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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sister's School House - October 8-9-10

Sister's School House
October 8-9-10

Come join us for our Sister's School House. We will have some great Utah talent here to demo and answer questions. You won't want to miss any of these ladies! Come every day and see them all!

Thursday - October 8
10 am - 1 pm 
Julie Kaleikini - Hawaiian Quilting & 2 Fabric Applique
4 pm - 7 pm 
Leanna Stauffer - VSM Second Chances (Vintage Sewing Machines)
Friday - October 9
10 am - 1 pm 
Josephine Keasler - Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor
1 pm - 4 pm
Brenda Bailey - Pie Plate Designs
4 pm - 7 pm 
Kari Ramsay - Fresh Cut Quilts
Saturday - October 10
9 am - noon 
Carmen Geddes - Ten Sisters Handicraft
1 pm - 4 pm 
Cori Blunt - Chitter Chatter Designs

Monday, August 3, 2015

Dresden Sunburst

Do you want to come learn a fast and easy Dresden?  This striking sunburst pattern makes the Dresden come alive!  Come join us on August 11th for the class. Call and sign up ahead of time so you can get all the class supplies you need.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Row by Row Winner

We have a winner at My Sister's Quilts.  Kay McGinnis turned in this adorable Row quilt to win her prizes. Congratulations Kay on being the first to get it completed!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mystery Quilt of the Month

We have just revealed the June Mystery Quilt of the Month.  "Blown off Course" has flying geese in it that are on their way (somewhere)  but one it going the wrong way!  The civil war fabrics worked great for the flying geese, with a twist on the blocks.

Check out the fabric for the July Mystery Quilt of the Month.  You can pick whichever colorway you want - greens OR pink/blue.  This quilt will measure approx. 44" x 52" with borders.  You must prepay before close on July 8th.  Just $29.95!

Peaceful Beauty

We have one "Peaceful Beauty" quilt finished.  (Okay, it's only the top, but the rest will come.)  Congratulations Leanna Stauffer.  It's gorgeous!
Leanna's Peaceful Beauty

Monday, June 1, 2015

Peaceful Beauty Class

We had a 2nd class for to finish up our "Peaceful Beauty" Quilts.  Well, we didn't get them quite finished, but I just had to show you the gorgeous quilt centers!




Now,  to get the rest of the quilt completed!  Great job ladies! They are BEAUTIFUL.  :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hunter's Star

We have a GREAT Hunter's star class happening this week.  
This class is back by popular demand and we are taking it up a notch by using four fabrics in the blocks instead of two.  If you haven't used the Deb Tucker Large Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler before, then here is your chance to learn a great new technique!  Or you can fine tune your Hunter's Star skills with this class.
Have fun strip piecing this quilt!
Call us NOW to sign up.  801-810-3999

Thursday - May 14 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
$15 + supplies

Monday, May 4, 2015

Classes for Week of May 4 - 9

We have two great classes scheduled for this week.


This wonderful quilt looks intricate, but is actually easy to make.  The pattern by Calico Carriage Quilt Designs has multiple sizes so you can make a wall hanging (pictured) all the way to a King.  You will just LOVE this quilt!  This class is held Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Sign up now (there is a little bit of pre-cutting to do).


Doubly Charmed

Start with (88) 5" squares, add a background and an accent color and you will end up with TWO quilt tops!  This is a great scrap quilt and fun to make.   This class uses the Deb Tucker Rulers and Pattern.  The class is held Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am to Noon.  Pre-cutting is also involved in this class.

Doubly Charmed

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Block of the Month

Sister's States
is our NEW Block of the Month.
We will be making twelve blocks for the western United States including Alaska.
These are the Henry Glass fabrics that will be used throughout the year.

Classes are held the third Thursdays (10:30, 11:30, 2:00, 3:00, 6:30 & 7:30)
and the following Saturday (8:30, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30).  They will start on May 21 & 23.

