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Annual Retreat

Thanks for all who came! It was a fun couple of days full of sewing, prizes, chat and yummy food.

We look forward to next years!

Annual Sewing Retreat

October 11 – 13th 2019

Layton Utah

The location features an extra large open space with plenty of work space, sitting area and kitchen.

Sewing stations will be roomy and accommodate your machine and all your projects.

You will need to provide: your own sewing machine, favorite notions and projects to work on.

The 3 day cost includes: meals, sleeping accommodations, and swag

Friday Evening: movie and stitch night! Bring a hand project to work on while we watch a fun movie in the theater!

The one day only includes: lunch & dinner

*deposits are non-refundable but transferable

* non members please add $20 to registration

* full payment due by September 17th


Guest – Sherri

Sherri Lynn Wood is the author of The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters – A guide to creating, quilting, and living courageously.
She will be presenting a presentation and demo .

All welcome. Discount pricing for members of the SLC Modern Quilt Guild.

Purchase your tickets only or add a signed copy of her book that you’ll pick up that evening.


Improv Quilt Challenge 2019

During the year we’ll work together from start to finish.

Explore improv piecing, chunky hand quilting, no show binding and techniques in between.

Schedule of our Improv Quilt Nights:

February 21: Improv Sew Night / Bring your machine + scraps!

We will have a table to share your fabrics scraps on, you’ll be able to grab and stitch up a storm.

Bring your sewing machine and your scraps to add to the mix.

This will be a fun night to just stitch without thinking.

You’ll continue stitching your quilt top (you determine the finished size) during the year.

March 21: Technique Demo

Come see a new technique taught by our member Louise.

She’ll show us a fun way to add some pop into your improv quilt and maybe something you can use in your quilt.

June 20: Words in Quilts Demo

We’ll talk about using words. Ways to incorporate them into quilts.

Plus, different techniques and ways to sew them- from hand drawn designs, paper piecing to applique.

September 19: Chunky Hand Quilting Demo

Our own member Mary will walk us through hand quilting.

She’ll go over using DMC floss, pearl cotton or other thicker thread for hand quilting.

You will need to bring your completed improv quilt top so you can stitch that night and give it a try.

*Supplies list will be provided before the meeting.

November 21: No Show Binding Demo

Our own member Christine will show us the technique for adding a no show binding to your quilt top.

*Supplies and prep list will be provided before the meeting so you can bring your quilt top ready to go.

After the demo, you can start working on your own binding during the class.

December 19:

Improv Quilt Show!  Bring your finished quilt top to show them off during the meeting.

*we are hoping they will be shown in 2020 at the UQSM show as well.

This will be a great night to share what your process was, what you learned and to see some incredible quilts.