Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 2018

Welcome to a new Quilting Year

Our new President, Margo welcomed everyone out to the start of a new year and introduced new officers, Amy as Treasurer and Becky as Secretary.

Sandra updated the group on the doings of the Utah Quilt Guild.  One of the exciting new challenges is the UFO challenge designed to help us finish up those unfinished projects and win prizes doing it.  The sign-up sheets and more information are available on the Utah Quilt Guild webpage.  She reminded us that state dues can be paid on-line at the website and are due the end of March. 

The State Guild is also encouraging the member guilds to donate comfort quilts to local police departments through your area representative (Sandra).  Quilts should be no larger than 60" square in order to fit in a presentation bag.  Quilts will be used by police officers in situations to comfort children in various situations. Syracuse has been donating to the Syracuse Police Force for a couple of years and Sandra related a story of how a police officer was able to warm and comfort a child in a very stressful situation and helped the child calm down.  They are very appreciative of these quilts.

Sandra showed us the beautiful Opportunity Quilt for this year and has tickets available.

Opportunity Quilt

Sew and Tell
Amy's lovely Family Tree Quilt

Cathy's pretty quilt (love those grandbabies)

What a cute Christmas House Quilt Cathy

Becky's pretty Pineapple Quilt
in Reds and Creams

Margo's been busy making disappearing Nine Patches in blue

.... and yellows

Another beautiful finish for Margo using
a jelly roll she got for Christmas
 A great meeting and don't forget next month's meeting on February 13th.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Syracuse Quilt Meeting November 2017

Hey Quilters!

We had a great meeting this month!  There was only one announcement from Sandra and the UQG:
There is a new UFO challenge for next year.  Please click here to go the UQG website and check out the rules.

We held elections for 2018.  Our new officers are:
President: Margo
President Elect: THIS COULD BE YOU! We still need someone to fill this position.
Treasurer: Amy
Secretary: Becky
Program Chair: Suzanne, Karen & Anita
Thanks to everyone who is sharing their amazing talents with us this next year in these capacities!

For Sew and Tell I will let the pictures do the talking!

Kim finished this quilt she has been working on for the past year

Margo found some great fabric in her stash and sewed up a BUNCH of great comfort quilts

Belinda showed us one of multiple quilts she made like this for her family for Christmas this year

Yvonne created this cute Halloween quilt from all the leftover blocks from former projects

Jeanette finished up another one of the tops that Stormy started

And she made this cute Jelly Roll Race Quilt too

Her daughter quilted it up with Minky on the back that really show off her gorgeous free motion quilting

Anita, our newest member, showed off this stunner make with log cabin blocks that she arranged in a non-traditional way

Amy finished up this cute table runner from Quilt Fest

Suzanne made this gorgeous JRR quilt for her son-in-law for Christmas this year - she hopes it long enough for him!

And she has this fall quilt made for her daughter made from the leftovers from the other fall quilts she's made 

Suzanne also has this great solids quilt top finished up for her husband for Christmas

And her backs are always amazingly pieced from all the leftovers from her tops

Becky made this cute table runner 

And this one also - so fun for Christmas!

Karen made these cute mumus for her grandbabies

Karen made these 3 fun quilts for for her grandsons

And Marilyn finished off the sew and tell with this great finish where she learned about adding extra length to backs for quilting! 

For our main event, we had Luann Farr from Winline Textiles come and talk to us about batting.  

Next month we will be having our annual Christmas party at the Hug Hes Cafe on Dec 12 1 pm.  
See you then!