Membership form for the Orem Senior Friendship Center - available to those 55 and older

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Invitation from Gena Bertelsen, Program Director, Orem Senior Friendship Center, 801-229-7110

Membership does have its privileges such being able to partake of the food and bread donations daily (you can go home with a loaf of bread, rolls or buns each day!), being able to attend other classes, going on trips that we schedule and utilizing all of the equipment for exercising we have.  Let your group know if they would like to come a bit early on the 20th I can schedule a hostess that will take them on a tour of the whole facility so they can see everything we have to offer.  Membership is only $7 per year and if you reach the magical age of 80 then membership is free!

Note: You do not need to join our center in order to have lunch here but we do need your information in order to schedule a lunch. {{More info about reserving lunches under Guild Info - Meeting Locations tab}}
***Any age person can order a lunch - The cost is higher for those under 60.

June Guild Meeting
June 15, 2016
Featured Quilt Store: Salem, UT
Gracie Lou's

Saturday Sew

     Do you have a closet of ½ done projects leftover from Super Saturdays and retreats? Do you have projects and kits that are just sitting in plastic bags filling up your dining room table? Maybe you want to get one of your PIGS done for the November meeting; or maybe you are planning sewing your Christmas gifts and matching pj’s for your family.  Well, here is your opportunity to get them done.

     As a board, we voted on having a Saturday Sew day on October 8 so you can bring your sewing machine and whatever sewing or stitching project you need to finish or work on. I picture the old fashion quilting bees, where the neighborhood women get together and they spend the day chatting and stitching and accomplishing. They laugh and share stories and build friendships, pass on advice, talk on every subject from pregnancy to death and everything in between.  Friendships are built as more women enter the room and are greeted and space is made for them and their stuff.

    Memories are built on days such as these. Where you greet life long friends and where you meet someone and they say something that touches you deep within your soul. Where some kind lady takes the time to show you a technique that you have never seen before and magically changes the way you see fabric or the way you quilt. Or maybe it’s the feeling of sisterhood and acceptance as you sit around a room and everyone is laughing, enjoying life and you feel like you are apart of something wonderful.

     No matter our age, our hair color, no matter if we have children or married or not, we as a guild have something in common and that is we all like a needle, thread and fabric. We like exploring color and the mixing, matching and shading of the different prints and patterns. We like the various textures of fabric. We like the overwhelming sense of trying something new and being creative. We love the feeling of accomplishment when we finish a project and bask in the glow as others congratulate us that we reached the finish line. No matter how different we may seem, we are more alike then different.  Take the time and say “hello” to someone new. They just might turn to be your new best friend.

     Reminiscing about the good ol’ days is unique in the sense, that one day, we will be the ones reminiscing and what will we be saying that will be passed on as a tradition? Connecting and sharing is an amazing custom, to pass on. And finishing projects is pretty awesome too.

     So come, bring a friend, load up your sewing machine, your projects and your smile and come sit and stitch and together as a guild

     We will sew bee happy.   Wanda

Membership Benefits:

1. Attend monthly meetings full of information and beautiful quilts. Programs feature guest speakers, mini-classes in round robin style, trunk shows and lectures. These meetings also include "Show and Tell" that allows members to bring their own finished quilts to show the group.

2. Once yearly the guild hosts a nationally acclaimed teacher who teaches workshops and provides a trunk show.

3. Membership includes receiving "Patchwords", a monthly newsletter by email containing information of upcoming events, programs and workshops; President’s Message; review of new quilt books; block of the month patterns and more.

4. Check out books free of charge from an extensive library. We have over 600 quilt books, patterns and DVD’s available.

5. Register to attend our annual quilt retreat held the first week of each November. This is a fun time to work on your own projects and learn from teachers provided at the retreat. This retreat includes lodging and meals. Space is limited with sign-ups beginning each spring.

6. Many service opportunities along with our annual Service Day.

 

Each July we hold our annual July Quilt Fair. Instead of a regular meeting, this is an all day affair that includes a quilt show, rotating quilt classes, merchant’s mall, garage sale, bake sale, and quilt auction. Lunch is available for a nominal fee. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

Guild Info

Utah Valley Quilt Guild meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
(no meeting in September or December) at the Orem Senior Friendship Center, 93 North 400 East, Orem, Utah
***April's service meeting will be at the Courtyard at Jamestown
 

Membership dues are $15 per year.  Benefits include participation in monthly meetings, discounts on classes and workshops and discounts to several local quilt shops.  

