Friday, March 21, 2014

Hoo's excited for Shop Hop 2014

Our adorable Owl Pin
by Leisa Firth

On Wednesday, March 19, the guild members gathered for the 5th Annual Shop Hop.  It was an early opening by the cooperative staff at Bernina.  The shop opened at 6:30 a.m. to provide a gathering place to board the bus.  They provided a great discount and sent us on our way.

 Everyone grabbed a quick breakfast and boarded the bus at exactly 7 a.m.

We did receive instructions from the bus driver that we were not to scream or squeal, break the blinds because they cost $500 to replace, and try not to use the bathrooms.   We all smiled and agreed, so let the fun begin.

Notice how happy the driver is when we get off of the bus

Gracie Lou's in Salem, Utah
Happy shoppers

Notice the bright green bags and adorable owl pins.  Angie gave us the bags and pins to entertain us while we traveled.  It was only the beginning of the fun.

Corn Wagon Quilt
Springville, Utah

Corn Wagon Quilts

American Quilting in Orem

Zupas lunch in the sun

Thimbles and Threads
Draper, Utah

Thimbles and Threads is moving across the street by the end of the year.  Judy gave us a great Vanna White impression showing us the architectural drawings.

Pine Needles
Historic Gardner Village
West Jordan, Utah

Pine Needles at Gardner Village  provided the most complicated discounts of all.  We also found out what a "wonky" pattern is.  It was a delightful to discover how big the storage areas under the bus were.  We picked up a few extras, a cute pink chair and a yellow bird cage.  

Elaine's quilt shop
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Two cooperative shop hoppers
for a blog photo moment

Carol shows her great shopping find at Elaine's
a unique quilt kit named
Family Tree

Quilter's Attic
Bountiful, Utah

Sorry about the focus!
I think my eyes were tired!
The chalkboard says
Welcome, Logan quilters
 The final shopping stop was a new shop in Bountiful, Quilter's Attic.  We were behind schedule but they waited for us to arrive.  The shop was wonderful.  The staff was excited to welcome a bus load of quilters.  They have fun days throughout the week, for example "Moda Monday's",  when one of the Moda lines is on sale for 20% off!  Check out their fun Facebook page.

We were now almost homeward bound.  The final stop was Maddox for dinner.

So many shops in one day,
it is enough to make your head spin

A big thanks to Angie for all of her hard work.  It was a fun day.  She kept us laughing.  There were many great prizes and we learned some interesting things about members of our guild!  We could share some tips on how to get a day off work to go on Shop Hop!

"Hoo" had a fun day?
Thanks, Angie

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Fling Closing Social

The Closing Social chairman Kathryn shares the details for the "Spring Fling"

The social will be held on Tuesday, May 13th.  It will be at the LDS meetinghouse located at 451 South 250 East in Smithfield.  (It is located across the street from Sky View High)  It will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Planned Pot Luck Food assignments for the brunch:
Salad (last name ending A through F)
Dessert (last name ending G through L)
Main Dish (last ending M through Z)

Quilt Categories
Join the fun and bring your quilts to enter these categories:
1.  Rookie Award (quilt made in your first year of quilting)
2. Jolly Holiday (quilt for any holiday)
3. Fabric Mania (best use of fabric)
4. Amazing Applique (hand or machine applique)
5. Over the Top (quilt with great detail)
6. Spring Fling (quilts with a touch of Spring, flowers, etc.)
7. Color Collection (best use of color)
8. Stash Buster (scrappy quilts)
9. Rock-a-bye Baby (quilts for babies or children)
10.  Best of Show (favorite quilt)

March Guild Meeting

 We are sad that Kris will not be available to continue keeping the blog updated.  We have really appreciated her efforts.  Thanks Kris Young

Melanie and Pam ready for March Guild meeting
Shanna gave us a preview of the next guild class.  The quilt pattern is called "Milky Way".  The class will be taught on April 29th.  Please note that this is a change from the usual date.  It is $5 to sign up for the class.   You will still be able to sign up at the next guild meeting.  The pattern will be available at Bernina.

 Debi has organized the Quilts of Valor service project for the guild this year.  The guild members have generously contributed quilt blocks, funds, and quilting.  Keep up the good work because there are still several more individuals that have been nominated.

Next month will be the same quilt block but in prints or florals in the same color palette.  Some of these blocks will be used for a quilt for a female veteran.  Debbi also asked that we bring filler blocks in the same colors.   She also needs volunteers to make presentation cases for the quilts (pillow cases).

Lyn's block of the month group is doing amazing work.  Rachel shows of her needle turn appliqué block for this month.  Lyn gave her the cutest pea pod pincushion!

Mary generously shared a great tips and tricks!  It was to use a credit card to give you a straight edge to fold the mitered corner on your binding.  Great idea and thanks for sharing

Let the Show and Share begin!
The Vanna White rule has been adopted.
Please show us you cute face with your beautiful quilt
We will love seeing both of you!

Melanie explains the anxiety that this quilt caused
Karen shared a beautiful quilt
and a great story

Mary shares her completed quilt

Cheryl shows off her completed friendship quilt

The story of the center block

Cheryl and Julie select their fat quarters

Donna shows her creative use of a Shop Hop prize

Julie shared a
wedding quilt she made for her daughter

Leisa shows a beautiful example
of "organic quilting"

Judy shows off two tumbler quilts made
by her friend Brenda

Judy selects the fat quarter for showing her friend's quilts
I wonder who will get the reward?

Holly proudly shows her beautiful quilt

The intricate quilting shown from the back

Julie's colorful quilt
Shanna's table runner
Alice shows her quilt
Alice shares her bright quilt

Ruth Ann shared this creative bag
crocheted out of plastic grocery bags

Marilyn's stitching project