Tag: Material Girls

Material Girls are back in action

Jean Handlen December already? Where has the year gone? Almost all our quilters and sewers are back to enjoy our wonderful Arizona winter with sewing and quilting. Thanks to Mr. Robson we are starting off our season in our brand new studio. Our new room was a wonderful surprise as we now have over 70…

Material Girls – Why do we quilt?

  Jean Handlen We’re often asked this question, mainly by non-quilters. We find that sometimes others (i.e. non-quilters) just don’t get it. Why would a completely normal, sane person buy beautiful fabric, only to cut it up and then spend a long time sewing it back to make a whole piece again? It does sound…

Material Girls news

  Jean Handlen Summer is supposed to be a time to be with family and friends, relax and take the time to reflect on what we enjoyed during the past year, the friends we visited, new people we met and down the line start making plans for the next season we come together at Robson…

Material Girls – Fat Quarter Revenge

Jean Handlen During what we might call the quiet months of summer, the Material Girls has a core group that is working tirelessly on comfort quilts. On June 20 Joy Swanson, Marge Doughty, Melody Peebles, Diane Bohmert, Mary Syer and Teri Bay got together and cut out five quilt kits, completed one and placed three…

A group of women, a dream and a heart

  Peggy Salo Many stories and fables from our youth begin with “Once upon a time…” so this month we will trace the origin of the Robson Ranch Material Girls Club. In the beginning there were four or five women with a love of sewing. Under the guiding hand of Barbara Hunt, a sewing club…

Material Girls news

  Jean Handlen The new board for Robson Ranch Material Girls held its first business meeting of their term on April 13 at 9:00 a.m. with the next official business meeting scheduled for November. We welcome new members to come out and find out what all we are doing. Dues are $20 per year, and…

The Long Arm: the machine that changed quilting

  Barbara Chmilar What is a long arm? These are machines which sew through all three layers of the quilt by moving the machine, not the quilt. And that is it! The Material Girls has a long arm committee that is dedicated to learning new techniques and teaching classes so that we can all experience…

The Material Girls Historian

Judy and her purple and white sparkle quilt

Barbara Chmilar Everyone who joins a club becomes part of its legacy whether they’re an officer or a member at large who just attends functions. It’s up to the club historian to record the notable events during their tenure. The position, however, extends beyond just writing down what happens. The historian’s job duties can extend…