Utah Valley Quilt Guild meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, except December.
  We are no longer meeting in September due to involvement with Utah Quilt Guild's Quilt Fest.
        www.utahquiltguild.org/annual/
 
Beginning in May 2015- meetings will be held at Orem Senior Friendship Center: 
    93 North 400 East, Orem, Utah and will begin at 1:30 pm

{Exception----July Fair for 2015 -- Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Lindon Community Center-45 North Main Street, Lindon, Utah}


Board Meeting       11:00 AM
                (12:00 - lunch is offered at the Senior Center, details below)
Guild Meeting        1:30 - 3:30 PM
 

The Orem Senior Center offers lunch at noon each day:

May 20th Menu:
Chicken Pot Pie with Gravy
Winter Blend Veg
Peaches
Brownie
Low Fat Milk

Mountainland Association of Governments and the State of Utah offer these meals for seniors who are 60 years of age and older. The suggested donation is $3.00 per meal. For those who are 59 and younger, the cost is $6.00 per meal and must be paid prior to receiving the meal. Food is prepared at the Utah County Security Center. Luncheon reservations are required by noon at least one business day in advance by calling 801-229-7111.

When reserving lunch at our center, please keep in mind:
*Lunch service begins promptly at noon
*When all who have reserved lunch have been served, those who are on the wait list have the opportunity, if there is food available, to get a meal.
*If food is still available patrons may be offered seconds.
*At that time the lunch volunteers will proceed with their clean-up duties and the kitchen will be closed. There will be NO MORE MEALS available after that time.
*Because serving time varies according to meals ordered, it is recommended that you arrive at noon to ensure the availability of a meal.

Ben Behunin gave a delightful lecture on creativity for our June 2015 meeting. He will vend his books and pottery at our July Fair - July 15, 2015 - at the Lindon Community Center.
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Ben Benhunin—Guest Artist for our June Meeting
    by: Bonnie Miles

“Art, good art, makes people happy, makes them feel good about themselves and opens doors to their soul. Art is about sharing ideas, values and feelings. Art, if it has any value it must build up the souls of the masses.”
 
This quote is taken from the website of Ben Behunin, the guest artist for our June meeting. It pretty much sums up his feelings about art of any kind--including quilting.

We first crossed paths when I went to his house with a group of friends to see his pottery. Little did I know we’d become fast friends, and I would be inviting him to attend the Winter Quilt Retreat at Bryce Canyon. That single experience not only enlarged his circle of friends, but it also introduced us to a delightful, humorous, and insightful artist. He immediately found common ground with us quilters, and even designed a few tiles and special pieces related specifically to us. More than that, he inspired and entertained us with his humor and his keen view of creativity--in any field of art.

Ben is also an author, with a series of books about a potter (surprise), and a little town called Niederbipp. On his second journey to Bryce, he shared his upbeat ideas from the book "Put a Cherry on the Top”. There are other books available as well.

You can read about him by googling Ben Behunin--and see the list of his books. Or you can find his webpage “Wild Rooster Artworks” to see some of his pottery. www.potterboy.com If you are interested in his wares, remember he is not able to sell to us at the Senior Center. Perhaps you might want to look online--and some of us (who have his works) can bring them along. Then, for the ultimate experience, you can drive to SLC and visit his shop. It’s located just a block west of East High School.

Honestly, you won’t want to miss this meeting. You’ll go away uplifted, happier, and determined to polish up your creativity.

If you have previously purchased pottery from Ben, would you please bring it for display at our meeting? Questions- call Bonnie at 801.756.7272.




May 2015. THANK YOU to the following who each taught a quick bag technique: Deonn Stott, Paula McKinley, Lynn Rawlings, Debbie Neilsen!

(Other 2016 Board Members)

Darcia Pinette

801-756-0327

blackraspberries@hotmail.com

Liz Laney

801-361-8950

rosecrestinn@yahoo.com

Laurel Christensen

435-851-2115

laschristensen@yahoo.com

Marilyn Steele 

801-319-6277

marilyn9@live.com

Linda Williams

801-224-7979

daliwns@gmail.com

Lisa Dunn

801-798-8716

lisabdunn@hotmail.com

Carol Ford
801-798-8478
cford@sfcn.org

Allison Babcock

801-310-4010

patchwordseditor@gmail.com

Cindy Williams

435-654-2465

cindy.ann.williams@gmail.com

​Helen Butler

801-756-1965

thequiltlady_55@hotmail.com

 This year's National Teachers are Sassafras Lane Designs.  They will share a fabulous trunk show at our April guild meeting - Wed, April 18, 1:30 pm at the Orem Senior Center

Diamonds are Forever 

 

You can choose from these 3 diamond patterns if you take the workshop taught by this year's National Teachers on Tuesday, April 17th, 9 - 3:30, at Jacob's Senior Center, Pleasant Grove. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $55 for the all-day class, plus get a 20% discount on your pattern purchase. Contact Maureen Tuttle to sign up. 

