Christmas Party

December 1, 2016
Blackfoot Piecemaker's met for our annual Christmas Party.

We will meet again in January for our Charity Day. Held on January14 at 9:00 am.
At the Lutheran church.
Bring fabric, machines, ideas for quilting a charity quilt.
Lunch will be provided.

Our January meeting will be held on the 28th at 1:00 pm.

Here is the recipe for Serena's Date Balls:
1 1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. dates, chopped
2 Tbsp. milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
4 c. rice crispy cereal
1 c. coconut
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter, add sugar and stir until dissolved.  Add dates and cook until it leaves the sides of the pan when stirred. Remove from head and add eggs, milk, and salt.  Stir quickly so that egg doesn't cook.  Then return to stove and cook 2 minutes.  add the rest of ingredients. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls and roll in more coconut (it takes a package of coconut). Makes approx. 75 balls.

Kathryn Evans conducted the meeting.

Great food. Wonderful company.
After the luncheon we held a raffle.  Joyce Brower, (not attending) had the tickets and prizes ready. Members earned the tickets by making quilt blocks, selling raffle tickets and helping with the construction of the charity/raffle quilt. The remaining blocks were used to make the beautiful raffle items.
Rita Harris (our Raffle/Charity quilt assistant) oversaw the drawing for the quilt, table runner, table topper, and potholder.  
Lorraine Troescher was the lucky winner of the beautiful quilt!

Susan Plant's ticket was picked for the table topper.

Peggy Wareing's lucky ticket was chosen for the table runner.

Other winners! Sally Strawn-embroidery CD. Nancy Furniss, Janey Cook, Valarie Lemas, and Lori Jarmin-potholders.


                                          After eating, we had fun exchanging fat quarters.
                                    Then Madge started out with the first item for Show &Tell.

Madge Lindsay's quilt was made with the 2015 block of the month patterns.

These are blocks she collected from the Idaho Falls quilt guild.

Connie Tabor - construction quilt for her grandson.  If you are facebook friends with Connie, you probably saw how excited he was when he received it!

Sally Strawn - cute pig pillow for her granddaughter

Doris Coffee - beautiful quilt she donated to the Haven in Idaho Falls (National Day of Service)

For her granddaughter

Made from a kit she had in her stash. She is giving it to her son.
How does Doris accomplish so much.... one more.  It's called Strip & Sparks. (It takes 70, 2 1/2" strips for a queen size quilt)

Christmas quilt - Lori Jarmin

Gloria Udy - Beautiful quilt from pattern called Wind Energy

Baby quilt Gloria made for her 2 1/2 year old grandson.

For a friend - cute panel!!!

Trudy Stubbs - Ghastliest (crazy name for a pattern)

Linda Michaelson - Which Came First? (Good question!!!)


Candy High, President, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  
Guests were:
Camille Belnap, Lynette Fransen, Lorraine Schaeffer, Marilyn Clement, 
Barbara Ellis, Sue Tubbs, Sheri Tubbs, Janet Rockwood, Aliesha SensenBaugh (Lori Jarmin's daughter).

The birthdays for November are:
Stacey McClellan, Linda Michaelson, Jean Korth (moved), Alice Baumgartner, Nan Harrison, 
Carol Dilg, Valarie Lemas, Linda Leavitt.

A vote was taken on the date of the Christmas party, and it will be 
held on December 1st. at 11:00 am.  
The club will provide a ham and side dishes will be brought by members with last names 
starting with M - Z and board members.
Each member should bring a fat quarter for an exchange.  
There will be a drawing for a quilt made from leftover fabrics from the raffle quilt and various other prizes.

The board will meet November 3rd at 10:00 am.

Candy welcomed and introduced our guest speaker, Mary Woods, former member. She now resides in Hamilton, Montana.  She gave us a little history of her life and also her quilting endeavors!  She moved to Blackfoot in 2005 and was encouraged to attend a Piecemakers' meeting by her friend Nan Harrison.
She soon became involved and before she knew it she was elected president when approached by Mary Nickell. 
 Our club has never been the same since she left us!!!
Now that she is quilting in Montana she has learned about a "Bed Turning" which is what they call a Trunk Show.
She brought quilts that show a little of her quilting history.

Mary showing a quilt she made when she took a class from John Flynn,
an engineer, that has become involved in the quilting industry.

A quilt made my Mary's grandmother and given to Mary's mother.
In good condition as it has probably never been used.

This quilt was Mary's first quilt, a log cabin
made with Wal Mart fabric.  She used a sheet for the backing.
Hand Quilted.

This quilt shows that you don't have to worry about making mistakes.
She sewed one block wrong and so she added another one
to make it look like she planned it that way! 
Quilt holders Julia Wareing (left) and Lori Jarmin (right)

This quilt is an example of  "math gone wrong".

