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Material Girls News

Patty LaCroix The various houses pictured will be combined into a quilt of many colors, which is the current project of the Material Girls. This particular block is just one of many traditional designs that fill thousands of books and patterns. Some of the most popular design names include Hourglass, Jacob’s Ladder, Missouri Star, and Water Wheel. Some…

Material Girls News

Patty LaCroix Recently, I looked at my grandmother’s hankies that were handed down to me, which were beautifully hand embroidered. I realized that those took hours to complete, with beautiful designs on the edge of a silk or cotton hankie. As a young woman, I adopted the hand embroidery techniques not only from my grandmother…

Material Girls

Some of the members wearing their finished tops (left to right): Peg Fortner, Patty Foley, Janita Baugh, Joanne Johnson, and Diane Bohmert.

Patty LaCroix Hello. Now that I have acquired the position of vice president of the Material Girls, my responsibility will be to submit an article each month to the Robson Ranch Views of Casa Grande, Ariz. In February a new garment sewing group kicked off. Each member selected a pattern. Then the fun started as we…

New Sewing Group Kicks Off the New Year

Diane Bohmert In February, a new garment sewing group will be kicking off the new year. If you like to sew or think you might like to learn and are interested in garment sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, and spending time with others, please join us in the sewing studio at the Creative Arts Center (CAC)…

Material Girls Donate Fabric

Diane Bohmert Did you know that Material Girls donate our fabric scraps and batting? Peggy and Harold Hall, from Arizona City, use our scraps to make doggie beds. The Halls have been picking up our scraps for the past seven years. Material Girls have a 30-gallon barrel in our studio, and fill it approximately every other…

Material Girls Newsletter

Diane Bohmert About this time of year, we would be thanking all those that attended and supported the spring craft fair. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, the sale did not happen. Although the virus has kept us out of the Creative Arts and Crafts building, it hasn’t kept our members from sewing, quilting, and…

Material Girls News

Marie Stuersel Before I get on to the Material Girls news, don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the beautiful queen size quilt that will be raffled off at the November craft fair. Stop by the Creative Arts Center sewing room any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, and one of our members will be…

Material Girls had an Amazing Year

Marie Stuersel The Material Girls have experienced a banner year in our mission to create beautiful quilts for charity and residents of Robson Ranch who have a serious life-threatening illness or who have lost a spouse. Each quilt is stitched with great care and love in order to provide comfort for the recipient and, in…