UPDATE: Material Girls August Meeting Update

After much consideration and discussion the Leadership Team thought it best to cancel the August 6th Material Girls meeting. It was a difficult decision and the numbers were not moving in the right direction. We thought it best to wait until September 3 for our next meeting. 

 IN THE MEANTIME:

Third Raffle Quilt – Because we did not draw for the raffle quilts at the April Quilt Show, we are holding them over until the 2021 Miamisburg Quilt Show We thought we should make it even better for our supporters with a third quilt. We are planning on making a “Goodnight Irene” quilt. There are a couple of ways you can help. 1) We need 5 inch spring colors. You can send to Eileen Mallory or drop off at the Little Shop of Stitches before August 9th and we will pick them up. 2)We are planning to do a group sew. We can only have 10 people on each day so that we can social distance. We have August 11, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and August 13, 10 am to 2:00 pm. If you would like to help with the sewing please call Eileen with the day you are able to sew. Only the first 10 responders will be assigned to each day. Please provide your own lunch or snacks. 

Mystery Quilt – You should have received Clue 4. If you have not received your clues, please call Eileen and we will get you caught up. Clue 5 will be sent the first week of August.

 3 Inch Fabric Swap – Yes, we are still doing the Fabric Swap. We may not get to exchange until the end of the year but quite a few people gave me all the squares for the whole exchange so I didn’t want to cancel. In case you forget the colors here is the list again. March – Snow Flakes, April – Red or Pink May – Small Flowers, June – Blue on Blue, July – Small Patriotic Print, August – Yellow Stripe, September – Small Novelty, October – Leaves

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UPDATE: Material Girls Meeting Schedule

Hi All!
It’s been quite awhile since we last “spoke”.  We are very sorry to have to let you know that we will be cancelling July’s Material Girl meeting.  It does not seem wise to try to get together at this time.  We of course will be monitoring the situation and will let you know later next month if we can gather for our August 6, 2020 meeting.

Just so that you can keep “in practice”  —  I have sent out  via email the Block Exchange.  We certainly hope we will be able to share our blocks in August.  This month’s block is a scrappy string block.  This is a quick easy block but can become one of many different interesting quilts.  I made one block to try and had to finish it into a quilt.  The only guideline for this block will be to use a deep blue for the center strip and then any size and color strips on either side.  It will end up as a 10.5 block unfinished.

For our planning purposes, we would be interested to know if you would plan to attend the August 6th meeting.  The meeting would be held in the much larger Activity Center and proper sanitation and health precautions would be in place.  If you would plan to attend just send a separate email (Do not send a reply)
to Georgia sevans68@woh.rr.com  and let us know.

Keep those sewing machines humming – we are all anxious to see  your creations!!

Material Girls
Leadership Committee

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Material Girls 2019 Higher Ground Retreat

We had “full house” at this year’s Higher Ground Retreat.  Here are some shares of the wonderful projects worked.  These were some very buys ladies over the weekend! We will be looking for the finishes in our Material Girls Show & Tell postings in the future.

 

 

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Suffragists: And They Persisted! Art Quilt Exhibit

Dayton Public Library Event: Downtown Branch

June 1- July 31, 2019

Twenty art quilts will be on display in the Second Floor Gallery featuring faces behind the suffrage movement and 19th Amendment.  Twelve additional quilts featuring Mother Goose rhymes rewritten in 1912 with suffragist messages will be on display in the Opportunity Space at Patterson beginning June 17.  The intricate works of art were created by members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network (mvaqn.com).
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A Treat from the Quilt Show Committee

Below are pictures from the Sew-In provided by the Miamisburg Quilt Show Committee.  All Material Girl members who work throughout the year and during the Miamisburg Quilt Show were rewarded for their volunteer work with a two day Sew-In!!  We had about 35 members  join together for two days at Material Girls host church, First Baptist Church of Miamisburg activity center.   Lunch was provided both days by the Quit Show Committe.  Why were we there?  Sew Sew Sew and yes, Munch, Munch, Munch.  You can see from our pictures plenty of lovely projects were worked on and some actual finishes.  And the wonderful spread of lunches and munches.

Once again our volunteers will be providing for a fabulous Miamisburg Quilt Show for 2019 on  Friday April 26th & Saturday April 27th. It will be at our same show venue, Miamisburg First Church of God, 444 N. Heincke, Miamisburg OH.  Come see our quilts, vendors, demos, craft table items, scissor sharpening, tasty food, and an opportunity to win one of two raffle quilts.

Yes we did have a great time stitchin and munchin!

 

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2019 Raffle Quilts – Miamisburg Quilt Show

Here are both of the beautiful quilts that will be raffled off at the 11 Annual Miamisburg Quilt Show  to be held at the First Church of God at 446 Heincke Rd in Miamisburg on April 26 and 27, 2019. The quilts have fabric from the Material Girls Quilt Guild (members donated all the fabric for the quilts), pieced by guild members Connie Bates and Anita Huber and quilted by  Anita Huber and Pam Becker. These quilts are stunning. If you need raffle tickets please contact any Material Girl member or send a comment and I will get you some tickets. Any questions regard this show please do not hesitate to ask.  Proceeds will be donated to local charities as in previous years.

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Miamisburg Quilt Show

The Miamisburg Quilt Show is about 6 weeks away, please mark your calendar, April 26 and 27, 2019. Below please find a list of the vendors. We will have a talented scissor sharpener this year so please bring all your scissors that need a little sharpening.

The Little Shop of Stitches
79 S Main Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
www.TheLittleShopOfStitches.com
937-384-0804

Bernina Main Street
8390 N Main Street
Dayton, OH 45415
www.BerninaMainStreet.com
937-264-1872

The City Stitcher
6450 Durban Road
Centerville, OH 45459
JMCityStitcher@yahoo.com

Quilted Christmas
Germantown, OH 45327
QuiltedChristmas.com
pdgCreationsllc@gmail.com
912-492-9934

Seams Sew Easy
2326 Mack Road
Fairfield OH 45014-9205
www.Seams-Sew-Easy.com
513-860-1373

The Soap Shepherd
Brookville IN 47012
www.TheSoapShepherd.com
513-833-1133

Simple Pleasures Stitchery
141 N Main Street Suite B
Williamstown, KY 41097

Two sisters Quilt Shop LLC
59960 Southgate Road
Byersville, OH 43723
www.TwoSistersQuiltShop.com
740-685-2008

The Crystal Ewe
Englewood OH 45322
513-390-6890

Serger Quilts and Lessons
937-409-3201
Serger Demos
Peggy & Nicole Dubrava
Tdubrava@woh.rr.com

Tantalizing Tints
10101 Washington Church Road
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Stephanie Sprinkle
Etsy: etsy,com/shop/TantalizingTints
TantalizingTints@wordpress.com

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Shirley’s Sunflower BOM’s

Thanks to all who contributed their October Sunflower Block of the Month to our Fearless Leader.  It was quite the surprise for her at our last meeting.  Shirley is well know for her affection of Sunflowers, in all forms.  So we had to encourage her to make a Sunflower Quilt.  Here are all your blocks.  Shirley would like to remember you all on the quilt label for her finished quilt for years to come!!  If you can identify your block please leave your name and which row and column your block is located in the comment section below this post.   If you need further detail you can click on the picture to enlarge and see more detail.   Thanks to all.

Shirley’s Sunflower Quilt Blocks

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Get Out’a Town!

The group spent the day as road warriors and shoppers covering ground between Miamisburg and Chillicothe.  They were received by Creations So Clever and Old Town Fabrics.  Links to each of their web sites have been provided. The quilt shops had plenty of staff to help them and also provided a demo to show them some new projects.  And it looks like they had a very nice chariot for their travel.  Thanks Linda!

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Material Girls 2018 Higher Ground Retreat

Thanks to Barb Childers for her pictures of this year’s retreat.  Our retreats really have a cult following.  That is cult in a good way, a quilty way.  You can see the lovely facilities and of course the serious stitchin taking place.  And some great quilts to look forward to at our Material Girl Show & Tell and next year’s Miamisburg Quilt Show.

If you have pictures you would like to share just let me know.

A Sewing Room to spread out in

What do you think about moving this one?

Why they call it “Tree City”

I’m Just Not Sure

This year’s Special Guest of Honor Can you name this moth?

And we still have a Peanut Gallery

She made her own pattern!

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