Our Christmas party was started with a welcome from President Lori Jarmin.  A few announcements were made about upcoming classes.  Charity Day will be the 2nd Thursday in January (8th), 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m. 
Lunch will be provided by the club.

A potluck was held with ham donated by the club and members bringing sides, salads and desserts.

Connie Tabor talked about her visit to the Humanitarian Center in Idaho Falls,
next to Office Max (the old Rite Aid building), near Fred Meyers.  They will be happy to take donations of fabric and almost anything else!  They especially need twin size quilts.  They are open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Drawings for the raffle items were then held.  Those that helped on the raffle quilt by making blocks, selling tickets during the fair, buying tickets and helping make the quilts from the leftover blocks had tickets in the drawing.

The winner of this quilt (quilted by Connie Tabor) was Alice Baumgarter, who was one the the members in charge of making this quilt along with Mary Woods and Madge Lindsay.  Shown left to right:  Garnalee Harrington, drawing tickets, Joyce Brower, ticket sales co-ordinator, Connie Tabor  and Lori Jarmin.

The other quilt made from the leftover blocks was won by Betty Watt, who was unable to attend due to illness.

An ironing table was raffled and won by Peggy Wareing.

Other winners of a pressing stick made by Alice Baumgartner were:
Lorraine Troescher, Julia Wareing and Audrey Eberhard.

A fat quarter exchange was held by listening to a story about Mr. & Mrs. 
Right.  Each table did their own exchange and a fun time was had by all.

Lori Jarmin, "Labor Day Madness" - Pattern by Pat Speth - PHD
Pinwheel - the other quilt made at the same time - PHD

Lori Jarmin - Kim Diehl pattern - PHD

Connie Tabor showing a yarn dog (looks just like her "Maggie" dog) 
made by her granddaughter-in-law, Brittney, 
a student at BYU, Idaho, that she makes to sell

 Connie Tabor showing Disappearing block quilt (pattern from Missouri Star)
This is the technique she will be teaching for the club on February 12th.

Picture of "Frozen" quilt Connie made for her great-grandaughter, 
Arianna Hoskin, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Audrey Eberhard - pattern "The Big EZ", Bloom Creek Pattern, 
PHD # 5,  Quilted by Julia Wareing

 Audrey Eberhard - quilt made from "block of the month"
presented to the club members in 2009 - PHD # 8
Quilted by Connie Tabor

Joyce Lewis - used "Fit to be Square" ruler using fall colors

 Diantha Hatch and Candy High, using foundation piecing technique
to make matching tablerunners - pattern is "Hunter Star" 

Tiffany Lamb 
Scrappy tops

Linda Michaelson - Mug Rugs - selling for $10

Marty Freeburne - table topper - Kim Diehl pattern - PHD 
 Marty Freeburne - 9 patch/square in a square

Serena Yancey - left and Lynda Sponenburgh - right
"Snow Friends" - fabric by Primitive Gatherings

Lynda Sponenburgh - Mystery Quilt - PB&J fabric 
 Quilted by Julia Wareing
 Lynda Sponenburgh - Quilted by Julia Wareing
 Lynda Sponenburgh -"Hampton" Quilted by Julia Wareing

Mary Hege - "Frozen" for her grandaughter

Julia Wareing - "Labor Day Madness" pattern by Pat Speth - PHD
 Julia Wareing - " Home of the Brave Quilt" - PHD

Garnalee Harrington, blanket and 2 burps made for the 
Elizabeth Baskets

Janine Shigihara - King Size quilt made from scraps in 3 weeks

Alice Baumgartner -Curvy Quilt - took a class in Provo, Utah

Madge Lindsay - table runner - made from kit 

Dee Bowman - sashiko technique

Vee Gibson - Sunflower Quilt with Dresden Plate sunflowers

 Vee Gibson - Sunflower wall hanging - 3D
 Vee Gibson - Honey Bee Quilt -quilted by Terilee Jacobson
Vee Gibson - Dragon Fly quilt - quilted by Terilee Jacobson

Doris Coffey - Sunbonnet Sue - PHD
Finished for her great grandbaby due to be born 
"It's a Boy"

Karen Price - Needlebook

Piecemakers' Christmas Gift explained!  
Holder for rotary cutter or whatever, coupon for a future
class and laminated numbers to be used as row markers or for blocks to keep them from getting mixed up!

Lori Jarmin and Alice Baumgartner(hiding) do a skit on how much work 
a quilter can get done with 4 hands.  
Too bad we don't have a video because it was hilarious.

Lori and Alice treat us to their version of "Jingle Quilts"

(Tune:  Jingle Bells)

Dashing through the store
With five days left to go.
I must get home real soon,
There’s 10 things left to sew.
The line is much too long,
But I guess I shouldn’t frown;
At least this gives my credit card
Some time for cooling down.

(Chorus – sing twice)

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Quilting all the way,
Oh, what fun it is to stitch
A project every day.

The Christmas tree’s not trimmed,
It must go up today.
But the quilting is not done
And the frames are in the way.
The time is getting short,
The dolly needs a dress.
With fabric, lace and pins and stuff,
Everything’s a mess.

(Repeat the chorus)

The Newsletter came today.
There’s a quilt I want to try.
I’ve got so much to do,
I think I’m going to cry.
But Suzie needs a quilt
For her new trundle bed
I think I’ll make it blue and white
With just a little red.

(Repeat the chorus)

But the pillows are not stuffed.
The place mats need a hem.
I’ve made myself a pledge,
I’ll not do this again.
There’s fabric right and left.
I can’t resist these two.
Oh well, I think I’ll take some time
And just pick up a few.

(Repeat the chorus).

By Marilyn McQueen
Quilters of Contra Costa County
Concord, California
As sung at the guild Christmas party.


          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