Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mystery Solved in Blanding!

I just got these pictures from Deb,showing some of the "2009 Guild Mystery Quilt" tops.  These talented ladies are from the Grayson Country Quilters guild in Blanding.  It's always fun to watch the mystery unfold as we stitch the blocks, and sometimes it's really challenging to choose fabrics and colors when you don't know what the pattern will be.  These turned out great and so different with each color selection.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wild, Wild West

"Recently, Kalico Kutups swapped rows for their individual "Wild, Wild West" themed quilts.  There were two groups and group A had to use the all of the same fabrics previously gathered.  Group B also had coordinating fabrics to use in their row. Each person designed her own row and then made one for each person in the swap. Below are some of the rows contributed.  We can't wait to see what everyone creates."

Cindy's row - stars & buffalo

Kathy is hiding behind her cowboy hats and boots.

Elisabeth's scene of mountains, stars and wild horses.

Ruby's boots and southwest style.

Sandra decided on Indian teepees, ponys ropes and horseshoes.

Susan entered the rodeo.

And Tina finished up with the title of the quilt!

All I can say is "Great Rows"!!.  Check back later to see the finished quilts!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Seam Rippers

The UQG has a new youth guild called the "Seam Rippers".  Kudos to the ladies who started this group and their wonderful sponsers.  This is what the UQG is all about....."encourage, promote and preserve the art of quiltmaking".  What better way than to teach our children.

For more pictures and information, visit their blog at:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gone To Pieces

The "Gone to Pieces" quilt group is in the Cottonwood Heights/Salt Lake area. We are preparing for our every-other-year Barn Show to be held September 25. We have 35 talented quilters who enjoy meeting together on Tuesdays.
April Stirling is showing 2 of her quilts. One is her garden quilt with a close-up of the delightful machine quilting done by Charlene Nelson, a member of our group. The other quilt is her "Little Red Hen" quilt. She designed both quilts. 

The flower quilt was made by Rita Grider and machine quilted by Renae Haddadin, a member of our group and a national prize-winner for many of her quilts.
The pink/black quilt was made by Tamara McDermaid, to give to a charity. Tamara makes many quilts to give away each year.
The red/black quilt was made by Debbie Nelson for her son-in-law who competes in Ironman triathalons.

Snow Goose Festival

The Piece in the Valley quilt guild in Delta, Utah had their annual
Snow Goose Festival on Feb 19 & 20, 2010.  It was lot of fun!  We had several vendors, classes, quilt show with a vintage display & a display of handmade items other than quilts,  and other activities.  Sandra Starley gave a trunkshow of vintage quilts.  We also had a fashion show by Gracie Lou's quilt Shop, the outfits were darling.  The Snow Goose Quilt show is an annual event, so mark your calendar for next year (Feb 25 & 26, 2011); also check out the website: for more info.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Home and Garden Show - March 11-14, 2010

Whoo-hoo-o-o, it's time for the Spring Home and Garden Show at South Towne Expo in Sandy, UT.  I'm cheering because that means that spring is almost here!
I'm also cheering because the UQG has a quilt show as part of the H & G Show.  Stop by to see all the beautiful quilts and vote for your favorite.  This show is not judged, but there are awards for "Viewers Choice", so go, have fun and vote.

UQG's New Website

Have you checked out the new website for the Utah State Quilt Guild yet?  Kudos to Levi and Debbie for taking on this huge transformation!  There is a list of quilt/craft shops along with a google map, so check it out.  Many of the shops will give UQG members a discount, so make sure you have your membership card (on the back of the Beeline for now)with you.

Wondering what quilt shows or retreats are coming up?  The new Events Calendar will give you a listing of fun things to attend.  Some of the events are local and easy to get to, and if you like to travel, some of the major shows around the country are also listed.  If your guild or area is planning a show or retreat please let us know in advance so we can put it on the "calendar" and post info here on the blog.  We want people to know how great the quilters in Utah are, so let's spread the word!

This is just a little sample of what is on the new website, so get your favorite "cuppa" and spend a little time browsing at: