Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 2013 Meeting Notes

We had a really great time at the meeting this month for all of you who missed it.

Renae Haddadin was our guest speaker and she talked about all of the great things you can do with your long arm that AREN'T quilts! Table runners, bags, and even wedding dresses. She also pushed us to try some heavy metallic threads in our bobbin for some spectacular results. Renae offered her newest fill design book for sale along with a signing. She's doing amazing things with her shop out in Sandy too. Watch for her to move to a bigger space in a few months that will allow her to teach classes and get more fun stuff available to all of us!

Our tip of the month was feathers and all the different variations of them. Check out the new pictures on our gallery for some great ideas. We also had a special visitor drop in from Down Under and show us some of her great tricks for perfect feathers. Helen Godden is an amazing pictorial quilt artist who uses an HQ Sweet Sixteen to create amazing works of art. Check out her DVD tutorial here:

Don't forget that HMQS classes are now available online and the challenge quilt kits are also available as of Nov. 15th. Contact HMQS for more information on next year's challenges and how to register for classes. Some of the classes fill up fast so get your registrations in soon!

Have a really great holiday season and we'll see you all back in January!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November 2013 Meeting

Looking forward to this month's meeting!

Our guest speaker will be Renae Haddadin. After a short talk Renae will do a book signing for us. She will have copies of her books available for purchase, or, if you are like me and have already purchased her books, bring them and have her sign them.

We will have our year-end potluck. I will bring all of the necessary paper products (plates, cups, utensils, napkins) and water. Our potluck will give time to browse Renea’s books and visit.

After Show and Tell, we will have our drawing for the “Show and Tell Challenge”. We will draw for two $25 prizes. So bring all of your show and tells for chances at the drawing.

Have you decided that you are the one to assist Darlene next year as President Elect. Please call her at 801-295-4442 or

Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July Meeting Notes

We had a really fun meeting this week. We took care of the guild business and then broke into mini groups. Everyone learned something new!

And don't forget the great discount on the Handi Quilter rulers .Use code: RULERS0713 at checkout for 20% off your ruler order. Good until Aug. 8th!

The mini classes included:

Constructing a square in a square block by Cecilee, the book and ruler are available here:

Disappearing 9-patch and Recycle by Making Bags from Bags (amazing if you've never seen it!) by Chris

Upgrading to stitch regulation - Mike Evans

Groovy board demonstration - Vicki Hoth, Handi Quilter

Using your laser light at the front of the machine - Kathryn

Attaching binding with your long arm, and adding yarns to your quilts by Val - resources here:

Beginning Trapunto - Gaye , check out the tips:

Recipes from the July Meeting

Cheese Ball

2pkg cream cheese
1/2 c green onion shopped fine
1 20 oz crushed pineapple drained and dried
1 T. Mayo
1 jar Kraft Rocka Bleu Cheese

Mix and form into a ball. Refrigerate overnight. Roll in finely slivered almonds and cherries.

Fruit Ice Cream - makes 6 quarts

Juice from 3 lemons
Juice from 3 oranges
4c. pineapple juice
1 20oz can crushed pineapple
1 10oz jar of maraschino cherries cur in half with juice
4 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 c. whipping cream

Mix juices and sugar together and stir until dissolved. Freeze for 20 minutes. Add 3 eggs and beat until frothy. Add 3 cups whipping cream and beat. Put into ice cream freezer. Add milk to fill line. Run freezer until the ice cream is frozen.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July meeting is this week!

Hey we're looking forward to the meeting coming up this weekend at 10am at the Handi Quilter Studio in North Salt Lake. We're going to have a lot of good information and great food! Come and visit with us!

In July we will have several mini classes, about 20 minutes, then you rotate to the next. If you told me, after the meeting, that you have a class and would be willing to share it, please send me a description to add to the agenda.

There are also some good local shows coming up:

July Quilt Fair 2012, July 17

Springville Quilt Show - Utah Vally Quilt Guild, July - Sept.

