Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Bye 08!

Happy New Year!!!
I just wanted to tell all of you, my blogger friends, and customers "Thank-you"! I am so blessed to have the job I do. I hope 2009 brings all of you a happy, healthy, project finishing year!
Tom, Shelby and Parker, I love you guys so much thanks for putting up with me and Material Girls! I couldn't have done this without you!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am technology challenged!

Okay, so my family got sick of me being behind the times and bought me for Christmas: a Blackberry Storm phone, a camera ( Nikon coolpix, I think I might have said I wanted this because Aston Kutcher does the ad) and a pink ipod. Now all of these are fantastic gifts but I am clueless, maybe unteachable when it comes to electronic gadgets. So one of my New Years resolutions, is to learn how to work these. (my friend Christy has taken me on as a charity case, and has willingly volunteered to help) she may be in for a big surprise! So, watch out for my pictures to show up soon!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy 100 posts to me!!

Wow! I made it 100 posts!! Thanks to all my blogging peeps! Hopefully in my next 100 post I can learn how to post a picture or something without asking my kids, or hubby to help me. Be sure and check back in the next couple of days because I will be posting a giveaway!! And we all love those giveaways!!
See ya Soon!!

PS. Christy, I ready to begin my blogging 101 lesson! can you also show me how to use the camera, and new phone I got for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa's Coming!

Merry Christmas! and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Block of The Month #2

Okay, I'm probably going to shock all of you but here is block #2 for the apron quilt. Done, complete, by little old me! Wow! my arm is getting tired just from patting myself on the back! This is a really fun quilt designed by Bee in my Bonnet Lori Holt. I am already planning block #3, (I had to call Lori, and ask her if I could start it, I think she might still be holding the phone with her mouth wide open in complete shock!) Call me at the shop if you are interested in this pattern. Stay tuned for more complete projects!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Oh I forgot to tell you only 5 more till my 100th post!

Wow! 2 posts in one night, but I just had to let you know I am going to make my goal of 100 post by the new year. I'm so excited, its kind of goofy but I am easily amused. So leave me a comment and keep me motivated!
Thanks my bloggy friends!

I'm finished Christmas Shopping! Wahoo!!!

I am done, yea! I just have to wrap and put under the tree. I left the shop early and was determined to finish tonight. I got home in plenty of time to wrap but guess what! I did block 2 of my apron quilt, made some yo-yo's and here I sit writing about it. Gosh, I amaze myself sometimes, I must call Lori and ask her what block 3 is. Look out girls I am on a roll.....
I will show pictures of my yo yo's and block tomorrow.
See ya later!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Apron block of the month

Here is my first block (done!!) for our apron quilt we are doing in our 30's club. Its not to late to join, I have extra kits cut and they are yours if you want one. We are also doing a yo - yo exchange and I am off the chart with the yo- yo's.

Just let me know, it gonna be a good time!


the amazing nanette

For those of you who blog, you must certainly know Nanette from Freda's Hive, and if you don't be sure and check out her blog, she is an amazing woman who loves retro anything. She came in to the shop today and she is just a neat lady to talk too! Every time I check her blog she is creating something new or has just finished some amazing project
. She has cute ideas and fun projects so be sure and check her out!
Thanks Nanette

Friday, December 19, 2008

Is it really going to be 2009

Well, I am starting to set those dreaded New Years goals! ugh! yea! you know the ones. So, last night me and my cute hubby headed out to Franklin Covey to buy me a new planner. For those of you who know me I tend to be rather DISORGANIZED, (I know where things are but those around me tend to find it chaotic!) sheesh! So will see if old Franklin really does help ( I don't know, I might be the Franklin Covey challenged!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Brrrr! it's cold

It snowed all day here on the Wasatch Front and BRRRR! its cold! and I love it! I don't have to drive far to work so its not a bad commute but for those of you who have to drive I'm sorry, (but how is Santa supposed to land his sleigh without snow?) So I am making this a short post but where ever you might live be it sunny or snowy I wish you a Happy Safe Holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Donate if you can

I have come home early every night from the shop this week, ( something I don't usually do) and I have sat and watched the local news (depressing I know!) and have been so concerned about the local charities~ Utah Food Bank and Toys for Tots ( they are in need of toys for kids they really need 12 to 15 year old items) I know times are tough right now but if you have any extra please donate to your local charities. We are still taking food donations for the local food bank if you need to drop off any items. Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Oh boy was I wrong! I thought once my kids were of a certain age it would be so much easier, but.... I am learning each age just brings a new set of challenges. Shelby my senior in HS. (who is a really great kid. ) got her first ticket last week for coasting through a Stop sign. (right after her dad and I told her there was a Stop sign at the corner of our street for a reason) Well, tonight we got the dreaded phone call...Dad, I got in a wreck...someone just hit me. We rushed out of the house (me wearing Tom's shoes) and down the street (no one was hurt, thankfully) but it is the worst feeling in the world. I hope no one ever gets that dreaded phone call. May all of you be safe this Holiday Season!
PS Shelby insisted that I post this~it wasn't her fault!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Worse time to get sick.....

