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!