Friday, January 27, 2012

Colonial House

Quilt Days at Colonial House in SLC has begun.  This past Tuesday (can you believe it was already the 4th Tues. of the month?!) more than fifty quilters showed up to begin getting quilts ready for the 2013 Holiday Quilt Show & Auction.  There was lively chatter and laughter throughout the day and some new faces.  There were ladies piecing, appliqueing, quilting, pressing, marking stitching lines, along with countless behind the scenes activities. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ogden's Quilt Guild

The Ogden Quild Guild held their first meeting of 2012 last Wednesday.  Lots of information and lots of fun programs planned for this year.  Their meetings are held at the Senior Center in Washington Terrace.  Show and Tell revealed some quilts that members were able to finish during the holidays.

Winnie Rhodes made this quilt for a very special lady who passed away before Winnie could give it to her.

 I don't know who is hiding behind this beauty.  Fun colors.

Marilyn took some bom's from a prior year and made small wall quilts instead of one big one.  Good idea!

Another nice patriotic quilt!

Someone else hiding behind a darling quilt.

I think this is the mantra for this year!  Again, a really cute quilt.  Oh, you can see the person behind this one in the next photo.

Sorry, I didn't get a name.  If anyone knows her name please let me know so I can include it.  Nice tablerunner!

This quilt is a mystery quilt (finished!) that Kaye Evans taught in 2010.  Love it!

Jolene showed her Kaffe Quilt, made over the past two years.  It was a Kaffe Club bom at Sweet Lavender in Roy. 

Kay Gruis is hiding behind this lovely.  The fabrics are gorgeous.

After show & tell, there was a trunk show featuring Ruth Gordy.  The first photo shows just a few of the quilts that Ruth brought.



Quilt with a Story

Carol Hunt from Midway donated this quilt to our "Happy Chemo Project" which is this year's Charity Project.  Carol tell us that: "This quilt top was given to me in 1990 by Virginia 'Rusty' Hendrick.  She is an award winning hand quilter, past secretary of the NQA and purveyor of a portable plastic quilt rack which she sold at quilt venues.  It was given to her by the mother of a young lady who was working on it and died of cancer before she could finish it and the mother did not quilt so gave it to Rusty.  I admired it and Rusty gave it to me.  The ladies faces were all askew as were the kimonos.  I took them apart and redid them.  I backed it, hand quilted it, and bound it.  We recently moved from California to Utah and I came across it and felt it should go to the Quilts for Cancer."  Thank you Carol, for giving us the background story to this fun quilt.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snow Goose Quilt Show

Save the dates - Feb. 24the & 25th - for the Piece in the Valley quilt show held during The Snow Goose Festival.

Delta Snow Goose Festival
Dates have changed! The new date is February 24-25, 2012.
The show will be open to the public on both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will have classes, trunk shows, vendors and a special presentation of the Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, circa 1857, by Carol Nielsen. For class information and registration go to:  
 For information on all of the Festival activities, go to:  This sounds like a wonderful, fun filled weekend!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Deseret Hospital Quilt Museum

This is a great year for the Deseret Hospital Quilt Museum at This is the Place Park!  We have four great events planned, so mark your calendar.
The first is for the Relief Society Birthday Celebration, the month of March.  Jodi Warner has graciously agreed to let us hang a quilt show of her quilts.  She will be giving her own trunk show on March 10th at 1:00pm.  It’s open to everyone and free to guild members.  Don’t miss this, if you have never been to the museum, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the building and what it has to offer.

The next event will be in April.  The park has baby animal days and we are going to hang baby quilts for the whole month.  We need your help in allowing us to hang your baby quilts.  We will be tying some baby quilts also so  look for more details in the future.

During the summer we are going to have a Quilt History Fair.  It will run from May 25 through September 3.  We will be hanging different collections of antique quilts and have different lectures on both quilt history and preserving antique quilts.  All this will be free to guild members.  We are still working on scheduling so again stay tuned for more details.

For Christmas, we are having a Log Cabin Christmas.  The show will be hung from November 23rd until the end of December. We want to hang as many log cabin quilts as we can.  They don’t need to be Christmas, they only need to be log cabins.  If you have been thinking of making one or are in the process of making one, this will give you time to finish.  There will be prizes so again stay tuned.

The Deseret Quilt Museum is a beautiful building dedicated to the art of quilting.  There is a large collection of antique quilts that belong there that need to be recognized for their outstanding quilts.  We are trying to promote this museum and make it a focal point for the Utah Quilt Guild as that is why it was built.  The library will soon be housed there as well.  Please give us your support in developing this venue.  We need help in all aspects of putting on these shows.  We would like to make Utah more of a quilt destination. 
Please contact Lisa Wegener to volunteer any help you can give.  Thanks Lisa Wegener  at

Are You Ready?

Happy New Year everyone!  It's official! 2012 is here full steam ahead!  This is the time to welcome the "new" things that will be happening in our quilt guilds this chapter officers, new programs, new projects, new members, the list goes on.  Let's make this a wonderful, fun filled year.