River Day Celebration, Bear Necessities Quilt and art Show, July 24 (Idaho Falls Quilt Guild)

Don't miss these events in August:

August 3 Wheat & Beat Days Quilt Show, Garland, UT 8 – 5 at Garland Tabernacle

August 10 Alpine Quilt Show, Alpine UT

August 7-10 SL County Fair & Quilt Show,

August 22 - 24 Western Legends Quilt Show, Knab, Utah 

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 2013 meeting notes

We had a really interesting meeting this last weekend, though it was pretty light attendance with all the other activities going on.

Our guest speaker was Emilie Daly who presented a whole new concept of digitally printed fabric. What an amazing new tool we have available! She is a pattern designer for Modern yardage a company here in Salt Lake City that prints fabric on demand. They have a growing online database of fabric designs to choose from in different sizes and colors. Once you choose your fabric it comes printed in just the amount you need for your project. Never run out of a fabric print again! Designs should always be available so if you end up stashing the fabric and find out 2 years later you need more, you just go online and order another piece. YOu can get a fat quarter or 10 yards at a time. The options are really endless.

Check out the website for Modern Yardage here: or visit Emilie's blog here:

Thanks to everybody who gave feedback on HMQS classes and vendors. Ann reported that the show went really well this year and they see great things in their future. We'd especially like to congratulate all of the award winners from our guild.

Check out our website for an updated list of upcoming events and shows for the summer, and we'll see everybody again at the next meeting on July 20th!

Monday, May 13, 2013

HMQS 2013 Was a Success

Now with HMQS over I need to get my mind on our next meeting. It’s this coming Saturday, May 18.

I hope most of you got a chance to attend HMQS.  We are so fortunate to have such a world class show at our door step. I met people from Europe, Australia, Canada and of course all over the US, who had to travel. The quilts for the judged show, also, came from all over the world.

At the meeting we want to share our experiences from the show, classes, teachers, venders etc. with each other.  Bring projects you started in a class or ideas that were shared by teachers & fellow students or great/fun/useful products you found at the vendor mall and share them with us. I was at the show all 3 days and know that I missed things that you found or saw.

Did you see our booth!!! Thank you to all that contributed their Ghastlie items and a special thanks to Kathryn Lindsey for putting it all together in a wonderful fashion. We had TONS of people stopping to talk and take pictures. It was great exposure for our guild.   

Emily Daly will be giving us a presentation on digital design and custom digital printing on fabric. I’m looking forward to finding out about this new technique.

Ok, 10am this Saturday at the Handiquilter Warehouse.

See Ya There,

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

March Meeting Notes

It started with pictures taken for our directory. Then our business included, a report from Sylvia Zobell about the Utah Quilt Guild, membership fees are due this month, she also mentioned National Quilt Day March 16th, Colonial House, and she had fabric available for the BooBee’s project to fight Breast Cancer.

HMQS is just a short few weeks away. If you haven’t signed up for classes, or registered to show a quilt or two, now is the time. There are still challenge kits available for QOV, Riley Blake and Sew Batik. See the for details. Volunteers are needed too, and if you volunteer you get to see the show free, all the info is on the website. Remember to take your “Scavenger Hunt” Sheet to the show (I’ve attached a copy). Find the answers and turn it in at our booth for a drawing at the May Meeting. 

 Our booth theme is anything “Ghastly” bring your items to the show or contact Kathryn Lindsay or myself to arrange for them to get there. If you have signed up to work at our booth you also can get free entry. Check at with us or at the volunteer desk about a volunteer ID tag. 

 We had our Apron Fashion show. Kathryn Winterton showed her work apron and how damaged it is from the machine, pins etc. Work aprons can not only save our clothes but also streamline our process by holding the tools we use most. There were so many fantastic aprons we voted to have a drawing instead of a vote for the prize. 

 The HandiQuilter Gals gave a great presentation on Computerized Quilting. How to size and place purchased designs and also how you can digitize you own designs, even copy your freehand work to save it for another project. They had a trunkshow of some of the quilts they have done with the computer. The item that surprised me was that computerized quilting is not faster than manually driven quilting just more exact. Still, I think many of us want to save for a system 

 After refreshments Renea Haddadin talked about a new direction her shop “Quilts on the Corner” is going. She is stocking several lines of Superior Thread, YLI Thread, Wide Back Fabrics and Longarm Tools and supplies. The shop is in Sandy on Main Street and is worth a visit. Kathryn Lindsey gave us the challenge to share how we quilt rail fence blocks. I’ve attached some of the ideas. If you have more email them to me and I’ll forward them to the group. ( please don’t laugh at my drawing) 

Our first “Spotlight” of one of our members was on Chris Robinson. Chris is a native of Utah, and learned basic quilting from her Mom. She has one daughter and had 43 foster children over the years. Three of her foster daughters are quilters, one an award winning longarm quilter in Houston. Chris has had a HQ16 for about a year and quilts for herself and friends. 

