2018 Vintage Made Modern Challenge

These are the 3 quilts chosen for inspiration for the Vintage made modern quilt challenge 2018.

You will use the quilts as inspiration and jumping points to make your own vintage inspired quilt.

We are planning on showing this collection in the 2019 UQSM quilt show as a special exhibit!

June: review modifying patterns or design elements.
Sept: review / critique your design
Oct: talking about quilt math – how to figure size out.
Nov: long are quilting design options
Dec: bring your quilt tops if you are finished
All activities are optional / but provided for your support.

Please ask or let us help in any way you need!

You can also download the information including the quilts here: vintage made modern challenge


2018 Events

Come Sew In – Starting February~

Join us every even month on the second Friday for a Sew In

ByMindy Carlson

Member Spotlight- Sarah Wheelwright

2017 guild president Sarah is known for her unique and impressive hawaiian applique quilts, and her delicious baked goodies. She was gracious enough to answer our questions for our member spotlight.

Quilty Stats:

Instagram handle: sarah_jwh

Quilty Experience: 
Since 2011
Where are you From?
San Francisco Bay Area
How did you get started quilting?
I needed something to keep me busy during a rough time and found a stack of coordinating fabrics in my mom’s garage and made her a tree skirt
How did you get started doing the Hawaiian applique?
I liked the symmetry of Hawaiian applique, but wanted to “make it modern” so I cut a sort of four part paper snowflake with triangles and straight lines and just went for it. I really liked the way it looked so I kept doing different variations
Favorite block/trend (obsession)
flying geese
Favorite color
blue, esp navy
What are your favorite quilts/projects you’ve done?
I don’t think I could pick!
How many quilts have you started? Finished?
What do you love most about quilting?
It’s a lot like baking; it’s precise and technical but I get to put my own spin on it and make something for other people to enjoy. It’s a fun creative outlet
What’s on your design wall?
Nothing right now, it’s packed away until I get the sewing room painted
What do you stitch with?
Either my Kenmore or my new fancy straight stitch machine
When did you join the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild?
What do you do when you’re not quilting?
I enjoy reading, baking, walking with my dog, and also playing with makeup or nails



2018 Schedule

2018 is planned to be a great year!  You can find the monthly plans here, with more information on what’s happening during the meeting.

Meeting Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month

Time: 7 pm

Place: Handi Quilter  501 N 400 W, North Salt Lake

education: some meetings will have a 5 minute education chat on a specific topic or technique demonstration

notion share: each month someone from the group will be sharing their favorite notion and a quick how they use it

Gee Bend Improv block of the month:

This year we will be sewing up quilt blocks to build a Gee Bend inspired, Improv Quilt. It measure 48 X 48 and features log cabins, flying geese, half square triangles, courthouse steps, bull’s eye and more.

Blocks will be sewn from February – October and setting instructions in November.  Bring them to the December party for show off!  Download the instructions to sew along each month here.


This years challenge is lead by Christine.  The challenge is making a traditional / antique / vintage quilt into your own modern design.  We will be touring the Daughters of Utah Pioneer museum for inspiration.


This years charity is being directed by Barbie. We will be sewing 9 patch blocks and then put them into a Irish Chain layout.  In September we will be having a sewing day during the meeting for putting these together.  More info here….

Come Sew In:

Starting February~ Join us every even month on the second Friday for a Sew In

Monthly Meetings~

January February March April
15 15 19
discussion on organizing fabric/projects/ideas Christine Ricks will introduce our challenge, possible field trip to the DUP museum Barbie teaching fabric weaving


May June July August
17 21 19 16
english paper piecing guest trunk show & speaker July 14th 10-1 fabric dye – Mini quilt swap! Bring one + take one


September October November December
20 18 15 20
Barbie- Charity night sewing – 9 patch blocks to make an irish chain charity quilts to quilt for donation! selvage projects – gather your selvedges during the year. Notions swap & mini party for the holidays


December Meeting 2018 – notion swap and game night

Join us for our holiday evening. We will be doing a notion swap + game.

Date: December 20, 2018

Time: 7 pm

Place: Handi Quilter  501 N 400 W, North Salt Lake

show & tell theme: hand dyed projects and quilts

extra activity: next year will be introduced!