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Sep 20, 2023
1:30 pm
Orem Senior Center


September Patchwords was emailed late Sept 2. Apologies.

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Sep 2023  

Bee-Hive presentations

 Wed, Sep 20th, 1:30 pm

Orem Senior Center

Quilting has always been a means of gathering and making friendships. The quilting bees from long ago have been replaced with retreats, guilds, groups, and sew days.


Our program for September will celebrate this heritage with what we’re calling the bee-hive!


Come find out what some of our local quilt bees have been up to and get to know the other quilters in our guild with a game and great conversation. Invite a friend or two to join us! We hope to see you there!

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)

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   Tutorial #1 (shared in Feb) Log Cabin

  Tutorial #2 (shared in April) Curved piecing 

   Tutorial #3 (shared in June) Applique

49th Annual Utah Quilt Show

at Springville Museum of Art

July 22 - Sept 23, 2023


The show is open! Ending SOON!

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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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

Thanks for coming!

We will repeat again next July.

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. 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.


NO pistachios, NO rosemary, NO scented lotions or soaps. 

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


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Giving Update September 2023

Mutual Dell girls camp attendees helped tie 67 quilts we prepared, which were donated to The Utah County Department of Health. The Children's Justice center received 11 quilts, given to children during medical exams. 3 twin-size quilts were donated to The Refuge.

Our giving total for the year so far is 140 quilts, 92 other items.

June 2023 - Several at home service opportunites are listed on the Service Page!

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.

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 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.

Sep 12  Tues / 12:00 pm -3:00 pm

Sarah Yorgason's home

249 E 3140 N, Provo

[Sarah Yorgason: 435-315-7632]

Processing batting donations, measuring, cutting and making "Frankenbatting."

Oct 9  Mon / 10:30 am -2:30 pm

Dave's Bernina

2017 N 550 W, Provo

Sewing flannel receiving blankets for Little Lambs Foster. (bring sewing machine)

Oct 18  Wed / 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Orem Senior Friendship Center

Kiwanis Room

93 N 400 E, Orem

Sewing twin sized quilt tops.

Bring sewing machine.

(Alternate activity for those not attending quilt fest. No regular meeting.)

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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