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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

May 2013

Important Dates Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 14th 2013 Program for night includes: Book Review: Mary Hofhine Color of the month: Green – Peggy Harty In lieu of Lesson: Lots of show and tell/ trunk show for Mahnaz’s visit BRING: 2 strips of fabric to each meeting for a strip drawing. 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.

Museum of Moab Quilt Show – May and June... Theme – “Name that Tune.” Art Walk Sat. the 11th May 18th - We still have plenty of room for more people to sign up for the fabric collage workshop that Mahnaz is doing OR come for open sew/UFO to meet Mahnaz. We could even have an additional show and tell then too. HMQS – May 9-11 South Towne Expo Center June 15th – Bargello Quilt class Oct. 8-10th Quilt Fest –Zermatt Hotel in Midway. Sept. 17 – Deadline for quilt entries for Quilt Fest.

Minutes for Meeting - April 9, 2013 Delicate Stitchers April meeting was held at the Grand Center. Social time began at 6:30, Mary called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. There were 24 people present. Tommye presented the book report on Folded Log Cabin Quilts by Sarah Kaufman. Tommye says it’s the best book she has seen for clear instructions. There are no questions about what you should be doing. You must be very exact in your piecing. She likes the book and the technique. The lesson on color of the month was presented by Darleen. The color for this month is blue, Darleen’s favorite color. It is also the favorite color of most people. It brings out feelings of calmness, serenity, and peace, but can also create feeling of sadness and aloofness. People are often more productive in a blue room. It is not an appetizing color— people don’t like to eat blue food. It can lower pulse rates and body temperature. Continued on next page... 1

I only quilt on days that end with Y.

Peggy gave a lesson on English Paper Piecing. She gave equipment to everyone so we could all try it, which was fun, and most of us would like to try some more of it. Lou said they are going to Home Machine Quilting Show May 7, and they have room for one more in the car if anyone is interested.

2013 Features Color Horoscopes for our Year of Color!


Mary said we got a couple of cards, including a thank you note from Jody for the donation of funds for batting for charity quilts. Judy Turner also wrote to say she would like to come back, hopes to soon, but has arthritis. Also, It’s Sew Moab is having a 5th birthday party on May 5th, and is having some other classes on redwork, a sewing machine cozy, and Tommye’s new French Braid. Marian had sign-up sheets for various classes; also for a book report and a lesson for the guild. She mentioned the museum challenge; the entry forms are due now, and the quilts will hang in the museum in May and June. The theme is “Name That Tune”. We need people to sign up to bring finger foods to the museum for the art walk on May 11. Also, there will be an apple core workshop Saturday April 20, given by Kathy Hurst of Blanding—to be held at the Grand Center at 9 a.m. Also, Mahnaz, the lady from Iran, will be offering a collage workshop Saturday May 18, also at the Grand Center. Marian has pictures of possible ideas for her class. Claudia’s bargello class will be June 15th. You need 12 fabrics in two different colorways, cut into 2 ½” strips. Carolyn (via Peggy) suggested a possible fabric exchange in connection with this class. June will be our picnic at Rotary Park, and we will finish up the UFO project at that time. The state guild would like us to make a basket or donation for the quilt show silent auction in October. Smaller items would be nice, ones that are not so expensive to bid on. Murine gave an update from the quilt show. We made $1762 on the raffle quilt—the most we have ever collected. There was also $488 in door donations. We have enough money in the account that we can do the next show without a grant.

(April 21 to May 20) Element: Earth Color: Pink Spiritual: Secure Physical: Active/Warm Emotional: Sociable Taurus is the sign of the bull, and stubbornness is one of the most recognizable traits. The positive side of that coin is determination. Those two things combined with patience make the Taurean quilter one to admire. This quilter will never have UFOs — there’s no giving up! — once a project has been started, it will be finished, no matter how long that takes. (“Ha... that is if I live long enough,” says Taurean quilter Peggy!) GREENS and BLUES are the colors for this earthy sign. Grounded and loving, Taurus appreciates beautiful, natural things of excellent quality be they objects or friends. Yellow-greens are liberating, bluegreens are calming, and natural green symbolizes life that Taurus loves living.

Peggy Harty – April 25th Sue Allemande – May 15th

We have 45 paid members in the guild now. Sue Allemand needs flannel to make comfort pillows. She can use pieces as small as 8 x 10. They are for hospice and similar situations. Marian won the strips this month. We will wait until fall to have a strip meeting. Show and Tell: Pat wants to make something out of each color that we do for our programs this year, so she made red chenille potholders and a yellow place mat. She also showed a bunch of nice mats and bowls that Carol Unruh made. Pat has a big round rug that she keeps by her bed that was made using the same stitching techniques. Lou showed the paper piecing hexagons she made during the lesson. Laura had several kids-incrisis quilts to show—Patti made some in crib sizes which Lou quilted, and there were others using the new fluffy batting. Murine quilted some and Laura quilted some. Laura also showed 3 museum challenge Name that Tune quilts she made—Night and Day, Red Sails in the Sunset, and 2

BLOG! Show and Tell is up to date on our blog. Cyndy is going to be adding our pictures each month. I’ve also found a way to publish the newsletters online. I suggest that you enter your email on our blog so you will be alerted in an email anytime we update the blog.

