Saturday, September 14, 2013

Our first guild meeting

Welcome everyone! We are just starting the Nebo Modern Quilt Guild and are very excited to say that we just had our first meeting. We talked about a lot of things and want to share all of the information.

First, we decided on our name, Nebo Modern Quilt Guild. It was actually a pretty easy decision. We feel the name includes all of the cities and towns in this area. But anyone is welcome to join us.

Plans for the guild are just coming together so over the next few months of meetings we will make it more formal and decide on dues, develop bylaws and come up with more of a plan.

What we have decided so far is:

We will have a show n' tell at every meeting. Bring anything that you have made and we also enjoy seeing quilts that were made by others. Our meetings will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 and will be held at Gracie Lou's in Salem Utah located at 446 North State Road.

In October, after our show n' tell, we will be learning how to do English Paper Piecing. Marion McClellan has graciously agreed to teach us her method. We will be making a pin cushion. A post will be added with the supply list that you need to bring if you want to make one.

In November, we are hoping to get some machine quilting training but need to confirm schedules before committing.

Here are some pictures from our show n' tell.
April designed this block of the month.
Close up of one of the squares
Then she took the square and enlarged it to create another quilt. What a FABULOUS idea!

Kira loved this fabric and did a bow tie pattern to feature the fabric.

Here is another quilt that Kira brought. She was planning on spending all summer doing it but had so much fun it was done in a few weeks instead. 

This is a quilt from Konda's Great Grandmother's collection that she was lucky enough to get. 

Kristen did this dimensional quilt. FYI, she is going to teach us all how to do dimensional work in the future. 

Lanae made this beautiful quilt top and back. It isn't finished but we still loved her sharing it with us. 

Marion shared her English Paper pieced hexagon quilt. We will be learning how to do this in pin cushion fashion at our next meeting.


  1. You rock! Can't believe you got this up ans running so soon! So fun, can't wait for next months meeting!

  2. Thank you so much for doing this so quickly!!! Can't wait to get to know all of the ladies better.

  3. Thank you for doing this and everything! I really wish I could have been there for the meeting, but look forward to the next meeting and everything. So very excited.

    I really am looking forward to doing the EPP next month.

  4. I had no idea April was local! I loved the Hello Sun quilt along. I'll have to bring my suns to the meeting in January. They are adorable.