Rather than give you another travelogue through Utah’s quilt shops and events in the northern part of the state; I share my treasure chest of cool quilt findings with you.
My friend Karen and I had the opportunity of having lunch with Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup patterns. I talk about the conversation with Barbara, as she shared her inspirations, ideas and philosophies on quilting with us. Barbara is a gifted quilter and designer, and meeting her was a highlight of the trip.
Here are the patterns that Barbara gave us — totally perfect for our tastes and fabric stashes:
Just perfect! You can order patterns directly from Barbara by visiting her website at QuiltSoup.com.
Coincidentally, you can read more about Barbara in an interview done by Sylvia Landman, by visiting Sylvia’s website at Sylvia’s Studio.
Karen and I also dropped by to visit her friend, Judy Barton who was busy opening a great antique store in Kaysville, which just so happened to turn out to be a historical home where my family stayed more than ten years ago — what a trip! We stopped by to say ‘hi’ and see this fabulous Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt that Judy acquired for her shop, “The Copper Frog”. Here is a picture of the quilt:
Although all of the designers’ patterns aren’t available by website, I have added the links for those who do have websites, and contact information for those who don’t have websites. In all cases, you can order patterns, books, and color brochures from the designers directly.
Jodi G. Warner’s "Always and Forever" Wedding Quilt on display at Mormon Handicraft in Salt Lake City.
You can order patterns directly from Jodi by visiting her website at Hearth Sewn Patterns.
Laurie Bird – her darling quilts and new fabric line, "Garden Market Florals" which were inspired by a vintage tablecloth. Windham fabrics can be seen at Baum Textiles
Garden Market Floral Fabric Line
Lori Holt’s Quilts can be seen live and in color at Thimbles and Threads in Draper, UT.
"Bee in My Bonnet" patterns are available from Lori at 801-446-9117.
Julie Popa’s quilts from her book, "Beyond Tradition " at the Red Rooster in Providence, UT.
Beyond Tradition Book
Julie’s website is still in progress – the best way to contact her is by phone at 435-563-5817.
Two Peas in a Pod quilt, "Sweet Romance" at Quilter’s Haven in Bountiful, UT – isn’t this pretty?
To order patterns, contact Two Peas by email.
Crabapple Hill Designs’ Bramble Rose Quilt pattern is one I couldn’t resist. For the complete line of patterns available, visit their website.
More Utah trends:
These two books by Allison Jane Smith at Plaids and Prints
Robyn Pandolph’s beautiful Block of the Month quilts, "Botanika" and "Winter Wonderland" can be ordered through Pipers Quilts in Salt Lake City, UT. Visit their website.
All Through the Night’s patterns such as "The Thread of Friendship" can be found at their website.
Muriel Anderson’s delightful embroideries can be found at Material Girls Quilt shop in South Jordan, UT or directly from Muriel at 801-255-6465.
I found a great magazine that I have never seen before — QuiltMania Patchwork from Canada.
Ream’s grocery stores and cowboy outfitters in Utah. I can’t wait to go back and visit that store to get myself a bee-autiful pair of boots.
Ok, so what do cowboy boots have to do with quilts…? Uh… well, not much but you can use your imagination. One last thing: The shops in Utah are taking full advantage of the beautifully hand-dyed rickracks and laces that Moda has to offer. Every store I went in had samples made in various ways with the trim embellishment. Here is what I came home with:
Look closely at the two reds — different dye lots — so make sure that you get the right amount when getting it at your local quilt shop. FYI each card spool holds 50 yards. When I buy it, I get a minimum of 15 yards. I never know where I’ll be using it <<grin>> Phew! I love being immersed in beatiful quilts and have the opportunity to speak with talented quilters – I hope you enjoy the podcast! There’s more where this came from!
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