Wed, Feb 19, 2020
President's Message - by RevaBeth
Dear Quilters, I’m sure many of you have seen this illustration before but it is worth repeating. As the students walked into the math classroom they saw the following on the board: Of course the students quickly wanted to point out the mistake (4x9 =35). No one mentioned that all the rest were correct.
We are often like that with our own work. We see the mistakes and point them out instead of enjoying our creative embellishments. Enjoy the ride and the process.
Service Day Information. When I first joined the guild a few years ago I was clueless about what this was all about. If you are new -- this is a great chance to get to know other quilters as well as help the community by making baby and youth quilts. You can donate all of that flannel or fabric that you will never use. Donate those half spools of thread that just take up space.
Bring labeled scissors and your machine if you can. Bring a salad or dessert to share if you want to, and plan on a good day of friends and sewing. This is a gift of yourself to others. You will never know the positive waves of love and caring that will result but they are there spreading like a warm quilt. I hope to see you there. I cannot express my gratitude to Kathie Zobell and her committee for all of their help in organizing and spearheading this day.
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.
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 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.
Utah County Courthouse Ballroom
51 S. University Ave. Provo
9:30– 3:00 or 4:00 (or whenever you get tired)
Making quilts for Baby to Baby. Some youth-sized, mostly baby quilts. Lots of help is needed! Donations of fabric, batting will be appreciated. If you want you can bring your machine, or yarn-tying needle. Kathy will have some pre-binding kits at the January meeting for you to start on if you can.
This year we will be making quilts for the Utah County Baby to Baby Program. We will start at 9:30 a.m. and finish up around 3 or 4:00 p.m. We will be in the Utah County Building 51 S. University Avenue (old grey building) on the 3rd floor. There are elevators. We will make quilts for mostly babies, and also some teenagers.
Lunch is provided by the guild— pizza! Bring a salad or dessert to share, if you want. Thanks to everyone who has donated their time and materials! We are still in need of batting and fabric. This is a great program—it services many student families, as well as immigrants.
Nurses in the Baby to Baby program call mothers in need and offer them quilts/blankets. When the nurses visit the homes they are able to teach the caretakers about the importance of tummy time, and other baby information. They explain how tummy time strengthens babies’ shoulders and backs. They make repeat visits and are able to offer additional information as needed.
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
BOARD MEMBERS 2020
RevaBeth Russell - President Elect
Please contact RevaBeth Russell (president-elect) if you would like to serve on the 2020 Board....
Opening for President Elect and July Fair Assistants
2020 UVQG Retreat
November 4-7, 2020
Sew into Fall
(and the winner is....)
Name ideas were submitted by retreat attendees.
I want to thank everyone again for the nice compliments we received about the 2019 retreat!
Questions about the retreat, please email Barb Murdock at:
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