Category Archives: Quilting

Quilters in Salt Lake learn about Days for Girls!

Last night we took DfG on the road to a wonderful quilt group in Salt Lake. They meet each month at one of our favorite quilt shops, Elaine’s Quilt Block. Norma Whaley and Leslie Isom (quilters extraordinaire) pictured below (right … Continue reading

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A Farewell Quilt for BYU’s President Samuelson!

Here’s the family last weekend during General Conference.  As we listened to the inspired messages from our leaders, I worked on a quilt that will be presented to President Samuelson tomorrow as a gift from the BYU Alumni Board.   … Continue reading

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130 Women, 130 Sewing Machines, 1 Room!

OK, here come some photos from our FABULOUS AMERICAN QUILTING RETREAT!  Our theme this year was Sew Vintage.  Projects and quilt classes revolved around that theme. Below is Amy McClellan with her sister Roma Peterson.  Amy is the shop owner who makes all … Continue reading

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Heading to the American Quilting Retreat in Midway

http://annlaemmlenlewis.com/2013/03/26/100-women-100-sewing-machines-1-room/ You may remember this post from last year about 100 women and 100 sewing machines in one room.  Well, tomorrow morning early I’m returning to that room.  This time there will be 130 of us with our 130 machines, … Continue reading

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“We all lead such elaborate lives. . .”

I love the heart-wrenching Broadway play, Aida by Tim Rice and Elton John.  I often listen to the soundtrack.  The haunting lyrics to one song often run through my mind.  Radames and Aida speak of the elaborate lives we lead in these extravagant times, … Continue reading

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A Month for Loving–a Valentine Quilt and Final DfG Kit Count

Here is a quilt for this month, hanging in the room today as I packed all of our lovely kits into suitcases, totes and duffel bags.  Our final count is 20 bags to check, 1165 kits containing 2280 shields and 9120 … Continue reading

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Time for a few More Quilts

I did a quilt trunk show a week or so ago in Springville.  They asked me to bring some of my quilts and talk about how I get so many quilts made while living such a busy life.  The truth … Continue reading

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A Quilt or Two for November

Here are some fun Fall quilts I like to get out in November.  This first one I adapted from a pattern called “Spring Chickens” by Meme’s Quilts.  I call it “Chicken Run” except in November when I pretend they’re turkeys!  … Continue reading

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My Dryer is Throwing Up!

Fabric here, fabric there, fabric billowing every where! Here’s what happens when a fabric collector, an excellent sale and a humanitarian project meet!   See DaysforGirls.org.

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A storm is blowing in, time to get under a Fall Quilt!

Here’s another Fall quilt I made for our bed at the cabin.  It’s a pattern called Turning Leaves from a Quiltmaker Magazine (October 2002).  I adapted the pattern a bit and made it king-sized.  It reminds me of a big … Continue reading

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