Monday, November 10, 2014

November 2014 Meeting Info

Our November meeting will be this Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 am to 1 pm at Handi Quilter. Handi Quilter's new address is 501 North 400 West, North Salt Lake.

Our guest speaker will be Karlee Porter, one of Handi Quilter's own prodigies. She has written a book on her techniques and will share some of her techniques with us. Check her out on her website at

Her work is amazing.

Her books will be available for purchase for $20 (tax included) if anyone is interested (buy yourself an early Christmas present!).

Since this is the last meeting of the year we will have "a holiday party.” Please bring a favorite food to share with the group. Don't forget your show and tell and especially your holiday quilts. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Marsha Ashby

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Look at this fun idea from Gammill

Chase away the summer doldrums with a new tradition for you and the little ones in your life. Supplies needed: Muslin/solid color for top, batting, fun print for backing, lots of fun and funky fabric markers and CHILDREN!!!

July Meeting Information


Date: Sat., July 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

*Location has changed for this month only!*

Meeting Location: Quilts on the Corner
208 E Main Street (8720 So.), Sandy (located east of Quilts, Etc.)

Program: Join us at the newly expanded Quilts on the Corner in Sandy (see address above). Award winning quilter Renae Haddadin recently expanded her shop and her Innova dealership. Join us for a great demonstration by Renae on how to quilt using rulers and to see her new shop.

Education: Barbie Mills

Gadgets: Gaye Ryon

Show and Tell: Please bring your quilts for show and tell.

Library: Please return the items you checked out in May.

Membership: If you still want to join the guild, please bring a completed Membership Form and your $15 dues to the meeting. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Cindy Stokes, Treasurer.

Utah Quilt Guild Representative: Cindy Gerger-Chavez is our new representative from the Utah Quilt Guild.

See you at the meeting!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 2014 Upcoming Meeting

We're looking forward to this month's meeting! Come and find out more about the classes and winners at HMQS this year!

Special Guest: Emilie Daly from Modern Yardage is scheduled as our Guest Speaker for this month. Emilie designs fabric and you can see some of her darling creations at
emilie-daly-fabric/ We are excited to see what Emilie has in store for us.

HMQS: A BIG SHOT OUT for all the members of the Salt Lake/Ogden Long Arm Guild who won awards at HMQS. Your work was beautiful. Julie Bauer won the “Claudia Pfeil New to Quilting Award” with her innovative “Selvage Quilt.” Congratulations to everyone who made a quilt and entered it in the show. A special thanks to Ann Collet and her great staff for producing such a great show for us to all enjoy!

Education: Barbie Mills

Gadgets: Gaye Ryon

Show and Tell: Please bring your quilts for show and tell.

Library: Please return the items you checked out in March.

Membership: If you still want to join the guild, please bring a completed Membership Form and your $15 dues to the meeting. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Cindy Stokes, Treasurer.

See you at the meeting!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March meeting was a great success!

For those of you who missed our meeting we had a visit from Carmen Geddes who has been a regular teacher at HMQS and won teacher of the year there in 2013. She presented some lovely quilts and gave us some great ideas on appliqué and trying out new techniques with the long arm.

There was also a book review by the president called It's Been Fun Girls on the history of quilting in northern Utah. There is a copy in our library. Here is information if you're interested in your own copy.

Contact: Lisa Duskin-Goede, Coordinator, Bear River Heritage Area 435-713-1426 or Visit the website for more info.

The Bear River Heritage Area is pleased to announce the completion of a book on the history of quilting and contemporary quilting practices in the seven counties of the region Box Elder, Cache and Rich in Utah; and Oneida, Franklin, Caribou and Bear Lake in Idaho.

The 62 page booklet “It’s Been Fun, Girls. Carry On…” Quilting as a Heritage Art in Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho, takes its name from the last words of well-loved Cache Valley quilter Millie Olmstead, who died in 2012. It includes a brief history of quilting in the region, seventeen profiles of local quilters, several highlighted quilts, a quilt glossary, a list of quilt shops, and a list of further reading and resources.

Don't forget National Quilt Day coming up this weekend. The Utah Quilt Guild has planned a great event this year!

National Quilt Day will be held on Friday, March 21, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legacy Village in Layton.  Our  Guild will host a table at the celebration and we need volunteers to man the table for  one to two hours.  Any time you can  volunteer will be greatly appreciated.

If you ordered Red Glasses they are here and are available. Contact Darlene if you didn't get yours at the meeting,

Handi Quilter is going to be starting a Computerized Quilt Guild on the opposite months of our Long Arm guild meeting.  Their first meeting will be April 26th 10:00 AM  at HQ.

That's it! Happy Spring everyone and we'll see you in a few weeks!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Road to California

I had a chance to visit Road to California this year. The quilters in this area are pretty amazing themselves. This little quilt wasn't more than 18" square. Check out some of the pictures from the show here.

January 2014 Meeting

We had a great meeting this month.  Darlene Walker is the new president.  She doesn’t have a Vice yet. You can contact her at:

Marsha – Secretary 
Danna – Librarian
Cindy Stokes – Treasurer
Barbie – Teacher 

It's time to pay dues for the year, dues are  $15.00 and you can make checks out to Cindy Stokes. Please get the money in for your membership asap!

There are some really nice shows coming up in the area. You can check the calendar on our website for a list and information. Also, watch for the National Quilt Days in Layton March 21-22 and the Panquich Quilt walk is this summer, Classes will be June 11-14 make sure to come and they recommended the box lunch with really good, homemade cookies.

The guild isn’t going to have a booth at HMQS this year, so we'll use the money to sponsor something else. Suggestions are welcome!

The Wasatch Front Shop-hop theme this year is Route 89 and it should be a ball!

Cecilee Wilson will be doing a retreat/class on” Square in a Square” patterns.  She is a certified teacher with Jodi Barrows methods so if you're interested please contact her for registration information.  

There is a new Shop opening in Bountiful – Quilter’s Attic. Opening March 1, 2014.  

New Product – SewRed Glasses.  Missouri Star web site sells them – one day only however for $8.88.  She passed around a list to see who wanted the glasses and to see if we could do a group buy.  Then someone mentioned that Jolene Kooyman made them and she was here in Utah.  So maybe we could order through her.  

Then someone else mentioned that if you have an iPhone or Droid phone you already have the ability to see the color values in the material when you go shopping or put a quilt together.  You put your phone to pictures, then mono and the phone now shows the values.

GUESTS:   The guests were the Modern Quilt Guild.  This was so fun.  They did a trunk show of the quilts they have been making. They were a cute group of girls.  We really enjoyed having them.

Just before the Guests:  Barbie who belongs to the Modern Quilt Guild as well, taught the lesson on how modern quilters quilt on their domestic machines. They do random patterns wavy lines that don’t match one from another or sometimes, they do match.  They use painters tape, chalk and draw the pattern for guides.  And they use the walking foot and spray baste their pieces together.  They are self taught, and they might start a design (no pattern mind you) and change it in the middle.
The Definition of Modern Quilts and Quilters is very random and has sub-categories too.
Classic, Modern.  Liberated Modern, Modern fun, Modern use anything you have.  It was fun too, because several of the girls liked the scrappy backs of their quilts as much or more than the fronts.
Even though they like to use the material that is on sale and then make something out of it, the also like to use Riley Blake Charm packs and build a quilt around one of his prints – for a challenge quilt.  

Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild

Don't miss out on pictures from this month's meeting here