Saturday, November 18, 2017

Favorite Things 2017

So many beautiful ideas brought for your Favorite Things, thanks to everyone who tried something new and brought a great idea. Please see the previous post for more info on December's party.

The Abbey Bag  by Abbey Lane, made by Peggy

Toy Snow Globes, made by Amanda

A Kindle Cover, made by Rachel

The Fat Quarter Bag, made by Teena

Kleenex Pouch Cover, made by Michelle

Curling Iron Sleeve, made by Brenda

Mondo Bag, made by Brenda

Carla Crafts on Craftsy, made by Andrea

Single Scoop bag, made by Hilary

Polymer Clay Gifts, made by Crystal

Vintage Dresses Pouch, made by Peggy

Fall Trivets, made by Ann

Triangle Pouch, made by Kristen P.

Devon Pouch, made by Jenn B.

Felted Wool Trivet, Dryer Balls, Needlepunch, made by Diane

Soap Pockets, made by JoyLyn

Wilton Candy Spoons, made by JoyLyn

The Big Blue IKEA Bag was also suggested by Kate

We hope this holiday season you can feel the love of family and friends and know how much we love you! Happy creating!!

December Project Swap

In December we will be having a fun Christmas party, complete with dessert and creativity! Please come, and if you would like to participate in a cookie/bar exchange, bring a plate to share and an extra plate to gather yours. Also I failed to say today that it would be great if you would bring a copy or text me a picture of the recipe you end up using so we can share those, too.

And in lieu of sewing, we will be having a project swap led by Anna. If you would like to participate, please bring this thread catcher made with your own flair, wrapped with a notion and treat. 

Next month will also be the last month to turn in your fabrics if you are participating in the swap. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November Favorite Things!

Have you decided what you'll share for 
Favorite Things?

Novembers meeting is all about you sharing!

Please bring a Favorite Thing to show,
Handmade or otherwise, non-quilt related.

We are all looking for ideas to craft for the holidays.

Please include your sources: 
pattern, blog., website, etc.

*   This is a no-sew meeting
*   Regular Show-n-tell encouraged
*   Valentine exchange fabric due if you signed up to participate

11:00 - 1:00
Saturday, November 18th
Highland City Community Center
5378 West  10400 North
Highland, Utah

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 2017 Row Effects & 2018 Group Challenge

Row Effects:

Saturday we shared some thoughts about Row Effects. Think of these as one sided medallions. You may not be sure where your project will end, and that's the artistry of it. Look at your fabric stash to for a color or two that are overflowing your cupboards and use those. Find a focus fabric to finally work with. Keep the blocks simple and focus on fabrics, or use smaller pieces to create design. Let yourself try a row of that block you've been meaning to get to, or explore beads, embroidery, or stitch drawing.

Here are just a few patterns to get you started:

Rachel Hauser's Cascade Quilt

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine

Blake by Carolyn Friedlander

Simple Twist by Janice Ryan

Hot House Quilt by Anna Maria Horner (second row on left)

Garden Path by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Mayan Mosaic by Suzy Quilts

Vicki's Socks by Kathleen Quilts

Explore Seminole Quilts on Pinterest!

Fabric Exchange:

Also remember to bring your exchange fabric month #2 in November. Please let Anna know if you signed up for this and no longer want to participate.

Group Challenge:

Kristen Perschon rolled out our Group Challenge for the next 6 months:

What Does Quilting Mean to You?

Make a quilt based on what quilting means to you. Follow your inspiration and be creative. It could be a technique, a person who inspires you, a favorite block, etc. This challenge is meant to show what inspires you. It does not have to be original, but if using a pattern, make it your own. Each quilt must be at least 24x24" or as large as you want to take it. Finished projects will be shown at our April 2018 meeting.

Coming up:

For the next 2 months we will be meeting without sewing, so just grab a chair! November we will review Our Favorite Things. Please bring a gift idea that you either love to make and give or have received, a favorite apron or bag pattern, or something online you've been meaning to try. Now's your chance! Share it with the group and we will compile a list of sources for gift ideas for everyone.

Christmas Swap:

December we will be having a cookie exchange and small project swap. Bring your favorite cookie or bar and the recipe, plus an extra plate to take your new goodies home on, and share in the Christmas creative spirit to close out 2017 with us.

The project is a Thread Catcher by Laura at Kittens & Threads, with a small notion & treat of your choice, wrapped. You do not need to sign up for the swap, just bring your gift if you would like to participate.

It's been a great year, and we are so happy with our group's new space and the energy and friendship felt when sewing together. Thank you to all of you for bringing your soft, generous hearts and energy. For looking for new friends and wanting to learn more from each other.

We love you all!

Monday, October 9, 2017

October Meeting Reminder


DATE:  Saturday, October 14th
(We are holding our meeting a week early because of Fall Break.)

TIME:  11:00-2:00

WHERE:  Highland City Community Center
5378 West 10400 North

October meeting we are talking about our theme: Row Effects.

It will be an Open Sew Day.

Swaps are closed: 
Reminder if you signed up for the swaps you must bring the first month of swap items. If nothing is brought the first month, your name will be dropped from the exchange list.
This only applies to the fabric exchange.  House blocks are due at February meeting.

If you have any questions, please let us know!  
We are excited to see you all on the 14th!

JoyLyn, Kristin, Anna, Pamela & Sydney

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fabric & Tula Pink House Swap Info

Sign ups for the 3 month fabric swap are now closed. 

Here are the rules for those who joined it:

  • Cut 5" x WOF strips (8 strips of each color/month - red, pink, low volume). This a little more than one yard of fabric for each color/month. 
  • Low Volume fabric for this swap will be very soft and light and can include colors, just no dramatic or sharp colors.
  • Bring Red fabric in October, Pink fabric in November, and Low Volume fabric in December, labeled in a bag with your name on it.
  • You must bring fabric each month OR you may turn in all three fabrics in October. If nothing is received from you in October, your name will be removed from the swap.
  • Beautiful swapped fabric will be returned in January.

The Tula Pink block swap rules:

  • Must use the pattern 'The Hood' from the Quilt with Tula and Angela book.  If you don't own the book, borrow it from another group member or check your local library. Please no making photocopies.
  • House fabrics:  Tula Pink fabric is the focus (at least one large section of the house), with modern coordinating prints for any other parts of the house. The TP print should be one of her large, main flowers or animals from any collection.
  • Background fabrics:  Low volume fabrics in white, cream, or black & white print.  You can also use a white or cream solid. These backgrounds should be very soft and light and can include colors, just no dramatic or sharp colors.
  • Turn in (10) house blocks (each should measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2") and (10) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" low volume strips. Additional groups of 10 can be signed up for if you are committed.
  • Due by February 2018 UCMQG meeting.
  • You'll receive back a fun assortment of houses in March.