Friday, February 26, 2016

Piece in the Valley Field Trip

Well let me tell you, no one is any more fun that a bunch of quilting gals!
Especially when you get a couple of carloads full.
Today we took an amazing trip to Delta, Utah for the
 "Piece in the Valley" quilt show.
Before we attended, we toured one of our members,
It was wonderful and the fun had just begun! 
From there we went to the show.
This is the first thing we saw when we walked in.  Isn't it precious?
What little miss muffet wouldn't want to sit on that tuffet?  lol!
 I loved the display of vintage sewing machines!
(I swooned over this mini Dresden plate!)

 There were so many gorgeous quilts!  I couldn't begin to share them all.  I snapped photos of the ones that I liked best, or were unusual.

Sorry girls, if one of your favorites didn't make it in!

Just thought this was kind of quirky.

Love the colors in this one!

You voted for your favorite at the end.  I had a hard time choosing, but this Dresden plate got my vote.

Thought this would be so cute for Easter or a baby.

This row quilt featured patterns from various Utah towns.  The row with the boots is from a quilt store, Just Sew in Alpine.  Just up the road from where the Kennel Girls originated.

Another one of my favorites.

Some of us girls made a quilt with this fabric line quite
a few years ago.

Such fun embellishments!

Carmen Geddes, a gal that did a trunk show at our quilt show quite a few years ago was there selling.
These next two photos are of her displays.  She does amazing work!

 Of course, I love anything with cherries!

Afterwards we had a delicious lunch, visited a quilt shop, and a craft fair.  One of the car loads headed to the reservoir to see the snow geese.  It was also their annual 'Snow Goose Festival'.  The other carload headed home.

We have another field trip scheduled in the near future.  I know it will also be a day full of fun and laughter!

Keep on quilting,
the kennel girls.

Sewing Room Home Tour

Last year we had a fun time touring many of the kennel girls sewing rooms.
One of our members, Jill lives 2 hours away in Delta, UT.
Although some got to tour her room on the way to a retreat in St. George there were many who didn't.  Myself being one of those.
So when the guild decided to take a field trip to Delta for the
"Piece in the Valley" quilt exhibit we decided it would be a perfect time to have Jill show us her creative space!
But, before we head down stairs I had to share her newly remodeled kitchen.  Isn't it wonderful?
We were greeted with some of her beautiful quilts at the bottom of the stairs.

Her room is quite large and doubles as a place for visitors to sleep.
  Jill made the cute quilt on the bed.

Her sewing table is so unique!  An old door with a leaded glass window.

Many wonderful projects that she is working on.


The dresser with baskets is perfect for storing supplies.

This beauty was made by her mother.
Lots of pretties throughout the room!

Sorry that the lighting is not great!

She actually bought this dresser at a yard sale that was held at my home.  Of course she painted it and added the fun new handles.

In honor of the 'Snow Geese Festival' that was being celebrated in Delta this weekend as well, Jill made us all this darling flying geese
key chain.

Before we left the 'Kennel Girls' had to try out that comfy
looking bed.  :)
Nancy, Lynda, Janey, Sue, Jill, Rita, Cheryl, and Jann (me).

I had invited my friend, Joyce to come along for the fun.  This photo
includes her.
We had a fabulous day and missed those who were not able to come play with us!
Happy Quilting,
the kennel girls

Thursday, February 25, 2016

February Guild

February will soon be behind us and the kennel girls will be welcoming spring!
I do very little quilting during the spring and summer.   I have a quilt to sew for a grandsons upcoming wedding and we have a retreat scheduled in May.  Hopefully that will help me get it done!
Our meeting was held at our President, Rae Ann's lovely home.  Always a delight to see her seasonal d├ęcor!
Look at this gorgeous Valentines quilt she had on her quilt rack.
And here she is showing us the entire quilt.  It's a beauty!
In attendance was:  Lynda, Cheryl, and Sue.
Amanda and Janey.


and Marilyn.  Also me, but no photo.  :)

Nancy shared some darling Valentines bags with us and a quick way to add a zipper.
After business we had show and tell.  Amanda shared her fabulous wool sheep topper.

Lots of details in this!
Lynda is having a 'get er done' kind of year.  She is finishing up all kinds of projects!
(I desperately need to follow in her footsteps)
She painted the frame red for this sweet Valentines cross stitch.

Getting all of this done isn't just luck.  lol!  Takes lots of hard work and talent.  Something she has plenty of!!

She has had this started for a number of years.  Finished in time for Valentines.

Fun little stitched blocks are mixed throughout.

Another sweet Valentine's one she has had for a couple of years.
They all were darling, but this one has to be my favorite.  It is simply gorgeous!!

The garden images had all of us oohing and ahhing!

Her embroidery work is just stunning!
Love the fun pattern and fabrics Sue used on this quilt.

Another beauty by Sue.  She amazes me at all she gets done!

Janey has been busy stitching up a storm.  She does beautiful work as well!

Nancy was one of the original 'kennel girls'.  It was her kennel where our meetings were held that dubbed us as the 'Dog Kennel Quilt Guild'.  She has returned after living in Boston for a number of years.  We're so happy to have her back!!
A stunning nine patch!

She is an amazing lady!

She shared two cute toppers.  We all loved them so much that we persuaded her to teach them at our next 'Doggy Treat' class.

 I adore how whimsical they are.
This quilt holds a special place in her heart.  She made it shortly after moving to Boston and leaving her long time home here in Highland.
It's called "Good Bye 10453".
It hi-lites the gorgeous gardens and out buildings that she had at her home here in Utah.
This is the famous dog kennel.
Lots of love, laughter, and quilting went on inside there.

Look at these amazing blocks made by Rae Ann.  Talent abounds in this group!  Wonder why they let me in?  hee-hee!

What a wonderful meeting we had and I look forward to sharing our upcoming field trip to Delta with you!
Happy Quilting,
the Kennel Girls