Oh my gosh is time just whizzing by or what? I don't know about the rest of you but I am slightly behind. I still have gifts to buy and wrap and no, I didn't get my tree up. We just refinished our hardwood floors and can't put anything on them till today, but.... I spent the evening at the Insta-Care with a diagnosis of Bronchitis, yes that is a bummer! I swear every year at this time I either end up with pnuemonia or bronchitis, yuck!!!! So all of you need to run out and get your Airbourne, take your vitamins and get plenty of rest!!!
Stay Healthy

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So many new lines of fabric!!

Whew! the elves have been so busy here at the shop, unpacking all the new lines of fabric that have been arriving here daily at the shop! We received 2 lines from Free Spirit Darla and Savon Bouquet both really great lines with polka dots and stripes mixed in with some truly great florals. A novelty Timeless Treasures line that has the cutest owl print in it, and a few more. I am running out of space. So if your up for a new project come in and see us!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

It's snowing here on the Wasatch Front! I love it! It makes it feel more like Christmas. I still don't have my tree up, but I plan on that tomorrow. This month is zooming right on by me and I am way behind, which is par for the course. So for those of you who don't get snow, rumor has it we Utahns are going to be buried in it. So I will throw a snowball for you!!
Have a great day!!

Friday, December 12, 2008


I am really glad this week is over! Me ~being the smart girl I am, had my wood floors refinished, duh! you say. I know what was I thinking. Now I need to clean and paint and haven't even got the tree up. Could someone put the brakes on for just 1 week so I can catch up! So if I seem a little frazzled you know why! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Elves or just a bunch of goofballs!

Okay, so I hurried and had all of us take pictures and Tom posted us as elves. We look like we have been sipping Santa's Special Sauce, but no that is just my clan being silly!!! The fifth elf isn't us, they just added him in to make us look better! Have a good laugh cause we did!! Have a good one!
Nadine and the elves!

Dance, I say

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh so cute!!

We have so many cute new fabric lines in at the store, I am ready for Christmas to be over and start in on the new stuff. We have received Gypsy Rose by Moda, Natures Chorus (Moda), Kitchenette (which for all you retro lovers, this is so cute!),Love is in the Air (Valentine), and a ton more!! I was going to take pictures but I forgot the camera, so maybe tomorrow.
Every time the UPS guy drives up its like Christmas, I'm sure he hates us about right now! but don't we love the men in brown!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A contest-but not mine!

Everyone needs to go over and check out http://wwwfredashive.blogspot .com she has a contest and a lot of fun stuff on her blog!! She makes the most amazing things and chooses awesome fabrics, usually vintage which I love. Tell her material girls sent ya!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I started a new quilt!!!

I really don't sew alot for the store anymore but..... I started a project tonight, I finished 1 block and that is all I got done. I was reading other bloggers and I can't believe what people finish. Its a really easy quilt and I hope to finish by Saturday morning. So, the tree didn't get put up but, maybe tomorrow. Ugh! I need a day off, just to sew and decorate. Well, I have to go now I still have to make a few yo-yo's. silly me!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Our very own Barbara Jones designer of QuiltSoup patterns, and soon to be released fabric Bubblegum Basics by Henry Glass is in the Australian Quilters Companion magazine. Barbara is the designer behind the quilt we have in the BHG quilt sampler magazine. She is truly a wonderful person, and we are so proud!!! we have the magazine for those of you who want a copy, and soon her fabric will be arriving, we can hardly wait!! Hop over to Barbara's blog and tell
her congrads!!!

The Ping Pong Challange

Christmas came a little early this year, Tom and I bought the kids a ping- pong table for Christmas, Parker said that all his friends were awesome players and could beat Tom. So...Tom being the adult that he is had to set the table up early, go out and buy an expensive "sand paddle" and start the challenge.... I now have about ten 15 yr olds and one very winded old man, (but so far Tom is the master.) Shelby and her friends will be here soon, they all are coming to challenge the winner. I suppose its time to put the yo-yo's down and show them my quilting ping-pong arm....
Game on!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tune in to Studio 5!!

Be sure and tune in to Studio 5 at 11:00 am tomorrow. I will be demonstrating how to make a fast, easy Christmas stocking on the show. I have done this show before, but I get extremly nervous. I try and act professional and mature which, for those of you who don't know me, I am neither~ I am a big cheeseball ( but I do think I am rather funny!) So, I am off to make a stocking.
Be sure and tune in!!!!

