Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Panguitch Quilt Walk 2014 - Day 3

It was the final day of the Quilt Walk.  Grabbed breakfast at the Zions Bank parking lot across the street from the motel.  Lions Club was hosting a breakfast.  It was good.

Morning class was a wool applique class taught my Shannon Fawson.  She is a fun teacher & very talented.

 I enjoyed the class & managed to get my pieces cut out & glued on to the background.  I just have to hand stitch the pieces down.  I am going to use beads for the birds eyes & for the berries that will be on the branches.

It was an enjoyable time & the folks in charge of the Quilt Walk did an AMAZING job!  A big thank you to them for all of the time & effort that was put in.

Until next year........ (well, for the Quilt Walk....)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Panguitch Quilt Walk - Day 2

Well, where to begin.  First class of the day was "Sunny Skies" with Jenny Doan.  I just want to say that I adore that woman.  She is so funny, so creative, and has a quirky sense of humor that I totally get!  Managed to get all but one of my rows done on the quilt.  Will finish the last row tonight in my motel room.  I haven't taken a photo of the quilt progress but I will post a photo of the completed project sometime in the near future.  Jenny & her hubby Ron graciously posed for photos.

The trunk show today was with Helen Butler.  Helen is an award winning quilter who does magnificent work.  Her quilts are show quilts and absolutely beautiful.  On the other spectrum from myself as I like to make quilts that will be used, loved, dragged around until there is nothing left of them.  I attempted to get a photo of Helen during the trunk show but my camera did not do well.  Sorry for that.

My afternoon class was a hand applique one with Francine Berrett.  She is a good teacher but this is not a technique that I enjoy.  But I made myself listen & actually hand appliqued part of my project.  It will be part of my Sevier County Fair quilt this year.  (If I get time to get to it at home!)

Dinner at the Cowboy Smokehouse.  Yummy chicken fried steak with lumpy mashed potatoes (just how I like them with skins & all), and crisp broccoli.  I walked downtown to get some exercise & the restaurant is located downtown so that was great.

Ran into some folks from Glenwood too.  Donna & Kirk Sorenson.  Donna is an avid quilter but didn't sign up for classes this year.

More tomorrow!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Panguitch Quilt Walk 2014 - Day 1

Arrived early to get signed in & wander the vendor area.  I was so happy to see that Cotton Tree Quilt Company was here too.  They are the cute little quilt store in Salina, Utah that I mentioned on my blog last year.  Even though they are only about 20 miles from my home, I don't go North very often so don't get there as often as I would like.  But boy howdy!  I got some great fabric today at their display.  They are located in the upper part of the gymnasium where the quilt displays are.  Go visit.

At 12:30 Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company gave her trunk show.  She is absolutely fantastic.  Her hubby, Ron, was even good natured about the teasing.  Guess you shouldn't turn your back on the audience after your wife says you just got a new hip.

Fine Missouri Star Quilt at http://www.missouriquiltco.com

Stage lights were not on - sorry for the dark photo.

Problems with the microphone before Jenny started.  Taking a little break while that problem is worked out.

My first quilt class was a modern quilt class taught by Melissa Corry from Cedar City.  She just made the cover of Quilt Trends magazine (or I should say one of her quilts did).  She was very gracious & signed my copy of the quilt.  Melissa has a blog at http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com
Her class was fun & I was able to get Block 1 & part of Block 2 finished.  These are block 1.  I am making a queen sized quilt so it requires 3 block 1 units & 5 block 2 units.  We got started a little late as the trunk show ran over just a bit.

Melissa Corry smiling for the camera.  Thanks Melissa!

Block 1

I have a room at an older motel in town.  Clean, work, but charming.  Close to the Quilt Walk Park & downtown.  Snapped some photos of the statue, benches, and names with history.  I really do enjoy learning about local history.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Getting Ready for the Panguitch, Utah Quilt Walk

This week I am getting my gear packed up for the Panguitch Quilt Walk.  This will be the first year that I will be taking classes.  Looking forward to my classes.  Special guest this year will be Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I have followed her for years and have used many of her techniques.

I had seen a way to take sewing gear to classes on Facebook utilizing a tool box.  Well, took Hubby to Home Depot with me to show him what had  been suggested.  Needless to say he thought I needed the bigger sized tool box.  It works perfectly.  Holds one of my sewing machines perfectly & all the goodies I think I will need plus a few that I may need & a few that I just want to take with me.

Will post my activities each day.  That is if I am not quilting away!

Taking my pressing table that I made out of a TV tray.
All my class packages are in the pink fabric tote ready to go.

Trays of thread, needles, tape, sundries.

Taking my Kenmore sewing machine on this trip.  May also tuck the Singer Featherweight II in the trunk.

Stanley FatMax purchased at Home Depot.

Iron is tucked in the top tray.

Cutting mat tucked in with the sewing machine (in front of the machine).