Here’s an update on Material Girls’ activities taking place. As mentioned previously, there will not be any meetings until a notice is sent out to that effect.
Southview Baby Quilts
Since we were not able to have our Baby Shower meeting for Southview Hospital in 2020, they are in great need of NICU baby quilts. These quilts are given to babies on their way home and greatly appreciated by the family.
They should be no smaller than 36” square. Better sizes are 45” square or 36” X 45”. If you want to make covers for the isolettes, the 45”square size is best. The other two sizes will probably be used to wrap babies that lack adequate wrapping when they come for appointments. The sizes are not engraved in granite. If you have a quilt to donate that doesn’t fit the guidelines, I assure you a baby will be found who needs it.
If the spirit moves you to make breast pads, I’ll be as grateful as the mommas, since I spend a fair bit of time keeping up with the need. If you prefer to make quilts rather than pads, that is fine. I confess, I make pads so I don’t make quilts. The pads are made of two layers of batting between two layers of flannel. I use an old cd (about 5” circle) as a template. The batting should be natural fiber or close to it, because polyester is not absorbent. 80/20 has enough cotton to absorb. If you have batting you are unsure of, pour water on it and see if it absorbs the water. You can fasten the four layers together any way you like. If you have a serger, that is the fastest easiest way. But a sewing machine works fine too….any stitch you like. Overlock is my favorite for the job.
If you have any questions about quilts or breast pads, please call me. If you are willing to sew, I’m certainly willing to give information and any help I can.
Thanks to all of you. You are THE BEST.
Maggie Bauer (937) 371-9775
Baby Quilt Pickups
Quilts or breast pads will be picked up by Connie Bates and Jennifer Leedy at First Baptist Church of Miamisburg on 11th Street in the parking lot on Saturday, March 20th from 10 – 12 and Sunday, March 21st from 2-4. Also if you have any Raffle ticket stubs or money you can also bring those.
If you need more time or if you are interested in having another Baby Shower for Southview in the fall let us know.
Fabric Swap/Raffle TicketsEileen Mallory will be at the donut shop across from the Little Shop on Saturday Jan 30, 2021 from 10 – 11 with the fabric squares. You can pick them up then, or she will deliver them at a later date. Eileen will be calling everyone also, but this note is in case she missed calling you. Eileen will also have raffle tickets for you to sell or buy. You can also bring your raffle tickets or stubs at the same time. We will draw for the quilts April 1, 2021. Please try and support this effort. This will help get our 2022 Quilt Show back on the track. Please feel free to give Eileen a call if you have any questions, 937-344-7610.
We would like to know how much interest there would be in participating at the June retreat at Higher Ground Retreat Center in Indiana. They will be available June 4, 5, 6 . We can still arrive at 9am and checkout is Sunday at 11am.We need at least 20 to 25 people to sign up in order to have the retreat. We can be socially distanced in the quilting room if we limited to 25. The dining hall requires masks to be worn, except when eating. They are serving as we walk thru the line and silverware is pre-packaged. Seating is limited to 4 per table. The cost is slightly more.
1 in a room is $190
2 in a room is $145
3 in a room is $130
4 in a room is $120
We will need full payment by June 3rd.
You can email Elaine Miller at email@example.com or leave a message at 937-241-7282. She is working full time and not always able to pick up her phone.
Hope to see you at Retreat!
We are remembering Joan Cole of Material Girls, who passed away January 22. She was one of our first members of Material Girls. Joan was always a smiling face and ready for some beautiful stitching and discussions. A memorial gathering will be held from 3-5 PM on Friday January 29 at Gebhart-Schmidt-Parrarmore Funeral Home in Miamisburg. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com