Utah Valley Quilt Guild

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Last week before dashing out of town to southern Utah for a mini vacation, I participated in an event sponsored by Utah Valley Quilt Guild. They invited local women in our area to come and briefly talk about our businesses and showcase our patterns/products. Despite a huge spring snowstorm (go figure 14" in my town) the event was fun and successful. I got to meet local quilters and see some of my friends. Karen and Tricia made a special effort to be there to support me. Thanks girls! And I reconnected with an old friend, Anna Rae.
This picture was taken during the meeting portion of the event after I set up my booth. They have a fabulous group of extremely talented quilters.
Here we are being introduced and getting a chance to talk a little about what we do. I was in great company. I finished my Freda's Hive quilted sign in the nick of time, the night before the local market event. Whew.
I quilted it geometrically and used vintage and reproduction fabric. How about that fabric in the corner - vintage novelty cafe curtain fabric and flower pots. Pretty cute, huh.
Here is a picture of my booth after it was all set up. I used my Freda's Hive beehive quilt to cover the table. I'm still in the process of writing up this pattern.
I've been cutting 9 1/2" squares of my vintage and Japanese fabrics. I call them "Honey Packs". I'll be putting some into my Etsy shop this week, too.
The historian of the UVQG took pictures for their blog post recording the day's events. Thanks Kim. I swiped this pic from their blog. My daughter Laurie (not pictured) was on hand to help me that day.
My pal Paula and her daughter Claire had the booth next to mine. Paula put in a good word for me to be included in the list of local artists. (Thanks Paula) Paula is such a precise quilter. I could learn a lot from her if I just could stand to cut my pieces that small. And she's lots of fun.
I got to meet Mary, finally. Many of you know her as a fabulous quilter and pattern designer. She's so nice and her quilts are just amazing. It was really great to be included in this circle of talented women.

-nanette
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39 comments

rachel griffith said...

oh what fun nanette!!!

your booth looked great.
and your freda's hive quilt turned out SUPER cute.

and the beehive quilt...
*swoon*

p.s. the honey packs sound lovely.

Thimbleanna said...

You have a great looking booth Nanette. Your quilts are all so happy and cheerful!

Sandi said...

I thought the Freda's Hive quilt might have something to do with a booth somewhere! :-) It all looks great!! Your beehive quilt is really neat and so YOU! And, of course, you would sell "honey packs". That is just to cute!!!

Nedra said...

What a great event. I'm grateful to have received a "honey pack" for one of my birthday presents. I'm still debating on how it will be used.

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

What a cute booth! Sounds like a fun night.

Linda said...

What a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about your pattern business.

Annette said...

I am in love with your beehive quilt. It is wonderful. I'll be looking out for the pattern.

Anina said...

It sounds like a wonderful evening and a wonderful opportunity to show people your wonderful things!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, you are one busy lady. Looks like a great time and cute display. Quilted sign is just right for quilters to remember you.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Joyce said...

Looks like fun.. wanted to be there but I'm in Northern Ireland at the moment.. looking for quilt shops!

Dionne said...

Your booth looks so good! What a great event for the guild to host. I hope you were able to relax on your mini-break after such a busy time!
Cheers,
Dionne

Sherri said...

Your booth looks wonderful! You really have been busy lately!!! And honey packs...what a great idea!!! I really need to buy some of that hexagon fabric...I LOVE IT!!!

Carrie P. said...

How fun was that! Your booth looks great and very enticing. I love the bee hive quilt.

Karen said...

Hi N, was good to see you last week. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I saw some of the pics that Nedra posted;) Amazing weather change from last week to this week, no?

Jackie said...

Your booth looks terrific! It sounds like you had a great time and were in good company. Still thinking of you and hubby! Have a great day, Nanette!

madrekarin said...

That looks like so much fun!! Your booth was beautiful and I love the beehive quilt. :) Very clever.
Thanks for the little peek, Nanette.

Bec said...

What lovely looking booths! I feel like wandering over for a browse.... Thanks for sharing.

PamKittyMorning said...

How fun. I love all your stuff. Now that rabbit with the word Dear on the strawberry is killing me. That must be a darling quilt. You always inspire me with your selections. Nice work!

And yes, Mary is super sweet!

Candace said...

Great booth, Nanette! I wish I could have been there to see all the wonderful goodies (and add to the local economy!). I'm so glad you got to use your Freda's Hive banner, too!
Cheers!

Joy said...

Oh I love the beehive quilt!! SO cheery!! What a great day out and your Honey Packs are a fabulous idea :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kim said...

I wish I'd known sooner and I would've come down to see you, Paula, and everyone else. Thanks for sharing all the fun with us. Your booth looked great too!

Millie said...

Nanette your booth looked so nice, the quilts are beautiful. And the Freeda Hive banner looked like a showstopper.

belinda said...

All the quilts and everything looked great. I know you had fun and I hope you made 'tons' of moo-la and took lots of orders!!

Living on the Spit said...

I really wish I could have been there Nanette...I have told SO many others...I know I would be perfectly happy in Utah...it might be calling me.

You booth looks so delishish and delightful! You did a great job. And take it from me, you deserve to be right there and even more...

Julia said...

You have a great looking booth Nanette...Your banner looked great and I love the bee-hive quilt..your quilt all look bright and fun..
Julia ♥

sewtakeahike said...

Cute sign Nanette! For a minute there I thought the letters in it were pieced, I bet you could have made them just as nice if they were. The flowerpots are awfully cute!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My goodness you are a bust girl, your booth looked great, I love the bee hive quilt and your freda's Hive wall hanging, what a great idea. Now I went to etsy twice today and saw no honey packs to buy!! and I want one!!!!

Shari said...

What a great local event! Perfect for small businesses. Your stand looks great! Lovely to see you as well :)

Looks like a fun time.

Cheers!

Jenny said...

Wow !! Your booth looks Great!! We would like to purchase some of your patterns for our shop. Get in touch...Thanks

Dawn said...

Your booth looks fantastic!! And I'm happy to hear it was a success!! I love your honey packs tied up with the rickrack!!

dotti white said...

I love your beehive quilt! Ever since Pres. Hinckley gave the talk outling the B's I've collected some different bee fabrics...I wanted to stitch the Be's and make a block to go with them. I may still do it. Thanks for being so inspiring!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette- Your booth is so cute with all of your quilts. I wish that I could have been there!
Of course I love the beehive quilt since we both love hives! I guess you could say that we're both 2 busy bees!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wonderful. The booth is fantastic. All the wonderful colors.
Teresa

alobsiger said...

Yea! Your booth looked wonderful! Gosh, I have to make your Treetops quilt--seeing as how the birds are waking me up EARLY these days and yours look so happy. And I believe I spy one of my favorite of Mary's quilts peeking out in the corner of her booth--that red one with the Amy Butler fabrics has always been one of my faves!

Kaaren said...

Your booth looks wonderful Nanette and truly represents what you do best.

Now I'm going to have to order some of those honey packs too. Great idea!

happy zombie said...

What a great booth! And there's Mary too! I would not need a sign to tell me that's your booth... your beautiful quilts are famous... as are you!

Susan said...

Nanette, your banner quilt is wonderful--lovely bright colors. I've gotta check out those Honey Packs!

Messy Karen said...

your name quilt is a sweet way to announce that you are here!

Nan said...

Your booth is beautiful! It looks like a grand quilty time was had by all. Honey packs? Yummy!!