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UVQG Guild Mtg
Round Robin
May 17, 2023
1:30 pm
Orem Senior Center


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May 2023 Guild Meeting

Wed, May 17th, 1:30 pm

Orem Senior Friendship Center

Round Robin

 Karlene Riggs

Marie Haws

Liz Teerlink

Lorri Cummings

Topics will be: boxed bags, silk tie quilt, magic binding technique, pressing caddy tips and tricks 

2023 Challenge

Improv Quilting

President-elect Kim McCloskey picked improv quilting for this year's challenge. Improv simply means to put something together without planning it all in advance, to make a quilt without a pattern and little to no planning. A good way to sew for the pure joy of it.


You can choose to create in a free-for-all manner or set some guidelines for yourself. I will demo some improv piecing techniques at upcoming guild meetings.


Quilts must be made in 2023. Complete your quilt by Nov 8 for display at our guild meeting. (3 layers, quilted, and bound)

View more details.

   Tutorial #1 (shared in Feb) Log Cabin

  Tutorial #2 (shared in April) Curved piecing 

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July Fair

Wed, July 19, 2023

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

The Red Barn

2583 Main Canyon Rd, Wallsburg

only 14 miles from Orem

Class List not yet available

49th Annual Utah Quilt Show

at Springville Museum of Art

July 22 - Sept 23, 2023

It's time to finish up your quilts for entry in this year's show.

(volunteer sign ups at May meeting)

2023 UVQG Retreat - FULL

   November 15-18, 2023 

I  have just been informed that we had more people sign up for the fall retreat than I ever imagined.  Any registrations that are received after today will be on the waiting list. We are working on the logistics for adding more people (chairs, tables, etc.)  We will be getting back to all of those who registered and ask that you please be patient with us as we work on this.  I am so excited that so many of you want to come.  We will have a great time!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Barb Murdock, retreat chair


We will be having our 2023 retreat at Zermatt again. However, we were required to change the week of attendance to two weeks later in the year, which will be the week before Thanksgiving.

Due to Zermatt's payment schedule, money will be due sooner. Half of the cost needs to be sent with your registration. The other half will be due July 1st.

This year's prices listed on retreat page.

Registration forms are in February Patchwords and on this website.

Click HERE if you want to read Barb's article in Feb 2023 Patchwords.


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Giving Total for 2022

Our giving total for 2022 was 414 items, 165 of those items were quilts. I had set a goal of 222 quilts, so I am not sure if we met the goal or surpassed it. What a busy year of serving! Even though they are not quilts, other items like afghans, receiving blankets, plush balls and bears were sent out to many in need. And as always, many hands worked together to make it all possible

Giving Update 2023

As of March 15, 2023 our giving total for the year is 39 quilts, 31 balls and 2 hats for a total of 72 items, including ● 7 quilts to the Festival of Trees ● 16 quilts to a group that provides mental health services for female first responders.

Help Needed! I am really trying to make use of all our donated fabric. I have over 70 sets of paired flannel ready to make into receiving blankets. I also have four kits of 10 inch squares of flannel to make twin size quilts. These would be a fun project for some friends to work on together or a Relief Society activity. If you would like to help with any of these projects contact Sarah Yorgason.

Service Day Despite the rain, we had a successful service day for our March meeting. Thirty one members attended that day and six more participated from home. Many won a door prize and there was plenty of pizza! Everyone working together completed the following ● 27 enveloped quilts for Mutual Dell Camp to tie this summer ● 31 soft balls stuffed and stitched ● Made 12 “I Spy” quilt kits and assembled 3 tops ● Cut batting and sewed backings for 26 quilts now ready to be machine quilted ● 6 other quilt tops sewn together My sincere thanks for all who came to help and those who continually support our service efforts. Sarah Yorgason

Service Bee

"Many Hands"

This new group is a support for the guild's mission statement of providing service. The name evokes the true adage "Many hands make light work."

Sarah Yorgason will be heading this group. Meeting dates will vary from month to month, while the location and activity varies as well. You might be cutting fabric scraps or donations or putting together charity quilt kits. So look at the activities each month to find the ones that fit your schedule and preferred activity.

May 2  Wed / 12:30 pm -3:00 pm

Sarah Yorgason's home

249 E 3140 N, Provo

[Sarah Yorgason: 435-315-7632]

Playing with flannel squares.

Stitching Hearts Worldwide

Wed, Feb 15th, 20233 1:30 pm

Orem Senior Center

Kristi Wright from Stitching Hearts Worldwide will present a program about her organization which provides service opportunities by making handmade essential items for people in need.

Some of the items made are quilts, woven mats from plastic grocery bags for homeless or refugee camps, receiving blankets, lovey squares for victims of abuse or those with sensory issues, and more. They have gifted items locally here in Utah, as well as around the world.


Bonus: Local quilt group KNOTTs will be displaying their quilts from a recent challenge. Quilts were black and gray and white with the addition of one  other color. Vote for your favorite!

1st: Kathy Porter

2nd: Marie Haws

3rd: Lani Brower

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            Cell Phone Etiquette

Please turn your cell phones off or put on vibrate during our guild meetings. If it must be on and it could bother others, use the “silent” mode and move away to talk. 


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