Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March Meeting 2008

We met today at Lorna Fisher's home. Present were: Lorna, Jeanene, Sandy, Kathi, Maurene, Jeanie, Jeri, Laurie, Rachel, Carolanna and Lori. It was our big work day and we were able to assemble 64 rag heart blocks for our breast cancer auction quilt. Everyone brought cut out hearts in reds and pinks and thanks to the great organizational skills of Rachel, everything went very smoothly as we spread out and worked in Lorna's large basement quilt room. We laid out some of the blocks to get a sneak preview and it's going to look darling.
Maurene took the blocks home to sew together and Lorna has volunteered to long arm quilt it. The dinner and auction are going to be held on May 7 and tickets are $25. We're hoping to fill a table of ten this year. Lorna treated us to a tasty lunch(pasta salad, taco soup) and Rachel made dessert(mint brownies). Most of us wanted the recipes so we'll get them posted later. Lorna also introduced us to a new drink-Chlorophyll. Yes, that's actually the name and it actually was green. She said it's good for us, so we'll just have to take her word for it. It was different than anything I've ever tried and it had a fun almost minty aftertaste to it. Thank you Lorna for helping us step out of our comfort zones of our usual water and lemonade.

Also our Show and Tell was motivating as usual. Rachel finished her top made with the same 3-D pinwheel pattern that Carolanna had us make for her friendship quilt and she had enough left over to make a large pillow. Carolanna wins the award for finishing her friendship quilt the fastest. We gave her the blocks just last month and today she showed us her finished quilt. Even the prairie points on the border are 3-D. We all signed the back of the quilt for her. She also finished another "5" quilt. Jeri also showed 2 pinwheel quilts that are going to grandbabies. How lucky they are! This new line of fabric by Sandy Gervais of Moda has motivated several of us to create fun quilts from it. Jeri also finished a Trip Around the World. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the back fabric, it actually contained all the colors of the front. Lori made the baby blanket that Diane demonstrated to us last year. She had enough left over to make a pillow case too. She also made a fun pillow from fabrics she bought in a "grab bag" at Quilt Crossing in Boise. Check out all the pictures in the previous post.

Jeanene gave us the pattern and swatches for her friendship quilt. She had extra patterns if you'd like to make some blocks for her. She also donated a "Love Quilt" for the domestic courts charity in California.

Sorry we missed a few of you today, but next month's meeting will be at Rachel's on April 30th where she will show us how to make Penny Rugs.

Show and Tell March 08 Mtg

Jeri's Trip Around the World

Carolanna's "5 Quilt"Jeri's Pinweels
Carolanna's Friendship QuiltRachel's Pinwheel Quilt and Pillow

Laurie's Pillow and Baby blanket
Laurie's Grab Bag pillow

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fundraiser Quilt Pattern Too...

Please make your hearts either red or pink. The backgrounds (which will be provided) are going to be cream :-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Fundraiser quilt pattern

This is what the pattern looks like for our fundraiser quilt. Each member should bring 5 hearts of each of the three different sizes. The colors are reds, pinks and creams. If you can drag this pattern onto your desktop, you'll need to blow it up to the size of a sheet of paper in order to have the right dimensions.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Show and Tell Feb 2008

Here's a quilt Kathi made from the book Flowering Quilts by Kim Schaefer. It was on the front cover and thought it was so cute that she just had to make it. The buttons add so much charm and it was fun using up lots of scraps.

The group of quilts below are "Love Quilts" that we collect and donate each month to the Family/Domestic courts in Orange County California. The quilts are given to children (ages 0-18) who have become custody of the state. Sherry's Young Women group made
3 of them this month.
Thank you Young Women
of the Eagle 2nd Ward.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Show and Tell 2004 or so

These are some pictures I had from a meeting a few years ago, so I thought I'd go ahead and post them so we can have a little history. More info about each item will be added later.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

February Meeting

On Wed., February 27, 2008, Material Girls Quilt Group met at Jeanene Flake's home. Those in attendance were: Jeanie Farnworth, Maurene Lamm, Laurie Blackner, Diane Beagley, Sandy Cantrell, Monica Campbell, Jodie Hugentobler, Rachel Lamm, Carolanna Mellen, Jeri Moore, Renee Rees, Diane Spackman, Sherry Stafford, Kathi Thompson, Mary Lloyd, Jan Leifson and Lori Schroath. A bag or two were shown, as were some beautiful small quilts, a crazy quilt, and ideas for quilts.
Monica showed a completed quilt top of blocks we all made and turned in at the January meeting. This quilt is done in browns, greens, golds, blues, reds and creams. When it is completed it will be presented to the Brandon and Tamara Walker family. Lorna volunteered to quilt it on her home quilting machine.
We turned in our friendship blocks of pinwheels to Carolanna Mellen. It will make up to be a cute quilt of bright three dimensional pinwheels.
We are planning to make a Ragged Hearts quilt to give to a cancer research group for auction to raise money.
Several are making a Snowman Wall Quilt. We all brought 150 3" squares of 2 different flannels to exchange for the patchwork portion of the snowman quilt. We laid the squares on the kitchen table, walked around the table and picked up the squares until we all held a big handful. The patterns for the snowmen heads and noses were available to trace.

Jeanene served yummy lemon bars and ultimate brownies. Thank You Jeanene.

Our next meeting will be held on Wed., March 19th at Lorna Fisher's home.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Friendship Squares~Pinwheels

Three dimensional pinwheels are our most recent friendship block. Three sets are pictured, we each created one set for Carolanna. She gave us the blue with print, from there we added brights for the four patch and folded triangles. The extra matching prairie points will be used in the edging of the quilt. These worked up real cute. Watch for the completed quilt...