Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February Sew Weekend

 Our first "sew weekend" was on Feb.10 &11 and was a great success.  Three quilts were introduced at the January meeting and some worked on one of these and others did new projects, UFO's or charity quilts/blankets.  We all had a great time with great snacks!  Many quilts were shown at the Show& Tell.  Looks like many have been busy!!!  These weekend sews are such a fun way to get caught up on sewing but mainly it's just being together!

Sidney - nine patch

Sidney - log cabin
Sidney finished this log cabin at the weekend sew



Blustery Snails

Deb - Corridors (she finished right before surgery)

Becky showed her Mom's and her nine patch that they did as a guild exchange many years ago.
We're glad to have her join us again!

Debbie - wouldn't every Star Wars fan love this!!

LaRue - scrap quilt





Giraffe Crossing

Larkspur Log Cabin

Disappearing 9 Patch

Cathy - 9 Patch Switch

Demo on 9 Patch Switch

Demo on Disappearing 9 Patch

Debbie C - working on Blustery Snails

Gayle - worked on Patriotic pinwheels

Karen - Hearts wall hanging

Valentine decorations

Deb did a demo on a "Weather/Temperature quilt"  - she challenged the members to do one!  This is her color pallet

Tina - she calls this her hysterectomy quilt - she made this while recuperating

Tina made this for her husband

Patriotic Quilt for her son

Laura - "Strip Quilt"




Karen finished her block pattern

Cathy almost finished "Corridors" AWESOME!


LaRue & Sidney

Marcia & Karen

Debbie C


Deb had hand surgery so she came to visit and iron (left handed no less!)

Laura, Debbie, Becky & Sherri

Our next meeting will be March 15 at the Arts & Events Center starting at 7 pm.                                

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Meeting - Off to a Great Year!

GCQ met January 18 at the Blanding Arts and Events Center and the room was full!  So exciting to have new faces! Twenty nine lovely ladies showed up and many were first time attendees.  We hope it won't be their last.  The presidency of Kathy, Marcia and Deb explained the events and expectations of the year.  Regular meetings will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Every other month (usually) there will be a "sew weekend" with the regular meeting on the Friday of that weekend at 6 p.m.  These weekends will be used to work on the hospital baby blankets, which will be our charity project this year; one of the special quilts that were presented at the meeting; or any project that needs worked on.  The presidency hopes that members will choose one of the three quilt patterns to make so that we have a good showing at the July 4th Quilt Show.  It is a way to show how one pattern can look so different by the choice of fabric used.  A short video was presented to show how to make the self binding receiving blankets.  Kits for these blankets were distributed for members to make.
Round Table of Quilters
Deb shows her "Gypsy Girl" quilt

Tawna Larson (our new area rep for UQG) talks about upcoming projects for the Utah Quilt Guild

Sylvia's Packers Quilt

Our next meeting will be a  "sew weekend" on February 10 & 11.  Please feel free to join our guild - just call Kathy, Marcia or Deb.  Membership dues are $20.  Remember - we LOVE new faces and the opportunity to teach the craft of making quilts to anyone interested.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Note from Our President

Want to learn to quilt?

Well, you're in luck, because we want to teach you!  Grayson Country Quilters has a fun and productive 2017 planned, and we'd like to start the year with a class for beginning quilters.  It's free! You provide the sewing machine and supplies, and we'll provide teachers and enthusiasm.  If you'd like to know more, come to our first meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Arts and Events Center in Blanding. Or call me at 678-3305 (Kathy Hurst) for details.

If you decide to join, dues are $20 per year, and we meet on the third Wednesday of most months. (Sometimes we do sew weekends)  Our meetings generally consist of lots of visiting, door prizes, birthday gifts, demonstrations, show and tell, quilting trips and refreshments.

This year we have fun plans that include classes for beginners, weekend sew-in's, a youth quilt camp, the July 4th quilt show, a summer luncheon, a 3 day quilting retreat in a beautiful cabin, and a Christmas dinner and party.  There will be demonstrations and visiting experts and a year-long charity project.  Quilters of all levels of expertise and ages are welcome and needed.

We'd love for you to join us and bring a friend.  Mark your calendars for January 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Arts and Events Center.  Visit our Facebook page also!

Kathy Hurst
2017 GCQ President

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2017 Join Us!!

A great holiday party was held at Laura's house last week.  Excellent food and company.  We played games and had show and tell as well as talking about the new year and plans for our meetings and service projects.  It was a small group - 16 of us - but it was tons of fun!  Our new president - Kathy Hurst - gave us a brief rundown of what is to come.  We will be making baby blankets for the hospital as they are in need.  Our new location this year will be at the Arts and Events Center and meetings will start at 6 p.m. each 3rd Wednesday of the month.  There will be some "sew weekends" (TBD) throughout the year as well.

Pictures of the party (sorry my camera was being weird - the quality isn't too great)

Baby blankets we finished in November

Made by Devin Hancock

Gayle Shumway

Kathy Hurst

Laura's tee shirt quilt

Getting ready to stuff our faces!

President Kathy telling us about plans for 2017

Sylvia Roberts
Anyone interested in joining our guild should come to the January 18th meeting and get started - it will be an eventful year!!!  Beginners welcome!  (as well as accomplished sewers) We would love to get some "new blood" in our group.  The yearly dues are $20.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of us!!!  Kathy Hurst, President; Deb Bayles, Vice; Marcia Johnson, Treasurer