PS~And yes, Camille, there is a package, with a SURPRISE!!! Or the store is yours!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Just me rambling!!!!

Okay, so I had this fantabulous post planned for today, (and you all know how computer challenged I am) anyway I had Tom come to the shop to take pictures, and I just sat down to post and guess what?!!! I left the camera bag at the shop and don't want to go down to get it, I'm all tucked in my jammies looking like a Victorias Secret Angel (jk~ lol!) be real I'm a quilter it's 100 percent cotton flannel, so you will all have to settle for my ramblings tonight! So have a great night, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Surprise!! Jeaniney

This is Jeanine, she is one of the girls that works at the shop, we don't see her as much as we would like because she went and fell in love with a guy named Nick, now Nick's a nice guy and all but sheesh! he doesn't share her well. So this post is dedicated to my lovely Jeaniney!! See we still love you!!
only 29 left to go!

Monday, December 1, 2008

30 posts in 30 days!!

Okay, call me nuts, but I'm trying to make a post a day. 30 post in 30 days will get me to the grand total of 100 posts, it seems so easy and I usually have alot to say but sometimes I am at a loss on what to post. My goal is to make it by New Years~ cause we all know thats when we all start our New Years resolutions, lose weight, finish projects, yada yada. So, I'm on girls! This is it, a post a day, so please leave me comments to encourage me along the way!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bundt Cake???

We have a 30's club at the shop and for the month of Nov. we decided to exchange aprons, bread and a recipe. Well of course I waited till the last minute and made my apron the night before (it turned out cute) and panicked because the only bread I ever make is Rhodes rise and bake, and of course I couldn't take that. So being the creative girl I am I ran over to Nothing but Bundt Cakes over in Sandy. Girls! Let me tell you, cute shop and every flavor of bundt cake you can imagine!!! Any way for the month of December we are exchanging yo-yo's and I have gone nuts!! We are using the large yo-yo maker from Clover. Its so much fun! I will post a picture as soon as Shelby gets her camera from school.
yo yo for now!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

3 teenage boys!!!

I left the shop early tonight..., something I don't do near often enough. I decided I needed to go to the mall, (yea I know I'm nuts,) anyway I told my son Parker he should go with me and he agreed if I would take his friends (2 more 15 year olds) I'm not sure if any of you have teenage boys but, oh my gosh they make me laugh. I tried to put my arm around Parker and he told me I can only do that at home. Then we (tom and I) took them to Red Robin where they polished off chocolate shakes, ginormous burgers, french fries, and an appetizer!! All is right in my world!! I hope you all have these make you smile moments this Holiday Season!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday or the start of Christmas music

I hope as all of you read this that your sitting (or laying) there with the after taste of turkey and cranberries thumbing thru your ads to kick off Black Friday. I have lots planned at the shop so be sure and put us on the map of places to visit. I have all my Christmas music out and yes, Donny Osmond is in the line up. I'm so excited!! For the first 50 visiters to the shop I have a surprise for you. We have lots marked down so hurry in!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

a big surprise in the mail!!!

So I received a big surprise in the mail today!! Camille from Thimble Blossoms brand new patterns are here!!!! YAHOO!!! 4 new designs to feast upon and they are fat free!!! You are going to love this as usual they are devine, she is so amazing! And don't forget I also have her mom's (Cotton Way) trunk show. I'm feeling like part of the family, I am surrounded by their amazing designs, Lucky Me!! (I haven't even called Jeanine yet!!)
See ya soon!

Pre-Turkey Day Ponderings

One day until Thanksgiving! Wow, the weather here in Salt Lake does not seem like Thanksgiving, it has been so sunny that we still have the front doors open at the shop, We are still collecting food for the Utah Food Bank, I will be taking it down or I should say Tom and Parker will be taking it down around 4pm today so please stop by the shop and drop off your canned goods! I am planning a big Black Friday Sale and will post on that later! Have a great day and please remember your local food banks!!
Ta Ta for now!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Trunk show and a giveaway!!

I just realized that Camille over at Thimbleblossoms is having a giveaway, so be sure and pop over to her blog and leave a comment, tell her Material Girls sent you. I love that girl, she is so cute, and talented and nice and her mom's a sweetheart too! And about her mom, we are having Cotton Ways trunk show in the shop, we should have it in and up in the store by Friday November 21 so be sure and stop by and check it out!
Thanks, Nadine

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm early!!

Wow! I am so proud of myself, I actually started my Christmas shopping, and it's wrapped! (thank goodness for Nordstroms) I am going to try really hard and get my tree and all the trimmings up next week. Last year got away from me and I was not very festive, also Shelby has informed me that since it's her Senior year in HS we should decorate like the Griswalds (Christmas Vacation movie) in case she goes away to college. ( she's such a dramatic child! but I love her).
till next time!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm Back!!

