Quilt Night January

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Kim has her pics from quilt nite up. Go see them at Bitty Bits and Pieces. She was in a much better place in the room and SHE had battery power!

Tuesday night was quilt night. It is always a treat. It was wall to wall super talented quilters. So fun. I nearly missed it but that is another story.
Here is the fantastic Flora, our fearless leader. She was in our Christmas Cottage swap and look - she has her flimsy done! Isn't it amazing. I absolutely love her border fabric. It is perfect and she sashed with posts. Flora had a surprise planned for me. It was kind of embarrassing but extremely sweet. Thank you Flora. More about that another month. My camera batteries died so I didn't get pictures of that or lots of other other great stuff shown. You'll have to go to Kim's blog. I hope she posts pictures soon. She took a bunch. Hint hint Kim.
This is Janice. Janice is very talented but not just at her quilting skills. She is great with color and ideas and has helped me many times with her unique perspective. Not to mention help with fabric when I'm at Broadbent's. Our group is joining together to make sampler quilts this year and Flora and Paula presented the first blocks. Janice is holding the block representing the red church where the quilt group has met for 20 years. Paula's block was a mountain block. This is going to be fun. I'll show my blocks after they get made. (whenever that is!)
Here is the famous Judy - supporting star player in Nedra's blog. Isn't this quilt flimsy beautiful. I love it Judy! It has such motion and life. I can't wait to see it quilted.
Another wonderful quilt. I love lively quilts. They inspire me. And of course I love the scrappiness.
Sweet hearts. I love the shape of a heart. And who doesn't love red, pink and white?
This valentine applique quilt is so elegant with great technique. Look at all that handwork. The quilting is amazing on it too.
I was glad that I at least had enough battery power saved to take a picture of our 2 lovely guest speakers. Sharon and Nadine did a great job. They had terrific quilts and it was fun to hear their story. Sharon works at a great local quilt shop, American Quilting, so I get to see her now and then. Thanks ladies.
Can you believe we each went home with one these! A very generous member of our quilt group brought one of these lap boards for ALL OF US! There had to be 60+ women there. They were made by her husband. And made very well, too. I felt like I was in Oprah's audience. This is definitely going to be one of my favorite things.

Next month I make sure the battery in my camera is fully charged. I missed some great picture opportunities.

-nanette
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Sherri said...

What a great quilt night...so many gorgeous quilts! I always love to hear about and see them! I've never heard of Broadbent's, but I clicked on the link and noticed it was in Lehi...is it by the Lehi Roller Mills...I have been there a couple of times. Stay warm and happy sewing! My Kona Snow came so I can get my blocks ready for February!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Great inspiration and you got to see them in person.
Teresa

rachel griffith said...

oh how fun!!!
the cottages are SO cute.
i really need to get my flimsy made.
this has reminded me that the blocks are just sitting there.
bad rachel!!!

i really love the scrappy quilt.
and i can't wait until next month.

and i can't wait to hear more about flora's surprise.
:D

MichelleB said...

Wow. I just love your quilt nights! Those are some spectacular quilts. That Crisscross one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Messy Karen said...

two very beautiful flimsies. Flora's cottages. and Judy's what-ever-it-is-called. i've already been tempted to make a quilt i saw at your quilt time. hmmm. can i be tempted to start another one. really nice board. you lucky girl.

sparkle jars said...

Thank you for the wonderful field trip. Those lap boards are quite a thoughtful gift!

Christina said...

very talanted! I want a lap board, can I buy one from her? What a great husband she has.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

thanks for sharing all these great quilts! and such a nice work space for the couch - I usually grab one of the kids' books from the shelf . . .

Jackie said...

For not having your camera, you certainly have some wonderful inspirational photos. I love each and every quilt! They are a talented group of ladies, as are you, Nanette. That lap board looks great! How generous!!

Candace said...

Nanette, I wish you could have been here to hear my exclamation when I opened your blog today! It's so much fun to see the cottages come alive and become "villages"!! You have such a talented group of quilters - how fun! And I must admit - I have no idea what a lap board is - can you enlighten me?
Cheers!

Stephanie said...

I think there's a market for lapboards. I'm imagining it supporting handwork projects, etc...

The border on the Christmas cottage quilt is perfect. Lots of lovely quilts.

Caesar Beezer The Wonder Dog said...

So a flimsy is a quilt top? Never heard that before! And what do you do with the lapboard - can't imagine! The quilts are fabulous and that valentine quilt really put mine to shame...I'm going to start on a new one the minute I get home! I'm just waiting on the doctors to give us some good news - my daughter is doing pretty good and hopefully she'll be able to go home soon...Baby Max needs his momma! xoxo, The Other Nanette

Carla said...

Great pics. Looks like a wonderful night was had. I loved all the quilts.

Robin said...

What a talented group of ladies! Each time you share some of their amazing works, I'm just blown away. Beautiful applique, scrappy lovliness, and gorgeous designs abound. And I'm feeling mighty envious of your new lap board. That is just too cool!

