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May 15, 2024
Sharon Wright
Non-Cotton Quilts
1:30 - 3:00, Orem


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June and November meetings in 2024 will be held on the Second Wednesday of the month

{Due to conflicts with Juneteenth holiday and Fall Retreat}

- Wed, June 12th

- Wed, Nov 13th

Mark your calendars so you don't miss out.

May 2024  

Sharon Wright

Non - Cotton Quilts

UVQG Guild Meeting

Wed, May 15th, 1:30

Orem Senior Friendship Center

My English major heart was drawn to this quote by Emily Brontë, poet and author of Wuthering Heights, “May is the month of expectation, the month of wishes, the month of hope.” As I pull out my unfinished quilt tops, stacks of uncut fabric, and other projects in varying degrees of completion (my friend calls this her “closet of shame”) I can choose to get overwhelmed and discouraged, or I can see them through my “May” eyes, with expectation, wishes and hope. So many possibilities, so little time. I hope that you are getting excited about all the possibilities of quilt progress as the lazy days of summer approach.


Speaking of expectations, I’m really looking forward to our guest speaker in May. The talented Sharon Wright will be coming to teach us about working with non-cotton fabrics in a quilt. She has made some amazing quilts from wool as well as from silk ties and we will see her creative use of pattern and color.


She is encouraging all of us to bring quilts that we have made from reclaimed fabric to show during her presentation. Prepare to be inspired.

                    - Kim McCloskey

More details: Sharon will be showing a collection of quilts made from repurposed wool and neckties. The wool quilts (14 in total) were made from skirts, jackets, slacks and yardage saved over the past 25 years. The necktie quilts (8 total) include ties from Mike Runge (a sportscaster) and President Thomas S. Monson. Please bring a quilt that you have made from repurposed fabrics to show


March Service Day - by the numbers:

● 65 people attending

● 32 quilts enveloped

● 80 bears made

● 8 quilt tops sewn

● 14 pizzas eaten

● 13 door prizes awarded

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July Fair

Wed, July 17, 2024

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

The Red Barn

2583 Main Canyon Rd, Wallsburg


Garage Sale Items Wanted!


Spring is almost here and it is time to do a bit of Spring Cleaning of your STASH. If you haven't used it in five years, please consider donating your fabrics or quilting notions to the Utah Valley Quilt Guild July Fair Garage Sale. It is our fun day of adventure and wonder, so donate your "stuff" to the Guild and lighten your load.

Pin a note saying how much you think it is worth, bring it to a Guild meeting for me to pick it up, or call me to get it from you. Or you can deliver it to my house. Thanks so much for your support of the Guild fund-raising event.

-Carol Hinckley 801-636-0779

1879 Heather Drive, Orem.

2024 UVQG Retreat

   November 20-23, 2024

We Are Family

I got all my SISTERS with me.


*  The cost will be $80/person higher than last year

(due to increase in hotel/food costs, noted)

*  The registration form will be available in the March Patchwords and on the guild website.

*  Be sure your membership is current.

*  Register by MAIL -send your form and at least 50% of payment. Remaining payment due July 1st.

Trish, Davidene and their committee look forward to carrying on the tradition of fun in 2024.

FULL - Contact Trish to be added to waitlist

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2024 Challenge

Paper Pieced Quilts

UVQG Challenge for 2024 is Paper Pieced Quilts


Learn a new technique this year!


Make a quilt 12 x 12 or larger that is finished with quilting and binding.

Show finished quilts at the November guild meeting, November 13th.

If you have any questions please reach out to Machelle Preston 801-362-6988.


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Giving Update -  May 2024

  31   quilts

  31   fleece blankets

100   soft balls

  35   bears

  Total:  197 Items 


Giving Update - Total 2023

400   Items !

This includes:

 171   quilts

 103   receiving blankets

   14   fleece blankets

   97   balls

   11   bears

    2   yarn baby blankets

    2   hats

Recipients included these charitable organizations:

Welcome Baby, Children's Justice Center, The Refuge, Stitching Hearts Worldwide, Little Lambs Foster, Festival of Trees, Food and Care Coalition, Dolls of Hope

plus first responders and a refugee family

Mutual Dell Girl's Camp attendees helped tie 51 of these quilts. Thanks to our members who donated supplies or their time to cut, piece, quilt, bind, and sew!

Service Bee

"Many Hands" Calendar 

 ***2024 Added Dates***

This 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.

Apr 1  Mon / 10:30 am -2:30 pm 

Dave's Bernina

2017 N 550 W, Provo

Sewing bears and balls.

(bring sewing machine)

Apr 26  Fri / 10:30 am -12:30 pm

Stitching Hearts   New location!

391 W 700 S #2, Pleasant Grove 

Help with quilts and fabric at their warehouse.

BONUS meet for lunch after @ Holy Taco

205 E  700 S suite B, Pleasant Grove 

May 4  Sat / 10:00 am -3:00 pm 

Three Fountains Clubhouse, Provo

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby.

Participate in a Jelly Roll Race!

(bring sewing machine)

Register Here for Off to the Races!


May 22  Wed / 12:30 am -3:00 pm 

Sarah's house

249 E 3140 N, Provo

pinning and enveloping baby quilt tops

Stitching Hearts Worldwide

New: Link to a great podcast where Krysti (founder) describes her work and mission.

"Do Something More"

Quilt of Valor National Block Drive

Do you want to help Quilts of Valor, but don’t have time to do a whole quilt? They are doing a national block drive. Blocks should be red white and blue and made from this pattern.

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Special Dollivery

This organization restores American Girl Dolls, creates outfits for them and then give them to children in need to support their imagination and dreams. You can assist by making a doll quilt to go with the doll. (Size should be about 18" x 24")

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Graffiti Quilting Workshop

The Salt Lake/Ogden Quilt Guild is hosting Karlee Porter -10th Anniversary Graffiti trunk show and lecture, includes lunch,

Saturday, July 20,2024.

There’s 2 sessions available

# 1- 10am- noon with lunch at noon.

#2- 1pm-3pm with lunch at noon.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch.


Sign up @ (under uncategorized) This is a fun in-person event you won’t want to miss!

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Check your newsletter to see photos of the newest additions to our library.

We have several books on paper piecing if you are looking for a pattern for this year's challenge!

            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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