Saturday, March 23, 2013

Layton Quilters

Layton Guild met on Thursday afternoon.  Thanks for sending photos, Cindy!

 This one is Emily Bailey's quilt showcasing her new line of fabric! 

 Emily has been busy!

Funky Hearts quilt made by Leslie.  Great colors!

I think this beauty belongs to Denise

 More show & tell!

Cute quilt!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Roy Pioneer Quilt Guild - March Meeting

Looks like the Roy Pioneer Guild had some fun quilts to show this month.  The first photo is their Block of the Month.  Nice block!

 Midge showing her new landscape. 
Nice red & black quilt be Yvonne.

Ogden Quilt Guild

Only one picture from Ogden this month.  This is Verla's table runner, sent in by Area Rep Cindy.  Thanks Cindy!

Heber Valley Retreat

The Heber Valley Quilt Guild had a retreat on March 8 and 9 at the Homestead Resort in Midway.   We spent all day Friday and Saturday sewing, eating, classes, etc., etc.  Fun was had by all.  There were about 35 people in attendance.  Everyone went home late at night since we all lived so close.  We even had the regular guild meeting on Friday night so those who were unable to attend the retreat at least had the opportunity to come and see what was going on.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

2013 Quilt Days at Legacy village in Layton

Photos have been posted on Flicker. There are too many to post to the blog.  Click on a photo or the underlined title to see the rest of the story!

What a fun two days!  Saturday concluded our festivities celebrating National Quilt Days with three more trunk shows, more demos, and much fun!  All in all, this event was a big success!  Kudos to all the participating guilds and volunteers!  This never would have happened without all of you.  Cindy and Sylvia, your leadership really made everything possible.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Legacy Village for providing the space for our first endeavor of this size!  Everyone was very helpful and made every attempt to help us succeed!  Thank you to the residents who provided antique quilts and their history, and to all those who attended.  It was inspiring to meet and talk to all of you.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

National Quilt Day update

Yesterday was a beehive of activity at the Legacy Village in Layton, UT.  Over 100 quilts were hung, boutique items set up, silent auction baskets and mini quilts ready, and everything else that needs to be organized and finished before the show opens!  All of this done in about 3-4 hours! 

The quilt show will be open from 10 - 4 today, so if you didn't get there yesterday, come on over today.  Pictures will be posted later, so come back to the blog later.

There were two trunk shows yesterday.  The first one was very special because the quilts belonged to some of the residents.  There were 11 antique quilts shown along with their stories. One of the quilts was 150 years old!  What a treat!

Robin Orchard presented a wonderful trunk show based on her scrap quilting.  Her quilts are always fun to look at and her use of lights, mediums and darks really makes the designs come to life.  This is the way to use all of those fabrics you don't like anymore because little bits of ugly suddenly becomes the perfect piece in the quilt.

Today there will be two more trunk shows.  Marilyn Toone will be showing some of her award winning applique and hand quilted quilts.  Another award winning quilter will be Kaye Evans.  Kaye will be showing a variety of styles and color used in her quilts.  The trunk shows will be presented this afternoon.

More to follow later.....

Thursday, March 14, 2013

National Quilt Day(s) Celebration

March 15th, (tomorrow) begins the celebration of National Quilt Day(s) weekend.  Actually, I think it is now an International day of Quilting!  We have certainly revitalized the art of quiltmaking in the last 30+ years.  Quilting has become an art form using fabric as paint and thread as brush....from traditional, contemporary, art, and more recently, the modern approach.  No matter what your skill set there is some form of quilting for everyone to enjoy.

Okay, back to the reason for this post.  Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. will start the celebration at the Legacy Village in Layton, UT.  Free admission, lots of quilts to oh-h-h and ah-h-h over, demos and trunk shows.  Check the full description in the March 6th post below.

Draper and American Fork are also having events scheduled for Saturday, March 16th.  (See previous post)

Some lqs's are having special activities on Saturday as well.  

Please send me photos if you go to any of these events or one that isn't listed here.  We love to see and post photos!  Enjoy the weekend and St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

This Is The Place

There is a quilt show at "This Is The Place" in Salt Lake City, now through March 16th.  The quilts in this show are part of the permanent antique quilt collection at the Museum.  If you want to see some beautiful quilts, head on over to Heritage Park.  Take some friends, have lunch, and enjoy the day!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

National Quilt Day Events

It's March and the quilting fun is in full swing!  March 16th is National Quilt Day, but some of our guilds are having a two day gala and some are sponsoring a one day event.

National Quilt Day Celebration

Layton Quilt Guild, Ogden Quilt Guild, Main Street Quilt Guild, Crazy Quilter, Quilt Spinners Quilt Guild, Piece of Mind Quilt Guild, Roy Pioneer Quilters, Syracuse Quilt Guild, Kalico Kut Ups and Farmers Wife Quilt Groups of the Utah Quilt Guild proudly presents a National Quilt Day Celebration.

Friday, March 15, 2013 1:00 p.m. --5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00 a.m. ---4:00 p.m.

At the Legacy Village Retirement Living Center
1205 North Fairfield Road, Layton, UT
(Enter the North Building)

Over 100 quilts on display, with Viewers Choice Awards.

Truck Shows and Lectures presented by:

Kaye Evans, Beautiful Variety
Robin Orchard, Scrappy quilts
Marilyn Toone, Beautiful Applique
Cecilee Wilson, Square in a Square

Other great activities:

Antique Quilt Presentation
Silent Action for Baskets and Mini Quilts
Make And Take Activity
Hand Quilting Area
Sale Items

Some of the Various Demos by each chapter:

English Paper Piecing
Yo Yo's
Quick Pillow Cases
Triangle Thread Catcher
Hand Quilting
Snap Bags
10 Minute Table Runner

Admission is free to all, so bring a friend and enjoy the beautiful quilts. There will be activities of interest for everyone from beginner to experienced quilters, so plan on spending the day and having a great time!

National Quilting Day with North and South Salt Lake Areas
Saturday, March 16, 2013 ~~ 9 am to 3 pm
The North and South Salt Lake Areas of the Utah Quilt Guild invite you to celebrate National Quilting Day!

WHAT: Join us for an incredible day of FUN, FRIENDS and FOOD.

Open Sew—Bring your UFO’ on some, or swap with others. Power cords, extension cords and surge protectors most welcome. Demos: Patty Paulson, Learn Maintenance for a Featherweight
Carol Coo, 10 minute Table Runner. Bring 2 fabrics-WOF 12”/WOF 18”
Caryl Jensen, Disappearing 4 patch

WHERE: St John the Baptist Gathering Place
300 E 11800 S, Draper—lot to East

LUNCH: Potluck—bring your favorite dish! What a great chance to field test a new or share a favorite old recipe. If your last name starts with: A-G Finger Foods, H-O Casseroles, P-Z Desserts. Bring enough to serve 8 and serving utensils. Plates, utensils and napkins provided.
Questions? Contact Carol Cook: or 801-414-8426 or
Caryl Jensen: or 801-897-5334.

New Friends Quilt Circle in American Fork are
hosting a National Quilt Day event on Sat., March
16, 9 am to 4 pm, at the American Fork Senior Center
basement. Everyone is invited to a sew in!
We will be making a nine patch square called the
fake Log Cabin with the help of Carmen Martinez,
our Community Service leader. We are hoping everyone
will come and catch the spirit and make at
least one block to take home. (If you would like a
picture of this quilt I could text it to the phone of
your choice call me at 1 801 735 9677).

Check with your area rep or chapter for other National Quilt Day activities.