Well, it has been a while since my last post. I'm not really sure what I have been doing but time really got away from me. We had a pre-Christmas event in the shop where our very talented and creative girls designed items for you to purchase that are fast and easy, great for gifts for friends and neighbors. We had a lot of fun and still have some of the kits left for any of you out there that need a fast project and they are cute!!
Talk to you soon!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Material Girls!!!

Its our 3rd birthday tomorrow! As I reflect on my journey over the past 3 years I am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude and awe about the amazing people I have met and befriended. ( I'll try not to get to sappy) You guys are the best!! I am so inspired and wowed by all of your creativity and your willingness to share it with me. I am so blessed!! I don't mention my family much but I also want to tell them "Thanks for making my dream come true, I couldn't have done it without your love and support" ( I really do have the greatest husband in the world, my kids are pretty awesome too)I am usually not this cheesy, but I want you to know that I am so thankful for all of you and couldn't have done it without you!! (and for all of you who said I couldn't do it, Watch out! I'm no where near the end~the best is yet to come!!!!!)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

Can you believe its Halloween already? The weather is so nice here that it feels like late Spring. I am ready for the cooler weather and sweaters and getting down to some good ole projects that have been calling my name. I have so many that I am not even sure which one to start but I will be sure and post what ever I do. The shop will be closing at 4:00 pm on October 31 so we can give out candy to the kids!!! but be sure and come in on Saturday and wish us Material Girls happy birthday it is our 3rd birthday and we are having a celebration thats bound to be lots of fun
see ya soon!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Market News!

For those of you who don't know, it is Fall Market time and I didn't get to attend, boo-hoo! but Christine from All My Bags designs is keeping me in the know! (I gave her my credit card (yikes!!) and she is doing my shopping,) so we will have some new things for you to look at next week, she has called several times today and I am sooo jealous!!! I can't wait for her to come back.
So till next week....

Monday, October 20, 2008

a celebrity visits Material Girls

What a wonderful surprise we had this weekend during shop hop. Camille designer of Thimble Blossom patterns and Moda's line Cotton Blossom (which she created with her mom.) Stopped by Material Girls, she was in town to attend a wedding and came in to the shop, we took pictures and will posting those soon! She truly is a good sport I announced in my very lady like voice that we had a celebrity in the store, (camille i hope i didn't embarass you)
So be sure and watch for more pictures and post a note on her blog to tell her you saw her in the shop! Thanks Camille!
we love you at Material Girls!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Holiday Shop Hop Time

Oh boy, did this ever come up fast. Its Holiday Shop Hop time again. It starts Wednesday Oct. 15 and goes thru Saturday October 18. We are open at 9 am and we close at 8pm. We have lots planned so be sure and stop by. There will be games, prizes and drawings and all kinds of fun stuff. We will have a huge sale with lots of new things added daily!! So load up the van and grab the girls its a party!!!
See ya soon

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cute doll dresses

For those of you who love Holly Holderman the designer of Lakehouse fabrics. You must go to her blog ( I tried to link it but couldn't get it to link) she has the cutest new line out and we have it in the shop and it is soooo cute! I really have been trying to figure out what quilt to make with it, it just makes you happy! Come in and check it out. It is a great addition to your stash!
So hury in and check this out

Monday, October 6, 2008

Lila Tueller arrives (finally)

It's here!! We have the entire line, and oh my gosh is it cute, after a big long wait we are so excited. (Jeanine has already been here and gotten hers) This is her first line and it is fantastic!, she is a local Utah gal and has done us proud! She also has some great patterns that go along with her fabric. Be sure and check out her blog You will love this ladies so hurry!!
See ya later!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

a new blogger to welcome!

I am so excited to tell all of you that Barbara Jones from Quiltsoup is now a blogger!! yea! be sure and check out her new blog She designed our quilt for the Quilt Sampler magazine and is truly a great friend. She has awesome designs and is teaching a beginner applique class at the shop, we still have space for all of you who would like to learn the needle-turn method of applique. Thanks Barbara! Material Girls loves you!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

a nameless blog

I am feeling blogged out! My fabrics that were suppossed to be here only came in a partial ship which means to you I didn't get a full order on several things we have been waiting for. So enough wah wah for me and lets have a party to kick off October, Call of come in and see what fun sales we are having!!! So have a great weekend and I'll see ya soon!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Amy Butler is here!!!

Okay, I know you have heard it before but this line is so...., you fill it in. It really is a must that you check it out. It is called Daisy Chain and comes in a couple of color ways. It would be perfect for quilts, bags, skirts and so on and so forth...., I know it will go fast so hurry in (before Jeanine snags it all up.)
I also heard from Lila Tueller and our Woodland Bloom is supposed to ship on September 29, (sheesh, nothing like waiting till the last day of the month) This is a much anticipated line from one of Moda's newest up and coming designers. We also have her line of patterns in the shop,
So you have lots of new to come in and check out!!
See ya!

