Sunday, May 13, 2018

UCMQG fabric exchange

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Utah County Modern Quilt Group
~~ Rainbow Low Volume Fabric Exchange ~~

Size:  Fat Quarter
Quantity: 8 (which equals two yards of fabric)
Sign-up:  April and May
Bring fabric:  June or July
Fabric returned:  August

We will have groups of eight.  You can sign up for more than one group.  Please use modern, quilt-shop quality fabric.  After sign-ups close, you will receive an email with your assigned color(s).  Please use the same fabric for all eight fat quarters you bring.  Remember these are Low Volume Fabrics.  All fabrics must be turned in by the July meeting.
Current paid members only.  Thanks!

Questions:  contact Anna

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Meeting Reminder



Saturday, April 21st
11-2  Highland

We will have Show & Tell followed by
Open Sew.....

Bring your machine or handwork, what ever you desire and grab a few peaceful moments to sew.

*  We will have Sign-up for our next fabric exchange

*  We will also have handouts with the details of our group challenge:  "What does Quilting mean to me" or "Why I Quilt".  Under the direction of Kristen Perschon.
*  We have extended the deadline and broadened the theme.  
*  August meeting is the deadline. 
*  We challenge all members to share something, either by display, spoken word, creating something in any medium they feel inspired to use relating to the theme.  A quilt is wonderful but feel free to be creative in your presentation.
*  This will be our August meeting so please take the time to share a part of your creative soul with us all.

*Don't forget to keep thinking about
"Row Effect" quilts.  Share some
of your inspiration on our Facebook 

See you soon!
JoyLyn, Kristin, Anna, Pamela & Sydney

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

March Meeting in Review

We celebrated World Wide Quilting day & St. Patrick's Day with a wonderful Show & Tell and Open Sew!  Many of our members worked on pillow cases for our chosen charity "Ryan's Cases".  We challenged all our members to make or donate fabric for at least one pillow case.  If we donate one for each member we will have 45 pillowcases.  Pillow cases are due in June.  Turn them into Jill Miskin.

Anna did a wonderful job sorting and returning our Tula Pink house block swap.  She even gave us our own house key with our blocks. Soooo Darling!

We also extended our "What does quilting mean to you" or "Why I Quilt" challenge to August.  Watch for details on this.

Jennifer Barclay baked us these wonderful Shamrock cookies for a St. Patrick's Day treat!
They were so yummy!

Here is a glimpse of our wonderful show-n-tell!

Diane Woodward is making this snuggle quilt for a kind soul who has been helping her daughter on her mission.

Brenda Stott made a cute sewing machine cover for her Singer Featherweight, a basket and a tool organizer from this vintage looking Singer fabric.

Jennifer Barclay with a fun Kaffe inspired quilt
and a Granny square with cute scrappy backing.
Jennifer Reid shared her Row Effect quilt progress with us.  You'll have to see it up close at the August meeting.
Peggy Watkins shared some really great blocks she has been working on.

Jill Miskin made this fantastic back pack from her wefty weaving last Fall.
Kristen Perschon shared her fun bright string block quilt.
Emily James shared a wonderful finish, (pictures don't do it justice)
Andrea Templeman shared a fantastic X-BLOCK quilt and a fun "use it up" back. (Again IRL was much better than pictures).
Amanda Bright is making her family a Thanksgiving Table Topper
Pam Helmandollar made this beautiful bed size quilt for her grandson and hand quilted it.  She also shared a tote and a pouch she made.

So there you have it, the March meeting in review!

XO  JoyLyn, Kristin, Anna, Pamela & Sydney

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Volunteers needed

The Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace (formerly HMQS) is looking for volunteers to help them with various aspects of the show.  It's a great opportunity to see behind the scenes of what it takes to run a big show.  If you have time I would highly suggest volunteering.  Contact my friend Paula McKinlay, her information is below.  xo JoyLyn