Saturday, July 31, 2010

I made a mistake... Maybe not just one.

Well this is by far not the first or the last.....

Remember the other day when I was telling you about the cute little quilt shop in Cedar City.  I said it was stitichin up,  well the name is really stitchin it up.  Sorry Kim.
 I was actually rearranging my stash again because the bins I had used were so big I could not lift them.   In the process I found a card from Kims shop.

I also told you I had seen the santa hat on Nedra's blog.   It wasn't on hers but I can't find the hat to tell you who's it was.  I will keep looking. Sorry Nedra I was confused you always have such good things to show. I plan to work on the first two BOM's next sew night since I didn't accomplish any thing last time but  visiting and looking through the books.  Oh wait I was practicing a healthy lifestyle.  Mission accomplished.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 30, 2010

The rest of sew night...

Mary Lou is adding to this quilt that she worked on last time.  She used April Cornell charm packs. I think it was Natures Chorus.  It looks really nice. 

Jolene finished the top to her table runner.  She bought this kit at  her class at the quilt walk.  The cream with the purple roses looks like a fabric I need to find for the stash. 

Jessica brought this top she finished  from Micky Vogel's class, My blue heaven. Those greens are so restful.  Jessica is moving in a few weeks to Texas.  We will miss her.
I wish you all sew nights.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

As I said before "I love Sew Night"

We had our sew night last night.  Dianne said she heard that socializing was better for your health than either healthy eating or exercising.  So we are doing this for our health.

I had to give you all another look at Nan's pretty little machine.
Claudia had brought these books, wow they were filled with things for the to do list.  I spent the night looking at these instead of binding my quilt.  You know I love binding.

Claudia and Diane are working on the same Civil war BOM.  It is going be a beautiful quilt.

LaVee is making her grandaughter a skirt.  I can't wait to see it finished.

I will add more tomorrow.  Enjoy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

E Bay....I recieved my very first e bay purchase today. Do you want to see....

The other day I was looking for a set of desert plates, Tea garden, I had seen. I found out the designer was Sue Zipkin.for some reason I was having a hard time finding the pieces I wanted and my daughter said why don't you try e bay.  So I typed in Sue Zipkin.  These amazing fat quarters came up.  I did not find the plates but of course I had to have these fat quarters.  Aren't the colors great?  I love these dishes, I did find them, not on e bay and they are definately on my wish list.
The yardage with the umbrellas (sunkissed by clothworks)  and the turnovers (basket of flowers) were listed by the same seller and I just could not pass up either one.  I think she sent them in record time. 

In the same post I got a package from fat quarter shoppe.  Nedra had posted a Santa hat the other day that I was sure I needed.  It was the Fat Quarter shop mystery BOM.  Of course I signed up.  The first and second blocks came today along with a couple of polka dots. 

Yesterday, I had to go to Cedar City.  There is a new little quilt shop on main street.  I believe the name is Stitchin Up.  They had so many cute quilts hanging up and said they were having a trunk show.  Sorry, I did not have my camera.  I picked up this pattern.  They had it done in black and white  it was really stunning.  It now goes on my to do list.   

I love new fabric don't you?  Enjoy

Monday, July 26, 2010

Whew! we made it through another great 24th.

For those who don't know the 24th of July is a State Holiday in Utah.  It is the day we celebrate the arrival of the pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley.  For Panguitch this has traditionally been our big holiday when we have class and/or family reunions.  This year was an all school reunion, we have these every ten years and it takes tons of planning and this year it was spectacular.  I thought you might like to see a float of our very own rhythm band.  Do You recognize any one here?  Yes, that is Claudia in the fabulous hat.

