Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall updates and info

Thanks to everyone that joined us at the September meeting. We had great food and it was fun getting to know everyone there. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all share a common love of quilting!

Here is some info that was passed on recently...

On November 17, at 7PM, book author Jennifer Chiaverini (author of Elm Creek Quilt Series books) will be at theSouth Branch library in Bountiful to speak.  Rosalie Taylor asked if any of our guild members had made any of the quilts or even quilt blocks in any of Jennifer's books.

I told her I didn't know, but would ask that the question be passed on to our guild members.  

Rosalie Taylor's cell phone number is 801-540-8092, if there are any members that have quilts or blocks they would like to loan to be shared during the event.  

Also check out this link I got from a young fan of our club, there are some great tips here.


We look forward to seeing you all in November!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September meeting coming up on the 17th

Getting to Know You

Our meeting on Saturday will be a “Getting to Know You – Potluck”.  Please bring any dish you want and be prepared to tell us a little about yourself.  There have been so many new members and we want to get to know everyone.  Some things you might be thinking about:

  1. 1.     Why did I buy or want to buy a longarm machine?
  2. 2.     How did I talk my husband into this? (If you don’t have a husband just ignore.)
  3. 3.     What kind of machine do you have or want?
  4. 4.     Do your work for customers?
  5. 5.     Did you really think you would be able to quilt your own quilts?
  6. 6.     Where did you put your machine?
  7. 7.     Anything else you would like to share.

We would also like to do some “brain storming” for next year’s meetings.  Is there anything you would like to learn or discuss?  Do you know of anyone that would be willing to be a guest speaker at one our meetings?  We are open to any and all ideas and suggestions.

The DATC has another meeting scheduled in the building at 1:00 p.m., so we will need to be out of the building by 12:30.  Hope to see you there.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Meeting coming up!

  1. Our next meeting will be Saturday July 16; 20ll at 10:00 a.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center 745 South Main in Bountiful.  Sandra Starley will be our guest speaker.  She does a fabulous trunk show with many antique quilts and lots of information about textiles and how to date quilts, well worth your time.  When I was given the information that she was going to be our guest, there was no mention of her fees or requirements, so I just planned on her coming.  I have since learned her usually fee is $400 plus mileage, lodging, and 10 appraisals.  Needless to say I was a little surprised.  She reduced the fee to $100 and I have offered to have her stay at my house.  If we can get the 10 appraisals at $35 each lined up, we should come out just fine.  We will set up appointments from 12:30 to 4:30 after the meeting.  Cheryl Barlow will be doing a cathedral window demonstration from 2:00 to 4:00 and other things will be going on that afternoon in the building, so it won’t be to boring waiting for your appraisal.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to have a quilt appraised.

  1. We will also be collecting materials for Fran Ogden’s sewing and quilting classes at the school in Council, Idaho.  These kids are learning to sew, to piece, and to machine quilt.  They can use anything from scraps to yardage, tools, thread, patterns or books.  Please keep them in mind if you have anything you no longer need or want. 

  1. Emma Dugal of BDAC called and asked me if we could provide about 15 quilts to hang for a show July 29 through September 2.  The art center has been so good to us how could I say no.  I really need someone to volunteer to be in charge of this project. (Our son is getting married July 27th so I am a little nutsier than usual.)  The quilts need to be there by Saturday the 23rd or you can bring them to the meeting on the 16th.  If you want to put a price on your quilt you can, but they take a 40% commission.

Monday, May 9, 2011

HMQS 2011

We'd just like to take a moment and thank all of the ladies who volunteered their time to make this show a success. Ann and her committee really went all out this year. Our guild booth was also amazing and we hope to have many of the people we talked to during the show join us at our future meetings!

We'd also like to congratulate our members who took ribbons at the show.

  • Sue McCarty won Masters Best of show
  • Gaye Ryon 1st Novelty Custom
  • Diane Jaeger 2nd Computerized Quilting
  • Brenda Bell 2nd Riley Blake Challenge
  • Susan Davis Honorable Mention Mixed Technique
  • Joylyn Cluny Honorable mention Mixed Technique
  • Jeanne Brown Honorable mention Sew Batik Challenge
If there are any others that we missed let us know. Pictures of some of the winning quilts are available from the links below or on our site. 

Don't miss our upcoming meeting on May 21st for a recap of the show. There's usually a lot of left over freebies for door prizes too so be on time!

Monday, March 28, 2011

March Meeting

Thanks to all who attended the meeting this month. We had a great time and learned a lot! We're still looking for a president elect for next year. We promise it's not a hard job and there are a lot of great experienced women to help you out. If you feel like giving a little back to this great organization please consider volunteering.

