Thursday, February 26, 2009

Material Girls met at Carolanna Mellon's home on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Twelve people were in attendance. The completed friendship blocks of a "raw edge favorite fabrics" was turned into Diane Spackman. Laurie Blackner handed out her friendship block, which at first glance we can see it is unique and has a turtle on it!
First on the agenda as usual was show and tell. Kathi T. showed a beautiful Baptism quilt custom made for her daughter from an original pattern. One block done with handwork shows the island of Samoa, where Leah was born. Kathi also showed a Card and Duct Tape bag that she and her daughter made. Check out the slide show for that visual! Laurie Blackner showed a quilt called Summer Camp Quilt, which is a "cheater" panel quilt. It was made for one of the babies in her life. Rachel Lamm has many finishes this month: a Long embroidered/patchwork pillow mmmpretty, her Friendship Blocks quilt~we all helped with that, a Ladybug Table Runner, a Valentine Wall quilt, and a Happy Easter wall quilt. Nancy Fahnestock showed a neat pillow with a heart and love on it. Mary Lloyd has been sewing away on a table runner for her mother in law, a pretty table topper called Allspice Star and a big quilt made from the Tranquility line of fabric. Carolanna had several lovely projects as usual: completed Ladybug Quilt with scalloped edge, a Spring Quilt and a Pastel "Walmart" qQuilt which has real pretty machine quilting that she did on her big quilting machine. Jeri Moore showed a Houses on Parade quilt that she made from a McCalls quilting magazine. There is a secondary pattern that can be seen in that quilt. Diane Spackman showed a raw edge applique flower quilt that is a Waltzing With Bears pattern. Lenette Poole showed a very lovely quilt that she made from a purchased kit of the Flutterby line of fabric. It is a hexagon block quilt.
Monica Campbell, Diane Beagley and Robin Chamberlain were also in attendance. Thanks ladies, inspiring as usual.
Carolanna took us up to her sewing room where her machine quilter is and let us quilt with it. It was fun. She also served us a great lunch of BLTs on crissont rolls, cool whip salad and carrot bread. The raw edge flower blocks for the Cancer Research auction quilt are due next month.
~~Thanks so much.

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