Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Melissa Corry is visiting today to talk about the Quilt Walk.

Hello fellow Quilt Walk Friends!!! It's me, Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting ;)   Can I just tell you, I am so excited for this year's Quilt Walk!!! I always have such a wonderful time at Quilt Walk and meet so many wonderful new friends.  I have especially been looking forward to this Quilt Walk as I have some exciting news to share with it!!!!


You see, last year I was super busy working on a huge secret project, and it is coming out right before Quilt Walk!!!  I am so excited to share that I wrote a Book!!!!  My book is Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design and I get to teach from it at Quilt Walk!!!  I am so excited!!!


The first class I will be teaching is End of the Rainbow and yup, it's my cover quilt ;)   The class will be Thursday morning from 8:30 - 11:30.  If I had to pick a favorite quilt in my book it would be this one.  And the reason it is so special to me is because it was made with scraps from almost every quilt I have made.  When I look at it I see my first ever quilt, my first tutorial quilt, my first pattern quilt, my first published quilt, ect. ect. ect. ;)  So for me, it also doubles as a memory quilt!!  This quilt is so much fun to put together and like I said, is a fabulous scrap buster!!!   So, ready to bust scraps and make memories . . . then this is the class for you.


The second class I will be teaching is Daisy Chain and it will be held Thursday Afternoon from 2:00 -5:00.  I am so excited to be teaching this class!!  I think applique tends to scare people away before they have given it a try, but take this class and you will see just how easy, fun, and totally addicting it is ;)  We will be doing raw edge applique and I will be teaching 2 methods for it ;)  So if you have shyed away from Applique in the past because you just weren't sure . . . this is the class for you.  You are going to love it!!!!


My final class is on Friday Morning from 8:30 - 11:30 am and it is called Back to Basics.  I had so much fun designing this quilt and was ecstatic when it came together and turned out even better than I had hoped.  It won 3rd place in the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge last year and has hung in 2 juried shows, and is coming back from hanging at Quilt Con right now ;)  But what I really love about this quilt is that it teaches all of the Basics ;)  You will learn fast methods for making Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese and then see those basics transform into this amazing geometric design.   I hope to see you in this class, we are going to learn so much and have a great time doing it!


I am always excited to teach classes.  I say over and over that it is one of my favorite parts of this whole quilting thing ;)  But this year, I am super, super, super excited for Saturday afternoon because I was asked to do The Saturday Trunk Show!!!!!!  Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!!   This will be my first Trunk Show and I am so excited (and a tiny bit nervous ;)   I will be sharing all of the quilts from my new book, talking about the process of designing and making them, and sharing some other fun Irish Chain Quilts along with their tutorials ;)   I hope you will join me for what is sure to be a fun filled afternoon ;)


I am so looking forward to Quilt Walk!!!  I hope to see you all there ;)

Melissa

Hope you enjoyed this look at the Quilt Walk and Melissa's wonderful news.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

More highlights from the Winter Retreat

I know you want to know more about these quilts but It was  notes or pictures.  













Friday, February 27, 2015

Quilt Guild Show and tell

We had our service work night last Wednesday.  We have two quilts cut out and sewn together except for center rows that are almost complete.  We will be donating these cute quilts to sub for Santa projects in both Panguitch and Bryce Valley.  It went so fast and we were so busy chatting and sewing, and pressing, and stitching that I totally forgot to take pictures.  I will show you next time.  We had show and tell before we started on our projects and these are from that.
Roxanne made this giant Churn Dash, remember the bright one Claudia made last summer.  Roxanne has a new long arm quilter and wants to try it out on this one with lots of white space. 


Isn't this pretty


 Claudia showed this quilt top that Nan made and decided she didn't like so Claudia said she was glad to take it off her hands.
 Claudia has these Eagle panels that she is making into quilts for grandsons who receive their Eagle Scout awards.
 She said she saw round baby quilts on pinterest and decided to try one.  Cute cute cute.
 A few years ago there was a coloring book that told "the quilt walk story."  One of Pat O's friends took that and embroidered the pictures.  Pat asked Claudia to put it into a quilt.
 This is Lorna's Dresden plate block from Bonnie's Class at Ruby's Inn retreat.
 Shannon got her churn dash quilt
back and it is really nice. 
 She had bought the pattern for this hexagon quilt but hadn't gotten to it.  This is one her sister made for her.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One busy lady.

Katheryn got a bunch of quilts back from the quilter and brought them for show and tell. 
This was a Mystery she had done.  

When she held this up she said can you see the mistake.  I would have never seen it if she didn't point it out and then I didn't think it was a real mistake. 

Love the colors in this disappearing 9 patch.  


Such a striking quilt. 

 She made reversible aprons for each of her daughters for their birthdays.  These are the last two.  
 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Emily is teaching the Mad Dash and Sunshine on a Cloudy Day quilts.

We love Emily's classes at Quilt Walk  Here are the two quilts she will be teaching.  Emily's classes fill up pretty fast so if you want one of these check them out.   Mad Dash is #14 on Thursday afternoon.
This quilt just makes you happy, I think it would be perfect for a boys room.  Oh wait maybe a girl.  I think it is for anyone.  

Sunshine on a Cloudy day is #9 on Thursday morning. 

Check out Emily's blog  she is always doing something creative.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oh my goodness ladies!

We went to quilt guild last night and when I got in the car Linda said have you signed up for your classes yet?  I was still figuring it out, so no!  well 5 classes are closed because they are full and they have opened up a second section of 3 of the full classes.  They are filling up so fast.  I came home and signed right up.  Of course the "I can't believe it's machine applique" class is full but they opened up another one so I registered for that.  Also, paper piecing has sounded scary to me so signed up for class #44 beginning paper piecing. 

The other classes that are full and they were able to open up a second section of are, Metro Rings and Over the Edge Binding.  Anyway hurry if you want a good selection.

Dianne was our mystery quilter last night.  She always has beautiful quilts.  I think this plaid  is one of my favorites.  
 She is redoing her daughters room and this is what she made for it.  It is really striking and fun. 
 I saw her putting this one together and it looked like puzzle.  She said she enjoyed it.  
ok all, if you are coming to Quilt Walk Retreat get your registration in.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I am trying to sort out the classes I want to take.

Of course there are way more classes I want to take than I possibly can.  I promise myself every year that I will limit what I take so I don't get burned out.  One year I signed up for an all day class on Saturday, had my fabric etc. but could not get to sewing.  I still have the fabric and pattern but haven't gotten any further.  So this year with a wedding in the family coming up the week end after quilt walk, I am trying to keep it to two.  

I think I will take this class.  When I signed up for the ultimate round robin all the best ideas I had would have needed machine applique.  I did not use those ideas because I didn't really feel confident with the machine applique, so this class is on my for sure list.  It is taught by Carmen Geddes and is ...wait for it...Machine applique.  Class # 1.
Now off to figure out the rest.