Also, the deadline for quilt entries for HMQS is April 9th. We need quilts! Please consider placing one or more of your quilts in the show, even if you choose not to have it judged. We're also looking for volunteers to help out. For just a few hours of your time you get free entry into the show, and it's a wonderful chance to get to know more of the people out there who share a love of quilting.

Much thanks to Renae Allen www.rgadesignquilts.com for sharing her success story, and what it takes to make it big in fabric and machine quilting circles.

If you have any books to add to the library, or if you have any books, make sure to bring them with you to meetings so we can keep them circulating!

See you at HMQS the first week of May!

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 2011

We were excited to see such a great turn out for the meeting this month! We'd like to thank the wonderful Sue McCarty for sharing her wonderful quilts with us and for all the encouragement and tips and tricks she shared. THANKS!

There were a few comments about the macaroon cookies on the treat table... visit www.alisonspantry.com for the mix. She also had a store in Pleasant Grove. Just add water a bake! They're excellent. The brownies and pumpkin cookies aren't half bad either.

Welcome to the new Guild blog!

Welcome to the new guild blog. This tool has been created for our members to share ideas, pictures, and tips. We are looking forward to the chance to talk between meetings and get to know our members better!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Previous Meeting History

Previous Meeting History:

July 2012:
We had a great meeting last weekend. We had amazing food, a great show and tell with quilted and un-quilted tops, an excellent lesson on accounting by Katheryn and there were some really cool gadgets shown. My favorite was the spirograph tool. Worth checking out! Our president Val also showed us how to add a binding to our quilts on the longarm. If you want a quick review you can see a video on www.kimmyquilts.com. Click on her blog. Thank you to all of the guild members who were willing and able to take a quilt top to do for Phoenix Quilts. You can visit their website at www.phoenixquilts.blogspot.com for info on how to return the quilts - or bring them to the next meeting in September.

May 2012:
We reviewed the classes at HMQS and congratulated ribbon winners. We also talked about some of the new gadgets presented at the show. HMQS gets more amazing every year!

March 2012:
We're gearing up to help at HMQS, so many of the volunteer opportunities were covered in the meeting. We also heard from Diane Jaeger on her background and how she got involved in the Quilts of Valor project for our injured troops and veterans. We got some pointers from Deon Scott who will be teaching at HMQS this year, and learned of some great gadgets from Cory Weir on thread tension and set-up.

January 2012:

November 2011: Our guest speakers were Laurel Barru, Sue McCarty, Mark Hyland, and Vicki Hoth.

September 2011: We enjoyed a great "getting to know you" meeting with lots of tasty pot-luck refreshments

July 2011:

May 2011: 
We reviewed the guild participation in HMQS this year and congratulated all of our winners including Sue McCarty who won best of show. We talked a little about how show judges judge our quilts and what we can do to improve.

March 2011:

January 2011: 
Guest speaker Sue McCarty showed us a collection of her amazing quilts, including photos of her award winning "Tribute to Tolkien" quilt currently hanging in the permanent collection at the National Quilt Museum. She shared a number of tips and tricks, and encouraged us to practice and experiment, we all have it in us to become master quilters. Guild members were encouraged to volunteer at the coming HMQS quilt show, and to take advantage of one of the many charity quilt options. Mindy Kirton also reviewed the new guild website and features. If you liked the macaroon cookies from the treat table, mixes are available at Alison's Pantry, just add water! Alison's Pantry, Pleasant Grove, UT

November 2010: 
Guest Speaker Susan Davis went through the background, origin and steps it takes to needle punch small designs. Needle punching giving depth to block designs in quilts. The simplicity of using panel prints and accenting small details in the work. She also introduced us to mini quilt stands. Congratulated our winners from Quilt Fest, Houston International, and the SLC Masonic Temple Quilt Show.Special Thanks to Donna Sine for her work on the BDAC Holiday Show on November 19.

September 2010:
Guest speaker Renee Haddadin from Quilts on the corner invited us to her shop in Sandy, Utah to demonstrate Red Snappers, her new rod and clamp system for longarm machines. No more pinning! Quilts on the Corner specializes in t-shirt quilts and we got some pointers. She also suggested sewing measuring tape on the canvas for easy-to-set-up use. Congratulations to our County and State Fair ribbon winners!

July 2010:
Our Guest Speaker was Susan Kinn of Ennis, MT and Eden, UT, with Mouse Blanket Quilt patterns. She demos her mini quilt designs and button kits which can be purchased at My Heritage Fabrics in Ogden or The Stitching Corner in Orem. There are a number of online sites. Visit mouseblankets.com or email mouseblanket@gmail.com. Also shared were some great christmas gift ideas and a cute pattern for pillow case dresses.