Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Material Girl

I am a Material Girl!  Yep, not only do I own material...I have been part of a group called the Material Girls.  This group of women mean so much to me...I learn quilting tips...but, more importantly I learn how to navigate life.  The challenges, joys, losses and most importantly living with grace.

Yesterday was an especially momentous gathering because I finished another UFO!!!  Snow Days!!!  Now that we are into Spring...of course I would finish Snow Days! LOL  

Linda's applique is proceeding beautifully!

Jean showed off a community quilt she completed...there is going to be a lucky recipient!

The Material Girls have evolved since the early 90's into a predominately handwork group.  Whether it be applique, hand quilting, binding, embroidery...anything by hand.  Handwork allows for a lot of feisty conversation.  And, I have noticed that as we have aged there is less of a filter to our opinions and conversations, LOL.   

Catherine is working on a Hawaiian Applique.  I made this pattern for a Hoffman Challenge back in the 90's and it remains popular.

Bev hand appliques this entire quilt from her stash!!! and is now in the hand quilting stage.  Definitely an heirloom.

Marilyn is the queen of the "big stitch"

My Monday "well" was certainly filled and next Monday is going to be even more exciting!!!  The Dresden Plate Challenge Quilts will be revealed.  We are going to have a Cinco de Mayo potluck!
Hope you are starting off on a great week!