Thursday, April 28, 2016

Our Service Project

This year our service project is making these lap fidget quilts.  Fidget quilts are to help those people with fidgety hands.  The idea came from the Quilters Newsletter June/July 2014 issue.  We are going to make them for our care center and if there are any extra we will send them to another care center.

Workshop: Fidget Quilts

Workshop: Fidget Quilts
According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages had Alzheimer's disease in 2013. This includes an estimated 5 million people age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who had younger-onset Alzheimer's. Frequetly, patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia get fidgety hands. Fidget quilts are a soothing thing to those patients because the quilt gives their hands something to do. Make your own fidget quilt for the person in your life with Alzheimer's or just to donate to someone in a care center with the simple steps in Quilters Newsletter June/July 2014.
Quilters Newsletter has the issue for sale if you are interested.

The pattern calls for 16 five and a half inch squares of bright textured fabrics, like corduroy, eyelet, pin tuck and embroidered fabrics, Minky would be good too.  

Also it calls for a variety of items to touch and play with like this velcro.  Buttons, laces, ribbons with  texture or soft silky ones will be nice to add to the quilt.  Keys, buckles, rickrack, pockets and things like that would also be nice.  Claudia didn't use batting in her quilt, she used polar fleece to back it and it turned out well.  

If you are coming to guild at Rubys we are meeting at 5:00 on Wednesday, May 18th.  Please bring your machines, your basic sewing kit and any materials that you might want to donate to our fidget quilts.  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Display Quilts

These are the cheerful spring quilts that people brought to display at guild.  They are darling.  I don't know who made any of these but I thought that you would love to see them.
I love the chickens and chicks on this one.  

The embroidery on these flowers looks so pretty.

I love the contrast that the brights have against the black of the back ground.

This is a table runner.  You can't quite see the full effect because of the way it was laid.

This runner has cute little bees embroidered on it.  I have a close up below.

I think this is Pat's pincushion and it too is springy.

Even though this is not quite finished It is beautiful and will be even better when it is finished.

I love the colors on this one and the umbrellas are darling.

Did you notice the snail?

All of the quilts were so nice.  Our displays are inspiring.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dianne's Quilts

These are Dianne's latest quilts. This farm one is for a grand daughter that is soon to be born.  
This is one of the cutest baby quilts I have ever seen.  It is perfect for the farmers daughter or grand daughter.

Do you remember these blocks from last year.  This is the round robin quilt we did as a guild.  Dianne mixed the blocks up a bit so that the owl would fit in the center.  I think I will do that too.  Her quilt turned out darling.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Baby Quilt

LaVee used her scraps to make this baby quilt.  She has many memories with the fabrics in this quilt. She even used scraps for the appliqued babies.  

The babies crawling around the edge really make this quilt adorable.  I think she said she got this pattern for the babies from Becky.  Now I am not possitive so if you are interested you will have to ask either of them.  
This is not only hand appliqu├ęd but hand quilted.  It is for her great grand daughter.  Can you believe that Lavee made this while she was home sick.  She was really sick for a couple of weeks.  
I love this quilt.  I am sure the baby that gets it will also love it.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

LaVee's Doll Dress

LaVee just finished this doll dress.  It turned out really well.  I didn't take a photo of the back but it is a little longer in the back.  The skirt below is the slip but it is full enough that it won't need it.  All I can say is Wow.

Please ignore the tail.  She hasn't woven in the ends yet.

These were before the dress was finished.

This last photo is of an aphagan that Trish is making for her brother and sister in law for their wedding.  It is going to be so nice.  It is a really long one for added coverage.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Panguitch High Junior Prom

Last Saturday was our Junior Prom.  Pirates of the Carrabean was the theme.  The decorations were well done.  The Juniors even did a sword dance for the promenade.  My youngest loves going to this. She dances her heart out, spinning across the floor.  I have to smile as I see her having such a fun time.  She also loves the dresses.  I do have to mention something funny.  Sophie needed some tissue at church.  I told her to go get some.  She came back to tell me there was none in the foyer.  I told her to go to the bathroom and get some...Well, she came back with boobs.  She had stuffed her shirt with tissue.

This is our princess Sophie.  I am so glad Panguitch has made prom a family affair.  My girls love it and my son enjoys it also.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Conference Sculptures

We just got done watching General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I love Conference time and so does my family.  My kids think of it as a time to listen and craft.  This time was no different.  My girls love when I get out my sculpy clay and we play for two hours straight with the clay.  We listen to the speakers while we work.
This is Zoey with her snow man on a red bed.
Sophie used the mold to make leaves and flowers.

I really like the flowers that this mold makes.

I have a kit that has textures to put into the dough.  It was fun to try.  I didn't feel too inspired this time but enjoyed helping my girls out.  Sophie loved her molded blue birds.

My son, Wylee, made the flip flop and the apple.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dianne's Cross Roads

Dianne finished her Cross Roads top.  It turned out well.  I can't remember if she has a specific purpose for this one or if it is just because she is finishing up projects.

I have been working on my knitting and cross stitching and not finishing anything.  I am feeling like I should work on something that I can get done to show for the Quilt Walk.  I hope you are all thinking about what you want to bring to show at the quilt show.    Remember it is the second week in June and all entries are free and just for show.  They are not judged, unless you want to stand behind people and listen in to their comments.  We all love to see what everyone has been working on.