Thursday, February 28, 2013

last sew night of the month--Any one else think the month went fast?

Becky said she finished this top only minutes before she came tonight.  It is from a class she took at the Cedar Chest quilt retreat this winter.  It is one of Melissa Corry's patterns.  It is pretty awesome.  I think she said it is called twisted Irish chain.

She pulled this scarf off her loom so Marylou could show her how to do a new design.  This one had been on the loom for a very long time.

  This is the cat wall hanging that Rochell came up with this week.  I like it a lot.
 Here is the finished pumpkin wall hanging you have seen before.
 Rochelle is down to the binding on her Kaffe quilt. 

 Jerilu is working on dish towels.  Look at these cute patterns she found at the Corn Wagon in Springville.

Working on the looms. 

  I finally got my braid quilt top together.   I think it should have been wider or shorter.  I really like the aqua plaid fabric. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fun things from sew night

Becky has an extra long dining room table so she made and extra long table runner. 

Dianne said this was from a kit she had had for a while.  It is so springy and fun.  Just what we need around here.  

Another of Becky's finds.  She found a large bag of precut denim at the thrift store.  She looked on the internet searched blue jeans quilts and found this block.  Fun stuff. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Brenda Bailey--of Pie Plate Patterns

Brenda agreed to share with us her quilts and how she
got here with her quilting. 

"I have always loved working with fabric and got a degree in Home Economics at Utah State University.  I made a lot of my children s clothes and made a few quilts as 
well.  When my daughter, Bonnie, was attending Snow College we decided it would be fun to take a class 
together.  There was an evening quilting class, so we 

There were a few things that I learned that made it all so much easier, that I put together a 6 week beginning class that I taught in our Community Ed program. I wanted 
to share what I had learned with others.  I have taught that class over and over and am still teaching it.  
That first class evolved into other classes and Tammy German, one of the first students, and I eventually became partners and started Pie Plate Patterns.  We published 
our first patterns in 2006.  Several years later, she sold her share of the business to my daughter Bonnie.
we have since published 10 quilt pattern books and 


 Bens Boots
We have taught at Quilt Walk for the last 4 or 5 years and it is one of our favorite places to teach.  We love everything about it, but especially the people that we 
get to meet.  It is a thrill to see one of our patterns made up and on display there. 

Our goal is to share what we love and help others be
 successful so they will 
loveHome Run
it too!
I am the mother of 7 and grandmother of 18."

Friday, February 22, 2013

She will be teaching 5 great classes--Melissa Corry

I asked Melissa to tell a little about herself.  This is her first year at the festival and she is teaching 5 classes.  It makes me tired to think about.   Here is her story.

"I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I moved to Cedar City, Utah for college and met the love of my life.
We were married and started the crazy journey that is Medical School.
The next 10 years we moved several times, including back and forth across the country twice.
Along the way we had 5 beautiful children.
We now live in Cedar City, Utah and plan to raise our children and live our days out here!!
I love being a wife, mother, and homemaker!!
And on a quirky note, I love using exclamation points, smiley faces, and the phrase Yippee Skippee!!!

Before moving across the country that first time I asked my mother to teach me to quilt.
I figured I was about to have some lonely evenings on my hands and needed some hobbies.
I began slowly and enjoyed being able to create adorable baby blankets for friends.
I created Happy Quilting in July of 2010 after my husband got on my case for hijacking our family blog.
I can't believe how quickly it has grown!!!

I have loved the opportunity Happy Quilting has given me to expand my skills and share them with others!!  It never ceases to bring a smile to my face when I get an email from someone who is brand new to quilting and has followed one of my tutorials to create their first quilt.  It is just so exciting to be part of their creative journey.  I love being able to share my love of quilting with so many.  And now this love has spread to pattern creating and teaching!!  I absolutely love teaching!!  Getting to be all crazy about fabric in a group of fellow fabric enthusiast is the greatest!!  It is for sure a gathering of kindred spirits!

I will be teaching 5 classes at Quilt Walk this year and I am so incredibly excited. 

 I think that  my favorite part of teaching is seeing everyone's own individual way of creating a single quilt.  It never ceases to amaze me!!

I am so excited for this opportunity to come and teach at the Panguitch Quilt Walk.   I look forward to getting to meet new friends as we share our mutual love for quilting!  To see more about my daily quilting adventures visit me at my blog Happy Quilting :) ''

Good luck deciding which one to take.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I sent my registration in for the Quilt Walk, now

I can hardly wait until June.

I am going to take 2 of the machine quilting classes with Renae Allen.  I have never tried this before so I hope it is awesome.  I actually know the class will be awesome, what I hope is that I am a little bit awesome.

Here is a sneak peek at the opportunity quilt.  I am in love with this fabric and am throwing my hat into the ring on this one.  Jerilu is just doing the binding and it will be finished.

