President Lori Jarmin started the meeting with a  thank you note from
Pam Beus, for the raffle quilt donation made last month to
Blackfoot Meals on Wheels.
Also sending a thank you was Marsha Maharry of Rexburg in appreciation
for the raffle quilt that she won and Suzanne Cowgill, thanking the club for
the money she was awarded for her quilt at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The award was given by the Needle Arts Superintendent, Connie Tabor.

On a sad note, Lori announced that longtime member ZZ Gilmore had passed away Sunday October 19th at the age of 90 in Pocatello.  She would have been 91 on her birthday October 24, 2014. She taught us how to ruch flowers and she made many beautiful quilts.  In spite of her failing eyesight she was able to continue to quilt till the end making approximately 400 quilts.   She had been a member of the Piecemakers' since 1991.

Zelma Ziegler Gilmore - more fondly known as Z.Z.

The next meeting we have is our Christmas party on December 4th at 11:00 am with the members last names from A - L,  plus board members will bring either a salad or dessert.  The club will furnish the ham.  Everyone is to bring a fat quarter for an exchange.  Those members that participated in the raffle quilt by either selling tickets, making blocks or working at the fair will receive tickets at the party to go into a drawing for the quilt from leftover blocks and other items .

Lori asked Lorraine Troescher to tell us about herself for our "getting to know you" segment.  She is originally from Des Moines, Iowa.  She has moved all over the country with her family.  She now lives in Pocatello and worked in
Blackfoot at FedEx since 1985 and retired several years ago.
She has three sons,5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She has been a member of Piecemakers since 1992.

Lorraine Troescher

Member Mary Nickell was introduced by Lori and was given a lifetime membership for her many years of service to the Blackfoot Piecemakers as well as being a charter member when the club started in 1987. She served as President, Secretary/Treasurer and was a Zonta Honoree.   Due to her health, she has not been able to attend regularly.

 Mary Nickell

Lori Jarmin presented the Block of the Month 
she gave the title "1850's Square"

Francine Barrett

Lori introduced out guest speaker, Francine Barrett from Utah.  She has been teaching at Blackfoot Quilt Fest and will do so again in March, 2015.  She told us about how she came to Idaho to attend Ricks College, where she met her husband and some of her life experiences.She has only been quilting since 2001.

She brought the following quilts to show us!

Hawaiian Quilt

Bunny Ears

Lady Bug quilt - first applique quilt

 Drunkard's Path - hand appliqued

 Prairie Flowers - a Jo Morton pattern - hand appliqued needleturn

2009 Star of Bethlehem - won traditional quilt at the Utah Quilt Guild Show
Fons and Porter pattern

Churn Dash
Kim Diehl pattern

Black and White Odyssey - hand appliqued and hand quilted

 "Spider Web" flying geese

"Pink Posies" original pattern for her kitchen table

Tree of Life - all batiks

Hawaiian fabric - hand applique and hand quilted

Hawaiian fabric and hand dyed fabric
 applique on the bottom
 Original pattern - brown birds

1000 Leaves

 Hawaiian pattern - "Water Lilies" - hand applique and hand quilted

Mystery Quilt - "One Summer Day" - original pattern

"Blue Daisies"

"Lopsided Heart"

"Twisting Thirties" - class taught at Blackfoot Quilt Fest 2014

"Twisting Thirties"

 "Happy Valentine's Day" wall hanging - disappearing 9 patch
will be a class at Quilt Fest in March 2015

Disappearing 9 patch with poinsettias

Poinsettias with braid
Quilted tote bag - original design - expensive to make due to the materials used

 Quilt Carrier - made and donated as a raffle prize
 The winner was new member Jean Korth

 Francine will be entering this wall hanging into a contest when it is finished.
"I looked out my window and what did I see, a buffalo looking back at me."
Pieces are all hand appliqued - the buffalo was seen in Yellowstone

"Three Wise Men" wall hanging for the Creche Festival

Made especially for the 1000 Nativities Creche Festival in 
Elko, Nevada held after Thanksgiving

"Sassy Flowers" - class taught at Bryce Canyon for winter retreat 
in Panquitch, Utah - used 1930 reproduction fabrics

Made for class to be taught at next winter retreat in Panquitch

Dahlia pattern - to be taught at Quilt Fest 2015 as an all day class

Original pattern yet to be named
Suggestion was "I lost my marbles"


Madge Lindsay - Quilt she has made and donated to the Scouts

Marilyn Andersen - PHD -made for Chase's Birthday (not shown) 
PHD - "Fireworks Quilt"

Trudy Stubbs - Halloween tablerunner

Other side of tablerunner

Debbie Miles - Quilt made for Payson (she calls herself Elsa)

Bonnie Moses (left) friend (Linda McBride)
Linda's grandmother (Martha Webb Porter) made quilt in the 1930's
she used rag bags that she purchased for $1.25

Louise Harrington - PHD - turning 20 style

Louise Harrington - PHD- Leftovers from another quilt
To be used as a "header" or "footer" on her bed

 Louise Harrington - PHD- Christmas tablerunner made from a panel

Louise Harrington - PHD - Fall table runner
embroidered leaves

 Louise Harrington - PHD - Old toys - printed blocks

Louise Harrington - PHD - quilt from printed blocks "Lemonade"

Janine Shigihara - new member shows her "quillow"
 Janine Shigihara - quillow unwrapped! 

Janine Shigihara - another pillow 

Connie Tabor - Harvest panel for wall hanging

Candy High - PHD - quilt top made from Kim Diehl design

Joyce Brower - PHD - Christmas Quilt - Vest

Joyce Brower - PHD - Maple Leafs

Joyce Brower - PHD - Buzz Saw pattern with 1930's reproductions

Diantha Hatch - baby quilt top

 Diantha Hatch - block of the month

Linda Watson - Big Star - used fabrics from Lynn Williams mother

Sherril Kofoed  - Rail Fence Quilt

Julia Wareing - PHD - Buggy Barn Pattern
Julia Wareing - PHD - Presley's Quilt - No picture available

Garnalee Harrington - pot holders from orphan blocks

Barb Tatum - PHD # 6 - Bargello

Vee Gibson - "Americana" made for daughter for Christmas

 Vee Gibson - dragon fly quilt

Delis Orr - PHD - baby quilt for Elizabeth Baskets

Delis Orr - PHD - Wool Project

Delis Orr - PHD - appliqued baby quilt 
quilted by Terilee Jacobson

Karen Price - This was one of many entries selected for the Hoffman Fabric Challenge Traveling Show that goes all over the country.
 Karen Price - won 2nd place in a challenge at a quilt shop in Arkansas

Marty Freeburne (left) Julia Wareing (right)
started with 4 patches at Charity Day

Mary Hege - left- Marty Freeburne - right - Made by the Mennonites in Pingree