February 21, 2019 - In This Issue
- Enjoy the Snow!
- Third Thursday
- Blocks Without Borders
- Classes/Events
- Note Special Date For March's Breakfast Club
-BERNINA Accessory of the Month



As you all know, our area is forecast to receive a monster snow storm. Please check back on our website, as well as your email for any updates regarding any changes in our schedule. We wish you all a Happy Sew Day, whatever comes!



Third Thursday Demo
Add Pizazz To Your Fabric With Crayons and Colored Markers
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Join us on February 21 at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo. This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!


Blocks Without Borders
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

Hopefully we have all survived the cold, the snow, the mud...Phew! Its been a good time to quilt so Im hoping to see some more Bird projects come in this month! The deadline to get them finished is the April 18th meeting so that we know exactly what we will have to display. I can hardly wait to see what amazing birds show up! 

I wanted to give A HUGE thank you to Susan for her presentation last month on giving movement to landscape quilts. Her work is so beautiful! I took away some great tips to try to put to use on my next landscape attempt! 

 At the November meeting several people expressed an interest in exploring quilted postcards and actual postcard quilts, so I thought if anyone has made quilted postcards or has any information about them we could start thinking about that as our next challenge. I will bring some pics off the internet and one that I have done to give you an idea about what they look like. The actual postcard quilts are made of of dozens of the 4 X 6 quilted postcards. I have seen some done in christmas cards that were really beautiful too. So...start thinking about that, and of course any other ideas that you would like us to explore.

 A couple of years ago we did an activity called flower pounding. It involves literally pounding flowers into fabric to leave an imprint. I was asked to bring the directions for this again so I will bring them to this meeting and share a couple examples. Its a great way to embellish quilts or to make beautiful vintage looking wall hangings.If you did this activity last time and have samples to share, please bring them!  Its a GREAT stress reliever too!

 Please bring any of your work to share, including your birds! If anyone has a skill, or idea that you would like to teach or demo for the group please let me know so we can set it up for a future meeting. See you Feb. 21 at 1pm!

 Marie Wirth



Bobbinwork Demo and Play
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Demo at Noon, Stay and Play To Follow
No Charge – But Please RSVP
Note: Red Bobbin Cases are 25% Off Until February 28th!
Have you ever sewn with your eyes closed? Bobbinwork (sometimes called bobbin play because it is so much fun!) is a little bit like that because you don’t really see the final result until you stop sewing and turn the fabric over. You stitch on the wrong side of the fabric with heavy thread in the bobbin. No wonder some people call it sewing “upside down!” Bobbinwork is a stunning way to add texture to your stitching, making bold and beautiful embellishments for all types of projects.

BERNINA Embroidery Club
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Come and learn the lesson. Lessons will be distributed on your USB. If you would like to begin stitching out designs, please bring your machine and you can do so after the lecture portions of class.

Embroidered Quilt Label
No quilt is finished until you label it. Learn to use your machine’s built-in lettering to create an embroidered label with an added embroidery design for a completely customized look!

Embroidery Project  – In The Hoop Towel Holder

Come to our party and learn how to create this fun towel hanger with a coordinating appliqué for your tea towel! Add some cheer to your kitchen with this fun project, or make one up for a friend! This hands-on class is a great opportunity for beginning embroiderers and seasoned stitchers alike! We will walk you step by step through the process of creating this charming project.

Intro To Free Motion
Friday, March 1, 2019
Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Learn the basics of free-motion quilting, how to get started, as well as a few practice tips and tricks. Learn beginning free-motion skills practicing simple wavy lines. Turn those wavy lines into basic fillers such as meandering, pebbles, and swirly paisleys.

Jelly Roll Rug
Friday, March 8, 2019
Skill Level: All
These rugs turn out fabulous no matter what style of fabric you pick. You now can choose round, oval, or rectangle as the shape of your rug.

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Saturday Breakfast Club is the 2nd Saturday of March, as we will be a vendor down at the Quilt Show in Moab. Our store will be open our regular hours.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
We have a theme this month! We are going to be having a FIESTA! Wear your sombreros, serapes, etc…
*We will be revealing our new fabrics, patterns, and projects
*Bring your show and tell!
*Block Lotto
*Mini trunk show – Surprise Guest!
*We will have light refreshments and plenty of fun, friendship and chatting!
*We will have a small gift for those who attend!


Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd

There is nothing like a lot of color to brighten a winter day, and that is just what visitors to Quilting in the Red Rocks Quilt Show will experience!  The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild will celebrate its twenty-first anniversary by presenting its tenth biennial quilt show at the Grand Center, 182 N. 500 West, the weekend of March 2 & 3. 


Hours are:  Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

 Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Admission, as always, is free!
Close to 200 antique, traditional and art quilts, quilted home décor and wearable art will be on display, along with our beautiful Modern star Opportunity Quilt made by Guild members and expertly quilted by Lou Gostlin. It is queen/king sized.  Tickets for the quilt will be on sale at the show.  Annual challenge quilts will also be on display.

Vendors from Utah, Colorado and New Mexico will offer fabrics, patterns, threads, books and notions. Vendors will be offering demonstrations throughout the two days of the show, so stop by their booths to see what they have to offer. Moab quilter, and Guild member, Sandra Starley, is one of fewer than 100 accredited quilt appraisers in the nation; and one of only two in Utah.  She will be doing quilt appraisals in her booth, for a fee.   Come and enjoy the old and new in quilting!


What do you do with beautiful decorative threads, thin ribbon, or cording that is too thick to fit through the needle of a sewing machine? Turn it upside down, of course! Wind decorative threads, thin ribbon or cording around BERNINA's special Red Bobbinwork Case and sew your project upside down. The top thread will stitch the over-sized threads right to the bottom of the fabric.

If this sounds fun, you will want to check out February's Accessory of the Month and receive 25% off this special bobbin case.


"If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.."




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