Big Budah visits Material Girls

Big Budah from Fox 13 paid Material Girls a visit this morning. He was here promoting the SJC annual chilli cookoff and scarecrow festival. Jeanine made him a bib, (designed by mama pool.) I showed him how to make the easiest Trick or Treat bag ever! A big shout- out to Big B from The Material Girls.......come back and see us soon!! The chilli cook off is on Saturday Sept 27. There will be live music, food, and loads of fun! So load up the car and start your Fall off with some fun!!
See ya,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lila Tueller is teaching a class at Material Girls

For all of you who love aprons, funky fabric and want to make the "funked out apron" by Lila Tueller designer of the fabric Woodland Blooms by Moda. Now is your chance! Lila is teaching her funked out apron Wednesday night (sept 24) at the shop and we still have openings in her class. This is going to be so much fun so call the store for details 801-495-4290
(I bet she would even autograph your pattern if you asked her) So hurry down ladies its time for some more fun!!
See ya soon!!

Late Night Sew and lots of Laughs

For those of you who don't know, Material Girls Quilts host a late night sew the 3rd Saturday of every month, it's open to anyone who wants to come and sew or, in my case laugh a whole lot!! I am usually the least productive at this event because I tend to talk alot, I know thats hard for you to believe but it is true. We had a really great turn out last night and want to tell everyone Thanks for coming! I will be posting my finished project here soon!!! It really is alot of fun and I am inviting all of you out there to stop by and say "HI" (my project would have been done but I had a dull xacto knife) I'll tell you about that later. But I am curious as to how many of you out there carry xacto knives in your car?
Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A new club....

What do you get when you combine 30's retro fabrics, recipes, food, and some quality girlfriend time....,the newest 30's club at Material Girls. We will be starting Wednesday September 17 from 11:00 am till 1:00pm This is definitely going to be a lot of fun, we have lots of spectacular things planned and can't wait to get started from fabric swaps, favorite shared recipes, aprons, and much much more. Your definitely going to want to be a part of this club. So grab your friends and come on down.
We also just received our re-order of Ginger Blossom from Sandi Hendersen, so if you still need some we have it!
Until next time!

Friday, September 12, 2008

and the winners are......,

Okay, I bet you thought I would never post this but here it is:
Kir and Dawn, you guys are the winners, please e-mail me with your mailing info and I will get them right out to you. I am so sorry this took so long, last week got away from me it is our Fall Open House at Material Girls and I sometimes forget that no~ I can't do it all. But if you live in Utah be sure and stop by the shop it looks great we have all new quilts up and we are featuring two new designers ""Kati Cupcake and "Fresh Poppy Quilts" both of these designers have some really cute fun stuff.
Talk to ya soon

Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm having a giveaway!!!

Okay, so everyone in blogland seems to be having a giveaway, sooo I thought maybe it was my turn! Its not going to be diffucult-just leave a comment on my blog and I will be drawing 5 lucky winners of an ironing board kit! Thats right, its that easy just make your post by 9-5-08 and I will get back with you on the winners!!! I'm so excited, this will be fun!
Have a great week

Friday, August 29, 2008

As featured on Studio 5...

Material Girls was featured on Studio 5 this afternoon showing off the ironing board cover that Nadine designed which has been a big hit in the shop. If you didn't get a chance to see it, you can catch it on the Studio 5 website. We will be posting a tutorial in the coming week so check back with us!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Arrival!!

Okay, brace yourselves, or load up the car ladies... Cotton Blossoms yardage arrived today!!! It has great colors and fun prints. Camille and her mom have come out with an incredible line with lots of fun patterns that they designed along with this. We still have jellies, layers and charms in stock.
Also for those of you who have been asking, we have the Anna Marie Horner line Garden Party in the shop! It has lots of bold prints and dotsm we have seen a couple of skirts made out of this line that are too cute.
And be sure to tune in at 11:00 am friday (channel 5 KSL) for Studio 5, I'll be doing a craft segment on there! (I'm kinda nervous but I'll get through it.)
Ta Ta for now!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cotton Blossoms charms,jellies and layers!

