Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Layton Quilt Guild

March 19, 2015  Guild meeting minutes

President Cindy Gerber-Chavez welcomed all to the meeting.  
Cindy told us that Kim Diehl had to cancel the classes she was going to teach our guild in the fall. Kim sent an email to Lorri Bashien apologizing and saying she has health issues that make it hard for her to travel to teach anymore. Lorri sent her back an email to say we are sorry she’s not coming but we understand. We all decided that next month members will come with ideas for new teachers and techniques we’d like to learn. Then we can discuss what to do with the money for a teacher.  There is a list of local teachers on the UQG website if we want to look for ideas. Cindy Hutchison explained that the teachers were chosen from many who filled out an application and were rated by people that had taken classes from them.
Our Treasurer Lorri Bashien gave us a report that we have $667.62 in checking.

Cindy Hutchison told us that the Springville Quilt Show is looking for entries. She passed around bookmarks/discount tickets for the Dixie Guild quilt show.  She reminded us to renew our UQG memberships and we would be entered into a drawing.
Cindy Gerber-Chavez asked for a few more people to volunteer for National Quilt Day Mar 20+21. She also reminded us to all come and support the other guilds as well as our own and to come and see all the beautiful quilts. She collected the quilts for display and the items to be sold at our guild table.

Nickey Greene told us to think of an idea for our next challenge “I heard it on vinyl.” We will start them in April and they will be due in October.

Denise Thalman said she will bring the patterns for the Easter row quilt next month. The list of participants will be in the newsletter.

 Joan Jensen took the fabric from those who had brought theirs and reminded everyone to bring their fabric next month. She will then give us each ours back from the exchange for both months. We all decided to continue doing the Kim Diehl fabrics because we may still do a class on one of her projects taught by one of us.

Ruth Davis told us about the plan for the star block swap. She passed out patterns for different ideas. These need to be 9 inch (finished size) blocks. White background only and bright colors for the star. We can make any block we want. We each need to make 12 blocks – 11 for the exchange and one to donate for a quilt for the senior center where we have our meetings. These are due at the April meeting.

Patsy Shelton said that HMQS needs more quilts for the show. We can enter them online at The deadline is April 11th. Patsy said she can take our quilts with her when she goes at the beginning of the week. We don’t have to deliver them earlier.

Nickey Greene has the OTT light for March.
UFO #7 is due next meeting.

Next meeting will be Thursday April 16th at 1:00 pm. 

The sew-in for both April and May will be to make Happy Chemo quilts for Emily Bailey’s charity.  It will start at 10:00 am. Emily said we can just come and sew or cut or iron because she will have all the supplies there for us.

What did you bring for show and tell? Everyone had beautiful creations we can all enjoy so pleased don't hesitate to bring what you have created. I was out of town attending a sewing conference with my daughter. Here is my  show and tell hope you enjoy what I have created with more to come as this is the year I am going to try and finish a few things before buying new fabric and a new project. I hope I can stick to this goal. Sit back and enjoy these few projects.

Any one up for applique? Which is your favorite form of applique work, this sample is raw edge, what about needle turn, a decorative stitch the possibility are endless let your imagination create. 

Everyone's needs a mini ironing board that fits by there sewing machine.  When you are working on that special project and your crunched for time. The fun pockets in front help finding your sewing tools that much easier. 

A fun gift to give filled with something special in this quilt as you go project. What other fun projects can you think of where this type of pattern would be fun. The possibilities are endless. What a fun way to use up your scraps. 

Every child/person needs a fun robe. These were made using a every day towel. Make two and share the  extra to add a bit of something special to your fun surprise. Wouldn't these make fun swim suit covers. 

Hipster bag from Riley Blake back

What girls wouldn't love to have one of these made in her favorite colors to hold her special items close to her. 

I love how the zipper became part of the embellishments on the bag. 

Front of  Hipster bag

Come back soon where fun new items will be shared and creations to inspire you.