Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 2012

It was a beautiful spring day in a beautiful setting at Susan's home on the banks of the Boise River. Thank you Susan for hosting this month!
Lori told us this month that she will be moving to Spokane the end of May.  :(  We are soooo sad to lose her from our group, we've been so inspired by many of her quilts and ideas. But we know how happy she will be to have her husband at home more. Lori, we wish you the best always. We can't wait to hear of your adventures and of your new quilting buddies in Spokane! Please stay in touch!
Here are the show and tells:
The first four are projects made by Diane and the young girls she is teaching to sew.

 Make-up brush holder by Alexis.

 Wall hanging with embroidery by Aysha.
 Embroidered pillowcase by Diane
 Two baby quilt tops by Diane. The pattern is a very easy free tutorial called Road Trip, by Cluck Cluck Sew. These quilts are going to Humanitarian Services.

Large Log Cabin Toddler quilt made by a friend of Diane's, Kim Thibault. All Polka Dots with hand quilting.
 Nancy's apron
 Nancy's scrap quilt called Mumbo Gumbo

Kathi's raw edge quilt - The border fabric is from In The Beginning fabric company.
 Darla's plaid quilt
 Darla's gift from her sister who lives in Twin Falls, Id. The purse is made from recycled baby car seat belts by people in that area. The ribbon and flower are interchangeable.
 Lenette's finished layer cake quilt
 Susan won this nest and the large owl in an auction. She then made the 2 additional owls.
 The door prize for 2 lucky winners-dyed wool
 Our take home project-a robin, the first sign of Spring
 Susan had all the supplies all ready for us - Thank You for all your work, Susan!
 Here are some close-ups for those who are finishing their projects at home

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mar 2012

Here we are again. Material Girls are busy as ever. We met this week at Monica's where we had a show and tell and also a spring cleaning swap. We cleaned our quilt rooms and brought all those gentle used and completely unused items that at one time we thought were so necessary for our quilting happiness. Now we are happy to clear them out of our rooms and let our fellow quilters enjoy them. We also shared handy tips for either quilting or cleaning and Monica had a nice handout for each of us with lots of ideas. Thank you Monica. We all learned a lot!
Here are the pics:

 Made by Monica for her new granddaughter.

 The beginnings of our swap

The ultimate cloth info shared by Monica. This is her go-to cleaning cloth that never leaves streaks and withstands wash after wash. We will be ordering them in bulk to save on their cost.

Rachel's cloth forget-me-not that she made for her church Relief Society birthday celebration
 Kathi finally got her quilt quilted thanks to Tracey's long arm
 Rachel redid her daughter and their "adopted" daughter's room. These are the beautiful quilts the girls get.
 Close up

 One of them was backed with minty fabric

Kelley's wedding gift quilt
 Sherry's table runner
 Maruene's quilt for a friend
 Another Maurene quilt
 Maurene and Jeanie took a class in St. George and learned an easy technique for making this lone-star
Maurene's quilt
Baby blanket by Jeanie
Baby blanket by Jeanie
Jeanie finished her snowman quilt.
Jeanie's lonestar quilt

Corrie's quilt
Corrie's quilt