Sunday, November 8, 2009

November meeting!

It's time to remind all you QT's about our November long arm guild meeting. It is next Saturday the 14th of Nov. at 10:30 am at the Stitching Corner . Do we need to pay dues for 2010. They will be $10 as in other years. Please come prepared to pay dues. We will be updating our roster. Myrl will send out what she has. Please check your information for accuracy.

Cathy U'Ren has agreed to give us a demonstration of Sharon Schamber's new machine appliqué methods from her new book "Piece by Piece".
Show and tell will be for holiday quilts, appliqué quilts and your favorite background or filler patterns to share--a handout to share of your patterns would be great.

Also, it's time to choose a president for 2010. Be thinking about who you'd like. The 2009 presidency might be willing to serve another year if you think we need some more experience. We would like ya'll to be thinking about what you want to learn or teach for next year. I would like to learn how to do nice even crosshatching and other Heirloom quilting techniques. How about you? See you on Saturday!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sept Guild meeting!

Hey, September 19 is right around the corner! We are having a joint meeting at 10 am at the Bountiful Davis Arts Center at 745 South Main in Bountiful. We are the invited guests of our sister guild, the Bountiful/Logan Longarm guild. We each need to bring a dish for a potluck lunch to eat while we enjoy a trunk show they have planned for our pleasure. It will be a lot of fun I’m sure. Catherine Lindsey is the contact person if more information is needed. She can be called at 801-292-6058. Some of us might want to carpool to the meeting.
Let us know if you want to do that.
RSVP Janet Carpenter 801-356-0286

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Longarm Q TS Minutes
June 13 2009
Calendar items

~July 15 Utah Valley Quilt Show and Auction- All Day at Eldred Center
Q Ts will be helping with the Garage Sale at the Quilt Show, afternoon shift.
Help donate, tend the store and take left overs to DI.
~July 17 to Sept 2 Springville Quilt show.

~Aug 8 Q Ts meet at Springville show for our meeting and lunch.

~Sept 19 Joint Meeting with Salt Lake Longarm Quilt Guild.

~No Longarm Q Ts for July...attend the Quilt Show.

~October 10 Longarm Q Ts meeting -Backgrounds, crosshatching, share your favorites.

~They will change the Challenge quilt venue at HMQS with a different fabric company and entrants will pay to enter instead of auction. Pleas emaile other suggestions to Leslie.
~We need to educate our clients about improving their bindings being filled and having corners stitches.

Sew and Tell
*Wren showed a Red and white quilt. She used red thread on white fabric.
*Lorri showed a peach and green applique quilt.
*Janet showed a black and yellow, on point. She featured her signature snake on the quilt.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This Saturday is our Long Arm Q Ts meeting at 10:30 in the Stitching Corner's store. Come with your "sew and tell" and any things you would like to share from the HMQS show.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Guild Meeting

Don't forget next meeting is this Saturday April 11, 2009 at the Stitching Corner Store at 10:30am.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Don't Forget!

Remember our Longarm Q Ts meeting on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 in the Stitching Corner building.

Friday, February 6, 2009

February Meeting

On February 14 there is more than Valentine's Day!! We get to have our quilter's meeting at Stitching Corner. Remember to come at 10:30 am. We are going to plan our Challenge Quilt. Remember to view the fabric at Also, Kathy U'ren will be teaching us her double wedding ring method. Don't forget to bring Sew and Tell items

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Batting Info

Since our last meeting I recieved an e-mail from Quilters Dream. They are going to be selling a Bamboo batting in the near future. I thought this was really interesting and wanted to share with all of you.

DREAM ORIENT A Luxurious Blend of Bamboo, Silk, Cotton, and Botanic Tencel®A dreamy batting made from a blend of natural, environmentally friendly fibers, producing a unique batting that is luxurious and truly exquisite. The blending of Bamboo, Silk, Cotton, and Botanic Tencel® brings together the most desirable qualities of softness, durability, warmth, and breathability making Dream Orient a batting beyond compare.

