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End of Year Meeting
Nov 16, 2022
1:30 pm


November Patchwords was emailed on November 1. For problems receiving your newsletter, please contact caisa@comcast.net  (Please check your spam folder first for an email on the date listed.)

   If your membership is not current, you can contact Annie Thayne

New to the Area?

New to the guild?

Have questions?

Want to know more?



Want to see a list of Past Presidents?

(under 'About'/'UVQG History)


November 2022 Guild Meeting


Wed, Nov 16th, 1:30 pm

  (1 pm for Book Sale or hanging quilts)

 Orem Senior Center

Come celebrate at our last guild meeting of 2022:
Wed, Nov 16th, at 1:30 at the Orem Senior Center.
(1 pm for book sale or hanging quilts)


The activities start with our annual book sale. Proceeds purchase more books for our guild library. We cannot enter the gym until 1 pm, but will start as soon as we can, close to that time.
Cash, check, or venmo. (transaction fee applies with venmo)


It is also time for our Blue & White Challenge Quilt Display. Those bringing quilts to show should also come early to help put them on display.
Entrants will receive a special patch to attach to their quilt in future.
Vote for your favorite.

Our 2023 president, Karin Crawford, will announce next year's board and we will end with some refreshments.

2022 Challenge

"Sapphire Quilt"

President-elect Karin Crawford chose this year's challenge to celebrate Utah Quilt Guild's 45th anniversary.


-Blue and white or Blue and cream. No other colors allowed.

-Complete your quilt by Nov 2022 (3 layers, quilted, bound and labeled)

-Any size -- from 12" to 108" per side



--Newsletter Editor, training available if needed

--Property chairperson

Other positions may be available as well.

Contact Karin Crawford.

2022 UVQG Retreat

         November 2-5, 2022

    “My Favorite Things”


Registration is FULL. Contact Trish for wait list.

Registration is now open- April 1st.

Questions about the retreat, please call or text

Hollie Peterson at 801-699-2311 or

Trish Derrick at 801-809-9425

(This year's maximum is 108)

Attendees can sell their spots if they choose.


2023 UVQG Retreat

         November 15-18, 2023    

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.

Barb Murdock will be our Retreat Chairperson.

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.

Oct 5  Wed / 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

Sarah Yorgason's home

249 E 3140 N, Provo

[Sarah Yorgason: 435-315-7632]

Prep work for Service Sew Day

Oct 19 Wed / 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Service Sew Day!

Orem Senior Center

Working in groups to sew 'Ugly Quilts'

Bring sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler.

(cutting mats provided)

Nov 9  Wed / 12:30 pm -3:30 pm


Sewing flannel quilt tops - fabric provided

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Service 2022

Goal - 222 Quilts

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October 1, 2022 Service Update

As of October 1, our donation total for 2022 has reached 130 quilts and 187 stuffed items. (bears and footballs)

Special thanks to Sandy Lai’s sister for transporting 30 quilts to flood victims in Kentucky. After record flooding at the end of July in eastern Kentucky, residents reported more than 10,000 homes damaged or destroyed. Many residents remain in housing limbo as they apply for aid and

rebuild. Our donation is a small drop in the bucket for  those affected.

On Friday, September 9, the Many Hands Bee met at Sandy Lai’s home. We completed 30 flannel receiving blankets which will be donated to local organizations.

Guild member Laura Brown oversaw the quilt tying this summer at Mutual Dell summer camp and reports that they want to continue the project next summer. This has been a great way to encourage the next generation of quilters and provide valuable exposure to the art of quilting.

Through donations of time and materials, the guild  provided Mutual Dell with 35 enveloped quilt tops ready for tying. Many of the tops were prepared at our March service activity and we plan to do the same in March 2023.

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48th Annual Utah Quilt Show

at Springville Museum of Art

July 16 - Sept 17, 2022 

(Show is closed. See you next year.)

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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. 

Words of Wisdom


My favorite quote from Brenda Sommers is: If you are a new quilter, or a quilter with shaky confidence – keep quilting!!!! You will get better, I am a much better quilter than when I started ...” Isn’t this where we all are? Loving what we do and getting better and better at it each day.