It has been much anticipated and asked for from afar, and its here! or at least some of it. We have the jellies, charms and layer cakes for Cotton Blossom, this is a great line designed by Camille Roskelley and her mom Bonnie from Cotton Way. I met these 2 at market and have to say they are so cute! I am so excited for these guys so be sure and stop by the shop and check it out.
I also want to let you all know that on friday the 29, I will be doing a craft segment on Studio 5 on channel 5 KSL I will post more later so I can remind you to watch!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm a stitchers Angel

I am so excited I just had to share this with all of you. I signed up for a stitchers angel swap and can't wait to get started on my projects for my swap partner. If you didn't get signed up, it is closed now, but be sure and check out hugs and kisses blog as she has chosen many wonderful designers to participate in this. Helen from hugs and kisses is awesome I met her her in Salt Lake and fell in love with her designs, she is one of the first amazing women to design a project. ohhh I am so excited I'll keep you posted on how its going.
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Suprise Visit from Sandi Henderson

What can I say ....honored !!! Sandi Henderson and her cute family stopped in at Material Girls on Saturday afternoon. I was so excited that I yelled out that we had a "celebrity" in the store. It was so nice that she would take time out of her family vacation to come see our shop. She was carrying one of her new purse patterns which Jeanine is now chomping at the bit to make for the shop :) We told her that Ginger Blossom sold out much too quick and that we are anxiously awaiting Farmer's Market.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So much to say so little time

Whew! This blogging thing can take alot of time. I get on and can't quilt looking at all the cute stuff I find on other blogs, Yikes! I truly might have issues, oh well it keeps me sane! (or as sane as one can be.)
We have received so many new things in the shop it's so exciting! We have jellies, layer cakes and charms of Woodland Blooms and I have to tell you ladies its a must have,
and then today we received the new line from Holly Holderman --too Cute!!
Until next time
my little bloggers

Monday, August 4, 2008

Its Here!!!

Well for all of you who have been watching for the Heather Bailey Bijoux line ----Its here, and it is fantastic!! It compliments the big bold prints of Pop Garden so well it will be hard to choose just one. There are so many fun patterns to use this on, or just create your own, we are waiting for her patterns to arrive so be sure and stop by the shop. I will be posting some pictures probably this week.
Have a great week!
PS be sure and check out Heather Baileys blog, she posted about the shop

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kind Words

I hate to sound all mushy, but.... I just read some of the comments that all of you have posted on Heather Bailey's blog about me and the shop and I truly am so honored and grateful for all of you that come in to my shop or have visited my blog and said such nice things. It truly makes me believe in what I'm doing and makes me want to do even better!! Thank you!!!! I am usually just a goof-ball but this truly has made my year! and Heather if you are reading this, thank you so much!!
Thanks so much!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

MMM Pop- Pop- Pop Garden

It's Here!!! We received Pop Garden by Heather Bailey today...., and it is every bit as fabulous as we anticipated. The colors are incredible and fun for all those projects you have lined up(We are hoping Bijoux comes tomorrow.) As I pulled it out of the boxes each bolt was better than the last I was so excited customers were racing back to see what all the hub-bub was about. My mind was racing with all the projects I would tell Jeanines mom we needed made for the shop, (she is our resident mom and apron lady, skirt maker etc....thanks momma Pool!!) Really guys this is GREAT!
See ya tomorrow

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Parade Time

For those of you who don't know Utah celebrates the 24th of July as Pioneer Day. Its a lot of fun and they hold a BIG parade and all kinds of fun stuff. To me it marks the end of summer because forever my kids would start up school the next day. So for all you mom's out there that are going to have free time {ha ha} come in to the shop and check out all our new punch needle, stitchery's and loads more, we should be getting both lines of the new Heather Bailey any time now!! oh i can hardly wait. We are open the 24th from 10 -4pm so come say hi to me and Shelby
Have a great one!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Time Flies

My how time flies, I cannot believe its the middle of July. School will be starting in just a few weeks and I am freaking out that my daughter Shelby will be a senior and my son Parker is starting hs. they grow up way to fast. I guess with my challenged finishing skills I should probably start her quilt in order to finish by June of 09. Yikes!! We have lots planned for the upcoming months in the shop, so be sure and stop by, we have so much new that I can't even begin to list it all, so I'll see ya soon!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lila Tueller patterns

Okay, so some of you are saying who? but let me tell you-- she is designing fabric for Moda and her first line Woodland Blooms will be coming out soon and it is fantabulous!!! I met her today in the shop, she has just released 3 patterns that you are sure to want (which we have in stock) and she is the cutest. We were so busy that I didn't get to tell her how wonderful she is, so be sure and check out her blog (its listed in my favorites) and tell her, and watch for her fabric line.
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pics from the Scenic Byway

We had so many fun groups of ladies come through the shop for our beach party - I apologize that I only managed to get one picture!! Maybe if Nadine wouldn't have insisted on taking so many naps....

Anyway thanks to all of you that made it such a successful event - we look forward to seeing you again next year :) Jeanine

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Scenic Byway!!

