Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sew Night x 2,

Sorry this is the back. 
I didn't get last weeks sew night up so here is last sew night and our new sew night.  

This beautiful quilt  Becky started last year at the Winter retreat at Rubys. 
Angela made this twister for her daughter who wanted red black and white. 
A couple of baby quilts.  So cute. 

Mostly we visited it was good to see everyone.

Judy came for the first time tonight and showed us her finished quilt blocks.  She is planning to use aqua blue and yellow.  I can't wait to see it finished 

This is called Gold rush from the quilt walk last year.  

Becky likes to piece her backs.  

Loretta does these for Cowboy collectibles. 

Here is Marylou's quilt quilted.  
We would love to see you at sew night.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Great stuff from Sylvia Lewis, our guest today

"This will be my fourth year teaching at Quilt Walk!  It is one of my very favorite quilting events of the year!  I am a native Utahn, born and raised in Salt Lake. My husband and I are now living the rural life in Ephraim.  We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, with another one due in October!  No, that baby quilt isn't started yet, I was waiting to find out if it will be a boy or a girl.

These photos are from my Jazzy class.  It is a fun block to play with and every student's quilt turned out unique!  I love log cabins and their variations and hope to do some more in the future.

I am also teaching the Dice and Splice Flag.  It is a fun way to quilt as you go!  The blocks go together quickly and most will be able have their quilt done in class.

I also love to knit, with lace shawls being my addiction right now. I blocked these two shawls while at Quilt Walk last summer and photographed them at the motel.  

I am looking forward to another wonderful Quilt Walk Festival!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What a fun quilt was chosen for the logo this year.

 This quilt made by Constance Palmer won the peoples choice award last year at the festival.  You can see a slide show of the quilt and details at the quilt walk site.  here

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sandy is teaching awesome classes this year.

Love them all.  I asked her to send some info about the quilts and what she has been doing since her last festival.  Thanks Sandy.

Sandy moved to St. David, a small town in southeastern Arizona a year and a half ago, and it's finally beginning to feel like home. She's found a quilt guild, a knitting group, and a book club, and a new favorite quilt shop in Tucson called Quilter's Market, which she describes as "Whimsy Cottage on steroids." Her two grandsons, ages 5 and almost 3, (along with their parents, of course) still live in Salt Lake, so she gets back to Utah every couple of months to be a "Babcia," which is the Polish word for 'grandma."

 Wild Flower Garden is a funky, free form flowerbed that will challenge you to throw away your rulers. The flowers are fast, fun, and no two will be alike.

 Yipes, Stripes! was inspired by a kit of Kaffe Fasset stripes and solids that Sandy bid on and won with Monopoly money at the annual Quilters Holladay Summer Clean Out Your Sewing Room Party. The kit had been purchased for a Kaye Evans Quilt Fest class, but the original owner had apparently been turned off by the pattern, which consisted of more than a hundred blocks, each with the dreaded Y-seam. Sandy figured out how to make a similar, but much less complicated block, added some more Kaffe's, and came up with two quilts for her new guest casita.

  Wedding Dance is the quilt she adapted from a Judy Martin pattern when her younger son(parent of the grandboys), got married. They had requested  a purple quilt, and purple not being one of Sandy's favorite colors, she figured out a way to do a colorwash from red violet to deep blue; the quilt pleased both her and the newlyweds.It has over a hundred different fabrics in it, and is a combination of traditional machine piecing and paper foundation piecing.

Sandy spent most of last year unpacking and setting up her new sewing room, and making Aurora Borealis for her other son, who got married last May. It measures 110 x 114, and was custom quilted by Jo Roman in Payette Idaho. It has more than 50 fabrics, mostly batiks.The neutral background batiks were extremely difficult to find.

This is Sandy's fourth Quilt Walk, and she's excited to be back.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Show and tell at Sew Night

Jeri got these two awesome quilts back this week from the quilter.  I really like this one and how scrappy it is but I think instead of four inch blocks I may have to go with 6 to 8 inches.  There are a ton of four inch squares here.
I like the circle quilting on it.
Here is Jeri's Farmers Wife.  She said it took one year to finish.  I have showed you this before, these are the blocks she used some of Mrs. Lynns fabrics in.  Mrs. Lynn was our third grade teacher in Panguitch for many years.  She has been gone for quite a while now but it is fun to look at the blocks and think about her.
I think my favorite block is this little blue and yellow one.  
I love the old fashioned feel of these umbrella girls that Betty brought to show us.  

Helen has been making string quilt as you go place mats.  
Helen put this baby quilt together from a panel she had in her stash. 

At the winter retreat at Ruby's we saw a quilter making these scarf's.  Claudia finished this one already.  I know Jeri Lu has ordered some of the yarn. 

 The yarn is so unusual.  I know she knitted this but I would like to try it with crochet.  
 I am loving the look of batiks lately.  These next two are ones Claudia got back from the quilter.
 Claudia finished her star and it too came back from the quilter.
 Look at the beautiful quilting on this.
 Dianne's Star is still a work in progress but everytime I see it I love the colors she chose.
Everyone has been busy.