Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aug 2010

Corrie's anniversary quilt
Nancy C.

Sample of Diane S.'s curtains for bathroom window.

Lenette's tablecloth (she used flannel as batting to make it a bit thinner)

Carolanna's pot holders
Kathi's dresden plate chargers

Carolanna's own design
Maurene's quilt

Monica's daughter's quilt (quilted by Nancy's husband)
Diane B.'s chenille baby boy quilt

Hannah's apron (it's reversible)-Diane B.'s daughter
Lori's sewing machine cover

Lori's Pin Cushion Organizer
Material Girls of Idaho met on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the home of Tracey Braithwaite. Fifteen members were in attendance, plus two daughters. First on the agenda was showing and viewing the pizza box exchange blocks. Each month all of the blocks come back so nice! Sew and Tell next: A discussion was held about the erasable gel pens by PILOT called Frixion. This is a very handy tracing pen that can be used in sewing and stitching. The ink will iron right off the surface of your project. Various colors are available, the pen can be found in most office supply stores.

Also, on sale right now at Hancocks Fabrics is a line of quilting fabric called M'Liss.
Tracey had available for us to sew, a fun tea towel and fabric for Fall. See one pictured below.
Some members shared a seasonal recipe of something from their garden. We enjoyed a pasta dish and some bottled relish. Tracey served a very refreshing slush and delicious Zucchini Muffins right out of the oven. Thank You, Tracey for all your effort to provide a very enjoyable morning! Take a look at this Sew Mama Sew link that Lori Shroath shared. It will lead you to the pin cushion she made for a swap partner. Pin Cushion Organizer. Next month our meeting will be held at Diane Beagley's home on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Thanks to all who attended and showed their sewing creations for the last month. See you next time.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

July 2010 Meeting

The July 2010 meeting for Material Girls was held at Susan Tway's home in Garden City. Susan's home is situated with the Boise River right out her back door. We enjoyed watching a mid-summer storm through the big picture windows that morning. Susan was prepared and set up to help us all make a small Santa ornament or gift tag. She also prepared Strawberry Shortcake for our refreshments. Thank you, Susan, for everything. We met one of Susan's friends and hope to see her again at Quilt Group. Sew and Tell was enjoyable and quite varied. Our group consists of many talented ladies. Thirteen group members were in attendance. We continue to exchange pizza boxes with one more completed block each month. We are asking as you complete a block to write your name inside the lid of the box. See you all in August, where we will meet Wednesday, August 25, at Tracey Braithwaite's home in Eagle. Thanks to everyone.
PS It's been so long I couldn't remember who did what for a few things. If you have a sec, go to Flickr and comment on the picture and I'll get things fixed. Thanks!