This is a box of all the kits Shannon is putting together for her classes.  I think this box is full of this wall hanging.

I know that they have had many lots of registrations come in already so if there is a class you really want sign up.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pictures from winter retreat

Love this one.

I didn't go but my camera did.  I am having computer issues again and the pictures are not loading in order.  Please forgive me if my only commentary is WOW.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Emily Bailey is Amazing

She is teaching two classes at the Festival this year.  I love the name of this quilt it is called 'Pizza and an Movie.' And it is a great quilt.  So modern.  I have always hesitated to do circles but I think I would trust Emily to teach me.  
 This one she calls  'bright and black free for all quilt' or one block endless possibilities.

I asked her to tell us a little about herself and the quilt walk.  She posted this to me. 

"I would love to tell you about my past experiences at Quilt Walk.

"I've been going to Quilt Walk for four years now.  Every time has been delightful.  I have made so many new friends, from the ladies who take my classes, to the wonderful people who put so much time and effort into making Quilt Walk so enjoyable.  Everyone is so friendly.  Never be afraid that you don't have anyone to go with, you will always find a friend at Quilt Walk.  

The lunch time programs are great.  I truly enjoy the trunk shows.  There is so much talent and inspiration to be had by each guest they have display their quilts.  Then there is all the wonderful prizes and the fun over the lucky chair.  

I must admit I look forward to Quilt Walk every year.  I know I will make new friends, improve my skills and have a good laugh.  I would recommend it to every quilter."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I got some sewing in today !

Yay,  actually I have had time a couple of times this week but for some reason I have just been dragging and couldn't get in the mood.  What ?  Not in the mood that  doesn't sound right.

I got the insides done on this quilt--it is made with lilly Ashbury's Gypsy Girl line.  I had 4 braids done and it just was not right.  I ordered a second jelly roll and made a 5th braid.  I was sewing along  really on a roll,  even using another quilt I found as an ender.  This says it all,
true story.  By the time I got the bobbin loaded the spool was out and I had to go grab another spool of thread.  Normally that would distract me enough that I would be done.  I am so proud.  I now have at least the insides together.  I thought I would use Kona Snow to border it but it didn't look like I thought it should so I am going play around with some other fabrics this week to see what strikes me.  

Now about the enders I used today.  I found a box that contained a quilt I had cut out about 12 ,yes 12, years ago.  It is called a shoe box quilt because you cut the blocks out and for each row you put the pieces in a quart ziploc bag and it will all fit in a shoe box.  I had made one and given it to My Aunt and Uncle and it was lost.  Anyway, twelve years ago I did not know about strip quilting.  So this quilt has many little pieces.  I got three rows done.  There were already 8 rows done so I have about 5 more to do.  Sometimes when I find something from that time period I look at the fabric and go "what was I thinking" but this fabric is still on my 'love it' list.  
Have you registered for the Quilt Walk yet?  I am still considering one more class.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Remember Mary's bird quilt that was stolen

And the label had been cut out so she couldn't prove it was hers?

Mary's quilt

Well I saw this on Pinterest today and thought that we should do this for our quilts as well as label them.  How about also taking a picture of us with our quilts.  Just for our own documentation.
this is an awesome antique and I  did get permission to show you this.
Sewing diary of fabric samples from clothing worn by Ann Eliza Cunningham. Cunningham's handwritten notes accompany many samples and indicate variously where the fabric was purchased, who made it into clothing, who wore it, and where it was worn. The notes appear to have been written in retrospect, probably about 1885-90; the fabrics date from 1841 to 1890. Many of the samples are sewn on pages, although some are loose in the book
How great would it be to have a book like that from your grandmother or great grandmothers quilts.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cauliflower Soup ....Really? I thought it sounded awful.

This is so good and great for a few vegetable servings a day and it will stay good in the crock pot all day so you don't have to stop sewing if you are on a roll.

If you have ever eaten at Zupa's you know it is the place to go for soup.  My favorite is the Wisconsin Cauliflower (I know, it doesn't sound like it but it is the best. ) I like it so much I went looking for a recipe and found this one.  It is pretty darn good. 

Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup
2 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk (I used 1%)
1 1/2 cups water
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 head (2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
In a large saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and water.  Add cauliflower and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Simmer until the cauliflower is tender - about 15 minutes.  In small batches, blend cauliflower in a blender until smooth (if you remove the center thing in the lid, it doesn't explode!  Well, if you are doing it in small batches.....  I still held it over the lid, but removed it to let the steam get out.)  Return soup to the pan and heat over medium heat until hot.  Remove from heat and add mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese.  Stir until the cheese is melted.  Garnish with remaining cheese.
This recipe is from the Royal Cook

 I just read on Karen Quilting blog that the fat quarter shop  has this pattern up for free.  It is one of the quilts on my to make someday list on pinterest so I better get it now.  Thanks Kathy.