Welcome to the Utah Quilt Guild
From Our President, Cindy Hutchinson
I don’t know about you, but time just seems to fly by faster and faster every day. Spring is here, flowers are starting to bloom and the earth is coming to life with color. I love to see the grass start to turn green, all of the leaves on the trees come out and the sky turns shades of pretty blues.
The holidays are over and it seems as if National Quilt Day is upon us. I attended National Quilt Days in Davis County. They had fantastic trunk shows, great make and takes and fabulous demos - not to mention all of the great hand made items that were for sale. The quilt show was simply beautiful again this year. The quilters in our state should be proud of the magnificent work they do.
If you were unable to attend an event in your area, please schedule a date for any of the upcoming events this year - especially if you have never attended any of them. The
Beeline provides a fantastic calendar of events for the remainder of the year.
I was able to attend the AQS show in Albuquerque a couple of months ago. I took a class from Karen K. Buckley - oh, did I mention she is a fantastic teacher? I like to do
applique and she taught me several new things I had never done before. Her tips and tricks were so nice to get. I have appliqued for a long time and it was very nice to learn some-thing that you did not know existed. If you have the opportunity to take her class at Quilt Fest this year, do not hesitate. You will not be disappointed.
Oh my goodness, HMQS is just around the corner. I love to volunteer and sit at our booth. It is really fun getting to know all of the folks that stop by the booth to talk.
Don’t forget to renew your guild membership so your name gets placed in the drawing for the 1950 Featherweight. (I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win.) Gather your friends together, carpool to Southtown, see the quilt show, have a little lunch, watch some of the free lectures and trunk shows, visit the merchants mall and then do it all over again the next day. It is such a nice staycation. (In case you don’t know what a staycation is: Stay in your local area, but act like you are on vacation.) I love day trips with staycations, so take them often with your friends - you deserve it!
Love and Stitches- Cindy
Grand Canyons Quilt by Carol Johnson
Sept 15 – 19, 2015
At the Davis Conference Center
2015 National Teachers:
(Click on the name and go to their website)