Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 2011 Schoolhouse Quilters

First glimpse of Jenn's quilt top--I just saw the "almost"completed project yesterday. It just needs to have the binding tacked down. Laurel did a beautiful job with the quilting. I need to get all the "particulars" on who did what, but the group effort was of "star quality." Thank you so much for helping out!

Happy 2011!!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and the new year is off to a great start for you and yours. The year has started off with me running, but I'm enjoying trying to juggle all the balls without dropping too many of them. I think life is just that, and why not enjoy the moment?

When did we last meet? Was it in October??? I think so. We ended up canceling November's and December's meetings. If it makes you feel any better, I still haven't updated the website---had every intention but it just hasn't been done. I will do it tomorrow!!! I hate loose ends in life and on my fabrics.

I look forward to seeing all of you next week. Here is the plan:

When: Wed., January 12, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm

Cyndee's home

Let's celebrate the new year with food and fabric! We'll exchange those charms packs made from our stashes that we were going to do in December. Each charm pack needs to contain 10 charm squares (5" x 5" squares). Put the pack in a baggie. Bring as many charm packs as you would like to exchange. In theory, you'll go home with as many charm packs as you bring. Please do not use your "ugly/yucky" fabrics for this exchange. We may do that in AprilBe right back. If you don't have time to do a charm pack, come anyways. It certainly isn't a requirement, but just a fun idea to get us thinking about fabrics. Also, if you have a pattern you like using charms, please bring it, too. Don't forget your show-n-tell!

I'm planning on having a potato bar and salad. Please bring your own beverage of choice.

I'm excited to see all of you! Please RSVP by email by Tuesday, Jan. 11, so I can have enough potatoes and such.

Happy new year and happy sewing!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

SHQ September Photos

SHQ September Photos

SHQ October 2010 Meeting

Happy Fall!  Thank you for your quick responses in changing our October meeting date from the 13th to the 20th.  Everyone wanted to get out of town, work on projects or spend time with their families with the 2 day UEA break (Oct. 14-15), so the date change was welcomed.

We are now officially a chapter of the Utah Quilt Guild!  This was one of the goals we set out to do last spring when we reorganized the group.  Our task at hand is to come up with a Chapter Charter to submit to UQG.  I have done some research and there are some excellent examples out on the web.  I will have these ready for us on Wednesday.

Jennifer Novoa's quilt is coming along or close to being completed (I think!).  I believe we will be having a preview at our meeting.  Cameras will be ready!

For our October meeting, please bring a "gift or holiday idea" to share that can be used for family, neighbors, friends, co-workers or anyone else on your gift list.  Laura Dewsnup made a cute little purse-size card carrier that I have used to put all my fabric punch cards and discount cards in.  The gift or holiday ideas can be anything from very simple to more elaborate, whatever you want to bring.  With the holidays right around the corner, the more ideas the merrier.  Also, don't forget your show-and-tell and any quilting questions you may have.  We love to help where we can and are always want to see what each of us is working on.

See you on October 20 @ 4:30 pm.  Same place!

To fabric & beyond!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

SHQ September Meeting 2010

Where did the summer go? Tomorrow is September 1 and our next meeting will be held on Sept. 8, 4:30pm, at my home. Please bring your quilt block for Jenn's quilt if you haven't already given it to Laurel or Kathy C. It is my understanding we will be deciding upon the block layout, sashing, borders, backing, binding. The fabric, Nantucket Summer by Riley Blake Design, is so delightful. I'm excited to see what the finished quilt will look like. I'll fix up something "fallish" for dinner and we can catch up on all your fun stories about life and school, and as always, bring you projects or ideas to share.

For those of you who were unable to attend our August meeting, I've attached some photos of our friends latest projects. It is always so inspiring to see what everyone is doing. For me, it gets the creative juices flowing and pumps up the motivation to get projects started...and completed. There are so many fabulous, colorful, splendid, magnificent, funky, old-fashioned fabric lines coming out this fall. So much fabric and too little money and time, but oh, talk about eye-candy! I'm really going to begin focusing on my sewing this Labor Day weekend. I've been gone way too long from my sewing machine. It's almost as bad as not having a Diet Coke in my hand--maybe just as bad!

To fabric and beyond!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010 Meeting

The summer has melted away. It's hard to believe it is already
August. Time to get those last minute outdoor activities done and
enjoy the longer days while they last.

Meeting today at 4:30 pm at Cyndee's house. It's a BBQ potluck so
please bring a salad, side or dessert to share. Cyndee will be
grilling burgers (scary thought) and provide the fixings and drinks.

Please bring one of your projects to share--or projects in progress or
inspirations you have. We love them all! Also, bring your best
binding secrets to share. We will be viewing a couple of short videos
on different binding techniques as well.

We hope to be a Charter of the Utah Quilt Guild by the end of this
month. Please let Cyndee know if you are a member and when your
expiration date is so she can submit this info.

See you all soon!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May Meeting Notes

Creating a spot for all of us to get information from and to post our fabric fetishes and share our quilting accomplishments all in the name of friendship, fun, and service.

Check out this tutorial from Connecting Threads on how to make Flying Geese. There are other tutorials you can view to see the techniques used for common quilting patterns. Enjoy!

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