Monday, June 23, 2014

New blog started for Quilt Guild

I started a blog for the quilt guild I belong to.  It is Old Capital Quilt Guild.  It is fun but also very scary because I don't want to accidentally  leave someone out or offend anyone in any way.  We had a wonderful day at guild meeting.  DeAnn Wiley came to do a trunk show and teach a class. 

I really enjoyed seeing all her quilts.  She lives in Hurricane and buys most of her fabric from the Main Street Fabric Shop that my friend Sariah is a partner in.

I have been feverishly working on my 4th of July quilt and got the top finished.
Now to get it quilted in time for someone special's birthday....I have also been spending some time cutting up some of my scraps into usable size squares.  It really helps to get them organized and since I don't have much space it is imperative that I am organized.  During the process things are a mess but eventually it gets straightened out. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

After Panguitch Quilt Walk

I had the most marvelous time at Panguitch Quilt Walk.  I left home Thursday morning early so I could get there, get registered and check out the Quilt Show and the Vendor Booths.  I was really excited to see Main Street Fabrics there.  They are located in Hurricane just down the street from where I had my Flower Shop.  My friend Sariah Mortensen is a partner in it.  She wasn't in the booth  but will be on Saturday.  I will also see her at the class I am taking from her on Saturday.   Met up with Crystal H.  She is letting me stay in her room at the Adobe Sands Motel. The motel was old but very clean and no evidence of any bugs.  We even had a fridge to keep our food and drinks cold.  We had so much fun visiting and catching up.  It has been over 4 years since we had seen each other so there was so much to talk about.    We had lunch together and went to the Trunk Show that Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co put on.

Sorry for the lousy pictures....I was too far away to get good ones on my phone.  She gave such a fun Trunk show.  Her husband Ron was helping and she teased him a little but in such a fun and loving way.  Loved seeing her quilts and telling us how she made them.

In the afternoon Jenny was the teacher in the class.  Broken Dishes was the pattern and I was able to get 2 blocks done, but decided I didn't like the fabric as much as I thought I would. I will let it ferment a while and see what I think later.

That evening I was on my own for dinner so just went to Subway to get one of their Chopped Salads.
Yum..Yum..  Perfect!!
The trunk show on Friday was with Helen Butler.  Helen is an award winning quilter who does magnificent work.  Her quilts are show quilts and absolutely beautiful.
Friday I didn't have any classes that I signed up for but decided to challenge myself and signed up for an applique class.  It was taught by Francine Berrett.  It was such a beautiful project but not a process I plan to do much of.  I will try needle turn with the same pattern.
Later that evening Crystal and I went to see the free demos and have Jenny sign my Block magazines that I brought with me.  I also had her sign the quilt I made from her pattern in Quilting Quickly.  It was my disappearing 4 patch quilt.  I was going to send it to my sister in California but since Jenny signed it I have decided to keep it and send another quilt to that sister.
Saturday's Trunk Show was a group from up north.  Lots of Quilts and lots of people involved.  I loved it and it always inspires me to see the beautiful quilts.
Saturday I had 2 classes.  I took an Intro to Machine Quilting by Renae Allen.  She was a great teacher and had lots for us to practice on.  I am so glad I took this class.  I plan on using some of her methods to quilt my quilts that I am working on.  Had lunch with Marsha and her sister in law, and went to the Trunk show.  After the trunk show I went to my class with Sariah.  It was a pattern called Sparkling Cider. 
I was able to get 2 stars done in class.  I am doing mine in red, white, and blue fabrics.  I am trying to decide whether to do it scrappy or do the background in white.   It was great to see Sariah and catch up with her family.  By the time the class was almost over I was so exhausted I left a little early.  3 days of go, go, go had taken its toll on me.  I had a wonderful ride home and was very glad to be able to sleep in my own bed.  I am anxious to go to Quilt Walk next year. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mid week report

This week is 4-H Sewing Camp.  I have been helping a couple of girls do their projects.  They are working with Denim and it makes it so hard to sew on.  They have cute projects.  They are making a patchwork pillow, a skirt, an apron, a purse, a cell phone holder, and a pincushion.  Some girls have a hard time concentrating.  Tomorrow is the last day but because I am going to Panguitch for Quilt Walk I won't be attending.

I have got so much to do to get ready for my trip. 

I got a surprise on Facebook the other day.  My oldest granddaughter posted a picture of her baby quilt I made when she was born.  The quilt and granddaughter are 30 years old now.  The fabric was a panel that I handquilted and put picot edging on.  It really is the first real quilt I ever made.  This granddaughter has taken care of it for so long.

It was such a thrill to see it.  I didn't take pictures of it when I made it.  I try to always take pictures of the items I make for people.   It is always so fun to look back on things I've done.  

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend.  I won't be posting til next week, when I get home.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Fabric

Last weekend I went to visit my daughter in St George, Utah.  I took 2 of my grandsons.  Joe is 11 and Crosley is 6 going on 7.  They had a lot of fun.  My daughter has a swimming pool so needless to say they spent every waking moment in the pool.  She did get them out of the pool long enough to go hiking . They really enjoyed that.

We did get to do some shopping...went to Joann's.  Marshawn wanted to buy me something as a late Mother's Day present so I picked out a lot of fabrics.  They were on the 50% off rack...

 I tried to get them all to coordinate so I could make a quilt top.

We really had a great time.  Marshawn always spoils me when I go to visit. I decided to make her a surprise quilt.  Her birthday is 4th of July, so I am going to make her quilt top when I go to Panguitch Quilt Walk.  One of the classes is called Sparkling Cider.
I am going to make all those stars with red,white and blue fabrics.  It should be fun.  I got all the pieces cut out and ready to put together.

Today I have spent time getting things organized for the trip on Thursday morning.
Tomorrow morning I am helping at 4-H sewing camp and have to work in the afternoon and dinner at a friends house.   Then same thing Tuesday.  So I won't have a chance to get anything ready till Wednesday.

I did get a chance today to make a couple of journal covers.  I made another one out of the Riley Blake fabrics in red, black, grey and white.  I posted about that one Here. After duplicating that one I made another one out of some generic fat quarters I had in my stash.
 I guess I better sign off and get some dinner.  I will be sure to post after the Quilt Walk.