Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Tribute to Friendship Photos

Just a small sampling of the quilts at the Brigham City Museum- Gallery.
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"Tribute to Friendship" Quilt Show

The "Tribute to Friendship" quilt show at the Brigham City Museum / Gallery is awesome. There is still plenty of time to see all of these wonderful quilts along with some fun fabric postcards. The quilts have been designed by Kaye Evans using blocks from "round robins" she has participated in throughout Utah and several other states.  I recognized a lot of names of people I have met at Quilt Fest and other venues.  The blocks for these quilts were made from about 1993 to 2009 and it is amazing to see how quilting and the use of color has evolved during that time. You will also see some of the unique ways Kaye has put these blocks together using her own style and techniques.

I've included some pictures of parts of the main gallery along with a small sampling of some of the individual quilts. 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sandy Stitchers

Donna Moyer gave Sandy Stitchers a hand piecing presentation on January 14, 2010.  She also gave us a mini quilt show of her lovely hand pieced quilts.  Among those were these three, a replica of the skylight in the Celestial Room at the Nauvoo Temple, a Jinny Beyer design with a gorgeous hand appliqued floral border and a wall hanging with hearts.  She puts on a great presentation and kept us enthralled.

Beautiful quilts and a great way to start the New Quilting Year!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quilt Show in Brigham City

There is a wonderful quilt show at the Brigham City Museum-Gallery entitled "Tribute to Friendship: Quilting Round Robin".  All of these quilts have been made by Kaye Evans, who is a well known quilter and member of the UQG.  Kaye has participated in many, many round robins and facilitated the Utah State Round Robin for several years as well.  There are 38 quilts on display now through February 24th.  If you've ever participated in any of the state RR's, you just might see one of your blocks in one of these gorgeous quilts.  It's always amazing to see how a quilter puts together all of these blocks, made by so many different people.

Admission is free and the Museum address is: 24N 300W, Brigham City.
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-6, Sat. 1-5
Dates: Now through Feb. 24th

Ogden Quilt Guild - January Meeting

Yesterday was the first meeting of the Ogden Quilt Guild in 2010. The program theme for the year will be focused on using what you have and lots of ways to use all those scraps that seem to multiply when we're not looking. Kaye Evans is our program chair and presented a fun trunk show with lots of scrap quilts she's made. The picture is just a sampling of what can be done, and if you want a closer look, just click on the photo. This group has a variety of fun things planned for the year, which will include applique techniques and embellishing your projects.

Check back for updates on what some other guilds in Utah have planned.
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Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY 2010!!

Is it really 2010 already?  This is the time of year we all make, or at least think about what we want to accomplish this year.  Do you actually make a list and check things off?  Or do you just go with the flow?  Or are you somewhat in-between?  I'm always full of good intentions and almost every year say "this is my finish those UFO's year"!  Well, this year will be different!  I've found that most of those projects are still unfinished for a variety of reasons.....wrong colors, boring, outdated, etc.  Maybe what these excuses are really saying is that your abilities as a quilter/artist have grown to a new level.  So....this will be the year to allow yourself the right to not have to finish what you really don't like any longer.  Pack them up and find new homes for them, put the fabric back in your stash if you can, or whatever is needed to let it go.  Keeping all those ufo's makes me feel "guilty" about starting a new, exciting project or technique.
Here's to a new year of guilt-free quilting!