In Panuitch in the summer the place to eat is  Henrie's.  It is our very own hamburger shop.  The specialty is the chubby cheese.  They have other yummy food and shakes.  For as long as I can remember the same family has owned and operated this business. I even remember when it was a dairy queen in the fifties and maybe into the sixties.   This is their float showing 4 generations of their family.  There are actually four generations that still work.  When out of town grand children or great grandchildren come to town they may end up taking a shift or two.  This is the place in town for the teenagers to hang out but the whole town enjoys the food.  Because of heating issues it is not  open during the winter so every spring when they open up it is swamped.  Towards fall they are busy because they will be closing soon and we need one or two or three  last meals before they close.  Except for the cafes in town it is the only place to buy a hamburger.

Panguitch is a great place to be in the summer time.  Enjoy

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More shots from the statue.

Here are some of the details on the quilt that is part of the statue. 

Here are the people who have made it a reality. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Quilt Walk Story

The Quilt Walk

As told to Eleanor Guymon Bruhn in 1916 by her Grandmother Emily Hodgest Lowder daughter-in-law to Jessie Louder, 1st counselor to Jens Nielson, and one of the men who participated in the quilt walk. Emily was one of the early settlers of Panguitch.

The winter of 1864 was most severe. The crops had not matured, the wheat was frozen and could not be made into bread. The only way it could be eaten was when it was boiled. Every one was hungry. The men fished and killed some small game but this was a dangerous chance. The nearest flour mills were in Gunnison 115miles to the north and Parowan 40 miles west. Seven men decided to go to Parowan and try to get flour. The seven men were Alex Matheson, William Talbot, Thomas Richards, Jesse Louder John Butler, Thomas Adair, and John Paul Smith. They had two yoke of oxen and a light wagon but they had to abandon both at the head of Bear Valley and proceed on foot. The only progress that could be made over this frozen, crusted snow was to lay a quilt down, walk to the end of it relay it and walk again. Lay down another and walk again. In this way they reached Parowan.

Alex Matheson records this story “At one time we were about to give up, but we had a little prayer circle and ask God for guidance. We decided if we had faith as big as a mustard seed we could make it and bring flour to our starving families. So we began our quilt laying in prayerful earnest. In this way we made our way over the deep crusted snow to Parowan. The return trip was harder with the weight of the flour but we finally made it to our wagon and oxen and on home, with thankfulness to the Lord for his goodness. The whole settlement welcomed us. Because we had been gone longer than expected. There had been prayers for us and tears which changed to rejoicing and cheers.”

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

He's here!!!!

And he is awesome!!!!!Our Quilt Walk statue has arrived. There are a large group of men working so hard to get the statue and park done.  Notice that each square in the quilt is unique.  Claudia, Elaine and Pat worked so hard to get the statue right. Stan Johnson of Parowan is the sculpture.  Pat said that we will have the dedication (tenatively) the second Saturday in September. 
The story is  unique to Panguitch's first settlement.  I am looking for the story told by one of the ladies who was part of that settlement.  I will post it later. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

More from sew night

Kenda finished up the stitching on this wool piece.  She said the background was from the back of a suit jacket.  Very cute.

Is this just the greatest looking little sewing machine?  Nan brings it to sew night and I swear she gets more done than anyone. 
Which layout do you like best?When  "organizing the closet" I found these squares.  These are from quilt walk about 5 years ago.  Like I said a good starter. Nan and Jerilu helped me lay them out.  Now I have to decide which way I like better.  What do you think?   I don't want to make more squares.  I am open to suggestions for borders also.  I have more of the white and blue strips and have a red that would work with them. 


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Have I said," I love sew night?" Well I do.

It is so nice to get out and just enjoy the friends, the projects and talk about quilts and kids and what ever else. 

I am still working on learning how to use my new machine so I took a quilt to bind.  You know how I feel about binding.  It was a great way to get some painless binding time in. 

Show and tell is pretty informal here but it is  great to see what everyone has done. 
My friend Jolene took her first quilt class at the quilt walk this year.  She has made pillow cases for her granddaughters and two table runners.  I am not sure why I only have pictures of the pillow cases.  I will add her other things when I can get a picture. I think we have a new quilting convert.

