Honoring Cody Towse

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As part of our quilt show, we had a few quilts honoring Cody Towse.  He was an army medic that was killed in Afghanistan in May. The display and stories were very touching.  We are thankful for all of the men and women serving our country!

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Quilting Day!

Friday night and Saturday were such fun days!  The trunk shows and demonstrations were wonderful, the food delicious and the classes fabulous!  If you missed it this year, be sure to come next!

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Scrapbuster Class Requirements

Teacher: Bonnie Miles

Please bring the following supplies to class:

* Sewing machine – with thread, bobbins filled and cords

* Cutting matt (or share one) Rotary cutter and scissors (Make sure rotary is sharp)

* Rulers – especially a large square. (12-1/2” is good) A 6-1/2 x 12 or 24 will be used too.

* Fabrics as shown below – and DONʼT stress over this ! Just choose a handful.

Cut and/or sew the following for class demonstrations – and making samples:

* Random strips sewn together to make a 12-1/2” square (MAKE TWO OF THESE)

* 6 strips 2-1/2 x 16” Sew together side by side to make a square (or rectangle)

(with one light and one dark somewhere in the set)

* Random 22” long strips sewn together in a strip set – enough to make the strip 6-1/2” wide

* Bring a big handful of odd size / shaped pieces (At least 15-20 pieces )

* Large pieces of left over background fabric. OR 1/2 yard if bringing yardage.

(You could use fat quarters if you wish)

Other items you may want:

* Camera for taking pictures of samples / quilts

* Pencil or pen for taking notes and making sketches

* Extra scraps or strips – other than those required – with pieces as large as 6” square.

We will be making up samples of at least FOUR blocks, with ideas given for another half a

dozen quilts.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING DRINKS in containers other than bottles with a lid.

Mystery Class Requirements

If you bring your squares pre-cut, it will really speed things up.

Mystery quilt supplies:

1/3 yard each of 12 coordinating prints (if cutting from stash you will need ten – 6 x 6 inch squares from each print.)

1/3 yard – first border

¾ yard final border

½ yard binding

(optional) 1/4 yard for applique & a 5 inch square for flower center

3 ½ yards backing

Batting to fit

 

Cutting:

From each of the 12 coordinating prints cut 10 – six inch squares.

Sort each fabric into two groups of 5 squares.

From the first border fabric cut 6) 1 ½ x 42 inches

From the final border fabric cut 7) 3 ½ x 42 inches

 

We are in the process of cutting kits in red, pink and green colors.  They will be available for $39.95 on a first come basis

Tomorrow’s the Day

Bring your quilts to Peteetneet tomorrow (Tuesday) to enter this years quilt show.  We will be there from 4-8.  On Wednesday we will be there to accept your quilts 9-12.  We are excited to see all of the talent in this area!  Don’t forget your challenge quilt.  It is free to enter into this years show!  See you tomorrow!

A Spotlight on Bonnie Miles

Bonnie will be teaching our ScrapBuster class on Saturday from 1-4.  If you haven’t signed up yet, do it soon.  Her class is sure to be great!  And we know everyone has lots of scraps sitting around…. right???

*Wife to one – mother to five – grandmother to 18 – great grannie to 8……

*Have loved to sew all my life – and started when I was about age 10.

* Grew up in southern Utah

*Serious quilter since the early 1980ʼs.

* Served on the Utah State Quilt Guild board for a number of years.

* Served with the Utah Valley Guild board for a number of years.

*Taught quilting extensively throughout Utah – and operate and teach at the Winter Quilt Retreat at Rubyʼs Inn / Bryce Canyon for 24 years.

* Own and operate American Heritage Tours – taking history and heritage tours since 1990. Combined history and quilting tours for many years – with a favorite spot being Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

* In addition to quilting,  I love traveling, reading, gardening – and my family !!!

* LOTS of church related positions – probably not appropriate to mention here….. But currently working at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper.

2013 Featured Artist – Sharon Wright

 Sharon Aposhian Wright thinks of Salt Lake City as her childhood home but lived for three years in Epsom Surrey England and two years in Melbourne Australia. She attended Utah State University from 1972 to 1977 and graduated with a degree in elementary and early childhood education. She married her high school sweetheart, Dalton Wright, in 1977 and together they have lived in Salt Lake City, Tucson, San Antonio, Wiesbaden (Germany), Vernal, and they now live in Woodland Hills, Utah. They have six children (three boys and three girls), three wonderful sons in law, two perfect daughters-in-law, and four beautiful granddaughters.

     Sharon’s sewing career began when Santa Claus brought her a little hand-crank Singer sewing machine for Christmas when she was eight. Amazingly, her best friend got one too. Her mom helped the girls sew twin dresses and night-gowns, going over all of the chain-stitched seams with her own machine while they weren’t watching. That, along with hundreds of hours playing under quilts while her grandmother quilted, somehow made her think that she was a seamstress, so when she began the required sewing classes in junior high she had a psychological advantage . . . and became a seamstress. Sharon caught the quilting bug about 20 years ago when a friend convinced her to attend a service project sponsored by the Vernal Quilt Guild. The group finished a rail fence quilt top and Sharon was so motivated that she went home that night, pulled out fabric from her sewing closet, and began a quilt. She was hooked . . . and has had quilt ideas floating in her head ever since.

     Sharon loves all aspects of quilting – – – from choosing fabrics and patterns to binding and labeling the quilts. She has found that she really loves working with wools and batiks and that she always has a need to change patterns in some way to make them her own. With quilts on all of her beds, quilting has become more of an artistic challenge than a necessity. Sharon can spend months on a quilt, adding more and more detail,  just because she  enjoys the artistic process. Sharon likes to enter her quilts in shows because she feels that it helps her to pay better attention to fine details. She has won many awards in Utah. As past president of the Utah Quilt Guild, she is active in many quilting events around the state and enjoys teaching many of the unique techniques she has developed.

Come see our featured artist;s quitls at the Peteetneet Quilt Show in June!