Welcome to the Utah Quilt Guild
From Our President, Wendy Jones
Welcome to December!
I can not believe this year has flown by so fast. It was just QuiltFest, Halloween, Holiday Quilt Show and Auction and Thanksgiving. I can not believe how fast this year has gone. My husband is talking about putting up the tree and Christmas lights and I’m like “Where are my flip flops?”
I have now taken down my Halloween Quilt, (Can it still be called a quilt if it is a finished top but I haven’t gotten the back on it yet?) And I’m putting away my Thanksgiving tablerunner I made in a class Caryl Jensen taught…. It’s time to get out my Christmas Table topper I made at a retreat with the Midway Quilt Guild….Christmas always makes me crafty and festive. I can hardly wait to make gifts for friends and family…..last year a couple days before Christmas I decided to make pillowcases for all my family, lol.. Still completing the 19th one on Christmas eve…..but I really enjoyed the challenge. Who knows what this years last minute project is going to be? A while ago I decided to make reduce, reuse and recycle projects for family this year…..Chris Robinson taught me how to make those crochet grocery bags made from grocery bags…..I’ve been collecting…..I had no idea how many bags we needlessly collect and throw away each year… I've only been collecting since may and I bet I have 6 giant garbage bags filled with shopping bags and I refuse a bag at the store every time I can possible carry everything without a bag…… I think I’m going to need a 2nd and even 3rd project to use all these leftover bags...lol…..
I have had a great time being your President of the Utah Quilt Guild. It has been an honor serving in this position and I have had a great time getting to know sew many of you and get to work with you all on sew many different projects. I really appreciate everyone that helped our charity project this year come to a completion. I believe we have fulfilled every request and many guilds have promised to supply their local police department with more quilts as needed. Josephine, I want everyone to know how much I appreciate you pulling all of this together and seeing it thru. I know it was a project close to your heart and you did an amazing job making sure it was completed so well.
I want to thank the Utah Quilt Guild Board for all their amazing support and help this year. It has been such a pleasure serving with you. The Board did a fun Gingerbread Man Block exchange this year and we had 16 participants. We were able to donate a finished Quilt to the Holiday Quilt Show Auction for this year and one for last year as well. I love how we all worked together and supported so many different projects.
How is it possible that it is December and I am already excited for Quilt Festival next September? I can hardly wait and it is going to be sew much fun putting all the pieces together for this upcoming year. Barb Walsh will be sending out requests for teachers before we even know it. Sew get your thoughts and class ideas together the time is coming soon…. Time to start now or finish a quilt you’ve already started for this years Quilt Show. We are going to have lots of room so we should have an amazing Quilt Show this year. Don’t forget the Utah Quilt Guild was made “to encourage and promote the Art of Quilting” How could you better show your support than by showing one of your finished quilts in the show? I have committed to showing one of my quilts, it’ll be a first but I have many other friends that never show quilts either and I’m challenging you all to show us your quilts!
Wendy Jones, President UQG 2013
Grand Canyons Quilt by Carol Johnson
Sew Many Pieces
September 16-20, 2014