Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 2016 meeting

President Vivian Blotter welcomed everyone. She reminded everyone to pay the $1 or $2 to the center for letting us meet there every month. Also to pay our Guild dues ($15) to Lorri Bashein if we haven’t paid yet. Lorri Bashein gave us the Treasurer’s report. 

Vivian told us about some things from our UQG Rep Sandra John who wasn’t at our meeting. There will be no National  Quilt Day activity this year. The new place we are going to hold it didn’t have an opening on their schedule until next year. It will be at the Davis Art Center in Bountiful in 2017. If we shop at Smith’s the UQG would like us to sign up so our rewards points also get credited to the guild. All our points will still be available to us. The instructions for a President’s block for Cindy Hutchison were passed out to everyone.Vivian also told us about the UQG Quilt Fest this year. For her charity project the 2016 President – Kathy Porter has chosen making fleece blankets for the homeless and lap quilts for hospice.  The fundraiser for Quilt Fest is to decorate one or more Christmas stockings that you purchase for $5. These should be decorated on the side that when it is facing you makes an “L” shape.

Our guild will be having a class from Emily Bailey on April 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the senior center. It will be her Scrappy Bear Paw quilt. Any who want to participate must pay $10 to hold their spot in the class. When you come to the class you will get your money back because the guild is paying Emily to teach us. Emily is also in charge of collecting our guild’s charity quilts this year. The quilts we donate in our birthday month will be given to the “Happy Chemo” charity.

Michelle Stay told us about a Kim Diehl project we will be working on this year. We will make one of the quilts from the “Simple Appeal” book. A sign-up list was passed around and those who wanted to participate raised their hands and chose to do the brighter star quilt. The first instructions will be passed out next month.

This year our guild will be making a red and white quilt for the UQG “Ruby Jubilee” traveling quilt show next year. Lorri Bashein told us about this project. She and Michelle Stay will assemble kits and hand them out to the guild members so we can all participate.  This will begin next month.

Ruth Davis told us about a wonky house project we will be doing. She passed out patterns. There will be 6 blocks. If you finish your house block each month you will get an additional wonky tree pattern.

Leslie Rogers is in charge of a monthly block exchange. She is calling it a “swaffle” because the participants each month will be entered in a drawing to win all the blocks that month. Also one person each month is assigned to make an extra block in Civil War prints to donate to the guild.

Diane Miller will be in charge of a Mug Rug exchange. Instructions were handed out. A mug rug is a mini quilt that can be used to sit under a coffee mug and cookie or it can just be used for decoration. Each month she will give us a new theme and we are to make a mug rug to exchange at the meeting. February’s theme is “snow time”.

Loretta Hunt collected our UFO lists and assigned us partners to help motivate us. The list will be in the newsletter. We drew a number for the first UFO due in February. It is #3.

Lorri Bashein showed us her “Ott light” finishes. Next month will be Clara Anderson. 

Ruth Davis showed us the Star quilt made from the donated blocks from last year.  Michelle Stay pieced it, Ruth quilted it and Leslie will do the binding.

Vivian told us about the sew-in for next month. We will be making fabric microwave bowl holders. She passed out instructions. Or we can come work on charity blocks left from Cindy Hutchison’s project last year.

Next meeting will be Thur. Feb. 18th at 1:00pm. The sew-in will start at 10:00 am.

Ruth's Wonky house, Don't forget that a extra pattern will come your way if you get your block finished. 

Everyone needs an extra set of trees,  the tree pattern is the extra pattern. 

Nothing more fun the seeing what a simple pattern can do for you, how small can you go?

Thank you Ruth for sharing your amazing creations!

Lori showed us her Ott light projects and what a fun project to work on. Thanks for sharing, looks like a lot of work . 

Denise showed us the finished Quilt from the Easter row quilt we participated in last year. Did you get yours done? Mine is waiting to be appliqued on and assembled.  

I love the finished quilt. Denise did a great job!

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Check out the hand work on this mini quilt. Ruth did an amazing job!

Ruth Stepped out of her comfort zone and made a queen size quilt for her sister. What a work of arr that will be treasured. 

Everyone needs these adorable wall hangings one for each season. 

Michelle showed us her finished mystery bag. Love the colors. I need to find my materiel for my bag and get it made. 

Vivian is a great President. She has some great ideas and keeps us going :-)

Sue is showing us her wonky quilt what a great job in color choices. 

Every little one needs a pillow like this one. Just the right size to cuddle and read a good book in.

Come back and visiting again next month. 

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