Made in a class where piles of fabrics are split into 
light, medium, and dark.  Most of Mary's fabrics were medium, 
so she split piles into cool and warm.

Mary said this is a camp quilt.  She tends to use dark colors for her 
backgrounds and also prints that have writing on them.

Another example of Mary's dark backgrounds on this tablecloth.

This quilt was made with fabric patches she got on vacations to the National Parks.
Not available in all parks but might be obtained through the
National Park Service.  The quilting looks like the topography lines seen on maps.

An example of low contrast fabrics that hide the stitches.
This quilt is called "Bodice River novels".

 Lori Jarmin showing some of the Christmas stockings 
Mary has made for her family.

Yes, Flowers do belong on a Christmas stocking!

Julia Wareing showing some of the stockings 
that Mary has made recently for her grandkids.

Bunches of stockings made with wool and polyester felts.

This quilt has many flying geese (picots) that make it harder to quilt
because they have to be pinned out of the way to quilt under them. 

This is a PG rated quilt with a story only Mary can tell.  
So next time you see her, ask her about her
 "The things you'll do for sex quilt."

This was a block of the month row quilt

Mary made this quilt and she actually made sure her points weren't cut off!
It is called "Eureka" and was machine quilted by LeeAnn Price.

Mary did this "Mystery Row Quilt" from Leslie Stevens quilt pattern.

Lori Jarmin presented Mary Woods with a gift basket from the club
for all her efforts to come to our club meeting
and presenting her "Bed Turning".



Candy High shows her mystery row quilt.  Says she doesn't 
normally use these brighter colors!

Sandra Shelley - pumpkin pillow

Ann Faulkner - made bags that fit on walkers for nursing homes.
 Those interested in making or donating heavy fabric
( ie, denim, upholstery fabric)
Call 208-233-5104

Betty Watt - shows embroidery on quilt

Betty Watt - made for her grandson 

Lorraine Troescher - a UFO from 7 years ago
 a Miss Rosie pattern from Carrie Nelson

Lorraine Troescher - made at a class taken at Quilt Fest

Lorraine Troescher - a military retirement quilt - made for her son in Ogden

Madge Lindsay - her grandmother made blocks - she died in 1956 
Madge put blocks with setting fabric and hand quilted.  
The rest was machine quilted.

Kathryn Evans - baby quilt for her older brother's baby

Kathryn Evans - Wall Hanging

Kathryn Evans - asked Shelley Day to quilt it when she was first quilting 
on her longarm - was quilted with spiders, etc.

Kathryn Evans - back of Halloween Quilt

Kathryn Evans - Made a tote using "soft and stable", a firm 
but lightweight stabilizer.
For further information go to

Kathryn Evans - showing her mini thread catcher (closed)

 Kathryn Evans - showing her mini thread catcher (open)

Diantha Hatch - Christmas table topper

Lori Jarmin - made lots of water bottle carriers from this book.

Lori Jarmin - Water bottle Carriers

Lori Jarmin - also adjusted pattern to make bag for book carrier

Lori Jarmin - book carrier for Young Women

Linda Michaelson - PHD # 3 - picture of quilt she made

Linda Michaelson - cat quilt made for her granddaughter.  
She wanted felt tip marker colors  
Her granddaughter Ireland visited our club in June

Linda Michaelson - PHD # 6 - Made from a kit from 
Day Dreams Quilt Shopin Idaho Falls - "CampTrailer"  
 Back of quilt had sleeping bags on the fabric

Alice Baumgartner - thanked those members that 
donated supplies to send to Africa.
She is showing a quilt purchased by Peggy Toro
made by Ingabire Jeanne from Uganda with African fabrics
(Story Below)

Trudy Stubbs - PHD? - Dresden Plate flowers

Julie Martin - Elizabeth Basket donations 
from her Daughters of the Utah Pioneers group, Moreland Trail

Elaine McNair - bedspread made for her daughter 
 Machine quilted by Connie Tabor

Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 1
Civil War 9 Patch
102" x 102"
Machine Quilted by Julia Wareing

 Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 2
"Bloom" pattern by Lori Holt
Machine Quilted by Connie Tabor

Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 3
"Late Bloomers" pattern by Kim Diehl
Machine Quilted by Connie Tabor

Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 4
"Simply Twisted" pattern by Moose on the Porch Quilts
101" x  101"
Made for daughter Lisa
Machine Quilted by Connie Tabor

Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 5
"Crazy Goose Chase"
pattern by The Buggy Barn - book Certifiably Crazy
Made with Kim Diehl fabrics
96" x 96"
Machine Quilted by Connie Tabor

Audrey Eberhard - PHD # 6
start of "Honored Pioneer"
Pattern by Amy Maxfield