We just finished the Scenic Byway tour and it was so much fun!! I will be posting all the winners tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed it could be YOU!! We planned on taking more pictures of all of you who entered the Hula Hoop contest and other games but we didn't get the camera out near enough!! Well Good Luck and I'll talk to you tomorrow
PS. Please let me know if you are interested in an apron swap!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shop Hop Scenic Byway

Well we just finished day 2 of shop hop scenic byway and oh boy did we have some fun!!!Lots and lots of prizes games and tons of laughs. Come in and ask jeanine to Hula and get her to do it and I'll give you a prize, hehehe! Please just come to see how much fun we are! okay then I'll see you tomorrow

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Apron Swap?!!

okay! with all the apron craze going on I have decided it would be fun to get an apron swap started. I love aprons and I think most of you out there feel the love too. Connie and Liz (2 of my wonderful customers who always sew models and get them done on a moments notice) really got me started thinking this would be a great summer project, their quilt group is doing this and it looked like so much fun! Let me know either by a post or e-mail, or stop by the store and let me know how you feel about this.
Think Aprons!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Scenic Byway!!

Whew! 2 posts in one day thats a record. I almost forget to remind you that next week is shop hop, we are not on the shop hop but we are part of the Scenic Byway so be sure and stop by we are having a beach party on June 25 thru the 28 we have so many prizes and games to play our prize boxes are over flowing with fat quarter bundles, quilt kits and much much more, we are also giving away a free sewing machine at the end of the hop!! This is to big to miss so plan now to attend our Party!!
Come see the Hula contest!!!

Let me explain!!

Well, its been a while since my last post, but let me explain.... we have received about 75 boxes of shipment if not more since my last post. (Geesh, do you think I have issues or what,) We have so much new fabric and patterns I truly need more room, (and I can't believe I just said that.) We also have Annie Smith from Quilters Stash coming to the shop this week, we are so excited to have her come, for those of you who haven't heard of her check out her Blog. We still have room in her class so let us know if you and a friend want to come. For all of you who want new pic's I'm really computer challenged and I am trying but it does not come naturally, (does that mean I'm old?) So we hope to see you this week to show all our goodies from Market.
thanks, nadine

Monday, June 2, 2008

Pink Fig is Back!!

For all of you who have been anxiously awaiting Pink Figs patterns they are finally here. And we will be doing a trunk show for 2 weeks with some new items that we did not have before. Chelsea's booth looked awesome at market and you can see a picture of it on our blog and more on her's. Also I am slowly getting out all the new stuff I bought at market it's taking me longer than I thought but be patient it is so worth the wait!!! Come in this week and tell us Hello and check out all the new things. We also have a lot on SALE!!!
See ya soon

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Home again home again jiggity jig

Whew Market! it was soooo fun!!! I bought lots and lots and then some. It was great to meet everyone, I will have pictures to post at the end of this week. There are so many new things I can't even begin to list all that I brought home. We are having a HUGE Memorial Day Sale, and I mean huge ladies we have to make room for all my buying that I did. So put down the yard tools and head on in!!
See ya soon!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

To Market To Market

So I hate to rub it in but I am off to quilt market today!!!! Yahoo!!! Fabric, books,
patterns oh my! what to buy!! I am very complusive so I am sure I will come back with loads of good stuff. I'll try and post after my first day at Market which is Friday so stay tuned. Have a great day and stop by the shop and say Hi to all the girls. I'm sure they will have a SALE while I am gone, so enjoy!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Amy Butler Fabric is Here!!

Well better late than never, our Amy butler line showed up today and it is fabulous.
I can't decide what color way is my fav. This week in the store we will be sending out an e-mail listing by day what sales we will have, and each day this week starting wednesday we will offer something new on sale this is really to good to miss so be sure and check your mail
Thanks nadine

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ginger Blossom is finally here!! yah

Can you believe its May already, Oh my gosh what happened to April, We have so many new things in, including Ginger Blossom and so many other new lines still coming in. That I have decided to do a little Spring Cleaning! This first week of May we will have for the first week all Allspice Tapestry, Urban Indigo and Marissa on sale for 30% off, this will end on Saturday May 3 and then we will have something else on for next week, plus, we will have other things on sale that you must come in the shop to see. This is huge ladies because Market is in 2 weeks and I need to make room for all that new stuff that I will be bringing back! So put down the yard tools and see whats happening this week!
Have a great week!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Magazine is here!!! Yippee

Well the magazine is finally here which makes this so real now, I am extremely grateful for all of you who have helped me in the past 2+years I have truly the most amazing friends and customers in the world. I wouldn't be here without you! you are what makes Material Girls fun and exciting. Please stop by and take a peek at the magazine and be sure and grab a kit as we have a limited supply of these. Again thank-you you guys are the best! We are still getting lots of new stuff in on a daily basis so be sure and stop by or check out our web page, as we will be adding stuff to it on a daily basis!! Again thanks so much!! and remember Mother Day is coming up and we do have gift cards
tata for know