The cost to start is $10.  If you come to your assigned class WITH your block completed, then your next block kit is FREE! But, if you miss your class, don't have your block completed, come to the wrong class or lose your class ticket; you will have to pay another $10.  :-(  The good news is that you will have a one time use GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card that you can use instead of paying (cannot be used for lost class ticket though).  :-)

Classes are filling up and space is limited, so walk, run, race or call in today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Mystery Quilt of the Month

As one of our customers stated:  "The April Mystery Quilt of the Month is charming!"  We couldn't agree more.  I fell in love with the Martha Washington Star and just had to make something using it.  The dotted piano key border was perfect for it!  If you missed it, you will have to see the May Fabric.  Don't miss out on this one!  $28.95 pre-paid for each kit.  Most of the time the kits do not include the borders.  Backing and binding are also purchased separately.  Sign up and pay by the end of the day on May 8th, then pick up your kit and see the quilt on or after May 10th.

Pinwheel Stars - April Mystery Quilt of the Month

May Mystery Quilt of the Month Fabric

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jelly Race

On Friday, March 27 from 7 pm to midnight, we held a "Jelly Race".  It was CRAZY FUN!  Each person had a jelly roll and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" pre-marked rectangles. They sewed a rectangle onto each strip, then ALL the strips went into a large paper bag.  These were pulled out at random and sewn end to end.  Along the way we played games, won prizes and ate dinner.  When midnight came, we announced the winners.  Megan Anderson got the farthest with her quilt.  Rachel O'Brien came in 2nd, Leanna Stauffer came in 3rd.  Can't wait for the next race on September 25th.  Hope to have you join in the fun!

Here are some pictures from previous Jelly Races.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

April Mystery Quilt of the Month

Lots of Dots! Here is the fabric for our April Mystery Quilt of the Month.  It's quite "Spring-y" and takes a little more time than the last one!  Are you up for a MYSTERY?  Order by April 8th and pick up on the April 10th.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

chocolate, Chocolate and more CHOCOLATE

It seems that I always have some snack sitting on my sewing or cutting table.  A lot of times it is CHOCOLATE. (OK, most of the time it is chocolate.)  I've tried "healthy" snacks and they just don't seem to do what chocolate does.  Carrot and celery sticks don't fit in my "Fabulous Folded Bag" very well and the cheese and crackers just made a mess! I tried sucking on hard candies (to make them last longer), but like that old Tootsie Pop commercial (How many licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop), I end up biting them.  Not good on the teeth!  So, I will just stick with the chocolate.

My grandson thought my "Fabulous Folded Bag" was a great hat!  Thank goodness it is washable.  The pattern for the bag is by Desiree's Designs and is great for a treat bag, a gift bag filled with notions, a baby shower gift or dozens of other things.

So, seeing as how I am a "Chocoholic", I am including a recipe for the best fudge ever!  This recipe was given to "My Sister's Quilts" by Jo McPherson and it is just fantastic!  I like to use the Toffee Symphony Candy in it.  I made it for my neighbors for Christmas and was informed by a couple of neighbors that they don't like fudge, but they LOVED this!  One neighbor kept it all for herself and ate it for breakfast!  She said it lasted about a week.

Symphony Fudge
4 cups granulated sugar
2 cups cream
1 cup butter (2 cubes)
16 oz. Symphony Candy Bar (approx. 2 1/2 large bars)

Bring sugar and cream to a boil, stirring frequently, over medium heat.  Add the butter.  Stir until butter is melted but DO NOT TOUCH BOTTOM OR SIDES OF PAN WITH SPOON.  Stop stirring when butter is melted.  Cook to 230 degrees.  Remove from heat.  Add the broken up chocolate pieces.  Beat with hand beaters about 5 minutes.  If using a stand mixer, pour syrup into mixing bowl, then add chocolate to it.  Pour into buttered 8" x 8" pan.  Cool and enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Mystery Quilt of the Month

"Bars & Stripes"
Our March Mystery Quilt of the Month was so much fun to make.  It took very little time to cut and sew as it was almost all strip piecing.  I loved the nautical print by Riley Blake and thought that it would make a great little boy's quilt.  It's too late to sign up for this quilt, but on Monday you can check out the fabric for the April Mystery Quilt of the Month.  The fabric from March's quilt is only available to those that purchased the kit. After March 20 it will be available to anyone.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"FROG" Blog

"HOP" to it and pull out those scraps to make these cute "FROG" blocks!

