President Lori Jarmin started the meeting with announcements:

The Shelley Library is holding their annual quilt show on February 24 and 25th. For more information e-mail Kaylene Christensen at clairnkaylene@gmail.com or watch for updates to the website www.northbingham.lili.org

Connie Tabor showed one of the quilts (Split Rail) that will be taught 
in her class on February 12th.
Those that had already signed up received a handout with instructions 
on what to bring to the class.

The class on March 5th, being taught by Julia Wareing is a pattern from the Moda Love blog tour using layer cakes, charm packs and mini charm packs.

Joyce Lewis holding a miniature of the pattern that was made by Lori Jarmin using the mini charm pack.

Coming in April will be an applique class taught by Madge Lindsay and Connie Tabor.  Methods such as needle turn, ruching, and broderie perse will be taught.

Madge Lindsay tells new members about the Elizabeth Baskets and the need for baby quilts, onesies and receiving blankets.

Editha VanOrden - our librarian - says we are not checking out books and wonders if we need to keep the library.  This is to be discussed at the next board meeting.

Lori Jarmin introduced our next raffle quilt to be raffled at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.  It is a quilt by Pat Speth from her book Nickel Quilts.

 Julia Wareing made the blocks to show what colors to use for the blocks.  The fabrics should be Kansas Troubles, Thimbleberries and Civil War.

Julie Martin handed out fabric for her friendship blocks 
that will be made by the membership.


Joyce Lewis shows the baby quilt that was started at Charity Day.

Audrey Eberhard shows her PHD #4 - Spinning stars
 to be used as a table topper.

Nancy Furniss showed the quilt she made for her husband for Christmas.  It is a Kim Diehl pattern with no applique.  Quilted by Connie Tabor.

Jonnel Kelley shows her cross stitch

Jonnel Kelley shows her "beetle bag".  
She got the pattern at the 2014 "Quilt Fest".

Jonnel Kelley - "Beetle Bag" opened!

"Birch Tree" made with friendship blocks

Disappearing Nine Patch - made from a block exchange

Quilts made by Brenda Anderson (right) - patterns from Kim Diehl's
Simple Whatnots collection #2 available from Madsen's in Idaho Falls.

Doris Coffey - PHD # 1  Hexagons - hand stitched and hand quilted

Doris Coffey - PHD # 6B - Basket Weave - quilted by Connie Tabor

Doris Coffey - "Solomon's Puzzle" PHD # 11 - quilted by Deborah Poole

Trudy Stubbs - PHD # 6 Sunflowers - quilted with the McTavishing technique

Connie Tabor, Carol Dilg showing baby quilts made for charity, 
quilted by Valarie Lemas and binding by Trudy Stubbs, right

4 burp cloths for Elizabeth Baskets

Trudy Stubbs showing bag made with fabric selvages

Fabric selvages made a cute tissue holder!

Trudy Stubbs - Front of the quilt made for her son - pattern "X's and O's"
PHD # 2  - King Size

Trudy Stubbs - Back of the above quilt - using squares of Christmas fabrics

Pat Goode - baby quilt made for her grandson 

Pat Goode - Cottage Basket tablerunner

 Linda Michaelson - 2 placemats - Chickadees - Linda's favorite bird
Used a product called "soft and stable"  available at 
Day Dream Quilt Shop in Idaho Falls

Linda Michaelson - 2 autumn placemats 

Lori Jarmin -  Christmas Table Mat - pattern by Kim Diehl

Lori Jarmin - Baby Quilt

Lori Jarmin - baby quilt - disappearing 9 patch and pinwheels 
made with leftovers from the quilt

 Serena Yancey - PHD - Snowman Row Quilt

Serena Yancey - tied quilt - made from Mary Englebright fabrics 
Pattern is "Trip Around the World"

Ann Faulkner - block of the month - "1850's square"

"Chinese Auction" or to be politically correct 
"Stash for Cash" 
or just our way of recycling!  

Judy Kirkham and Karen Price looking for some bargains

Lots and Lots of stash!

Joyce Lewis and Lori Jarmin collecting the items and calling out the winners

Joyce Lewis, Lori Jarmin, Mary Hege, Julia Wareing
calling names and delivering the stash to the rightful owner.

Julia Wareing delivering!

Thanks to all the members that help set up the "auction" and sold tickets

Madge Lindsay, Diantha Hatch, Mary Hege, Trudy Stubbs, Linda Michaelson,
Joyce Brower, Rosy Neitzel, Candy High, Connie Tabor, Editha VanOrden
and Lori Jarmin.  Let me know if I forgot anyone!


Thirty members attended the annual charity day!  A soup lunch was provided by Alice Baumgartner, Madge Lindsay, Candy High, Diantha Hatch and Lori Jarmin with plenty of desserts to munch on.  There were 7 finished tops, 3 baby quilts and 65 pillowcases made.  A fun time was had by all of those members attending.
See end of blog for Alice's recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Soup.

 Julie Martin, Vee Gibson, Garnalee Harrington, Debbie Miles

             Candy High, Joyce Lewis, Tammie Bradley, Madge Lindsay, Mary Hege

     Janey Cook, Joyce Brower, Alice Baumgartner, Nancy Furniss

Valarie Lemas, Rita Harris, Trudy Stubbs, Linda Michaelson,
Lynn Williams, Linda Watson

          Sandra Shelley, Diantha Hatch, Stacey McClellan, Julia Wareing
Editha VanOrden

Judy Kirkham
 Connie Tabor-shown with boxes of fabric,
some of which was received from former member Z.Z. Gilmore

       One of 7 quilt tops made.

Members not shown:  Lori Jarmin, Joy Mecham, Jonnel Kelley,
and Audrey Eberhard


4 cups of whole milk
4 cups of chicken broth/stock
1 large onion, diced finely
1 package of bacon, fried and chopped, save bacon grease
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of butter
3/4 cup of flour
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 lbs of potatoes, scrubbed clean, skins on
8oz bag/block of shredded cheddar cheese
2 stalks of celery, diced
Sour Cream
Green Onions
-Bake your potatoes until they are soft, just as if you were making a baked potato. I did mine in the microwave. (Don’t forget to pierce them so they don’t explode) Set them aside to cool so you can peel them.
-Cook your bacon in a large pan, remove grease except for 2-3 tablespoons, on low/med heat.
-Saute your onions in the bacon grease until they become translucent, add in the garlic. celery, salt, and pepper.
-Pour in your chicken stock and bring to a low boil. Stir frequently.
-Pour in 3 cups of milk, stir.
-In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter, add in the flour while whisking to make a roux. Let this cook for a min or so, do not let it burn.
-Whisk in 1 cup of the milk to the sauce pan, don’t stop whisking or it will be lumpy. You are making the thickening agent to the soup. Once this has thickened, pour into large soup pot while whisking in the soup pot.
-In a separate bowl, peel the skins off of your potatoes. Cube your potatoes, and mash about 1/2 of them. Throw them into the soup pot.
– Once that comes together, pour in the entire 8oz bag of cheese.
-Stir, taste, and add seasoning as needed. I also add in about 1/3 of the chopped, cooked bacon at this point.
-Serve in a bowl with cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream.