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. :)


  1. says

    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. :)

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    I vote for you as the president of the Utah County Modern Quilt Guild so we can do some sewing closer to home 😉 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!

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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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