Sunday, June 10, 2018

Fundraising Opportunities for the UQG

Link Your Smiths Card

Smiths Food & Drug agreed to be one of our sponsors. But you'll have to link your Smiths card to the UQG. This can be done on your computer and will only take about 1 minute. By linking your Smiths card to the Guild we will receive a percentage of sales that all linked members spend. This does not affect your personal Smiths coupons or fuel points. We will earn rewards on almost everything you buy at Smiths. There are 3 simple steps to link your Smiths card to the Guild's account.

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in to your online account, or create an account if you do not have one
  3. Update your Account Summary, find and select our organization and click "Save". Our Organization is Utah Quilt Guild, organization #78358.

Amazon Smile Foundation

The Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.05% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases. The UQG has been approved to participate in this program. Instead of signing into, simply sign into Once you are signed in, the charitable choice drop-down box is on the bottom right side of the page, select the Utah Quilt Guild. Your friends and families may also use the website and make their charitable choice as the UQG as well. When you shop on Amazon, you will see eligible products marked “Eligible For Amazon Smile donation” on the product pages. There are tens of thousands of products that qualify for this program. and carry the same products on their website.

Wounded Warrior Project

UQG Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) 2018

Step 1 – Buy a $5 Fat Quarter from your Area Representative (listing in the Beeline). All proceeds from the sale of the fat quarters will be donated to the WWP.

Step 2 – Make a 12-1/2” unfinished block (12” finished) using a portion of the fat quarter purchased and fabric of your own.

Step 3 – Turn in your block at Quilt Fest (QF) 2018. Blocks will be voted on and prizes will be awarded at then!

The blocks will then be sorted and divided into groups. We will ask members to sign up and take a group of blocks to make them into a quilt for Quilts of Valor (QOV). Directions will be provided at that time. Please consider piecing a QOV from these blocks or donating your time quilting or binding a quilt. We would like to show the finished quilts at QF 2019.

Please take a moment and help us do a small thing for those that have and are protecting our nation from those out there that are trying to destroy our freedom. Thanks for your support.

Questions about this project can be directed to Jill Cox and/or Kathy Gardner.  Contact information can be found in the online member's directory.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

UFO Completion Challenge

2018 President, Josephine Keasler has come up with a bunch of incentives to encourage all of us to participate in an UnFinished Objects (UFO) Challenge during 2018.  Leigh Weintraub will be tracking your progress for the Challenge and Prize drawings.  There will be a drawing for a prize each month and 2 Grand Prizes awarded at Quilt Fest 2018.

  1. UGQ membership must be current for participants.  Memberships run from March 31 through the following March 31.
  2. Get your UFO Challenge Form from the UQGwebsite or
  3. Submit your completed Challenge Form to Leigh via snail mail, and as soon as possible, before January 31, 2018. (4300 Brockbank Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84124).  List as many UFOs and pages that you want.  The first column is for her to track completion dates.  Place X’s in each row and column for the parts of the project that have been completed.  Be certain to legibly enter your name, page number, phone number and/or email on each page submitted.  UFOs may not be added to the form as the Challenge proceeds.  Retain a copy for your records, please.
  4. A small gift from UQG and a $10 gift certificate to Elaine’s Quilt Block will be given after receipt of your completed Challenge Form.
  5. Send a photo of your completed UFOs and description or name to her each month that you complete one or more UFOs.  Snail mail or email must be received no later than the 5th day of the following month to be included in the previous month’s drawing.  The winner will be announced in the next Beeline.  Example: January’s finished UFO’s will be announce in March’s Beeline.
  6. Grand Prize winners for the Challenge will be drawn at the 2018 Quilt Fest Saturday luncheon.  Each completed UFO during the Challenge will be entered to win one of the Grand Prizes.  First Prize is a $300 gift certificate.  Second Prize is a $200 gift certificate.  The Gift certificates are good at one of the following stores (your choice):  Village Dry Goods (Brigham City), Elaine’s Quilt Block (Cottonwood Heights), Scrap Apple Quilts (St. George).
  7. Happy Quilting! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Seeking Photos

Liz desperately needs photos from quilt festival and quilting events across the state for 2017.  Especially pictures from quilt festival of the National teachers or classrooms, mini quilts, baskets or luncheons.  She has plenty of photos of the wonderful red and white quilt show.  There was a historian for only a short time for the Utah Quilt Guild in 2017 and she's trying to create a history book for the guild and for the past president.  

