Mary Woods taught a class on using wool.  There were two projects to choose from, a pillow or a bag.   She made kits which included the wool, needle, thread, freezer paper, steam-a-seam and a pattern.

Pillow Project

  Finished Bag

Bag project in progress

Flower embellishment

Project patterns

Picture of stitches from The American Patchwork and Quilting
Magazine - January/February issue /2014

Stitches from above mentioned magazine

Other examples of possible embellishments


Lynn Williams

Linda Watson

Karen Price 

Rita Harris

       Nancy Furniss

  Melba Shurtliff

  Alice Baumgartner
  Joyce Brower

Donna Munk

Delis Orr

Julie Martin

Louise Harrington

Editha VanOrden

Diantha Hatch

Cheryl Keller

Linda Michaelson

Mary McCullough

Lori Jarmin

Message from the blog person:  Sorry if I missed your project and if any of the above projects are credited to the wrong person, please let me know!!!!


Lori Jarmin called the meeting to order at our temporary location.  She made announcements about quilt shows coming up including Quiltfest being held in Blackfoot March 28th and 29th at the Blackfoot High School. Portneuf Valley Quilt Show April 25th and 26th, Pocatello,  HMQS May 8 - 10th (SLC) and Portland, Oregon August 14 - 16th.  Mary Hege gave information on the Idaho Mennonite World Relief Festival that is on April 11th and 12th in Nampa, Idaho.

Classes coming up are Mary's Wool Class on April 10th and 
Charity Day on May 8th.

A form was handed out to the members that want to sign up for the "PHD" challenge.  PHD stands for "projects half done," the next challenge, and has a deadline of March, 2015.  Lori explained how it would work.  Sign-ups will be accepted until May 22, 2014.  More forms will be available at the next meeting.

Connie Tabor gave a presentation on the different types of battings and the uses for each type.  Samples were handed out to the members that were donated by the Quilters Dream company ( They also donated 3 different battings that would be  drawn for at the end of the meeting. Connie told us some interesting facts about the history of battings and also passed around some battings that she is familiar with, including Hobbs Poly Down, 80/20 cotton/polyester, wool and bamboo types.  The most important thing about battings is to match the type of batting with the way the quilt will be used.

Connie Tabor

(Unfinished Objects)
Madge Lindsay - friendship block quilt made from blocks that were finished in 1995

Alice Baumgartner - class from Quiltfest last year - called multi-chain

Audrey Eberhard - Kylie's Quilt - made for 1 year old granddaughter (was not available for the March meeting).

Vee Gibson - Charity scrap quilt top

 Vee Gibson - makes the  backing to go with the quilt and brings the
 back to front for the binding.

Marie Jantz - table runner - twister pattern

Margaret Peterson - Kim Diehl pattern - table runner

Valerie Lemas - log cabin middle - made for sister-in-law

Barb Tatum - 2 baby quilts - centers are machine embroidered - Ohio Star Block

 Pat Goode - Kim Diehl pattern - table runner

Marilyn Andersen - quilt top - half hexagon pattern

Lynda Sponenburgh - all flannel pumpkins

Nancy Furniss - table topper - 1930's reproduction fabrics

Serena Yancey - Marmalade fabric line from The Ribbon Retreat, Shelley

Janey Cook - Nancy Halverson pattern

Other UFO challenges done by:
Melba Shurtliff - project at the quilters - circle quilt made with batik fabrics
Mary McCullough - finished but absent
Leora Melton - done but on vacation


Blocks for Valerie Lemas
Left to right:  Terilee Jacobson, Valerie Lemas(top block made by Connie Tabor), Editha VanOrden and Marilyn Andersen

Blocks for Marty Freeburne
Left to right:  Debbie Miles, Nancy Furniss, Melba Shurtliff (one made by Marie Jantz), Terilee Jacobson, and Linda Michaelson

 More blocks for Marty Freeburne
Audrey Eberhard, Nan Harrison, and Valerie Lemas


Alice Baumgartner - Relay for Life quilt

Nan Harrison - quilt made for 10 day old great granddaughter

Jonnel Kelley - large flowered throw - yo yo's will go on the center of the flowers

Lynda Sponenburgh - Civil War Table Topper

Dee Bowman - framed vase - class from Lea Hardy - has tulle overlay

Marilyn Andersen - Kim Diehl Hopscotch Medallion - wooden frame

Marilyn Andersen - tote bag

Valerie Lemas - Dr. Seuss quilt for grandson to be born

Mary Hege - pin cushion/scrapbags - reversible

 Trudy Stubbs - pincushion made with fabric selvages

Trudy Stubbs - tote bag made with fabric selvages

Trudy Stubbs - quilt - found at a thrift store selling 3 tops for $10
made with batiks - what a bargain!

Candy High - made 50 pairs of crocheted booties 
for Elizabeth Baskets and other organizations - while on vacation!

Linda Michaelson - tote bag made for step daughter for her trip to Hawaii 
(fabric purchased in Hawaii by her stepdaughter)

 Linda Michaelson - made at Spinning Pinwheels class 
"What Does the Fox Say"?

 Dixie Jacky - baby quilt with turning 20 design and sashed between blocks

Mary Woods - baby quilt - Charlie Harper design

 Stacey McClellan - wedding quilt for son and daughter-in-law
Anka's Treasures Design

Lynn Williams - 18 pillowcases for charity

Guest - Linda Thomas - I Spy Quilt

Guest - Linda Thomas - I Spy Quilt

Editha VanOrden - Carpenter Star Quilt

Editha VanOrden - showing the quilt she made 
 and was published in the book "You Can Quilt It" by Deborah Poole

Winners of the three battings given away 
Mary Woods, Cheryl Keller and Peggy Wareing

 Winners of the UFO Challenge

Oldest Project - Madge Lindsay
Brightest Quilts - Serena Yancey and Vee Gibson
Largest Quilt - Alice Baumgartner
Smallest Quilt - Pat Goode
President's Favorites - Lynn Williams and Lynda Sponenburgh