Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Janet Wilcox home was the location of the Grayson Country Quilters Christmas Party on December 21st.
Socializing and Visiting
Dinner included four types of meatballs served over rice and noodles, salads, and homemade rolls made by Mitty Brice. The dessert table looked (and tasted) scrumptious!
Vicky Kuykendall had on a darling necklace that her step-mother made for her a few years ago!
Worthy Glover presented his show-and-tell early. He made this Mexican Star in three days! Jerry Montella machine quilted the wall hanging.
Bonnie Meyer and Kathleen Lyman made candy that was placed at each place setting and a Christmas gift that each guild member took home with them.
2011 Guild Officers were presenting ‘thank you’ gifts on behalf of the service they provided this past year.
The favorite part of each guild meeting is show-and-tell. Shari Guymon showed pictures of her granddaughter Violet’s blessing dress. Shari hand did all the smocking on the dress. (We are all impressed!)
Deb Bayles showed a three dimensional quilt that she recently finished piecing. Deb crocheted the doilies in the quilt and then cut them up. She also added a personal touch by her embellishments.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Community service projects have included making bed quilts for the women’s shelter in Blanding, sending quilts to the armed forces in Iraq, making lap robes for the Care Center, and donating quilts to families who have lost their homes in fires. Quilt classes have also been taught in the elementary and middle schools. Thousands of volunteer hours go into these worthwhile projects.
Every year the Guild makes a special quilt to be sold to finance these activities. This year’s quilt, “The Petroglyph Quilt” is an original design of authentic rock art found in Southeastern Utah. Each block was researched and recreated in fabric by hand appliqué and embroidery. As you can see, each quilter added their own unique interpretation to the petroglyph pattern they were given, just as the original artists seemed to have done.
Sashing and borders were added, and the quilt was put on frames to quilt by hand. Quilting was sewn around each figure and then shadow stitched, making two stitching lines which accents the design. Fingers became calloused and needle pricks caused drops of red on the quilt, which were quickly rubbed off. Quilting bees, with stories and laughter, are a regular ‘hen party’.
An estimated sixteen yards of fabric was used for the quilt and over 225 hours went into making this quilt. Grayson Country Quilters is proud to present the 2006 “Petroglyph Quilt” for your viewing pleasure and bids to own this fantastic quilt.
*** Note Cards of the Petroglyph Quilt are available for sale. Cards come in sets of four (4) and envelopes are included. Note cards are 3 x 5. Cost is $6.00 plus $1.50 shipping. Please email email@example.com for purchase information.