Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Session 12

November's Favorite Things

The post you've all been waiting for! Here is a run down of as many of the beautiful things brought on Saturday that I could snap a picture at:

Bucket of Fish on Moda Bake Shop


Holiday Pincushions

Adding buttons to a tree in a quilt

Tree door decoration and ornament

Goody goody binding kit by Vanessa G Lellaboutique

Practical Project bag by Rick Rack & Polka Dots on Craftsy

Charm pack holder adapted by Jenn Barclay

Shelf Santa

Holiday bunting

Zipper bags by Kimberbell

Kindle cover by cloverandviolet.com

Tea wallet by quilting quest.blogspot.com


Ha'ato beach bag

Fabric box by Aneela Hoey

Fabric twine by My Poppet Makes in Australia

Curling iron travel case from sew4home.com

Free pattern from Thimbles & Threads

Open wide bag by Annie

Rose pincushion cuff by michellepatterns.com

Noodle head bag

So many fun gift ideas, thanks to everyone for sharing. Remember next month (December) is the pincushion swap and January our hoops are due. Much love and gratitude to all in our group!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September Meeting in Review

Such fantastic Show and Tell this month friends!  As of this month, I will only be putting highlights of this on Instagram the day of class, and not editing and putting all of them on the Flickr page. You can follow our group @ucmqg on Instagram.

Here is the link for the paper-pieced block Anna showed (note this is not the one she will be teaching in the class on Oct 8.).

Here is the link for the flying geese pieced method she showed.

Here is a link to some easy traditional flying geese block measurements that I showed.

And here is the link to the website for the ruler you can choose this session. If you would like, you can choose fat quarters instead. Remember all punches on your card for Session 11 will expire January 31, 2017.

Sign ups for the hoops will continue through next month; if you did not receive one during class we will order more for you to pick one up next month. Be thinking of how you want to fill yours!

Sign ups for the bird fabric swap have closed. Please make sure you check the Instagram hashtag #ucmqgbirdswap before buying your 4 yards, and then post the beautiful birds you chose with the hashtag so no one duplicates more than once. For full details on this swap, read the instructions posted earlier. ALL FABRIC IS DUE AT OCTOBER'S MEETING.

The next two months we will be changing our original plans a bit. The other 3 flying geese methods will now be taught by JoyLyn in November, along with the special Show and Tell from all of you on Your Favorite Things (gifts other than quilts to give and receive using fabric). In October I will share a Kaffe Fassett trunk show of pieces I have been working on the last few years, and the projects our Kaffe class has been creating in 2016.

Thank you again for bringing your creativity and friendships to our group!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sewing Machine Repair


Friends, I hope I'm not the only one limping along with needed repairs to her machine. Thanks for the reminder (and encouragement). Here is the repairman I've used. He is a very kind, retired machine salesman/repairman and very quick to come TO YOUR HOME! I will also call him (to tune up my machine) and see if he will come to a meeting this session to sharpen scissors for the group.

Lee Stout 801-922-0393

Bird Swap Rules

Going along with our flying geese theme, Session 11 includes a bird fabric swap, should you want to participate. Sign ups for this will close after September's meeting. Here are the rules for this particular swap:


  • Please check our instagram hashtag #ucmqgbirdswap to make sure the bird fabric you have your eye on hasn't been used yet. We will only allow 2 duplicates of any fabric. 
  • Post a picture of the fabric you purchased, and use the hashtag.
  • Any size or color bird print, please choose current quilt shop quality fabric. (We are hoping to avoid Angry Birds, or any hunting type theme. Think current and Modern and you'll be fine.)
  • Buy 4 yards of the same print, and cut it into 16 fat quarters - put them all into a bag with your name on it.
  • Bring your 16 fat quarters to our Modern meeting in October.
  • Anna will swap the fabrics and return them to everyone in November.
Any questions, let us know! So far the fabrics I'm seeing on insta are awesome!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Session 11 UCMQG

Another Great Session of
Utah County Modern Quilt Group
Starting in August

Registration opens August 1st!


Here is the fantastic ruler included in your membership, or choose 8-Fat Quarters
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http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/products/flying-geese-ruler

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July: 3 Vets of a Different Kind



This month we spotlighted three women who have been with us since the beginning: Elisa, Jill & Connie. They make such beautiful things and it was so fun to see their versions of the themes we've studied together over the years. Unfortunately, I was so enthralled with their quilts that I didn't realize my camera settings were off until half way through the show, so sorry.




We also talked about next session, Session 11, where we will delve into flying geese together, have a pincushion swap, exchange bird fabrics, and try something new with a hoop display for the store. Sign ups will begin August 1, and our August meeting will be outside under the big tree again, so bring a camp chair.