 We had a review of new books added to our library and a brief tools you can purchase at “Harbor Freight”. I’ve attached my favorite quilting tools found at the hardware stores. 

 We finished with “Show and Tell” and got to see wonderful quilts made or quilted by our members. 

Mark your calendars for our next meeting on May 18th. Our guest speaker will be Emilie Daly who is a digital fabric designer – a new direction in fabric production. We will also recap our experiences at HMQS, and have our Scavenger Hunt drawing. Bring any cool tools, ideas or tips you learn at the show and, of course, show and tell.

HMQS Scavenger Hunt

Rules: Find the answers to the following questions, bring to the SLC/Ogden Longarm Guild Booth. Those with all correct answers will be eligible for a drawing during the May Meeting .



1) What aisle is our guild’s booth on?_______________

2) Name the quilt that won second place in the Youth Division?_________________________________________

3) Who is scheduled to be on the Handiquilter stage Saturday at 10am?_______________________________________

4) What is the booth number of the A-1 Longarm Machines._____________

5) How many quilts are in the “Farmer’s Wife” Special exhibit?__________

6) Who is the sponsor that provided the ribbons for the competition.________________________________________

7) What is the Theme of this year’s show?___________________________________

8) This is the _________ year of HMQS.

9) List at least 4 Long arm machines you can test drive at the show._____________________________________

10) Name the 2 quilt judges and where they came from.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11) What classroom has “Hands on” Classes using the Handiquilter machines._______________________________

What is your Favorite part of the show.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Meeting


Hi All,

Just a quick reminder that our March meeting  will be on the 9th due to National Quilt day festivities on our normal meeting day.

Be prepared to have your picture taken for our directory and bring your apron for our fashion show. Also bring any Ghastly items already made for use in our HMQS booth. We will have a sign-up sheet for our booth too, so look at your calendar.

The program this month is on Computerized Quilting.  And we will share quilt motifs we use on Rail Fence blocks. (Block pictures are attached to draw out your motifs).

Share any tools, tips or ideas with everyone and earn a chance in our Show and Tell Challenge by bringing something to show. **

See You There

** My tip of the month - - - Take a picture of the beginning of the quilt as you work on it, by the time you get to the other end you will be able to reference the picture without unwinding the whole quilt to remember exactly what you did.


March 1 Remember to renew your Utah Quilt Guild Membership

March 5-16 – This is the Place Heritage Park Quilt show in the Hospital Bldg

March 9th SLC/Ogden Longarm Meeting 10am – 1p
         Handiquilter Warehouse
445 North 700 West
North Salt Lake, Utah

March 15 - 16th National Quilting Day –
Legacy Village, 1205 Fairfield, Layton, UT

March 16th National Quilting Day – 9a – 3p
St John the Baptist Gathering Place, 300E 11800S, Draper

March 20 - Utah Valley Quilt Guild Presents David Taylor
Lindon Center, 25 North Main, Lindon, Utah

March 26 & April 23 – Colonial House Quilting for the
Holiday Quilt Show
10a – 3p  corner of 7th Avenue and B Street;

March 29-30 Dixie Quilt Guild Bi-annual Quilt Show
         Dixie Convention Center
May 9-11 – HMQS – South Town Expo –
Register for classes on-line now

Oct 8 – 12 Utah Quilt Guild – Quilt Fest – Zermatt in Midway, UT

Nov 4 – 8 Holiday Quilt Show – Little America

Rail Fence Block  -  draw your favorite motifs to share

Hope to see everyone there!

