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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March Meeting details & Reminder

Saturday, March 17th 

Our meeting date falls on both 
World Wide Quilting Day & St. Patrick's Day

We will have Show & Tell, Open Sew & Pillowcase Charity sewing.

Tula Pink House exchange returned

Burrito Pillowcase sewing construction demonstration.

Our Chosen Charity is;
Ryan's Case for Smiles. So often children feel the disruptions of normal routines deeper than we do, and being in the hospital is a major bump in the road for anyone. We will be sewing and collecting pillowcases to donate to this charity through our June meeting, and then Jill will take them to the donation center.

Guidelines found here (i.e. no glitter or skull or seasonal fabrics. No flannel - the website says it’s acceptable in some hospitals, but Jill would rather not mess with it at all.  Prewash finished pillowcase in non scented detergent, iron and place in a gallon zip lock bag)
Their specific sewing instructions found here. They prefer fun novelty prints, so if you've got a stash of them, this is a great opportunity to put them to good use! If any of you have novelty fabrics to share with the group, but feel unable to sew any pillowcases during this season of life, feel free to bring fabric to share. We can cut kits at our meetings and someone else can take them home to sew.

If you have any questions about this project, please let us know.
Jill Miskin is heading up our Charity sewing projects.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Feb 2018 Meeting in Review

What a beautiful show this month by Erika @hello.erikabea. A big thank you to her for sharing her thoughts and talents. It was very inspiring!

Here's a small smattering of the beautiful quilts she shared with us.

We will see you all in March for a great Sew Day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

February Meeting...Guest Speaker


11:00 Saturday, February 17th

Please feel free to invite a friend!

Show & Tell welcomed!

Tula Pink House exchange due.


We are so excited to 
Welcome @hello.erikabea 
(formerly @pinksuedshoe) 
as our special speaker.

Erika loves PINK and she is a quilter, among many other talents.  
Her life is crafted around the light, bright and cheerful.  
Take a look at her instagram feed.  
You can't help but be inspired.
Come spend the afternoon listening to and looking at 
some of what inspires Erika to create

Photos courtesy of @hello.erikabea instagram feed

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Where Are We At?


Several great things are happening here at UCMQG, and as we all look forward to plan what we can in 2018, I thought I'd give a list of moving parts in our group.

  • January's meeting date HAS BEEN MOVED TO the 27th and will be a Sew Day. After any Show and Tell you are free to stay and sew anything you'd like to work on, including and especially a row quilt, if you've got one in mind.
  • Valentine Fabric Swap bundles will be passed out by Anna in January's meeting.
  • February's Trunk Show will be by Erika - Pink Suede Shoes @hello.erikabea
  • Tula Pink house blocks are due at February's meeting. Click here to remind yourself of those guidelines.
  • April is when your What Does Quilting Mean to Me challenge project is due. Click here to reread that topic.
  • Pillowcases for charity will be accepted at any meeting through June. 
  • And finally, just a plug for remembering our overall theme in our group moving forward: Get Out of Your Box. We hope that one of the reasons you keep coming to UCMQG is that you want to try new things, be inspired, and keep pushing yourself in whatever small ways feel comfortable to you right now. So often I feel we are pushed and pulled in directions not of our choosing, and I hope patchwork creativity is one place that feels safe to explore and develop in, and that by so doing, other areas of your world will benefit.

Here's to 2018, everyone. May the fabric be cut straight, the sales be advantageous, the friendships deepened, and the time in front of a machine be rejuvenating.