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 10, 2009 Minutes

In the absence of our Presidents Deonn Stott and Janet Carpenter Wren Woodland hosted our meeting.

We discussed the January issue of “The American Quilter” magazine. It contained detailed, step by step instructions and pattern for trapunto quilting.
In the Fons and Porter July/August issue there was an article about batting that may be of value to us.
There are CDs available with designs from Quilt Maker. Wren saw them offered in her connecting Threads catalog.
Unlimited Possibilities magazine has had two issues with detailed articles about batting. They are the November and December issues.
Many of the ladies had poor results from using Mountain Mist batting. It tears easily. We were reminded that it is time to pay our sales tax. Many of our counties have a new tax rate.

The challenge quilt this year will be from Quilting Treasures web site. It is the Ellie Fun collection by Karen Neuburger. Click here to view the fabric.After looking at the fabric, each member can present any design ideas in February meeting.
The theme for the Challenge Quilt (and HMQS show) is Pump up the Color. The money from the quilt auction will go to digging a well in Kenya. Leslie will have the kits finished by next meeting.
New legislation we may need to learn about: Children’s products (12 and under) have to be tested for lead if you sell it.

Sew and Tell:
Kathy U’ren brought the quilt she wanted help with last time. She quilted it with pebble stippling around each doll motif. Cute!
Leslie Randle brought a quilt that is a variation to the yellow brick road pattern. It was quilted with a rambling leaf design. Fun!
Dolores Despain showed us the quilts she and her husband received as Christmas gifts from her daughter. What a great pay off from teaching your daughter a skill!
Lorri Overson brought a customer’s quilt to show. It was a nice log cabin she made more beautiful with her quilting.

Batting Discussion
Natalia Bonner:
Her favorite batting is Quilter’s Dream. She talked to us about the new Dream Green batting. It is made form recycled plastic bottles. It uses less energy to create and benefits the planet. Dream Angel is batting that is flame retardant. Natalia brought a handout with various types of batting described. She also brought beautiful quilts to show examples of various battings in a finished product. Thank you so much for this information. This line of batting can be purchased from her web site in February.

Natalia also hosts our blog and does a great job. She is willing to put information on the site for us. Please let her know about what you would like to see on the blog. It is Go there and enjoy!

Luanne Farr:
Luanne is from Winline Textiles in Ogden. She talked to us mainly about bamboo batting. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. Some grows as much as a meter a day. It requires no irrigation or fertilization. Bamboo houses withstand earth quakes because it is very strong and flexible. Bamboo batting is bacteria resistant, breathable and takes dyes well. The shrinkage is similar to cotton/poly blend with 2 to 3 percent. The bamboo comes from the Orient and is manufactured in Texas. There is also a cotton/bamboo blend available. The cost is about $25 for a queen size batting. The sample we all got to feel was very soft and not stiff. Luanne showed us soy batting as well. It has similar characteristics to bamboo. It is also bacteria resistant and is soft. It seemed thinner than other batting. Following is a link for further
information about bamboo products.
Luanne also sold some batting to those interested.
Door prizes
80/20 queen Batting (from Winline) went to Debbie Nielsen
Yo Yo template went to Lorri Overson
Maxi Thread went to Dolores Despain
Apron pattern went to KayeDawn Epps.
Other interesting links:

Friday, January 2, 2009

Don't Forget. January Meeting is coming up:)

We are excited for our January guild meeting - all about BATTING!
Members of the guild are encouraged to bring with them samples and examples of their favorite batting, quilted, unquilted or both.

We will have two guests present some of the newest innovations with batting. Natalia Bonner will feature Quilter's Dream products, including GREEN batting - recyled plastic! Luann Farr of Winline Textiles will also highlight her products, including bamboo and a surprising new natural batting! She will have 3-yard cuts of the bamboo batting available for sale, or if you would like to pre-order any of her products, she will bring them with her and save you the shipping cost. To pre-order, call toll-free: 800-945-9873.

Don't forget your "Sew" & Tell items, we love to see what you have been up to lately!