Friday, May 21, 2010

Kalico Cut-ups





The ladies have been busy again this month.  Along with some fun block of the month projects there are a lot of quilts being finished. Some fun show and tell at the last meeting.


















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Charity Projects

Grayson Country Quilters have been working hard on many charity projects:  Quilts for the Cure blocks, One Million Pillow Case Drive, Helping Hands for Haiti quilts and infant blankets for our hospital.  We still have many more to do/make, but we have a great start!!

Looks like these ladies have been quite busy.  Send me your pictures and/or progress notes, especially if your chapter has a workshop or sew-in for any charity.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grayson Country Quilters

Here is a picture of Delpha Zentner who is the mother of Kathy Hurst, one of our guild members.  When she heard that our guild was making light blankets for the “Helping Hands of Haiti” she gave us 25 that she made.  What a lady!  She often donates her light blankets to other organizations as well.

Deb Bayles
Grayson Country Quilters
Blanding, UT

Thanks for sending us this picture and information.  Many thanks to Delpha and Kathy for their contribution to our "Helping Hands for Haiti" project.  It won't take long to meet our goal of 1,000 blankets with this kind of response from our wonderful members (and non-members).  Aren't Mothers wonderful?!

For more information on type and size requirements for this project go to the UQG home page.  The first shipment of quilts went to Haiti last month, so keep them coming.  We have until Quilt Fest in October to reach our goal.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Colonial House Quilt Days - April 27, 2010

Marie working on applique       


















 

We had 2 young visitors that are in the Virtual K-12 school and their
teacher join us for awhile.  They learned about quilting and even hand
pieced some rows together for a quilt that will be in the 2011 Holiday Quilt
Show and Auction.









Abbie and Taleen are basting a quilt that has been hand embroidered.

















Working on the sashing of a donated quilt.














 This quilt has an oriental flare and curves!


















Judie marking the outside border.












There are about 50 quilters who go to the Colonial House on the fourth Tuesday of each month to work on quilts for the Holiday Quilt Show and Auction.  The quilts are all hand quilted and finished during the year and then auctioned at the annual fundraiser for the Deseret Foundation.  If you'd like to meet some wonderful quilters, have lunch, and stitch a few stitches stop by the:


The Colonial House
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
259 East and 7th Avenue

Saturday, May 1, 2010

HMQS

The HMQS starts in five days!!  Almost every quilting magazine I've looked at recently has either an ad or an article regarding this show.  The April/May issue of Quilter's Newsletter has a two page spread featuring the HQX that was held in Rhode Island two weeks ago and our show in SLC!  It's always exciting to find an article in a national publication that talks about people you actually know!

There will be a judged show with great prizes, quite a few special exhibits, and of course, all the vendors. There are over 100 classes being offered, many by national teachers.   Check the HMQS website for more information http://www.hmqs.org . There may still be some openings for classes if you haven't already signed up.

This is a show you really will enjoy.  If you've never been to a show like this, here are a few things to remember.  Wear comfortable shoes, lighten up your purse or better yet, bring an expandable tote bag instead, (for all the goodies you "just have to have"), rest your feet by watching some of the demos/lectures which are free, and don't forget cash, checkbook, or credit card!  Did I mention comfortable shoes? Oh! Don't forget your camera.  The quilts are always amazing.  Have fun.