 This year's National Teachers are Sassafras Lane Designs.  They will share a fabulous trunk show at our April guild meeting - Wed, April 18, 1:30 pm at the Orem Senior Center

Diamonds are Forever 

 

You can choose from these 3 diamond patterns if you take the workshop taught by this year's National Teachers on Tuesday, April 17th, 9 - 3:30, at Jacob's Senior Center, Pleasant Grove. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $55 for the all-day class, plus get a 20% discount on your pattern purchase. Contact Maureen Tuttle to sign up. 

 This year's National Teachers are Sassafras Lane Designs.  They will share a fabulous trunk show at our April guild meeting - Wed, April 18, 1:30 pm at the Orem Senior Center

Diamonds are Forever 

 

You can choose from these 3 diamond patterns if you take the workshop taught by this year's National Teachers on Tuesday, April 17th, 9 - 3:30, at Jacob's Senior Center, Pleasant Grove. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $55 for the all-day class, plus get a 20% discount on your pattern purchase. Contact Maureen Tuttle to sign up. 

 This year's National Teachers are Sassafras Lane Designs.  They will share a fabulous trunk show at our April guild meeting - Wed, April 18, 1:30 pm at the Orem Senior Center

Diamonds are Forever 

 

You can choose from these 3 diamond patterns if you take the workshop taught by this year's National Teachers on Tuesday, April 17th, 9 - 3:30, at Jacob's Senior Center, Pleasant Grove. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $55 for the all-day class, plus get a 20% discount on your pattern purchase. Contact Maureen Tuttle to sign up. 

 This year's National Teachers are Sassafras Lane Designs.  They will share a fabulous trunk show at our April guild meeting - Wed, April 18, 1:30 pm at the Orem Senior Center

Diamonds are Forever 

 

You can choose from these 3 diamond patterns if you take the workshop taught by this year's National Teachers on Tuesday, April 17th, 9 - 3:30, at Jacob's Senior Center, Pleasant Grove. 

Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $55 for the all-day class, plus get a 20% discount on your pattern purchase. Contact Maureen Tuttle to sign up. 

Service Opportunities 

 

2015 Service Projects

by Kathie Zobell

Thank you to everyone who helped with last years’ service project. Those who received the quilts and receiving blankets were very grateful.  This year we will focus on quilts for The Christmas Box House and receiving blankets for the Baby Your Baby program.
The Christmas Box House was created in 1996 by Richard Paul Evans.  He asked, "What is the most important thing we can do for at-risk children?"  The Christmas Box House was named after his first novel. With a motto of "Every child deserves a Childhood" the Houses are emergency shelters and a safe place for Utah's children.

The Christmas Box House International partners with local, national, and international communities to prevent child abuse and improve the quality of life for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. In Utah, houses are located in Salt Lake, Ogden, and Moab.  The Salt Lake house is for both Salt Lake and Utah counties. The houses offer food and shelter, on-site therapy, medical and dental evaluations, and recreational activities.

Internationally 6491 children and teens were served in 2013. In Utah 760 were helped.  At the Salt Lake/Utah county location 229 were helped for a total of 5576 days. The average days per child was 15-21 days.

When we talked to them, they indicated that their greatest need is for quilts for boy 5-11.  Basically a twin size that can fit on their beds.  We can and will also do baby and girls quilts. Sizes baby up to 72 X 90.  

QOV contact:  Brandy Mascher  

phone number 801-794-3428;  email is bnk560@yahoo.com

People can donate a completed quilt, or they can donate a top.  If a long arm quilter wants to donate their services, they can contact Brandy as well.   

The size of the quilts are:
           width 55x72 and length 65x90.
You can also go to the QOV website for requirements and patterns.

 

Any questions, please call Brandy Mascher at 801-794-3428.
   Thanks to everyone who helped with QOV projects during our service day in February 2012.  We were able to donate 3 quilts to local servicemen who have been wounded during their call of duty.  If you know of a local serviceman or woman who qualifies for this honor, please contact Brandy.

     ***Anyone who brings a completed top to the HMQS show at South Town Expo in May will receive free admission to the quilt show there.  Long arm quilters will be at the show to donate their time and efforts into quilting these special quilts that will be distributed to our local servicemen.  Please remember to bring the label, pillowcase and letter to accompany your donated quilt.
 

