May 2017 Syracuse Quilt Guild Meeting

Hello Quilters!

May brought us a great guild meeting!  We started off with announcements from Sandra:

- You can click here to see all of the winners from the UQSM show that just happened in Sandy. Kathy Porter, who taught us last month, had a prize winning quilt you can see.  
- If you'd like to do a block for Kathy Porter, Past President of Utah Quilt Guild, reply to this email and instructions will be sent to you (I couldn't get them to upload!)
- West Haven Days is looking for quilts.  Click here for more information.  
- Table Quilts are needed for Quilt Fest again this year.  We passed around flyers and a sign-up sheet during the meeting, but if you'd like more info reply to this email and I'll forward it to you. 
- Sandra is asking for mini-quilt for Quilt Fest again this year. 

Next, we did our own announcements:
- Next month we are having our first Mini-Quilt Swap!  Bring a mini-quilt to swap, no bigger than 24" on each side, gift wrapped (or at least in a bag so we can't tell what it is).  It's sure to be a lot of fun and everyone who brings a mini will go home with one!  
- Because we are doing a mini-quilt swap, we want to do a Mini-Quilt Sew & Tell next month.  Bring your mini-quilts (labeled) and show them off.  We'll have a table all set up so we can lay them out.  

Our own Karen did another fabulous presentation entitled "Two Rulers, Two Cans of Beans and a Spider Hand" on how to properly cut using rulers and a rotary cutter.  I know I definitely learned some great new tips and especially how to help a beginner understand how to cut correctly!

Sue Tubbs did an amazing trunk show that all fit into one medium sized bag!  She specializes in mini-quilts and usually takes a full sized pattern and then sizes it down.  She brought many quilts, and I managed to capture pictures of most of them.  Enjoy!

What an amazing trunk show!  I think we all got some great inspiration for our mini-quilt swap next month!  

We ended our meeting with Sew and Tell. As usual, you've all been very busy and finished many beautiful projects.  

Sandra finished this great row quilt with a Wild Wild West theme.

Margo was busy this month finishing up Comfort Quilts that will be going to the Syracuse Police Department and Safe Harbor.  

Olivia pieced this quilt from blocks that Stormy made

And this entire quilt is hand-stitched, which she will be giving to her granddaughter

Judy made this cute wall hanging (so did Pam, you'll see it further down the page ;)

Made from blocks her mother made

A sweet music box

Becky made this adorable valance

This quilt is made from blocks collected during a shop hop

Kathy used machine embroidered blocks to made this quilt amazing

Suzanne finished up this great bright quilt for her daughter in law - check out the back! 

Nancy finished this cute Christmas quilt

And did some fantastic quilting on this jelly roll race quilt

Pam brought these 3 great quilts - she's been very busy!  

A couple of other announcements that were shared during Sew and Tell:  

Cindy Hutchinson is having an Estate Quilting, Sewing, Knitting & Craft Sale on May 19 and 20, from 9 am to 1 pm at 2160 Country Oaks Dr, Layton UT 84040

Suzanne wanted us to know about a needlework challenge, for more info click here

Enjoy May and the beautiful weather.  Don't forget your mini-quilt next month!  


  1. We just moved here from Minnesota and I am looking for a quilt guild in the area. Where and when do you meet. Would love any info' you can provide.
    Vivian @ Thank you


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