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Delicate Stitchers Newsletter President: Mary Hofhine 259-5802 Historian: Cyndy Peters 423-366-1778 Vice President Elect: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Librarian: Shauna Dickerson 259-0906 Secretary: Bonnie Crysdale 259-0246 Friendship: Lou Gostlin 259-1082 Treasurer: Murine Gray 259-5514 Newsletter: Peggy Harty 259-4270 Lesson Committee: Marian Eason (Chair), Lou Gostlin, Pat Garlett, Darleen Nelson, Monica Scowbo, Peggy Harty, Mary Hofhine

August 2013

Important Dates Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Oct. 8-10th Quilt Fest –Zermatt Hotel in Midway. Sept. 17 – Deadline for quilt entries for Quilt Fest.

Program for night includes: Book Review: Patti Jarrell

It’s Sew Lovely Quilt Fest Basket!

Color of the month: Neutrals – Bonnie Crysdale Lesson: New Gadgets – Crystal Day BRING: Museum Quilts for Show and Tell, Your favorite gadget, and 2 strips of fabric to each meeting for a strip drawing.

Please bring a ‘landscape”fat quarter to guild, and Bonnie will put the fabrics together in a basket for Quilt Fest.... details below:

Once members have a strip stash, we’ll have a “Jellyroll race” at one of our UFO sew days. Calendars or day planners so you can put the dates of all our meetings and functions for the year, your show and tell, and your name tags. Also bring a “landscape” fat

quarter... see article on the right... Remember, we meet at the Grand Center, Social time 6:30 – Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Meeting July 9, 2013 Delicate Stitchers July meeting was held at the Grand Center. Carolyn joined us after being sick for many months. She’s looking good, and we were delighted to see her! Mary called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 19 people present, including two guests, Tina Brown, and Nancy—Murine’s sister from Colorado. Claudia gave the book review on Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. It shows different shapes on the quilt top, rather than a heart. You need 24 fabrics to do this, so she says pick out 40, and then start whittling them down. It’s a good lesson in value. Bonnie and Tommye showed their Bargello quilt tops they made in Claudia’s class. Both look very different from each other.


Utah Quilt Guild has asked all of the member chapters if they would donate an auction basket for quilt fest this fall. We made one last year, which turned out very nice. How about this year we do something much simpler, and less expensive, as UQG would like ones that more people feel they can afford to bid on? The festival theme this year is “It’s Sew Lovely”. If we put together a basket that has just landscape fabric fat quarters in it, we could say that it’s to make your next so beautiful landscape quilt with. If we can collect 20 fat quarters, it would be a good number. Landscape fabrics can be most anything—green for leaves or trees, rock fabric, ground, sky, pebbles, streams, roads, flowers, whatever strikes your fancy.

. Lou presented the color of the month, which was orange. She said that orange is the new red, and is considered a healthy color. She made a table runner out of orange and purple. Orange is a warm, welcoming color, the color of fall. It has the energy or red and the happiness of yellow.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


Tia Montoya was supposed to present the lesson, but she wasn’t present. We all talked about sewing hexagons. The museum quilt show was three prizes from money given by the state quilt guild for the favorite viewer’s choice--$15, 10, and $5. Third was Patty Walker for her Knights in White Satin, Second was Sandy Davey for Starry, Starry Night, and first was Marian Eason for Moonlight on the Colorado River. Pat Garlett counted the votes. We had 10 people who participated, and 19 quilts. Bring them next month to guild for a show and tell. We also had more discussion about doing the museum challenge again. The theme would be 50th Anniversary of Canyonlands. The problem is getting enough people to participate, so that it can be one quilt per person. If we decide to do it, then people need to commit, and put their name on a sign up sheet that they will agree to participate and get it finished. Sandy Davey has agreed to manage the next UFO project. Peggy sent the rules out by email, but many of the members didn’t receive them, so she will re-send them. The project starts this month. See the newsletter for all the rules. Marian mentioned again that she would like to make a banner for Mahnaz’ group in Iran. Mahnaz broke her foot shortly after leaving here. The groups name is Dragonfly, so Marian wants to make a 4 ft by 4 ft banner, with dragonflies around the edges, and their name in both English and Farsi in the middle. She suggested a possible sew day on Saturday, August 24th at 9 a.m. at the Grand Center. Bring batiks. Lou said her women’s kayak trip on the San Juan is the 26-27 of July. See her if interested. Mary talked about how being president is actually easy, because all the other folks step in and do their jobs. She said all these people doing things is a gift of time, and she wanted to reward Bonnie this month for all she has done. She gave her a very nice quilting mug. Bonnie mentioned the landscape fabric project for state quilt guild—for our auction basket. Quite a few people brought in landscape fat quarters, so we have a very good start on the basket. Lou won the strips of the month. Our next meeting Bonnie will present neutral colors, Patti will do the book report, and Crystal will do the lesson on favorite tools. Bring your favorite new tool to share. Show and Tell: Murine made a very cute cat quilt. She also showed the quilt she made in Tommye’s workshop at It’s Sew Moab, a scrappy French braid wall hanging for her quilt room. Peggy had a honey-do project, an embroidered crazy quilt in light colors that a friend’s grandmother made. 2

