Sunday, July 24, 2011

Colonial House

Tuesday, the 26th is "Quilt Day" at Colonial House in SLC.  Only two more quilt days after this, so come on in to help finish up these gorgeous quilts for the Holiday Quilt Show and Auction in October.  The date for August is the 23rd and Sept. 27th.  You don't have to be an expert in hand quilting to help, either.  There is also applique (yes, the "A" word), along with hand piecing.  Someone is always willing to help you get started so don't be shy or afraid that your work isn't good enough.

To read more about Colonial House, go to the Quilting at Colonial House  post from Feb. 23, 2011.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Missing Quilts

C&T Publishing missing quilt alert!  If anyone has any information please contact C&T at the email address link at the end of this post.

i heart fiber art newsletter

Dear Readers,

As many of you know every year we look forward to displaying our authors quilts in our booth at Quilt Market. At Salt Lake City's Spring Market the booth looked fantastic with so many stunning quilts. We know how important our authors quilts are—the expertise, time, and love that goes into each and every stitch, and for that reason, we take great responsibility for them while they're in our care. So it is with a heavy heart that we regret to inform you that at the close of Salt Lake City's Spring Quilt Market, four quilts went missing. The quilts that are unaccounted for are 3 cover quilts and a table runner. They include:
Allie Aller's cover quilt, Crazy in the Garden, from Allie Aller's Crazy Quilting (46" x 46")   Joyce Becker's cover quilt, Dryer Lint, Etc., from Quick Little Landscape Quilts (18" x 18")

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Deborah Kemball's cover quilt, Floral Sampler, from Beautiful Botanicals (28" x 42.5")   Sweetwater's, Gathered Table Runner, from Fresh Fabric Treats (42.5" x 16")
When the crate came back from Quilt Market and was unpacked, it became apparent that these quilts were missing. We went on high alert. We searched high and low, going through every box, drape, tube, you name it we checked it (twice) and to our deep regret the quilts were no where to be found.

Our entire company is mortified by this situation. We have racked our brains and tried to figure out what could have happened to these quilts, to no avail. We are reaching out to you, our readers, for help. We wanted to make you aware of the situation so that you too could keep your eyes and ears open in the hopes of finding these missing works of art. We are offering a reward of $4,000.00—no questions asked—for the return of the quilts. If one quilt is returned, the reward will be based upon the appraised value of the quilt. Information or inquiries can be sent to

Amy Marson
C&T Publishing

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Symphony of Colors

Can you believe there's only 9 1/2 weeks before quilt fest?!  Deadlines are rapidly approaching, so get your brochures out or check the UQG website for classes you may want to take.  August 5th is the deadline for the "random computer selection" for classes.  Some classes fill up very fast, so this way everyone has an equal chance to get the class you want.

August 15th is the deadline to order your Quilt Fest Denim Shirt.  These are really nice, soft, good quality denim that can be worn as a shirt or an added layer if it's a little cool.

Do you have your quilt ready for the show?  Without quilts there is no show.  Last year there were a lot of quilts to oh-h-h and ah-h-h over along with some special exhibits.  Each year the show gets better and better because more of you are showing your work.  For those of you who don't want your quilt judged, the will be a special exhibit this year for "non-judged" quilts. 

Don't forget to sign up to volunteer during Quilt Fest.  Volunteering is a great way to meet other quilters too.

Again, check out the UQG website for lots more information.

On-line Class Update

The on-line class presented by Annie Smith has indeed been extended through the month of July........however.......the Utah Quilt Guild didn't realize that there would be an additional expense to extend the class.  Consequently, there is a $10.00 fee on Annie's site if you want to take or finish the class during July.  That's still a deal for the amount of information available in this class.

We're all still in the "learning mode" of all that is involved in providing programs for all of our members, which encompasses a very large geographical area. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Annie Smith class extended

Good news for Utah Quilt Guild members!  The new online education program for members has been extended through July!!  "Exploring Fabric Choices" by Annie Smith is a "go at your own pace" class comprised of 14 Workshop episodes and 14 Quilt Project episodes.  You will have access to all the episodes until the end of June, and during that time you can watch any episode at any time.

There has been a lot of positive feedback from our members who have watched these videos.  This class is not just for beginners.  Annie gives some great tips and advice for choosing color and value, and shows how and why some colors work together and some not so well.  So, if you've ever looked at a fabric and wondered if it was a dark, medium or light, or the right value for your project, take a look at her class videos.

Some of us had a little trouble registering which must be done in order to gain access.  So, here are the steps: log onto the UQG website, click on "Membership", then click on "Online Class".  This will take you to the UQG page on Annie's site.  On the right sidebar is a place that says "Click to Register".  Once there complete the information required and submit.  Now comes the hard part.  Waiting for verification that you are a UQG member and an email that will give you your password.  Make sure that you save that password!!  The easiest way is to copy and paste.  Once you have access to the class, you can have your computer "remember" you.

 This class is great for beginners and a nice refresher for every level.  Hope you all enjoy the program.

Fun visits

This came in from Becky Smith last week. (Sorry for the delay...had trouble converting it to my Mac).  Becky decided to visit some of our guilds just to see what they are doing over the summer.  Sure sounds like a fun thing to do.  Maybe more of us should do this once in a while.

"It was great being able to visit my friends at different Guild Meetings in the last month.  Many of them I hadn’t seen in years, except passing in the hall at Quilt Fest.
I have been reading what their Guilds were doing and I just happened to visit some of their meetings when my favorite thing was happening.  A trunk show!  Kayie Powers was sharing her quilts and stories to go with them at the Ogden Guild on Wednesday, June 8th.  And then I stopped into Roy Pioneer Quilters on Thursday, June 9th and Ruth Gordy was doing a trunk show.  Ruth has done many quilts that have been featured in Quilt Magazines thru the years.  We even got a glimpse of some things to come. 
Thursday Evening, June 9th I went to Piece of Mind Quilt Guild in the Ogden Valley. They were learning a fun Buggy Barn Technique and Janae Tanner showed a fast way of making pieces for doll arms or legs.  It would even work for heads.
Tuesday, June 14th I happened to be in the Syracuse Area and stopped in at their meeting.  Suzanne Roach showed some techniques for painting on fabric and then showed some of her beautiful quilts.
Thursday, June 16th caught me swinging by Layton Quilters.  They had lots of great finished things to show and projects they were working on.  Denise Thalman was “Mary Poppins”.   Someone would show a quilt and explain the ruler they used and Denise would pull it out of her bag and say,” like this? “
Of course all the groups I visited had Show & Tell, my second favorite thing!  I know that they next place I will see most of these quilters will be at Quilt Fest."

Thanks for the report, Becky.  If any one else out there has visited any of the quilt shows, or fun guild activities, send me the news at Utah Quilters so more folks can see what our Utah quilters are doing.  Photos are more than welcome, too.