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I am so ready to be done with Winter!!! I can't seem to get enough of the bright cheery florals and fun prints we are getting in the shop. I finished another project- a May table topper from Cotton Way and as soon as I get it back from the quilter I'll post a picture. I am on a roll so look out. We still have room in the Annie Smith SimpleArts lecture we are holding in the shop in June, be sure and check out her website. We will be adding "new stuff" to the website as soon as we can so be sure and watch for it. Have a great week!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Aloha from Material Girls

It may be cold outside but it is warming up in the shop :) We just put out a new line by RJR Fabrics "Summer Breeze". It has a fun hawaiian feel with bright colors that will make anyone snap out of the winter blues! Mention you saw this entry on the blog to save 10% on any one item (this offer is valid till 4/15/08) Mahalo

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sew many new things!!!

We had a great Open House! Thanks to all of you who stopped by. We still have openings in some of our classes and would love to have you come visit the shop. Jeanine has been sprucing up the blog site it's not me in case you were wondering (I am far to computer challenged to do that! but the Donny music is so me.) I do have a thing for him you know!! well, back to quilting we just received the Dandelion Girl from Moda and still have up the trunk shows from the Quilted Fish which has some really cute trendy designs and then we still have the Pink Fig designs for all of you who love to make your kids or grandkids those trendy outfits! Chelsea has some really great stuff so stop by to take a peek!! well until next time "keep on quilting"
Have a great week!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pink Fig Patterns

We are so excited to announce that we have the trunk show from Pink Fig Patterns on display at the shop. Come see all the new designs that will be debuted at Market next month! Chelsea is sure to blow them all away. Learn more about the designer at

The Quilted Fish ....come in and look at the quilts from our newest local designer! They are adorable!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Open House starts Friday

Come join us this weekend for our first open house in the new shop. We have all new quilts that will be going up on the walls! We are also very fortunate to have two new designers with trunk shows on display....I don't want to spoil it so you will have to stop by to find out who they are :) We hope to see you there !!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mondays are Good

How can it not be good, we received the Mary Englebreit line from Moda and Holly Hills from Windham fabrics and they just say yumm yumm! they are bright springy colors and make you want to sew. We were at the Delta snow goose festival this weekend which was a lot of fun. I met some wonderful people who were very kind to invite me to their festival. Thanks again for having us. We are adding a few new quilts to the walls this week so be sure to stop by and see whats happening. Well have a great week and go sew something!! until next time Nadine

Sunday, February 24, 2008

finished is better than perfect!!

I finally finished a project. It has to be all the new fabrics that are out there but I'm on a roll. I am almost done with a stitchery from hugs and kisses that I am making into a wall hanging, then I finished a tabletopper of the month from Cotton Way. I truly am motivated I just need more time. But life is good and all is well. For those of you going to the Snow Goose Festival in Delta be sure and stop by and say hi! Have a great week

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My first comment on my blog

I'm so excited I got my first response to my blog. So to Laurie thanks so much! We just received the Moda line Simplicity and let me tell you it is fantastic, I have to make something in this line for sure. When you visit the shop it's starting to feel like spring, and then you walk out in to the snow and start to think maybe a flannel quilt would be better. Well until next time have a great day and SMILE!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming, I can feel it or at least I think I do. It has snowed so much here in Utah this Winter that I have to believe with all the new fabrics that look like Spring it has to be right around the corner. We have some great lines and they arrive almost on a daily basis. It's so exciting!! We had our first Material Girls late sew on Friday night and it was fun I even started a new quilt from Bloom Creek that is going to be fantastic in the 30's. We had a good turnout but have lots of room for more so make sure and mark your calenders for the 3rd Saturday of every month and come join us. I also finished and sent it off to be quilted one of Cotton Ways new tabletopper of the month patterns I made it out of the swell line in greens its pretty cute!! plus I finished which is not often. Also we still have room in our learn to needleturn applique class with Barbara Jones from Quilt Soup, she is such a great teacher so be sure and check out that class.
I could go on and on but I'll wait until next time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

new quilt blog

This my first blog I have ever done so bear with me, to say I am computer challenged is an understatement. But we are up and running!! For those of you who don't know me I am Nadine and I own the Material Girls Quilts in South Jordan, UT. We will have our website up soon for all you on-line fabric, pattern and kit shoppers. So hopefully this will be lots of fun! My shop consists of a hodge podge of different things I love Moda, Freespirit, and many more my shop has about 4500 hundred bolts of fabric, ric rac and tons of patterns and books for quilts, handbags, aprons and much more. If you have any questions I can be reached at the shop anytime 801-495-4290. I look forward to talking to you soon!! I will have pictures next time, until then have a great week!!!