Monday, March 30, 2015

March Meeting

We had lots of fun at our meeting last weekend. We got to tour the new Handi Quilter facility and Vicki Hoth gave us a great overview of TNT (Thread Needle and Tension). It was a great and educational meeting!

TNT with Vicki -

National Quilt Day went really well for our Guild and we had lots of interest.

We're meeting with Renee Haddadin at Quilts Around the Corner for our next meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar coming to our area

The Salt Lake/Ogden Longarm Quilt Guild wants to let our members know about an exciting one-time quilting event coming to the Salt Lake City area in November of 2015.  The Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar, featuring Ricky Tims, and special guest, Alex Anderson, will be held at the Sheraton Downtown SLC on November 19-21, 2015 (Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday).  We signed up as a promotional partner to make sure that all of our members are aware of this educational and fun-filled seminar, and we urge you to open the attached email blast to learn about the details.  It's two and a half days of learning and laughter with two of the most well-known and talented teachers in the industry.  

Coming to the Salt Lake City area
November 19-21, 2015
Sheraton Downtown SLC
Salt Lake City, UT
Ricky Tims with special guest, Alex Anderson
Good news everyone! We are a proud Promotional Partner for the upcoming Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar at the Sheraton Downtown SLC in Salt Lake City, UT.  It is a fantastic opportunity for quilters in our region. Highlights are included below but you can get more info and read the full details on Ricky's website,

A message from Ricky Tims
Hey everybody! I'm very excited about the opportunity to bring the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar to quilters in Salt Lake City and the surrounding region. The seminar is like quilting on “steroids”. I've turned up the excitement by including renowned quilt celebrity and quilting expert Alex Anderson!
  • This two and a half day educational event for quilters is not like any other quilting experience. 
  • Expect to come away with more ideas and techniques than you can imagine. 
  • There is no sewing, no supply list, and no UFOs to take home. 
  • Everyone attends all sessions so you do not have to pick and choose your teachers or classes. 
  • Plan to leave the seminar with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
  • Learn lessons suited for experienced, novice, traditional, and contemporary quilters. 
  • Learn simple, efficient techniques and explore the principles for successful original designs. 
  • Prepare to have your head spinning with excitement.
I’m so confident you will find this seminar to be worth it to you that I offer a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied!
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Register early and save!! I look forward to seeing you there! - Ricky

Early bird registration $189 each • Save $35! Early bird Deadline is September 19, 2015.
Standard registration $224 each •Registration deadline is November 7, 2015.
You’ll love it! I guarantee it with a money back guarantee!!!
Register today! Space is limited.

National Quilt Day Celebration 2015

Salt Lake-Ogden Longarm Guild March 20-21, 2015

Well, so much is happening this month!! 

First I want to finalize everything for the National Quilt Day Celebration.  The celebration that we are taking part in is at Fairfield Village (Formerly Legacy Village), the same place it has been for the last two years.  Dates are March 20 and 21.  

At our last meeting I sent around a couple of lists for help, donations, etc.  I just wanted to remind of everyone who signed up of their times.

Friday, March 20
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.                  Nancy Goodwin
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.                  Marsha Ashby, DeAnn Oliekan
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                  Gaye Ryon
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.                  Connie Eagle

Saturday, March 21
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.             Michelle Noble, Julie Linford
12 p.m.-2 p.m.                  Louise Mudd
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.                  Darlene Walker

It is best to have two people at the same time, so if you would like to sign up for one of the free times, please let me know by email,

Lunch will be available at the Fairfield Village, price is $6 each day.  It will be in their dining room, and there is a selection, including a salad bar.  It will not be as before with box lunches.  I MUST have numbers for each day that I can submit by next Monday night.  Please send RSVP on that by email as soon as possible.

We will have a table for our guild, and it would be nice if we had some nice quilts to display in it.  I think this is a great time for any of us who quilt for customers to show off our stuff and get some clientele.  We will also be selling items at our table, so if you would like to donate, also please let me know by email.  Michele Noble signed up for something to donate and sell at our table, and I will be selling small bottles of quilt soap.

So far we have not had anyone except Barbie Mills say they had a quilt to enter in the show.  Our guild can enter up to six quilts, only two of which can be more than 65x65 aggregate circumference.  (260 inches)  The names of the piecer and quilter will be displayed.  If you have a quilt you wish to enter in the quilt show, contact Gaye Ryon, she will be spearheading that. 

We also have the opportunity to enter mini-quilts for sale, the money will come in to our guild.  Those who signed up for that are Cory Weir, Chris Robinson, Carolee Jensen, and Debbie Burrows.
Last, but certainly not least, I would like to have a list of our guild members who quilt for customers available to give out at the celebration.  If you would like your name included, please either send contact information, or a scan of your business card.  I would like to get as many on there as possible.

Now for OUR MEETING THAT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MARCH 28TH!  Please note the change in date!  The meeting will be at Handi-Quilter, 10 a.m.  Our Handi-Quilter ladies will be taking charge of the meeting, teaching their TNT seminar (Thread, Needles, Tension).  Even if you have seen this before, it is worth the review!  We will also be taking a tour through their new facility, and there will be an opportunity to shop for Handi-Quilter items.  This will be a really great meeting, so please don’t forget to come the next week after the National Quilt Day Celebration.