May & June 2020
President's Message - by RevaBeth
Dear Quilters, This is an exciting announcement -- Lisa Johnson has accepted the position of President Elect for this year. I did a happy dance that you are all grateful not to have witnessed. I’m so excited to have her on the board in this position. She is an amazing person.
I was so pleased to hear that Service Day went well. 118 quilts were finished to donate and that doesn’t count the ones that were taken home to be finished and brought in later. Fantastic.
My tag line for my email used to be “The good I do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.” It came from Mother Teresa and I found it helpful on days when I was so tired and felt I could not go on. Yet, I had made the decision to do good and so I would, no matter if anyone cared, saw, or ever thanked me. That is how I feel about you. You did good for babies that will never know that you spent a day helping a new stranger in this world. For them, I thank you.
I hope you feel like you are learning and growing in our meetings. Our March meeting will be great for learning to be a better quilter. Kathy Porter and Alysa Lovell do a wonderful job each meeting and will have more for us to learn. Don’t miss the March 18th meeting. Come and see what Geralyn Powers, Lil Anderson, and Jacquelyn Thompson have lined up for you.
Please help Lacey Peterson (801-930-5564) as she works on the July Fair to be held on July 15, 2020. We need chairpeople. This community event only works because we have such good helpers -- you. Be thinking of something wonderful to donate to the Silent Auction and the Bake Sale. Start going through your stuff (quilting and non-) and pull out garage sale items. But here is the rub. ALL ITEMS FOR THE GARAGE SALE MUST BE BROUGHT IN BEFORE THE JULY FAIR DATE. Margaret is storing our stuff in her garage and volunteers (YOU?) will price them but the whole thing falls apart if we are trying to price and sell items at the same time we are receiving items. Bring your garage sale items to our meetings. Make haste.
If you read my missives each month and they are well written and spelled correctly with correct punctuation, it is because I had my husband proofread them. If they’re not, you know they went out with only my computer spell checker to help instead of my spouse. Anything I do is like that. By myself, I’m okay, but with the help of others I can come across as pretty smart and talented. Thanks so much.
meetings also cancelled.
Utah Quilt Guild QuiltFest
Alice in Quiltland is the theme for the state guild's 2020 QuiltFest. Sept 15-19 in Layton, Utah
Quilting with a Full Deck Challenge-
contact Liz Teerlink 801-224-8038
UPDATE: We still need the following cards. Hurry, hurry, don't be late for the fantastic Deck of Cards challenge. Diamonds: 5
Spades: 9 Clubs: 2,4,8,9,10
2020 UVQG Retreat
November 4-7, 2020
Sew into Fall
Registration information is now available.
At this time we are still planning to hold retreat.
About 90 people have registered.
Questions about the retreat, please email Barb Murdock at:
Email sent to those registered on May 15.
BOARD MEMBERS 2020
Since Lisa Johnson has agreed to be our president-elect, there is now an opening for Hospitality Person.
2020 FAIR is CANCELLED
My name is Lacey Peterson. I joined the UVQG toward the end of last year. I love the environment and the talent that everyone shares. I’m thrilled to part of this guild. I have accepted the responsibility to coordinate this year’s July Fair. It is coming up on July 15th. I am excited to be part of this and will do my best, however, I need help. LOTS of help. I’ve never headed anything like this up before, so I’m relying on our experienced members to help create a successful event we’ll all enjoy.
In January, RevaBeth passed around a sign-up sheet. A few people signed up to help. Thank You!! While the guild doesn’t meet again till March, we need to start planning before then. If you are willing to help—help with anything at all—please text, call, or email me or look me up on Facebook. (801) 930-5564 or Facebook.com/Quilterpated
We still need Chair People for some of the following committees. There are several categories to make things easy for each committee: Advertising / Classes / Yard Sale / Vendors / Silent Auction / Food Trucks / Quilt Show / Decorating / Bake Sale.
Please sign up, I can’t wait to meet you, and work with you. We need your help to create a successful event. Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you.
2019 Challenge Complete
"I Can Do That"
Challenge quilts were displayed at our Nov 2019 meeting.
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 Specialty Teacher
trunk show at guild meeting April 15, 2020, 1:30 pm
open to all
Workshop April 14, 2020
(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.
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.
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.
UVQG January Program
Orem Senior Center
January 15, 2020 - 1:30 pm
We are so (sew) excited to start a new year! Here we go 2020!!! Our January program will include some very interesting and enjoyable people and projects.
First, our past president, Elise Larsen will present a trunk show of her quilts. She has lots of lovely quilts and her they speak to her fun personality. It will be delightful to hear from her as she shares a bit about her quilting journey. We are so appreciative of all the work and time she has volunteered to our guild.
Each month throughout the coming year we will have an "Organization" spot by Kathy Porter and a "Tips and Tools" demonstration by Alysa Lovell. They are amazing ladies and full of great ideas. You won't want to miss!
Organizing Your Scraps - Kathy
Pincushions - Alysa and Diane
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.
46th Annual Utah Quilt Show
at Springville Museum of Art
July 27, 2019 to Sept 21, 2019
SHOW IS OVER
Trunk Show presentations this Wednesday!
July 31, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, no cost
6:00 pm - Suzanne Hillestad
6:40 pm - Lorri Cummings
7:20 pm - Marilyn Yerkes
For more about these presenters: Click Here