(July 23 to August 23) Element: Fire Color: Orange/Gold Spiritual: Purity Physical: Hot/Move Emotional: Optimism LEO is ruled by the sun, the centre of our solar system. Although Leo quilters like the spotlight and may strut their stuff, they are also very giving – that’s what’s at the root of them egging you on to do better. Most Leos, if they’re not teaching or acting as president of a quilt guild, are engaging their strong sense of adventure, and blazing their own creative quilt trail. Hot ORANGE and rich YELLOW are the colors for Leo. Brilliant, warm and attractive, just like their personality; always searching for stimulation, these colors are active and exciting. Orange bridges the wide scope between open yellow and strong red, encompassing the intensity of loyalty and compassion that Leo possesses.

Pat Ferguson – July 24th Lois Nelson – July 27th Monica Scowbow – Aug. 2 Sondra Rosier – Aug 8 Christi Griffith – Aug 9 Judy Simon – Aug 9 Cathy Gerving – Aug 10

It was tied, and had a brown border. She took the borders off— looks much better. Cathy had a very cute name badge she made using the hexagons. Laura showed more of Donna Evans quilt tops. Laura quilted some of them and Lou quilted several. Two of them are baseball players. Laura also finished a bag, and put a zipper in it, like a lunch box, but bigger like an overnight bag. She also showed another quilt with pandas on it, more like a wall hanging, plus another one lap size. Becky made a red, white and tan large lap size quilt, using lots of different reds, with more traditional looking fabrics. Lou quilted it. Audrey showed a small wall quilt in pastel colors with lots of embroidery on it. She suggested that we have a progressive pot luck in the winter and look at different people’s sewing rooms. Sounds like fun. Marian showed a cute little sewing basket that her daughter made for her for her birthday. Lou showed her orange and purple table runner.

Sandy Davey has stepped up and offered a new UFO challenge for the next 10 months. She has come up with a fun idea, though she says, “NO ONE can replace Carolyn, and her wonderful sense of humor and whimsy.” Please look over her proposal, and if you want to join, bring your list, (see below) and $10 to our meeting. It worked out well culminating at our picnic, so we will most likely do that again. Here's a point system for our UFOs:

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Bring Sandy a list of 10 UFOs, numbered 1 thru 10. Keep a copy for yourself.

Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary

Sandy will have a bag with the numbers 1 through 10 on pieces of paper and each month she will pick a number for next month’s challenge. For example, if she picked the number 7 out of the bag, everyone would look on their own list and see what they have down for #7 and try to finish that by the next month for extra points.

Here’s What’s Cookin’ This showed up in my email from Quiltville... Mmmmmmmm!

The point system is as follows:  1 Point for small projects i.e.: crib quilt, table runners, jacket or purse  2 points for single bed / lap size  3 Points for full size bed  4 Points for queen size bed  5 Points for king size bed  Double points if hand quilted

Rosenmunnar ~ Swedish Thumbprint Cookies Cream together:

 2 extra points if handed in on time (by the number system above)

1 c. butter, softened to room temperature 3/4 c. powdered confectioners' sugar Add and blend until soft dough forms:

**I, Peggy, would add that the fun is in actually finishing your projects no matter the size, and we all win if we tackle some UFO’s regardless of the number of points we earn!

2 c. flour 1/2 t. almond extract (optional) Roll dough into 1" balls, then press thumb or back of spoon into middle and fill with a little dallop of jam. (Raspberry-Huckleberry jam is our winner) Dust with powdered sugar while still hot, if desired.


Bake: 350o 15 minutes Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

"Testing" recipes at our house for a possible upcoming party of some kind. :) I may or may not have eaten 2 dozen of these melt-in-your-mouth tidbits by myself...

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