Jan 20, 2021
UVQG Zoom Meeting
1:30 pm Simply Social
2:00 pm Meeting


 January Patchwords was emailed on Jan 4. 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 Jeanee Stewart.

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)



Contact Lisa Johnson to be part of the 2021 Board. We have several openings: President-elect, July Quilt Fair Chair, and UQG area reps.

Utah Quilt Guild QuiltFest

RemoteFest 2020

Sept 17,18,19


$70 fee includes membership thru Mar 2021 and all remotefest classes, quilt shows and meetings.

Some classes may require additional fees for patterns or handouts.


Remote Fest is coming! On September 17-19, the Utah Quilt Guild will be offering classes online that you may watch with access for two weeks after the class. Details and classes are posted on the website: utahquiltguild.org, If you are a member your cost is $49.00 and you will be able to attend and view ALL of the classes. What a bargain! Their Saturday events include a remote quilt show, guild business, an announcement about the theme for 2021 and many other fun things. Remember to sign up ahead of time and enjoy this unique opportunity to celebrate quilting and learn something new.


Quilt Fair


If things go back to a new normal we already have the location for the 2021 July Fair.

We need an overall chairperson and then volunteers for the various committees:

 Advertising / Classes / Yard Sale / Vendors / Silent Auction / Food Trucks / Quilt Show / Decorating / Bake Sale.


January Meeting:

We will be meeting via Zoom!

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 -- 1:30 pm for Simply Social

                                 -- 2 pm for main meeting

The first 30 min will be Simply Social. Enter the meetings, visit and chat.


At 2:00 we will officially start the meeting. We will have a few announcements, a short demo, and some Show and Tell. Please join us!

For Show and Tell we’d like to have those whose last name begins with A-I this month. Please only show one item. When you log into the meeting you can message in the chat to let Jodie Banks know you want to share and she will put you into the lineup. Be sure to unmute yourself when you talk.

A couple bits of ZOOM etiquette

-Please keep yourself muted unless you are talking to the meeting.
-Be aware other people can see you.
-Be patient with those running the meeting...we’re all learning this together.

Zoom link was sent to members on Jan 14th. If you are not a member and would like to attend, please contack Lisa Johnson or Amy Burnham for the link. (Go to 'Contact' - 'Board Member' page.)

We are also planning on a February meeting via Zoom.

Karin's class will be offered in April 2021 dependent on current covid conditions and restrictions!

2021 Specialty Teacher

Karin Crawford

trunk show at guild meeting April 2021, 1:30 pm

open to all


Workshop April ??, 2021

(Elise Larsen's home Orem)

for those registered (limit 20-only 1 opening left)

The class will start in the morning at 9:00 and end in the afternoon at 4:00 with an hour break for potluck lunch at 12:00. The main dish will be provided. You must pay at the time of sign up to be enrolled in the class. Cost is $35.00. Please bring a check or the exact cash amount. Checks should be made out to UVQG.

Contact Elise to register for this workshop.

Karin is a gifted quilter with many innovative techniques to teach us. She is also a gifted teacher. After she taught at quilt festival I heard so many good comments about her class. I have also been present in one of her classes and learned a lot. We are grateful to have her and learn from her

Once the class is full, we will start a waiting list in case someone is unable to attend the class and would like to give up their seat. As per the bylaws we do not issue refunds once someone has signed up. However, we may use a waiting list and make a change, and have that person pay the student if she is unable to attend. As per our bylaws, we must first use the waiting list and then if no one is available a class member may sell their spot to anyone else.

2020 Challenge announced at the January's meeting.

"Scrappy Stash Quilt"


The challenge this year is to make a quilt entirely from scraps (except the batting may be purchased). Everything else must come from your stash, including the backing!

(You can make a scrappy back or trade fabrics with a friend.)

Several quilts and ideas for scrap quilts were shown at the January 15 guild meeting. Challenge quilts will be displayed at the November 2020 meeting.


2020 UVQG Retreat

         November 4-7, 2020

       Sew into Fall        


Registration is now closed.

Info letter sent to those registered on Oct 5. 

Retreat will be held unless we are required to cancel by local health department or government. 

Questions about the retreat, please email Barb Murdock at: 

             heberbarb@gmail.com     435-671-0263

(This year's maximum is 82)

Attendees can sell their spots if they choose.

August pincushion by Midway Wool

   The photo above is of the finished pincushion taught at our August meeting. If you purchased a kit and ran out of blue thread while whip stitching your blue wool flower, Elise will have some at retreat and at the November meeting. Please bring your pincushion with you.

47th Annual Utah Quilt Show

at Springville Museum of Art

2020 quilt show has been cancelled.

            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.

kristin barrus quilt