They can be made in three different sizes and can be put in to a quilt together or you can make just one size and use it over and over again.  You may use all the same backgrounds or a different one for each block.  You are only limited by your imagination!

6" - (9") - [12"]
Background - three - 2 3/4" (3 1/4") [4"] squares - A
                      two - 2" (2 3/4") [3 1/2"] squares - C
                      four - 2" (2 3/4") [3 1/2"] squares - D
                      one 2" x 3 1/2" (2 3/4" x 5") [3 1/2" x 6 1/2"] rectangle - F
Colored fabric - three 2 3/4" (3 1/4") [4"] squares - B
                      one - 3 1/2" x 5" (5" x 7 1/4") [6 1/2" x 9 1/2"] rectangle - E

Construction of block

Draw a line diagonally across the wrong side of all A squares.

Lay A on top of B, right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on both sides of line.

Cut on line and press four HST's to the colored side and two HST's to the background.
Square to 2" (2 3/4") [3 1/2"].

Sew a HST, that has pressed toward the color, to a C square.

Sew two HST, that have been pressed opposite directions together.

Sew the two units together.  Repeat, mirror image, for the opposite side.

These will form the front flippers and the back legs for each side of the frog.

Draw a line diagonally across wrong side of all squares.  Position two D squares on two opposite corners of E.  Sew on the line, trim 1/4" away from line and press out toward background.

Repeat with remaining D squares on the two other corners of E to form frog body.

Sew the F rectangle to one end of unit.

Sew the leg units to the sides of the body.

Machine or hand applique' eyes on.

The 12" frog has eyes fussy-cut out of polka dot fabric.  Part of the background was left on to help form the eyes.

The 9" frog's eyes were cut out of some fun bubble fabric.  They were also fussy-cut and it was fun to position his eyes different directions!

This little 6" frog just needed eyes out of a sugar dot.

What a great way to use up some of those scraps!
I hope you enjoy creating your own "Pond" with these great Frog Blocks!

Happy Quilting!


Monday, February 16, 2015

February & March Mystery Quilt of the Month

 Here are the fabrics that were used in the February Mystery Quilt of the Month.  And here is our finished quilt.
The "Love Birds" are copied from the fabric and are appliqued on the bottom of the quilt.

Take a look at the fabrics used in the March Mystery Quilt of the Month.  Sign up by March 8 to get this kit. Only $28.95!  The quilt center measures 44" x 54", with borders - 54" x 64".  Borders are not part of the kit.  We are limited to 20 kits, so sign up for yours now!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year Resolutions

We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers who came in and spent time with us during the Holidays and for our Open House.  We had a great turn out and if you didn't get here to sign up for classes, some of them still have room in them.  We have added a few new classes that were not on the flier.  T-Shirt Quilts is a 2-Part class that will be held May 12 & 19 from 6 to 9 p.m..  I know that it is a little ways out but this class tends to fill up fast.  We have also opened up another Feathered Star Series.  This one will be held on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting February 27.

Did you know that 85% off all New Year Resolutions that are actually written down are accomplished?  Just writing them down triggers your brain to work on them.  This year I really need to write down a few.  Some of them will be:  Clean my sewing room (I need to not buy another ruler twice), finish at least 4 UFO's (UnFinished prOjects), get my patterns written and published, and start an exercise program (Dr's orders).  I am going to put this list on my mirror, my fridge, my sewing room door and any place else I frequent.  I would like to hear of some of the goals that you are going to (or have) set for 2015.  Also, let me know when you accomplish them.  It is such a great feeling!