Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alpine Quilt Guild Lecture

JoyLyn was asked to present Modern quilting to the members of the Alpine Quilt Guild last night. We had a blast showing what we do in our group, and where we feel Modern is going. It was also a treat to see some of their show and tell. They have truly talented quilters in this large group. Flora Gillman told us this guild has been around for 24 years now!

This quilt was brought by Cindy Cloward of Riley Blake, and recently won their Amoure' Quilt Challenge.

Aniva Willoughby has been creating this beauty, check out the back of this English paper piecing quilt she's doing. To me, it was cooler than the front!

And a beautiful example of machine quilting by Helen Butler.

We were able to show a few of the medallions from our group members and they were really impressed. I heard a lot of comments afterwards about how we got some new wheels turning, and in the quilt world, that's always a good thing. Thanks for being so creative, friends, and sharing your talent with our Modern group!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Machine Quilting Option

Want to try a new long arm quilter you can trust? Wendy Nabham, from Eagle Mountain Quilting comes to Broadbents every Thursday from 9-10am to pick up or return quilts she's finished for clients. Every quilt I've had her do has been straight, had great stitching, and was well set. Wendy does Statler only, and has a large book of patterns to choose from when you drop off your quilt with her, ranging from 1-2 cents/inch. She also has a variety of battings you can choose from. And the best part? She has a one week turn around time.  If you're looking to get some projects done this fall, give her a try!

P.S. You are also welcome to arrange a time to swing by her studio if Thursday mornings doesn't work for you. She's not too far west from the Crossroads intersection.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Meeting in Review: August 2013

Hello gals! I missed you all last weekend and am scrambling to catch up and get school kids out the door finally. Thanks for being patient as this post, and subsequent flickr pictures take a few days longer than normal.
Sounds like last class went really well.  We're obviously very excited to get this session rolling and we hope maybe you've got samplers on the mind a bit more, too. If you haven't picked up your choice of books or 10 fat quarters, please do so. We don't want you to miss any of the great perks! And if you would like to purchase a second book, there are some 99 Modern Blocks available, and more Tula Pink ordered and on the way.
Here are some samplers online that seemed cool to me: here, here, here, here, here, herehere, here and here. And the original sampler, Dear Jane, plus one made out of Kaffe Fassett only. So amazing! Please remember to bring any sampler you've done in the past to share with class next month.
JoyLyn talked a lot about continuing building our Modern community by utilizing several of the tools technology has brought us to share and learn from each other. I know there's a lot out there, and some of us might not feel comfortable using them, but I encourage you to find one you're comfortable with (if you're reading this blog, congratulations! You're already ahead.) and look into it.
  • This blog is always a place to check up for after-meeting info, as well as links to other sites
  • Our UCMQG flickr group has all show and tell from class members
  • Our UCMQG Medallion group is separate and only contains versions of our medallions from Session 4 - links to both pages can be found to the left of this page and are updated monthly
  • You are also welcome to join both groups and upload your own photos that may have been better photographic quality, or shots of what you're working on at home
  • To the right we have a list of class members who have blogs. If yours isn't there, please tell us and it will be added. This is a great place to check what other friends are working on, too.
  • If you are on Instagram, you can search the hashtag #UCMQG or #utahcountymodernquiltgroup to see class members' photos of what they're working on at home. And if you post any of your quilts in any way associated with/or inspired by our group, please include the hashtag too!
  • Our facebook group, Utah County MQG is a closed group, but just request an invitation and we will add you fast! Please let us know about worthy quilty fundraisers in the area here, or positive feedback from class, or even post fabric troubles you're having so we can use each other to help you out of a jam.
And now for a few other interesting tidbits that have no clever connecting threads:
If you missed class and want to join the text fabric exchange (8" squares with any writing on them, color doesn't matter), please comment here and let us know. We don't want to miss you.
Session 5 Open Sew Day is November 9th from 10am-2pm. Bring your machine and get cracking on a project you've wanted to finish or a Christmas gift for someone.

If you would like to have your Medallion quilt (in any stage) shared by JoyLyn and me during our presentation to the Alpine Quilt Guild next Tuesday, please drop your quilt off at Broadbents, where it will be lovingly watched over and guarded, and you can pick them up next Wednesday.
Ella's church, Community Presbyterian Church, made popular by the movie Footloose, is having a fundraiser for new beautiful stained glass windows and you can support their efforts through a Sew-in on September 6 at 10am. To find out more about the project and how you can help, check out their facebook page.
The Dog Kennel Quilt Guild in Highland is having a fundraiser for our very own Broadbents alum Julie's daughter who is battling cancer. They will be having a quilter's surplus sale and if you'd like to donate, you can drop off any unwanted fabric or quilters tools to the store, or come to the sale in September. More details can be found in the store.
I recently had my machine serviced in my own home by a professional and I highly recommend him to anyone. My sister even brought her machine from California on a recent trip and had hers done. Lee Stout is a retired Pfaff dealer who is easy to work with, very good, and friendly. He travels all up and down the Wasatch Front. For $85 he spent nearly an hour on all of the ins and outs of my machine, which was WAY overdue, and for an additional $5 per pair, he sharpened my scissors too. Give him a call! (801) 922-0393.

Happy sampling this month, we'll catch you in the fall!