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2019 Year

Join us every third Thursday of the month!

April 10th- 6pm Special Guest: Sherri Lynn Wood

We will have the opportunity to meet Sherri and learn about her techniques and process as well as a little bit of trying it out ourselves.

Cost: $15 non members | $5 members + signed books available for purchase as well

Pre-registration required to attend: REGISTER HERE

You can get to know her better here: 

Her website

Her book- The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters

Review of her technique

Podcast with Abby Glassenberg

Podcast- Crafty Planner

Meeting info & Additional Activities:

Meeting Dates: 3rd Thursday of each month

Time: 7 pm

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

Notion share: Each month someone from the group will be sharing their favorite notion and a quick how they use it. This has been fun to adventure into new notions and techniques! During the meeting we’ll have a drawing and the notion will be given away to a member.

Challenge 2019: We’ll be working on an improv quilt from start to finish together. During the year there will be new techniques, sew days and more that directly relate to the challenge.

Quilt Along 2019: We’ll be starting in February / March of 2019 (because we are finishing up the 2018 Vintage to Modern Quilts).  The quilt will be laid out so every month we will be sewing part of the whole quilt.  By the end of the year, we’ll have the quilt top complete!

Retreat: This happens in the fall (may change this year) and will be a weekend adventure. Still working out the details.

Charity Quilt: This year the charity quilt is being directed by Johnny- a member of the group. He will be sharing the charity and the blocks that we are donating and sewing in January.  We also have a charity night sewing later in the year- this is always a fun night!

Make & Takes: We will be doing two this year! We will be making our own spray starch as well as a thimble pincushion charm.  All the supplies will be provided for the evening.

Swaps: We have two per year.  One in the spring- Mini Quilt Swap and in the winter: Notion Swap. They are always fun and if you aren’t interested in swapping you can still come for show and tell and the meeting!

Dye Day: This happens yearly in the summer- typically July.  We move the meeting to a Saturday and have a lunch and dye activity. Some fabric is provided to members, plus supplies. Additional fabric is available to purchase or you can bring your own. This has been so fun to do and is a great early afternoon activity.

Trunk Show + Guest:  Every year we invite a guest to do a trunk show for the group.  We have had some incredibly talented designers and quilters share their journey in quilting and their quilts.

Hands On Activities:  During this year we will have a few hands on activities- where you will need to bring your supplies (list provided before the meeting) so you can participate. We’ll be learning hand quilting and no show binding this year.


G Bend Block of the Month

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!

Below are the links to the instructions, which will be available the months noted.




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