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Please use the following email address for the photos or to contact her with any information. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Call For Entries - Vintage Quilts

If you have an interesting vintage quilt hiding in a chest, closet, or attic, please contact Brigham City Museum of Art and History.  If you are willing to share it for an exhibition set for Jan. 20 through Apr. 13, 2018. The deadline to view the quilts is Nov. 1st.

No more than 40 quilts will be accepted.  Quilts must have been made before 1940, be in good condition, and can be hung safely from a sleeve sewn on the back.  For instructions on attaching a sleeve, see

Interested participants should bring the quilts to the museum for consideration Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Appointments will be available .  Quilts accepted for the exhibition will need to be dropped off at the Brigham City Museum between Jan. 3 through Jan. 16, 2018.  Please call Mary Alice Hobbs or Kaia Landon at 435-226-1439 if you have any questions.   The museum is located at 24 North 300 West .  Admission is free. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

How can I compete?

This post is to share some UQG member thoughts on quilt shows...

Guilds should stick to the submission deadline.  If your quilt is turned in late, it shouldn't be accepted.

No sleeve no-entry; if rules aren't followed no-entry.  If the rules say red & white, why are other colors accepted?  If it were black & white then red (or any other color) shouldn't be in your quilt and it should not be accepted into the show.  Rules should not have any "grey area" to be misinterpreted.

Why not a category for Original Design?

Can there be a point system for judging?

Professional quilter vs. non-professional definition.

If a quilter wins in the same category with the same type of quilt every year, how can others compete and why do they even want to enter their quilt?  Perception is that judging in these cases are rigged.  Shouldn't there be a limitation on how often they can continue to enter those type of quilts?  Perhaps they shouldn't be able to win in the same category the following year.  If they want to enter a quilt, they simply have to enter it into a different category. 

What other topics would you like posted on this blog to spark comments from members?  Comment on this post and I will continue to blog about important things. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Flying Monkeys (aka Teachers Pet)

Dedicated helpers to our amazing witches ahem… teachers.  You check the class roll, collecting $$ for kits/handouts, and any other teacher needs during class.  Sign-up on your Registration Form.

The Lollipop Kids (aka Volunteers)

I cannot promise you won't have to dress up or sing this song but I can promise you if you Own It - You Will Rock It!  We can’t make Quilt Fest work w/o volunteers serving 2-hr shifts.  There are some perks - you will get a ticket for each shift for a Saturday drawing.  If you serve during lunch, you get 2 tickets.  

Sign-up on your Registration Form.

Youth Quilting Classes

All-day Saturday classes available for those 10 and up!  Each youth is required to bring mom, grandma, or any adult helper to the class w/them.  

Register by emailing with Youth Name, Address, Ph#, Email, Name of Class, and Name of Adult.  

No Registration Fee… FREE!  

Sponsored by Kohls

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mini Quilts

  • No more than 80" perimeter
  • Must have label attached to the back
  • Can be any technique 
Some ideas can be found on Pinterest 

Submit mini quilts to your Area Representative or Sandra John (see brochure) by September 19th at 11:45 a.m.  Winners will be drawn Saturday morning before 11:30 a.m.

Where Blue Birds Fly by Angela Pingel

Land of Oz - Retreat Room

Magic begins in a place where you can quilt to your hearts desires.  Reserve table(s) by emailing  You'll receive an email confirmation with your table number.

Wicked Combined by Misha29 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Thursday, September 21st 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wear your Wizard of Oz attire!  A winner for Best Ruby Slippers will be selected by 6:30 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt for themed items in the Vendor Mall!  A winner will be announced at the Friday Luncheon.

Opening Gala

Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for only $10.

  • Youth Quilt Show Award
  • Technique & Tool Demonstrations
  • Refreshments
  • Laura Pedge (wool) Lecture & Trunk Show

Ruby slipper installation inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” at Harrods in London, 2009.REX Shutterstock.

Sunday, August 13, 2017