The sewing room is buzzing with activity

The Robson Ranch Material Girls are back in full swing. We have close to 60 members. The members have been sewing up a storm over the summer in preparation for the Craft Show and also making tops for our charities and comfort quilts. Also during the summer months some new members were trained to use the longarm machine. To gain more experience using the longarm they tried their new skills to quilt comfort and charity quilts. Once the top is pieced together, batting and backing are then sandwiched together and stitched on the longarm machine. This is what is called quilting. After the quilting is completed it must be squared by cutting off the sides. Binding is added, and the binding is folded over the edge and stitched by hand on the back of the quilt. The final step is to sew on a label. Voilà, you have a quilt.

The Project Committee has been busy over the summer planning classes, which are taught by our own members. The classes in November have been planned to make items to sell at the Craft Show. The first class made chenille pot holders, and the second class made pretty flower pincushions. Both classes were taught by Peg Salo. Barb Chmilar taught a class on label making. Georgia Brosnihan just finished the class on the Flower Pincushion. Beautiful!

The Block of the Month is in full swing with Barb Chmilar and Linda Stach heading the committee. They choose a block for the members to create using different fabrics. Once these blocks are completed they are pieced together to make a quilt top. These tops will become comfort or charity quilts. We have many talented members within our group.

The Material Girls welcome all residents and their guests to join us. Dues are $20 per year, and you can visit two times before dues are collected. Monies from our dues and profits from our raffle quilt ticket sales support the purchase of fabrics and supplies to make comfort quilts for our own residents who have a serious illness or have lost a spouse. Please contact Bea Pressler at 520-858-5379 if you know a Robson Ranch resident who might need one. The members also make quilts for people in need and worthwhile charities.

This year’s charities include Eloy Police Department who will have two quilts in their car to give to a child when they have been removed from a home, a fire, auto accident, etc., and the Family Advocacy Center when children being removed from a home are taken here. We will also continue to support the new residents of the Senior Apartments in Eloy by giving them a quilt.

The Sewing Room is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 p.m. For more information contact Karn King at [email protected] or 520-233-7833.

Come join us for sewing fun and fellowship.