Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July Meeting 2016

Another fun month of show and tell, visiting and eating for the Material Girls of Idaho. Thank you, Maurene for hosting our group.  Next month (August) we are meeting at Caren's on the 31st. Also Jeri is hoping to have all of us at her cabin the third week in October for a Material Girls retreat. Check your calendars. 
Here are the pics:

 Susan showed us recent quilt tops she is working on
Waltzing With Bears pattern...wall quilt
 Close up of quilt top
Jean made this coiled purse
She took a class to learn to make this bag at Quilt Crossing.
Everyone admired it immensely.

Corrie made this half square triangle quilt.
Corrie also made this top...great colors--but, antlers coming out of women's heads!?
Corrie made these "bagettes"

These gray, red, white and black squares are made by Diane S. They are from the Splendid Sampler quilt a long, which is sponsored on line by Pat Sloan. The upper right block is paper pieced. The lower block is foundation pieced made of selvages.
Diane made this cute dress for her granddaughter. It is a pattern from a book.
Diane created this pincushion from inspiration on the crazy mom quilts blog.
It lies along the front of the sewing machine, very handy spot for sticking pins while sewing. It is filled with crushed walnut shells. The dimensions are 2.5" by 8"
This pincushion was a free kit from a quilt store in Logan, Utah, during the Utah shop hop. Diane was able to get this kit and sew it up.  Again, stuffed with crushed walnut shells.
 Julia made this Watcha bag
 Here are some of the free row by row patterns given out at local quilt shops

Jeri saw a fun quilt at the Logan quilt show called a 3-portrait quilt. Here are the directions for making the 3-n-1 quilt. Or you can check it out here.
 Monica used all scraps and fat quarters to make this quilt
 Maurene made this baby quilt
 Maurene is finishing this quilt from a top she received and will be donating it to a girls home.
 Darla showed us how she puts satin binding on quilts. She buys the satin binding and attaches it using a decorative stitch on her machine and zigzags the mitered corners.  Thanks for the instruction on that!

Yummy Lunch

Cranberry Slaw
6 cups shredded cabbage,  1 cup dried cranberries,1 cup  chopped walnuts (optional). 1/2 cup red onion chopped, 1/2 cup celery,  1 cup sliced red pepper.      
Dressing:    1/2 cup mayo 2 T deli mustard.  2T honey. 1/2 tsp salt  1/2 tsp fresh pepper. 
 Tip for watermelon that isn't sweet, just add a little sugar on top. It dissolves right in and sweetens it up.
Paradise Cake (not shown)
1 can mandarin oranges with juice
4 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1 pkg white or yellow cake mix with pudding
Mix together. Oranges will break up. Add one pkg white or yellow cake mix with pudding to above. Then divide so you have a two layer cake (Maurene uses 9x13 so the layers are the same)
Bake at 350 for 15 min or until done.
20oz. pineapple, crushed with juice
3 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding
8oz. cool whip
Mix pineapple with pudding, then fold in cool whip and spread on cake. Can add coconut.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hosting Schedule

Material Girls-Hosting Schedule
(First name is host, second is helping)

July 27 – Maurene L., Darla B.

August 31- Caren B., Nancy C.

Sept- 28- Lenette P., Jean H. (sewing bags for homeless)

Oct 26- Jeri M., Cindy A. (finish homeless bags)

Nov 30- Jean H. (Christmas potluck with gift exchange)

Jan 25- Cindy A., Jeri M.

Feb 22- Susan T., Monica C.

Mar 29- Rachel L., Corrie M., Kelley P.

Apr 26- Darla B., Caren B.

May 31- Jeanie F., Sherry S.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Meeting Jeanie's house

The theme for our meeting was patriotic. We could bring anything new or previous made to show.
 Wreath that Kathi made. Several people went home and made one. Very cute! Made of cut bandanas.
 Nancy's 4th of July quilt. Loved the choice of the green background
 Nancy's baby quilt with minky on the back. Very sweet!
 Susan's Miss Little Red Riding Hood for her great granddaughter. Comes with wolf, pillow and blanket. So cute!
Susan's pillow she made for her daughter to go with her little camper. 
Susan loves to work with vintage. An apron for her great granddaughter out of an old flour sack and with buttons to adorn.
 Rachel's quilt after quilting

 Rachel's patriotic quilt out of the magazine "Better Homes and Gardens Super Star Quilts 2014" 
Did some very tight quilting

 Quilt top donated by Donna Jessen and Kelley Phillips quilted it. Did a great job! 
Kelley's baby quilt. Cute colors! 
Kelly's house and trees quilt. So fun! Had a pattern for a few and made up the rest
Sherry's T-towels she embroidered for her daughter. Amazing all the stitching! 
Diane's baby blanket with double gauze and cuddle soft on the back. She did a new technique on the corners, a Missouri Star Quilt Co video tutorial. So easy! So cuddly!
 Diane's sweet heart block. All pieced!
 Diane's fun flag block!

 Jean's sweet baby quilt she made with her sister 

 Jean's adorable Halloween quilt with spiders and webs quilted on it.

 Jean's beautiful Christmas quilt she got back from the quilter!

 Marene's beautiful quilt out of the Moda "Hello Darling" line. Quilted by Rachel.

Corrie's cute patriotic quilt!
 Cindy's amazing Tumbler block quilt!
 Cindy's cute dresses for Humanitatian
 Jeri's Patriotic show and tell made by her Aunt that lost a son in the war. His mother (her aunt) made the quilt to honor her son and Jeri inherited it thru her mother.

 Darla's sweet baby quilts. She made all these and many more to donate to humanitarian organizations. 

 Monca's cute quilt she made with Minky on the back and quilted it.

All of our past and present patriotic show and tell and we included all of our toes for our blog stalker Melissa (you know who you are) Smiles!!!!
 Our Delicious lunch by our wonderful host Jeanie
Turkey wraps, chicken salad croissants, Yummy salad and frozen yogurt banana stawberry parfaits.