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