Monday, November 20, 2017

November Sew Weekend

We had our last sew weekend of the year for our November event.  It was a time to finish UFO's or start a new project.  As always there were many laughs, great food and a lot of conversations!  Sometimes we talked too much and sometimes it was dead silence!  Beautiful things were completed but not without mistakes along the way (ask Kathy! ha)  She did a little bit of "un-sewing".  Show and tell on Friday night proved the ladies have been very busy.  We were excited to have Bonnie and Kathleen back.  They've been recuperating from some health issues.

Tina and Becky

Sallie and Norma

Cathy and Annie

Sidney and Nicole
Kathy - oh shoot! I sewed it wrong - AGAIN!


Our queens! Bonnie and Kathleen 

Sallie quickly finishes a project

Annie busy with her cool strip quilt

Show and Tell Friday night

Becky - such pretty colors!

She finished this quilt that her Mom had started years ago - beautiful!

Tina is the new bag lady

Sallie's ripple quilt she started at the Sept. retreat - COOL!!

Norma always has quilts to show and always so beautiful (her and her quilts!!)

Sheri started this at the retreat.  It is for her granddaughter.  So fun!

Now this is cool!!  Great job Jeri

Kathy completed a Christmas quilt with the strips she won last month!!  She is amazing!

Sallie works for the police department and made this fun levi quilt from the various emblems collected by the department.  It will now be on display at the office - now that is cool!

She is also working on table runners.

Our December meeting will be a Hawaiian themed dinner.  New President Sallie Lyman takes over in January - should be another fun year!!!  Remember, if you're interested in joining our guild our first meeting of 2018 will be January 17 at the Blanding library.  Dues are $20 per year.  Come join us!! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Meeting

A large group of ladies attended the October 18th meeting.  It was a very full evening of demonstrations, show and tell, great nachos and strip poker!!!  There were quite a few ladies who have been busy since the September retreat - many very pretty projects were shown.  Kathy talked about the remainder of the year and encouraged everyone to continue with making baby blankets for the hospital.  Nicole also brought pillow case kits to be sewn for humanitarian projects.  The material was donated by Redd's Ace hardware.  Three fun demos were presented by Nicole Ivins (Christmas stockings), Merri Shumway (Hunter's Star and how to make 8 half square triangles at once) and Gayle Shumway (weaving ornaments).  Deb, Cathy and Debbie made super nachos and dessert for the group.  The evening ended with strip poker - quilter's version!! Merri was the ultimate stripper so Deb has passed the crown to her.  She won the stack of Christmas themed strips.
Maple leaves
Sydnee's cheerful quilt

Nancy finished an OLD UFO - good job!!

Nancy made these from the material on the rip, drop, pass game at the retreat
Finished project
Nicole demo's adorable stockings

Christmas themed
Merri - Hunter's Star

Making 8 half sq triangles
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Gayle shows us how to weave these ornaments - tricky!!

Deb's wall hanging with the rip, drop, et. etc. material game

And this is Nicole's bag she made from the same game

And she finished her Forest Critters quilt - soooo adorable!!

Michelle finished the Ripple quilt from the retreat

and she finished her Critter quilt as well

Marcia finished the top for the Ripple quilt

Annie has been busy making purses!!!  Love it!

Kathy made a table runner from the rip, drop game

Cool quilt!!

Norma does great embrodiery

Evelynn's baby blanket

Gayle finished a really old UFO - way to go

and clever bags

and cute dolls

and a beautiful panel

Merri - Our new Strip Poker Queen!!!

Our November meeting will be a sew weekend on 17th & 18th at the library beginning at 9 am.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September Retreat

Our yearly retreat was held at the Lund Ranch in Long Canyon.  We "camped out" for 4 days in total bliss.  Debbie Christiansen put this event together and it was the best ever!  Sewing, eating, visiting, and sooooo much laughter!!!  Twenty ladies sewed from morning to night and some kept sewing into the next morning.  We played some very fun quilting games; quilters strip poker (Deb was the best stripper), bingo (the quilter bingo card will be turned into a charity quilt) and "snip, tear, drop and pass" (you had to be there, ha).  Of course, food was plentiful (too plentiful actually - it will be a week of dieting now).  Nicole Ivins lead us in the quilters shuffle to get our exercise in.  We were exhausted from laughter.  But the best was our location.  Allen and Kathy Lund invited us to their "cabin" and what gracious hosts!  We stayed in the bunk-house and sewed in the garage - note pictures below!!!  Cathy demonstrated the techniques to make a "Wandering through the Woods" quilt and Deb taught "Ripple".  Some ladies made these and some worked on UFO's or started new quilts.  Mostly - we just enjoyed each others company!!


Nicole's adorable critter quilt
DeAnn winning quilters bingo

These ladies were pretty crazy with card games at night (and LOUD!!)
Nancy showing some items for Primary Childrens
Michelle finished a Ripple quilt - beautiful!

Jeri shows her red and white quilt.  We hope to all have one made for 2018 July show

Bonnie won Judges Choice at the county fair with this tricot beauty

Marcia's cute snow ball

Norma - sooo beautiful

Daphanie has a couple to show

Our group

And this is our Bunk House!!!!!

The sewing garage - (best place we've ever sewn in!!)

Rooms with a view

Our group busy, busy, busy

Sydney finished an UFO the first day!!

Early morning moon.  Picture doesn't capture the beauty.

Our daily guests

Breakfast cooks for Thursday


Laura finished this "Mesmerizing" quilt

Cathy did hand work


Bonnie works on a woven rug

Sallie starting her Ripple quilt - she kept us laughing!!

Sheri works on her project

Nicole - adorable stocking!!

Kathy gets a couple rows done on 'Wandering Through the Woods"

Daphanie sews and sews and sews

Tauna shows Nancy her wool work

New member Jackie works on her demo quilt

Kathy gives directions for Strip Poker

The group with the most "strips"

Gayle busy with her aprons

Our queen of dance - Nicole!!  The Quilters Shuffle may be the newest dance craze now!!

Beautiful Kathy!

Sidney has a beauty too!

Deb made another Ripple

LaRue deep in thought

Nancy finishes a project from YEARS ago!

And Sallie finished it!!!!

Quilters Bingo
Our next meeting will be October 18th at the library (6 pm).