Material Girls recycling at its finest

Dottie Walsh, Sophie, Peggy and Harold Hall

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 and add them to the bin at the sewing room.

For five years the Material Girls Sewing Club has been donating their scrap material to Peggy and Harold Hall from Arizona City. The Robson Ranch Material Girls is the biggest contributor of scraps for the couple’s cause. From every barrel of scrap material they make 12 dog beds. These beds are donated to the animal shelter at the Pinal County Fairgrounds at 11-mile corner. All adopted dogs go home with their own bed.

Last year as well as this coming year we are supporting the Family Advocacy Center for Children and providing the Eloy Police Department with two quilts for each police car for when they must remove a child from a home. The Material Girls has also supported the Eloy Senior Center for four years by annually providing a quilt or pillowcase to all of the residents. We also make comfort quilts for our own residents who have a serious illness or who have lost a spouse.

Please contact either Marge Doughty 360-739-9990, [email protected] or Doug Kant at 989-860-0692, [email protected] if you know a Robson resident who might need one.

The Material Girls welcome all residents who have a love for sewing and/or quilting to join our club. Dues are $20 per year, and you can visit two times before dues are collected. Monies from our dues, profits from our raffle quilt ticket sales and the craft fairs support the purchase of fabrics and supplies we need to fulfill our ongoing commitments to our charities.

If you would like more information about the club, contact Mary Syer at [email protected], phone 610-613-6161 or Barb Chmilar at [email protected],  250-573-2808.