Thursday, May 11, 2017

Farm Days

The GCQ enjoyed hanging out at the Lyman Farm Monday and demonstrating to the school children how to tie a quilt.  Several young girls (and a few boys) tried their hand at tying.  A charity quilt was also worked on using a utility stitch.  The children seemed to have a great time with all the farm animals and other activities available.  Patti and Bruce deserved a big hand for putting this on every other year!! Patti is a member of our guild.  Tuesday turned out to be a windy/rainy day so we weren't able to share our quilting enthusiasm.  Hopefully some of them left thinking about maybe making a quilt or blanket of their own!!!  That's the goal!!!
She's getting the hang of it!!

Janet shows how it is done

Kathleen, Bonnie and Gail work on a charity quilt showing the "utility stitch" to students

Kathy - love the hat!
Our next meeting will be a "sew weekend" on May 19 & 20.  Bring your quilts to finish for the July 4th quilt show!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

April Meeting Huge Success

Quilters from GCQ and the Monticello Quilt Guild gathered Wednesday, April 19th at the Blanding Library (our new meeting place!!)  We were so excited for them to attend.  They brought many quilts to show.  I'm sorry I missed this meeting.  Below are pictures from the night - not necessary in the right order as I fought the blog and finally gave up!!

Kathleen presides over the meeting since all the presidency was out of town!!  Thanks Kathleen!

Monticello introduces themselves.  Great having you ladies!

Tawna Larson (our state rep) shows the state charity quilt

Evlyn and Gail have many to show!  Beautiful job ladies!!

Tina has busy as well!

Quilt by Norma

This is the GCQ raffle quilt for the 4th of July - get your tickets!!!  It is beautiful!

Tawna shows her sample block and wall hanging

Sheri has been VERY busy working on hospital baby quilts - WOW!

Janet - cute flower garden!

Glad to have Nancy back from Hawaii - showing her purse she made

Jeri and daughter Kailyn

Show how to do quilt labels

More Monticello quilts to show

Special guest Karen and co-worker from the Cortez Quilt Shop (our go-to place to shop!!!)

Their shop is featured in the May issue of Quilt Sampler!!  How cool is that!

Karen shows some beautiful kits available for purchase at her shop.

Even a kit to make yourself an umbrella!!!

Wow what a full evening!  Thanks to the Monticello Quilters for coming and showing some great projects and to Karen from the Cortez Quilt Shop for her demos!  See you all in May at the weekend sew - May 19 & 20 at the Blanding Library!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April meeting location change

The GCQ April meeting will be held at the Blanding Library beginning at 6:00 p.m.  It is sure to be a fun one!  The Monticello Quilters have been invited to come enjoy an evening with us!  Karen from the Cortez Quilt Shop is our special guest.  She will do a show and tell, demonstration and have "goodies" for sale from her shop.  You can never have enough quilting "stuff" so come take advantage of shopping without leaving town!

The 4th of July raffle quilt top is complete and soon to be sent to our amazing long arm artist, Jeri Montella.  It is beautiful - look for the display at Clark's Market beginning in June.  This is our big fundraiser for the year!

I will post pictures of the April meeting next week.  Come join us!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Our March meeting was so fun and informative!!  We had a large number of ladies in attendance.  Debbie Christiansen gave a lesson on needles - little did we know that we knew so little!!!  How to choose the right needle for the project, how to tell when to change it (besides when it breaks!) and that quality does matter!!  Very informative - thanks Debbie!! Merri Shumway showed us how to make a trellis 4 patch.  A cute idea on a traditional block.  Kathy Hurst showed how to get PERFECT half square triangles - it's called "Cake recipes"!  This paper pack comes from Missouri Star Quilts. Everyone was excited about this concept!  One pack was even given as a door prize.   Karen Kartchner and Becky Cochran brought beautiful trays of fruit and vegetables along with dips for our refreshments - very tasty!!  Baby blanket material was passed out to be finished into blankets for the newborns at the hospital.  We are getting a good supply - way to go ladies!! And of course what would a meeting be without show and tell!

Debbie talks Needles!!

Merri demos how to make 4patch Trellis

Gail is busy making babies for the hospital babies!
Kathy tells us about "Cake Recipes" (and she doesn't mean food)

Kathy shows the adorable baby blankets Kathleen is making for the hospital
Deb and her temperature quilt

Kathy finished her "Man Quilt" - the disappearing nine patch

She also finished her Blustery Snails - or what we refer to as "EveLyn's Quilt"

LaRue calls this her "brain tumor quilt" as she worked on this while recuperating

Norma's stunning applique

Becky's strip quilt - love it!!
April's meeting (place to be determined) will have Karen from the Quilt Shop in Cortez doing a presentation and bringing goodies to buy (YaHoo).  We have also invited the Monticello Quilt Guild to our meeting.  This will be a fun one!!!