Dianne took this feathered star class at the festival and is using the boots on the corners.  she is auditioning fabric for the borders. 
MaryLou made this from charm packs but could not remember the line.  it is bright and springy IRL.
Another great quilt by marylou.

Claudia put this together for an auction.  You can't see it here but look hereto see the fish.  The rest of the fabric looks like bubbles too.  For those that don't know.  Panguitch is the word for "big fish" in the ute language.  Our lake is known for good fishing.

I will add more later. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tonight is our Panguitch Sew night--yea!

I have missed the last two nights so I am really excited to see what everyone is working on.  Hopefully tomorrow I will have pictures to post.

This quilt is from a class taught by Jill Cox at the 2009 quilt walk festival.
I have such a hard time seeing the layout of my blocks when I am just looking at them.  I have found that if I take a picture and put it on my computer it is easier to see where changes need to be.  

this is a class taught by Claudia last year also, 2009.  It is called pic up sticks.  I had to check it out before it was quilted to make sure the zigs zagged the right way. 

BTW  my stash is happily nesting inside 4 rather large sterlite containers.  My projects, however, have not yet found a home.  Hopefully today.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Can organization come from choas?

I know you cannot organize clutter but I refuse to put my projects, stash etc.  in the clutter catagory.  However it is beginning to look like it.  The whole living room looks like this and I am going to begin organizing as soon as I get the rest of it out of the closet.  Oh my!  I am a much better starter than finisher.
  Lana called to ask about a pattern I had done a few years ago.  I went to reach for one of the blocks to take. It wasn't where I thought,  this is what happened.  I just kept digging.  Now I am not sure it will all go back together.

If you can see these are quilts that just need binding.  I am a binding procastinator.    

Wish me luck.  I have four containers.   I have a feeling I will need more.  Where did all this come from?  Each piece or project is beloved in some way,  so I am not parting with much. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yea! We have our first pictures of finishes from the Quilt Walk.

This is from Nedra's Bubbly Babies Quilt with Texture Magic.  Very Cute, Dee.

This is from Deon Stotts Carpenter's Star Class.  Love it.

From Jody Ray's Bow Tuck Tote Bag. 
Dee Wilson sent these in.  She has finished up every class she took.  Way to go Dee.

I hope you all are finishing and will send them in.  Half the fun of the festival is seeing what everyone else has done.  It is amazing to see everyones color choices and how great they look.  I am always thinking "why didn't I think of that?"


Monday, July 5, 2010

Stadium of Fire was great until....

We are home from 3 days of Stadium of Fire. The dancers practice for 3 days. Carrie Underwood is a great entertainer. She finished one song with the hymn "How Great Thou Art," it was amazing.  The program didn't go to long as it has some times in the past, the dancers were good.  There were tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat as members of each military unit came and  their song was played. Growing up patriotism was taught at home, at school, everywhere.  I am not sure that young people get that anymore.  Being raised by those of WW2 generation practically insured it.  The favorite for many and me included was the fly over.  I love that stuff.  We were trying to leave a minute early and one of the cylinder  that the fireworks were in bounced off my daughters. It was a little scary. We read in the paper the next day there had been a malfunction. The daughter that was dancing said it worked perfectly the night before.  The parking was not to far from the field only two lots over.  That is where trouble began....  It took over an hour to get out of the parking lot. 

Many places are celebrating the fourth today but since we are not I am having a nice quiet day at home.  I saw a cake you all might like to take a look at but I could not get the picture to move over, so here is the link.  Be sure to go down until you see the inside.  

Have a good day. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Getting ready for the fourth

I have seen so many red white and blue quilts lately I am wishing I had been on the ball and gotten mine done.  I guess I shouldn't say done because the only part done is that I have the fabric.  That counts right?  It is so great, I was having a hard time cutting into it but now wish I had. 

We are off today to Provo for Stadium of Fire.  My daughter and her friends are dancing in the program and there are days of intensive rehearsals before the performance. 

Happy Fourth of July!