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Sewing with the SLMQG

Attending a meeting of the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild has been on my list of things I’d like to do for a long time. They meet about 40 min away and reality is, it’s hard to get away sometimes, as nice as that sounds. Last Saturday I finally made it! This time it was a sewing Saturday. Bring your sewing machine and food to share and hang out. I was so excited to be able to go!

Lots of beautiful inspiration. Here is Leigh with her latest Hello Betty quilt top. (Dang it – sorry about the eyes closed picture, Leigh! But the quilt was too awesome not to show.)

You know it’s going to be a lot of fun to spend a good hunk of time just eating and sewing. And talking. Which meant less sewing than I’d idealized getting done.  Didn’t seem to stop the eating part though.  And you know that the people at a MQG sewing day are going to be fun people to hang out with. Hence the talking part.  It was extra fun because some of the girls there have blogs of their own so I feel like they are long lost friends already. Folks such as Erin, BrookeAmy (Sukie), Colleen, and Kati.
Here is Amy (Sukie) hard at work on her pixilated Hello Kity. Can you see Kitty?
I got to sit next to Ann-Marie while I sewed and was able to oogle her projects, including this quilt that I had randomly pinned on Pinterest recently.  Very fun to see it in living color!

Every time I go to some kind of sewing get-together I always tend to take way less photographs than I’d intended. But hey, at least I got a picture of my food: Colleen’s Cranberry Bliss Bars (to die for) and Pink’s (my un-photographed traveling companion) cookies. I exercised great self-control (well, not in the food department obviously) in resisting pilfering Ann-Marie’s Katie Jump Rope quilt.

So if you get the chance to sew with a quilt guild – I highly recommend it. Because chances are, there are going to be fun people and good food there. Just be prepared to not actually sew as much as you think you will. πŸ™‚

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29 Comments

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    Melissa @ Happy Quilting
    February 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I so wish I lived closer so I could come and sew with you ladies πŸ™‚

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    janae king designs
    February 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    looks like a lot of fun…beautiful quilts. thanks for sharing

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    notes of sincerity
    February 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    It sure sounds like a lot of fun. :0) Wish I could join you all one day. :0)

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    Betty Lou
    February 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    A quilters idea of a great vacation———sew with friends. Looks like everyone had a good time.

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    Betty Lou
    February 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    A quilters idea of a great vacation———sew with friends. Looks like everyone had a good time.

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    the wildcards
    February 1, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    OH, I have soo been wanting to do that! It's about a 40 minute drive for me too–opposite direction. Just checking in on Big Tent to see when the next meeting is. I'm gonna make a true effort; looks like a great time. Way to get away, Amy. πŸ™‚

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    sukie
    February 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hey look I'm on your blog! What a treat!

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    Angela Nussbaum
    February 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Oh my HECK! I didnt know you were a slc'er! I grew up in slc, on the "westside" lol. Now that i know SLC has a MQG I'll have to visit when im up there next. I'll have to send some old friends your way as well!!… oh My hECK!

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    Kim
    February 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I know envy is a BAD thing but MAN do I wish I were there!!!!!!<br /><br />Fun ladies and beautiful quilts…AWESOME!!!!!

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    Ric Rac and Polka Dots
    February 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    That sure looks like fun! What a great way to spend a Saturday – friends, food, and quilting! Works for me!<br />Julie

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    angela
    February 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Such a fun group! Glad you had a chance to join them for some sewing and munching.

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    Ramsey
    February 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    That is so awesome! I wish I could be there. Maybe I&#39;ll start a quilters guild here πŸ™‚

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    Sonia B
    February 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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    Sonia B
    February 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I vote for you as the president of the Utah County Modern Quilt Guild so we can do some sewing closer to home πŸ˜‰ I&#39;ll volunteer to be your treasurer or something. I know I&#39;ll never make it up to SLC.<br /><br />Looks like a lot of fun!

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    Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet
    February 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh these are the blogs I love to read, and especially this one. Because last week, it became known to us that we might be moving 30 miles north of SLC later on this year. I am looking forward to it, and even more so now after reading this post. Thanks.

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    Erin @ Two More Seconds
    February 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Hey – that&#39;s my flannel quilt up there! What a fun day – I&#39;m so glad you made it down! You took way more pictures then I did ;]

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    Weezy
    February 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    This looks like so much fun. Are there any sewing groups near Minneapolis, MN?

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    amylouwho
    February 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    dang it dang it dang it!!!! Why don&#39;t I live there again?? thanks for indulging me with another photo op on Instagram that I should have been in! πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer
    February 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Would love to join the group but I might have to wait until I don&#39;t have a nursing baby.

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    Lisa Langford
    February 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    You are lucky that you live in the mecca of quilters. Another reason Salt Lake is so awesome.

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    Tiffany
    February 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

    This looks so fun! Do you meet at a church? That is an interesting idea… I wonder if my bishop would go for it.

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    Katy Cameron
    February 2, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Looks like loads of fun! I just started our MQG here, and we had a blast at our first meeting, even if it was only talking and drinking tea/coffee/diet coke!

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    Leslie
    February 2, 2012 at 6:37 am

    what an amazing time….that looks like it was so much fun. everyone&#39;s projects are really inspiring! What did you work on?

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    Colleen
    February 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Aren&#39;t all the ladies so fun? That&#39;s what makes it worth my drive all the way from Eagle Mountain to get to the meetings. So glad you were able to make it!

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    leigh
    February 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    yay! we&#39;re going to have them every other month now too, so you will have to come up again!

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    Shannon
    February 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Amy! I&#39;m so glad you got to come up and quilt with all of us! It&#39;s always fun and inspiring to see what you are working on!

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    Sachiko
    February 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Looks like you had a great time there Amy! I love everyone&#39;s quilt, how fun!

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    Nanette Merrill
    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Your blog has gone crazy. Look at all these comments! You amaze. Congrats. Love everything.

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    Unknown
    February 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I love that purple and green by Ty Pennington – but I am partial to anything purple. Love it!

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