Thanks so much for sharing, Nanette!

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely, lovely eye candy. Thanks for sharing the talent that your guild has.

another amy said...

Always love to see what you're doing. Great to see Sharon in the Blogosphere. I always love her quilts! :) Also love that quote from President Uchtdorf. That whole talk really. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

So many wonderful quilts!! I too love the border on the cottage quilt!! The lovely heart quilt...the applique...stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

Kritta22 said...

Oh to be a fly on the wall at your meeting! I wish!!

those quilts are wonderful! I love the heart one.

Threeundertwo said...

Love love love that background fabric on the house quilt! All the quilts are so lovely (I love show and tell!) and the lap board! Would I love to have one of those! What a generous gift!

Eileen said...

Even though mauve and sage are not really my colors of choice, that quilting on the one applique quilt is my favorite of all. I am trying to find just the perfect pattrrn to handquilt around some applique right now.. so maybe that's why I was drawn to it.. but that looks so beautiful. All the quilts lovely though.. and I'm like you.. I like lots of color and contrast!

martameiga said...

Oh my God! I am shocked with the Valentine quilt!! What a treasure... I cannot imagine how much work it is to quilt it!
In credible, my congratulations to the author! I just want to be able to do such a pretty thing some day...
love


marta

Nedra said...

Your quilt night looks so fun. I would have loved to have been there. We were actually in town for just Tuesday night, but had other commitments.
I can hardly believe someone made 60 boards for your group. How generous! You really are part of an amazing group.
Thanks for your comments on the Draper Temple open house. It's so beautiful.

Fiesta said...

Gish that was like going to a free quilt show. Outstanding!

Dionne said...

What a FABULOUS night, I can't believe EVERYONE got one of those lap boards! What a great night, gosh those quilts are wonderful, talk about inspirations. I am seriously going to have to join a guild!

Muddling Through said...

Now that's the kind of friend it's good to have! What a wonderfully generous thing to do.

CJ said...

Great quilts from that talented group. I love the heart quilt and then the appliqued valentine quilt...oh my!! GORGEOUS! How exciting to get that lap desk and to think EVERYONE got one! WOW!

Julie said...

Great show and tell. I am president of my quilt group this year, so if you have any fabulous ideas--I would so appreciate your sending them my way. The lap board is amazing!! Have a great day. Julie

Carrie P. said...

Great show and tell. You know I love the heart applique quilt. Wow, how nice of the husband to make the lap boards.

Lurline said...

Those quilts are just gorgeous - a really lovely display! I am wondering about the lapboard, too - I havent seen one before - does one use it when drawing around templates?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, there is a lot of talent in your group! Just wonderful!

madrekarin said...

Wow, that was a great quilt night! Beautiful! And the lap board? What a lovely, generous gift. How nice to be able to gather with such talented women. :)

karenfae said...

I know some people working on the valentine block patterns - that one really turned out well.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

So glad that you didn't miss that meeting! I live vicariously through your quilt group. I liked all the projects so much that I couldn't even pick a favorite!

Smiles,
Lea

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you ladies had a fun night. All the quilts were gorgeous. Loved that pinwheel especially. Mimi

Nan said...

OOh, I'm so glad I stopped by this evening! What a treat to see all these beautiful quilts! I needed the inspiration, so I thank you so much for sharing them all. I went over to Kim's blog, too, and saw more quilts there, so I'm a very happy girl. The lap board is a wonderful gift! It looks like it's beautifully made, too. What a special group of ladies you are a part of, Nanette. I can't wait to hear what special surprise Flora had for you.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette! You and Kim are so lucky -- as I told her, I'm jealous that you two get to see each other in real life!

iappearjiggy said...

Sweet! I've been following your blog for awhile and enjoy it so much. I live in Utah County and in Salt Lake County, and am looking for a guild to join. Can you please e-mail some contact info for the host to me? I was happy to see as I glanced over the comments that I am not the only one who seeks further light and knowledge about a lapboard...
Thanks for your contributions!
Ellise

clare said...

Wow all those beautiful quilts .
clares craftroom

Mel said...

Fun show Nanette! Love the cottages!!

Cheryl said...

Amazing quilt show for us all. The quilts are all so, so pretty. And lucky you with that new lap board. Happy weekend to you Nanette.

amandajean said...

i always love your show and tell posts! such beautiful quilts.

Sharon said...

Wow I feel like I was sitting their in an artist studio looking at all these beautful quilts Vintage Valentine was my favorite, just a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the show

calicodaisy said...

Those quilts are all beautiful. I took a quilt top I made Denyse Schmidt style about 3 years ago to get longarm quilted today. I thought it would be hundreds of dollars, but it was only around $60! It's 50 inches x 54 inches. Three years I waited!

I keep hoping to see one of my cottage blocks in someone else's quilt. I love that one by Sarah, too. Now that I'm not afraid of having things longarmed, I might put mine together and get it over to the quilt shop.

-- Michele