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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…

Robson Ranch Material Girls join the fun!

The quilt shown on the design wall will be 92 x 92 and is all appliqued. The design wall allows you to get the perfect picture and readjust the pieces to your satisfaction before sewing it together.

Barbara Chmilar Summertime in the desert is the perfect time for many of our members to sew quilt tops and other projects! You can find several of our members in the CAC studio sewing on Mondays and Fridays. There are some fun projects planned for this month so drop in and check us out. One…

Material Girls begin summer season

The group representing the charity/comfort quilt committee delivering quilts to Eloy Senior Center: Karen Karpinsky, Jane Schroer, Rebecca McKinny and Marge Doughty

Barbara Chmilar The Material Girls’ calendar reflects the beginning of the summer season, and so the sewing room is open for quilting/sewing on Mondays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The projects committee is planning some summer classes and activities; they are still in the planning stages so watch for some fun stuff…

Material Girls news

“Quilt ‘til You Wilt” girls

Barbara Chmilar The new board for Robson Ranch Material Girls will have its first business meeting of their term on April 14 at 9:30 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…

Two Material Girls win ribbons at the Tucson Quilt Show

Two of the members of the Material Girls entered quilts in the Tucson Quilt Show in February. Both of their quilts won ribbons. Gayle Strack won a second place ribbon in her category for her Modern Quilt made from blocks from the book Patchwork City. Her blocks contained many fussy-cut pieces making them quite interesting…