Tag: Robson Ranch Material Girls

2020 Raffle Quilt underway

Jodie Spillar and Deb Ellis putting the 2020 raffle quilt together.

Marie Stuersel The Material Girls have been working hard and having fun this summer creating the 2020 raffle quilt. Making the quilt takes many hands and creative minds to determine the pattern and fabric colors, as well as cut and sew the pieces very precisely together. This year’s raffle quilt committee members are Jodie Spillar…

Material Girls news

Jean Handlen In January, two groups of Material Girls traveled to Hereford, Arizona for an annual three- or four-day quilting/sewing retreat at Ritter Ranch. Hosted by Sheila and Bill Ritter, a fun time was had by all being pampered with good food, comfortable quarters and no household responsibilities! Quilt tops were sewn (some until wee…

Material Girls announces raffle quilt winner

Jean Handlen The Robson Ranch Material Girls had its drawing for the queen-sized raffle quilt on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The winner of this year’s quilt was Rebecca McKinney and she was extremely excited. Rebecca immediately took the quilt over to her 94 years young mother for her to enjoy. This fabulous quilt was assembled…

Material Girls having fun

Jean Handlen OMG! Do these ladies know how to have fun and be productive at the same time! On Friday, May 4 the RR Material Girls decided to have a little fun and held a speed quilting event. The ladies teamed up into three teams of three members each to compete to see who could…

The Fabric of Our Life

Barbara Chmilar The history of cotton in the Valley began in 1885 with F.G. Hardwicke, who arrived in Tempe in 1878 to work as a blacksmith for Charles Trumbull Hayden. A few years later, Hardwicke took up farming — maybe in response to a local incentive encouraging farmers to try growing a new crop —…

Hail and Farewell

Barbara Chmilar Farewell The Robson Ranch Material Girls are losing one of their most treasured members: Gayle Strack who is moving. The Material Girls were lucky to have her for as long as they have and to enjoy her wisdom and talent. She has inspired us all to become better quilters and more importantly to…

Material Girls recycling at its finest

Dottie Walsh, Sophie, Peggy and Harold Hall

Barbara Chmilar Our Scraps for Doggie Beds chairman Dottie Welsh and her committee members Lou Downey and Jean Handlen make sure that all the members of the Material Girls Sewing Club don’t throw out any scraps but put them in the recycle barrel. The RRMG is encouraged to save their scraps from home as well…