbolts.com for backing fabrics. Another good resource is quiltshops.com. It finds all the shops that carry a line you are looking for.

Reporting on our red and white quilting day

We had great fun and got lots done. We need another quilting day to sew it into blocks and then sew the blocks together. We had tentatively planned on April 30th and Diane had volunteered her house. After the very successful day we had at the church that Nancy had scheduled for us, it was decided that that location was ideal, in terms of parking and ease of access. So Nancy is trying to get that church on the 30th of April so we can work some more on this.

Quilt Fest:
Theme is Christmas. Buy a $5 stocking to decorate and donate. There will be a drawing for a sewing machine for contributors. The stockings with be donated to children.