Utah Quilt Guild now has a blog:

America the Beautiful. Patti showed her museum challenge quilt—Silver threads and Golden Needles. Marian showed her museum quilt, which is not quite finished--Autumn Leaves. Darleen had a baby quilt she made, using a puppy dogs panel for the center of the quilt. Patty W. is making a star top; a work in progress. Crystal finished the hexagon blocks for the Grandmother’s Flower Garden from the paper piecing lesson. She also showed a big hearts and flowers 9 patch quilt with appliqued hearts on it that are hand embroidered. Tommye quilted it. Murine finished her bag from the quilt show class. Patty Larson made a yellow pot holder mitt. She also showed two museum challenge quilts—Peace Train and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Sandy D. had her not quite finished museum challenge quilt—Starry Starry Night.

The last 10 of 67 Quick Tips for Quilters 1.

For tangle free thread when hand stitching, make sure to pull the thread wide in a circular motion away from your body, so that the thread rests easily and will not become caught up with your next stitch.


When sewing appliqué by hand, stitch closely to, or just under the fold of the piece being appliquéd, which will help hide the stitching.


An oldie but a goodie - for smoother sewing or pinning, run the needle through your hair to oil the metal a bit.


To prevent tangled knots when hand sewing, hold your thumb over the point where the thread is being pulled through until the thread is taut.


Before you start cutting fabric for your blocks, look for pattern pieces that can be chain pieced or strip pieced together to save you time


When loading the needle in your hand quilting, you can use the visible bits of the needle to check on the evenness of your stitches. It is easier to withdraw the needle and correct it at this point rather than having to unpick stitches you have just made.


Make sure the wadding you select for your hand quilted project is smooth and even in texture, without lumps or otherwise to interrupt the flow of your stitches.


To have your quilted stitches more clearly visible on lighter coloured fabrics, pull the thread slightly more taut than usual.


If at all possible, try and keep a special place just for quilting, so you can leave your tools and projects out, and don't have the hassles of constantly pulling them out, and putting them away again at the end of that session.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Bonnie Crysdale, Secretary

5 more REASONS TO BUY FABRIC Reason 17: When the big earthquake comes, all the quilt shops might be swallowed into the ground never to be seen again! Reason 16: It’s a medical test to see if your husband is still alive. If he is, a fabric purchase will make him start fussing about more fabric in the house. Reason 15: Like dust, it’s good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house, like the ironing board, the laundry hamper, the dining room table.... Reason 14: I’m working on building a complete collection.

10. Finally, just remember there are no rules about what you can create through quilting. Experiment, learn new skills, practice them, and HAVE FUN.

Reason 13: It’s non-fattening. It has been confirmed by registered dieticians that a fat quarter has 100% fewer calories than a hot fudge sundae.

You can always make a little springtime happen in your sew-ing room by making a lovely flower block with the “Save The Boo Bees” pink challenge fabric. There are 3 dif-ferent beautiful pink Moda batiks guaranteed to warm your heart and melt the icicles off of the roof. Pink chubby eighth’s are now available from area reps or contact me and I will mail one to you. Valerie Burton,, 801-451-6467.


Congratulations Laura!

Here’s What’s Cookin’ Southwest Turkey Wrap Submitted by Lorrie McCurdy Flour Tortilla (large) Cream Cheese (softened) Green Chilies (from a can) Cilantro (fresh) Turkey (deli style) Tomato (sliced thin) Cucumber (sliced thin) Lettuce Creamy Salad Dressing (like Ranch... use just a tiny amount) Salt and Pepper Swiss Cheese (sliced thin) Onion (optional, sliced thin)

Delicate Stitcher Laura Senter, the recipient of Grand County’s 2013 Silver Bowl award for exceptional volunteer service, attended a luncheon in Provo on April 14th to receive her engraved silver bowl. She has done an amazing job making quilts and quilt kits for kids in crisis, and the pregnancy center. Some of her quilts are donated to Seekhaven, Hospice, and the Senior Center for fundraising. Within her church she arranges flowers and prepares meals for people in need of nourishment and cheer after returning home from the hospital. At Christmas time she is busy baking cookies for a cookie exchange and filling shoeboxes with gifts for the Operation Christmas Child Program. All who nominated her agree that her dedication and kindness make our community a warmer place to live!

Spread the cream cheese on the flour shell first. Then, the ranch dressing. After that, it’s whatever you like.

Onion Rice Submitted by Lou Gostlin 1 ¼ cup long grain rice – uncooked. ½ cup fresh mushrooms whole or sliced 1 can beef consommé ¾ stick of butter or margarine 1 can onion soup

Congratulations Laura!

Add rice to buttered casserole dish. Add cut up butter, 2 cans of +- and mushrooms. Cover. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Stir, then soup bake an additional 30 minutes.

Recipe request: Please send me a copy of one of your favorite potluck recipes if you haven’t already... I still have a few but I’m running out!


May 2013  

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