Sunday, July 21, 2013

July Class in Review

Hooray for Session 4! Medallions were/are so fun and we're excited to be moving on to new and scrappy things next month. Everyone who chose to make medallions along with us came up with truly beautiful quilts. We would love to see them ongoing into next session, so whatever stage your medallion is in, please keep pecking away at it and bringing it for us to ooh and ah over.
Also please remember, if you haven't redeemed your card for all fabric from Session 4, you have until July 31st to do so, and then it will expire. I'm sure I don't have to remind you twice to go get your free fabric!
Session 5 begins in August and we're happy to say also begins our third year of Utah County Modern Quilt Group. This group has been such a great place for sharing your own individuality. I appreciate that each of you have been willing to share a part of you with all of us, and hope everyone feels safe in sometimes revealing mistakes and laughing a lot with the group. Please keep bringing whatever you make!
Thank you to those who brought guests to class, it's so fun to see new faces who are just as excited about quilting as we are!
As always, the group show-and-tell can be found in our flickr group, and the group medallions can be found at the UCMQG Medallion specific group. Both links are to the left of this blog. And if I missed a picture of your quilt on accident, or if you want to submit a better one of your quilt, please feel free! Things are moving fast during class and let's face it. I'm a quilter, not a saint.
A couple of changes for next session:
  • We will break into two groups again to manage traffic, so please make sure you sign up for the time slot that works best for you, until they fill up.
  • Your membership choices are one of two books, or 10 fat quarters to be chosen only as fat quarter cuts and all at the same time.
  • Sadly, Sydney will be moving to California and will not be joining us for Session 5. She has been a huge help both creatively and with the day to day of classes, and will be greatly missed!
See you all next month!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Paper Piecing Class, National MQG & A Challenge

Some odds and ends for you today.

If you would like to join the National Modern Quilt Guild, individual registration is now open!  Our Modern group is leaving it up to the individual to choose if they would like to join or not.  So make sure you look under the perks and fees for an individual.

Anna Morrison will be teaching another paper-piecing class next month, so if you missed the first one, make sure to join her for a great class. Anna is such a fantastic paper-piecer and we've had great feedback that her teaching skills are nothing less!

Also, Amy Smart has done a great job summing up and showing beautiful examples of the EZ Double Wedding Ring Quilting Challenge. If you would like to be a part of it, or check out what's going on with that, feel free to check out her blog.
We are so excited to be finishing strong with our last Session 4 class this Saturday at 9:30am. We will be meeting outside, feel free to bring a friend. Sign ups for Session 5 will be open, and we will give an introduction to all of the great things we have planned for August. Our medallions will be wrapped up, with a few surprises, and we hope to see everyone's medallions in whatever stage they're in right now, whether we've seen them finished before or not. It'll be a grand show!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Modern Quilt Group Session 5 Beginning in August

Utah County Modern Quilt Group
Session 5 – Scrappy Modern
Third Saturdays 9:30am or 11am
With JoyLyn Rigby, Kristin Barrus
& Anna Morrison
$30 Membership fee includes:

v   6 months of meetings - including class show-and-tell
v   Your choice of either Tula Pink’s City Sampler book, Modern Blocks compiled by Suzanne Woods, or 10 fat quarters of your choosing
v   15% off all Quilt Shop items on the day of meetings
v   Demos of quilt patterns, ideas, and books
v   Participation in our text fabric exchange
v   Discounted fees for a shop sew-in and paper-piecing class

Modern Samplers
Modern Samplers
The X & Plus Sign Quilt and variations
Our Favorite Gift Ideas
The Scrappy Trip Along Quilt
Machine Quilting taught by Jill Miskin