Monday, March 21, 2011

Trunk Show

Kalico Kut-ups invited SuzAnne Bean to present a trunk show.  SuzAnne is an expert when it comes to using wool and embroidery in her creations.  It was amazing to see her pin-cushions, pillows, and quilts.

Click on the picture for a better look at some of these really cute things.  There is a bucket at the top, elephant and cupcake pincushions and some table mats.  

SuzAnne finally decided that she loves Kaffe Fassett  fabric and designs.

This little quilt shows how piecing and embroidery complement each other.

The quilting on this one is wonderful and the blocks look like they are floating.

 Over the river and.....

Click on this picture!  There is so much detail in the stitching.  I've been watching a couple of ladies in my quilt guild working on the panels for a lo-o-ong  time.   Just beautiful, SuzAnne!

All of the snowflakes are felted wool, which means no turning any edges under.  It's a stunning quilt.  SuzAnne teaches wool applique at Sweet Lavender in Roy, UT.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Piecing the Past" in Heber Valley

Piecing the Past
Heber Valley Civil War Weekend Quilt Show
October 1st 10 to 5 o’clock 2011
Soldier Hollow Resort, Midway, Utah
Free to the public
Civil War era and earlier quilts only
Held in conjunction with Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend
For rules and entry details, see

Piecing the Past 
Come and participate in the only civil war era quilt show in the state!

The Heber Valley Civil War Quilt Show will be held on October 1st 2011 at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.  This quilt show is being held in conjunction with Heber Valley Civil War and Living History Weekend, an 1860s time period event hosted by the Utah Civil War Association.  Beautiful quilts were made by amazing women during a very turbulent time in our nation’s history.  Come see a reproduced sample of these civil war era quilts made by talented ladies throughout the state.

Only quilts that are faithful in color, material, pattern, and design to the time period will be allowed to enter this unique quilt show.  Pre-1870 reproduction fabrics and period specific theme or patterns are a guide for quilts you may be considering to enter into the show.  Quilts made from kits are accepted as well as quilts made as replicas of original civil war era quilts.  Quilts made from your own imagination, as long as they are sensible to the era, will also be accepted.  Quilt types such as Dear Jane, utility quilts, samplers, medallion, and signature quilts are just a few of the possibilities.  Awards and ribbons will be given.
Please see the event website at for rules and entry information.  The Heber Valley Civil War Quilt Show will be free to the public, along with a day full of civil war time period activities and demonstrations for the entire family.  Please direct your questions to Rachel Crane at
Here are three of the winning quilts from last year.

"Damn 2" Squares (made in honor of Jacob Schwagler, a Damn Yankee Ancestor) by Virginia Lee, won the Union Officer's Choice Ribbon and the "True to the Era Ribbon".

"A Civil War Legacy" by Deonn Stott won Best of Show.

"Southern Belle" by Beverley Teford won the Confederate Officer's Choice Award.

Heber Valley Quilters

The Heber Valley Quilters' theme for 2011 is TIME MARCHES ON.  We will be learning about quilting history along with some of the major military conflicts the United States has been involved in since settlers came in the 1600s.  We will also be making a block of the month quilt focusing on quilting history and using blocks that represent major wars and time periods in our nation's history. 
January's meeting and block of the month was about the Puritans.  Guild members have the option of making a flower and urn block, or a Puritans star block for the month.  We learned about early quilting history and how grateful we are for all we have now!  February's meeting focused on the Revolutionary War time period.  Visitors from 1776 came and told us about such a trying and patriotic time in our nation, and members received their The Continental block pattern in honor of George Washington's Continental Army.  We had a lesson on "Border Patrol' by Debbie Proctor.  March's meeting will focus on the time period of the War of 1812 and members will receive 2 block patterns this time that honor those Americans that came to the US from Germany and settled Pennsylvania, those that fought the British in New Orleans, and Francis Scott Key who penned The Star Spangled Banner.  Deonn Stott will be giving us 'tactical training' with a paper piecing review.
We are looking forward to a fun historical year as we move through time along with our mighty nation as Time Marches On.