Category: Clubs & Classes

Master Quilters recognized

Edna Hayn and Martha Powell display the handwork that has earned them Master Quilter recognition by the Agave Quilters Guild. Both small quilts and two others will be silent auction items at the Agave Quilt Show on April 1 at Sun Lakes Country Club.

Barb Brandt Agave Quilters Guild, based in Sun Lakes, is recognizing two members as Master Quilters. Edna Hayn and Martha Powell are hand quilters, continuing the time-honored tradition of piecing and quilting by hand. Residents of SunBird, both are also members of Hand Sewing, a friendship group within the guild. An Agave member since 1994,…

Life beyond the teabag

Diane Eddy Whether you call it tea, bohea, thé or cha, tea is so much more than just a drink. For many countries it is a national obsession. Its mystique is living art, steeped in ceremony and thoughtfulness reflecting the accoutrements and people we love, and our concept of ourselves and what we have meant…

DAR offers scholarships to four high schools

Carolyn Hawkins, DAR Scholarship Chair

Toni Bolling Lutter Gila Butte Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has announced that four local high schools will be offered $1,000 scholarships in 2017. Scholarship Chair Carolyn Hawkins identified the high schools as Basha, Hamilton, Perry and Mountain Pointe. For six years, Gila Butte Chapter has offered a $1,000 scholarship to a Basha…

Tuesday Mah Jongg

Stephanie Hemberg If you are interested in playing Mah Jongg (lessons are available), on Tuesdays, October through May, please email me at and leave a phone number so that I am able to call and talk with you. We play from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Non-smokers only, please!

Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch sale – March 31

This is one of two beautiful hanging gourd quilts made by all the members of the Sprit Desert Gourd patch. Last month at the Running of The Gourds festival in Casa Grande, one was donated for a fund raiser; the other was sold in our patch’s booth.

March brings a much-needed break to our members after a great four-day festival in Casa Grande February 9-12. Over 8,000 people attended the event at the Pinal County Fairground. One hundred ninety-seven gourds were entered into the Arizona Gourd Society state competition, of which we were in charge. Hundreds of volunteer hours go into planning…