Monday, January 10, 2011

Sewing Saturday

We just had our second Sewing Saturday with the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild.  It was so much fun.  I love getting together with a group of ladies who truly understand my addiction.  We have conversations that revolve around important topics like Katie Jump Rope, Heather Ross, and whether to press seams open or to the side. 

I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I took three different projects to work on.  I didn't even make a dent in one.  There was a little too much chatting going on, and I was easily distracted, but it was worth it.  I worked on the World of Goo Quilt.  No completed blocks, but I did get five partially done.

Lots of yummy stuff to snack on.




The Diet Coke was very important.

About 12:30 we all took a break from sewing for a bit of lunch. 


Shanon worked on Sherbet Pips.  I admit this isn't my very favorite line, but I like what she was doing with it.  It like it with the simple sashing. 

Ann-Marie was putting together this fun quilt made from vintage sheets.


Leigh and Brooke were admiring Brooke's blocks for her Far Far Away 2 quilt.

Andrea was making this super cute quilt/playmat for her little boy.

Kayli is a newbee to our group and we're so glad she braved it.  We really do have a great group. 

Leigh took advantage of the huge floor and basted a quilt.

Finally just to prove I was there here is a shot with Wendy, Brooke and I.  I neglected to give full camera-operating instructions to our picture-taker so it's a bit blurry.

16 comments:

  1. Looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Isn't it wonderful to speak of Heather Ross, Amy Butler, liberated piecing, disappearing 9 patch (and be completely excited) with out a glazed over face staring back at you! Lots of fun projects you all have going on.

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  3. It was a great day! I had high hopes for finishing projects too. Really, I don't know what I was thinking either. Fabric-talk gets me easily distracted! =)

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  4. Our first sew-in is Saturday! I'm excited! I was brainstorming what to take along...guess I won't need as much as I thought if there's more chatting than sewing!

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun! The quilt projects look terrific!

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  6. I love the pic of Ann Marie's vintage sheet quilt! Thanks for sharing! Looks like great fun - I want to join you!

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  7. Looks like a fun day. It's always nice to be around people you can "talk shop" with. I always think it's so funny how you extol the virtues of Diet Coke. I had heard it would help with my pregnancy headaches, and was a better option than acetaminophen, so I have been drinking it on occasion the last couple of weeks. However, Saturday afternoon I did and proceeded to not be able to sleep almost the whole night. It was one of the worst nights I'd ever had, especially because church starts at 8 and I had to teach, so I couldn't sleep in much. I have decided even that little bit of caffeine affects me too much and I just can't do it. I'll leave to you and your sisters ;)

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  8. This looks like so much fun! I'm a little jealous.

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  9. How fun! Wish I could come join in! : )

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  10. That looks like fun! I'm also glad to hear that I"m not the only person who isn't totally enamored with Sherbert Pips. I like it, but everyone in bloggy land seems to be over the moon for it!

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  11. The building looks familiar. Not personally, but you know. It's so fun to be able to sew and talk about sewing/fabric with those who appreciate it.

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  12. Fun! We are starting a modern guild and can't wait to get going!

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  13. Seriously - where/when do you all meet up and do you have room for more? Email me...

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  15. Kati,
    I had SO much fun! Everyone was great and it was so inspirational to see everyone's projects! I'm excited to come to my first official "meeting!"
    Thanks again for making a new girl feel welcome! :)

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  16. Our last guild meeting was the annual meeting and a pot luck. Someone brought chocolate chip egg shell cookies. Oops! One of the ladies talked about starting some bees. Maybe we will finally be nudged out of our "traditional" box a little. Very few modern quilters in this group.

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