Thursday, January 23, 2014

2014 Panguitch Quilt Walk

I am so excited that I have been invited to teach two classes at this years Quilt Walk!  It has been a few years since I have been down to the show.  I have missed it.  It is always lots of fun, and this year they have invited Jenny Doan as the guest teacher!!! 
I am repeating a class I taught in 2010- "Heads and Tails Quilts".  We will sew two strips of fabric together, cut them into triangles, and then we will really have fun designing lots of different quilts!  If you refer to my 2010 posts, you will see the pictures from our class and get some ideas of what my students made.  We had so much fun!!!

The other class I am teaching is called "Spinning Star".  This is a technique class that teaches paper piecing using freezer paper.  IF you have ever done traditional paper piecing, you know what a pain it is to pick out all of the little pieces of paper.  This technique eliminates that step!  If you have never tried paper piecing, you will LOVE the precision you get in your blocks.  We will start simple and then move on to the more advanced "Spinning Star" pattern.  I have been working on a quilt with my blocks and two of my friends have been learning the process.  We had a retreat last week and I want to share some of the pictures I took.
These are the blocks I have been working on!  I am excited to get this quilt finished!!!

You can see all of the fun colors that I am including. 

Jeannie's quilt will mostly be made with one line of fabric.

You can see how the contrast in fabrics really makes the block "POP"

Sherrie is making a patriotic themed quilt for her son, the firefighter.

This is another one of my blocks.

If  you have any questions, be sure to e-mail me at
I hope to see you all in Panguitch!!!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fair Time!

This is a little behind, but I wanted to share the County and State Fair results from last Fall.  I machine quilted all of these quilts.

Davis County Fair - Utah State Fair 2013

"Springtime For Claire"   1st place and Golden Age award.  Piece and quilted by me.

"Patterns From the Nativity" 1st place Davis County Fair.  Pieced and quilted by me.

"Points of Pride"  pieced by Barbara Noriega. Best of Division at Davis County Fair and 1st Place Utah State Fair

"Bethlehem Star" Pieced by Sherrie Chambers.  Best of Show- Davis Co Fair, Sweepstakes award- Utah State Fair!!!!!  

.Congrats to Barb and Sherrie!  

I'm Back!!!- Again!

OK- it's been along while since I wrote on this blog.  The past few years have been filled with caring for my father, trying to keep my long arm business going, and generally keeping up with my family.  In Sept 2012, my Dad passed away after being in an Alzheimer's  unit for 18 months.  He was 91 years old.  My sister, age 62, passed away in May 2013 from a variant of Alzheimer's. 
4 generations, My Daughter, Dayna, Dad, Granddaughter, Claire, and Me
My sister, Kayleen, and I.
I miss them , and my Mom, who passed away in 2008,  every day.

After some time to decompress, I think I am ready to pick up my life again and get back to some things I put on hold for awhile.  We'll see how long that lasts! :-)