January Meeting Notes

We had a great meeting in January with a Hawaiian Theme. Julie
Kaleikini and Pauline Vogel gave us a wonderful program on the history
and traditional construction of Hawaiian quilts along with a trunk show
of their quilts. They usually teach at Morman Handicraft and quilt
shows in Utah such as Quilt Fest, if you want more info.

Some of us dressed in our “Hawaiian Tourist” apparel, we had a vote
and awarded a prize for the best. Our refreshments reflected the
Hawaiian theme too.

We recognized the members who made 2012 a success, especially Val
Gines, who did a flawless job as our President. Then the new board:
Gaye Ryon, President, Darlene Walker, President elect & Cindy Stokes,
Sec/Treasure were introduced. Kathryn Lindsey will continue giving us
her wonderful education sessions and DeAnn Oliekan will also continue
as our Librarian. We had reports from the Utah Quilt Guild, HMQS, the
kids from Idaho.

Kathryn Lindsey, after getting lei’d when she arrived, gave us a lesson
on S(i)TDs! Using Stitch in the Ditch really makes piecing and
applique motifs pop. She gave us ideas on techniques and different

We discussed having a display book at our booth at HMQS to show off
our work and promote our businesses by area. If you want to be part of
this bring an 8x10 picture of a quilt or a collage of quilts, your business
card and maybe your price list or an info page on your business.
A few new things to look forward to is our birthday basket, meeting
challenges and a year-end drawing that you will put your name in for a
for each show and tell you bring to meetings.

We voted to change the date for March’s meeting to the 9th because
many of our members are participating in National Quilt Day festivities.
If you would like to attend or get more info the url is:

On the 9th, Bring your favorite work apron. We will have a fashion show
and vote on the best apron. Extra points if you have one made of
“Ghastley Fabric” to wear in our HMQS Booth. If you have ideas for
“tips, tricks and favorite tools” bring them or email them to me (I’ll
include them in the agenda)

Our program on the 9th will be on Computerized Quilting, given by the
Handiquilter girls.

In an effort to get to know each other better, Mindy Kirton, our
webmaster, will be taking your picture as you arrive, for a group

See ya then,

National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day
Sat March 16         
9 am- 3 pm   

North and South Salt Lake Areas of the Utah Quilt Guild invite you to celebrate 2013 National Quilting Day!
WHAT: Join us for an incredible day of FUN, FRIENDS, and Food
·      Open Sew- Bring your UFOs…work on some, or swap with others
·      Power cords, extension cords and surge protectors most welcome
·      Demos: Patty Paulson: ‘Learn Maintenance’ for a Featherweight, Carol Cook: 10-minute Table Runner. Bring 2 fabrics- WOF 12 inches/WOF 18 inches, Caryl Jensen: Disappearing 4 patch

WHERE: St John the Baptist Gathering Place, 300 E 11800 S, Draper- lot to EAST

LUNCH: Potluck- Bring your favorite dish! What a great chance to ‘field-test’ a new or share a favorite ‘old’ recipe. Your last name starts with:       
 A-G- Finger Foods     H-O Casseroles  P-Z Desserts  Bring enough to serve 8 and serving utensils. Plates, utensils, napkins provided.

Questions? Contact Carol Cook @ or 801-414-8426 or Caryl Jensen @ or 801-897-5334

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We're going to the Islands!

Hi Everyone,

Our January Meeting will be on January 19, 2013, 10a to 1p at the Handiquilter
warehouse. 445 North 700 West, North Salt Lake, Utah.

I don’t know about you but I’m already tired of snow, snow, snow. We need to
bring a little sunshine into this cold winter. Our guest speakers this month will be
Julie Kaleikini and Pauline Vogel. They are experts on Hawaiian Quilting, it’s
history and techniques. So to fight the cold, under your snow clothes, wear a
bright floral or aloha shirt and bring your flip flops. The best dressed “Hawaiian
tourist” will win a prize.

Refreshments will have a Hawaiian theme too.

As always bring show and tell (my personal favorite part of our meetings). If you
have Hawaiian Quilting – you guessed --- bring it.

I’ve attached a Member Info Sheet for you to fill out and bring to the meeting.
We want to get to know everyone better and find hidden talents within our group
and need input about what you want.

Looking forward to seeing you there,