   Thanks to everyone who helped with QOV projects during our service day in February 2012.  We were able to donate 3 quilts to local servicemen who have been wounded during their call of duty.  If you know of a local serviceman or woman who qualifies for this honor, please contact Brandy.      ***Anyone who brings a completed top to the HMQS show at South Town Expo in May will receive free admission to the quilt show there.  Long arm quilters will be at the show to donate their time and efforts into quilting these special quilts that will be distributed to our local servicemen.  Please remember to bring the label, pillowcase and letter to accompany your donated quilt.

Bonnie's Homemade Starch Recipe
Bonnie shared this tip at our January forum. Save money by making your own pressing starch!

1 (to 1-1/2) teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

1-1/2 cup BOILING water

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

1-2 drops fragrance (optional)

 

Dissolve the starch in the cold water. Mix into the boiling water, and stir until the mixture is clear. (This cooks the starch and assures that it won’t just settle to the bottom of your spray bottle.) Stir in the alcohol and optional fragrance. (Use alcohol based fragrances, NOT oil.)

Tips: If you want a stiffer finish on your fabric or clothing item, start with more corn starch. 2 Tablespoons makes a VERY stiff starch.

Saturday Sew

October 14, 2017

Coordinated by:

Wanda Sump & Liz Teerlink 

 

 

Please come to our October Saturday Sew!

Our first Saturday Sew (Sit and Stitch) was such a success that we will be continuing the tradition during 2017.

 

We will meet at the Jacobs Senior Center 242 W. 200 S in Pleasant Grove from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the second Saturday in April. (April 8) The center is behind or directly east of the Pleasant Grove Post Office. It is set back off the road so look for a blue sign that says Jacobs Senior Center between the post office and the railroad tracks.

 

No cost to you, just come and bring your own lunch and your own projects and supplies. We will have a great time sewing and visiting. (We recommend bringing a surge protector. The guild is providing the location only.)

 

The Utah Valley Quilt Guild will host this event every other month on the second Saturday. So mark your calendars for February 11th, April 8th, June 10th, August 12 and October 14th. Hope to see you there!!

January 2017 Recap:

Margaret Cooper, Dee DeHart and Liz Laney were joined by 9 friends from Payson who delighted us with a trunk show of their quilts and organization tips, as well as tips on ways to find time to sew.  Some of their thoughts were as follows:

    Give yourself permission to take time to sew.  Be flexible.  Just do it!  Repent from what you’re doing and go back to quilting.  If you don’t have a design wall, use your design floor.  Give yourself a deadline for each step of the quilt so you’re not rushing to finish it all at the end.  In order to get some sewing done, neglect your children, feed them cold cereal, and be grateful the house is still standing at the end of the day.

    These ladies are heading up the Payson Quilt Show September 8-16th.  Put those dates on your calendar for a fun event!

The Dalai Lama said, “Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” 

President's Message

February 2018

-Brenda Sommers

What do YOU love about the Utah Valley Quilt Guild? Is it the meetings each month where you get so inspired and motivated that you can hardly wait to get home and get into your sewing studio and get creating? Our programs and trunk shows are delightful and don’t you just LOVE the “show and tell”? – you ladies are amazing!

Is it the fun activities we have? What is your favorite guild activity? Do you love the July Fair with the awesome (free!!) classes, the vendor mall, the bake sale, the silent auction, the garage sale?

 

Is it our Fall Retreat in November, where you can just sew all day long and into the night, then pop into the fabulous hot tub? You don’t have to worry about anything besides sewing and chatting and snacking and having a blast! Someone else cooks for you, makes your bed and takes care of EVERYTHING – and if you happen to “forget” your phone in your room, no one can even get a hold of you! The biggest decision you have to make is just how often should I run down to that wonderful quilt shop in town?

What about our new “Spring Retreat” coming up in March (17th ) – an all day Saturday sew with potluck lunch and prizes and FUN?

 

Do you LOVE having access to all of the Guild’s library books? Members can check them out for FREE and we have so many books, I don’t think you could ever get through them all – unlimited projects and inspiration – yippee!

 

Have you made some lifelong quilty friends through serving on the board, or joining a Bee or just helping out a bit?

 

What about having a national teacher each year – you can sign up and take a class for a fee, or just enjoy the stunning trunk show at the regular guild meeting. (April 17-18 Sassafras Lane)

Do you love helping out with service day? You can either come on down for the day or just a couple of hours - free lunch, prizes, making friends and having some good laughs together. If you can’t make it –it’s easy to work on some simple piecing at home while you watch your favorite HGTV show or whatever you like to do while sewing – books on CD, music, etc.

 

If you LOVE being a member- invite a friend sometime! Anyone can attend the regular meetings for FREE, we welcome the community as we spread our love of quilting. If your friend likes it, encourage her to sign up – let’s be honest, who wouldn’t like us???? See you at the Meeting!