Wednesday, December 18, 2013


    It is hard to believe that December is here and the snowflakes are flying. I am so amazed at the serve the Layton Quilters do for the charities that we support. I know the quilts and place-mats will brighten someone's day! I am excited to see the challenge quilts and see where your imaginations took you. I hope the true meaning of Christmas will be in our hearts all year long. Thanks for being such a fantastic group to work with and thanks for always inspiring me. I hope  we have challenged you with the barn minis and encouraged you to try new things. Our Christmas party and Pot luck will start at 12:00 p.m. see your newsletter for the sign up  sheet. Don't forget your handmade gift for the exchange! I can hardly wait to see all of you there.

Happy Quilting,  Lori Bashein
Before it snowed God was so kind filled my life with fresh flowers that brought a bit of sun shine in our lives.
What does your sewing room look like at this time of the year? Is it piled high with Christmas projects piled so high that you aren't sure if it is even possible to get them all finished. Or are you all done and your room is spot less. Not matter what your sewing room looks like always remember that it is a work in progress.

A huge thank you goes out to all that service on the board this past year and the many hours of dedication they put in to make our meetings fun and enrich our lives. A huge Thank you goes to Lori Bashein for her love and leadership this year as  she served and shared her talents with us. We welcome Sue Tubbs and the members of the board and wish them our best as they serve us and share there talents.

The guild ended the year with there annual Christmas dinner.  With the guild providing the ham and the members bring some yummy dishes to share and enjoy. The decorating committee did a beautiful job decorating, and the prize's given out brought a smile to the winners face.  We look forward to the New Year and all that it will teach us as we learn together.

The meeting was fun as stories were shared and the challenge quilts unveiled. Each one a work of art and the stories shared touched out hearts as those that participated shared what Quilting is to them.  Two were picked to win the challenge Sue and Sue a congratulations goes out to them. 
To end the meeting we had a wonderful Trunk show of the amazing creations our members shared with us. Some were new and some the UFOs that were finally finished any way you look at it. The projects share were all amazing and lovely.  Looking forward to our next meeting and the journey 2014 will bring our way.

Lorri conducted the meeting with fun stories to brighten our day and lead a meeting filled with laughter. Thank you to one and all for the presidents blocks they were each a lovely piece of art.

Loretta inspired us as she showed us how funky chickens can gather to make a lovely quilt. 
Cynthia is on the ball with her lovely Christmas table topper. That would be lovely on any ones table. 
Cynthia showed us her mini creations and what a work of art they are. 
Denise is an inspiration t us all as she show cases her prairie women's quilt made with civil war fabric. As her about the history behind this quilt. 
Denise showed us a new trick she used to make these darling nine patches.  Which one is your favorite?
A lovely quilt with striking colors Thank you Denise. 
Loretta is ready as she shoes us her lovely table topper that will be a wonderful accent to any Christmas table. 
Sue Hales showed us her barn wall hanging and her additions to make it her own personal creation. Sheri is enjoying the lovely work.
An up close look at the barn. A beautiful work of art. 

Lori is all smiles as she shows us her apron that will be a fun one to wear as she is cooking. 

Ruth was all smiles as she showed us her new Hexie Christmas stocking that was created for her. A nice big one for Santa bring her quilting supplies of her dreams. 

Nothing is impossible with fun fabric and an imagination. Fun bags were made by Brenda to hold a fun hot chocolate mix. 

With good intentions this was my home made gift for the guilds gift exchange. It is a fun magnetic board with quilting magnets customized. It was fun to make and a true learning experience. To bad I had to miss the meeting. 

Brenda made up a fun see through bag to take along filled with all your supplies for the sew in. 

With a little bit of talent, an embroidery machine, a stash of fun fabric and a wonderful embroidery designs. Brenda created an in-door bowling ball set for family and friends. Finished just in time to give away. 

As we all start a New Year, I can't think of any better way then with amazingly talented friends. What is your goal for the new year? Is it to strengthen new friendships, further your talents, or finish up your UFO pile. Which ever you decided to do one or all or more know that the warmth of a friends smile and there loving support can get you through anything.