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 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 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 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 or email Also shared were some great christmas gift ideas and a cute pattern for pillow case dresses.