Agavé Quilters Guild

Cindy Banna’s Bernaido Art Quilt (pattern by Barbara Jones)

African Queens by Carol Rainey. ‘This will be a donation to raise money for Zonta International (,) a service organization that promotes advocacy programs for women around the world to achieve worldwide impact in the areas of education, health, preventing child marriages, and eliminating other forms of violence against women.’

Debi Loofburrow

The September Agavé Quilter’s meeting was held for the first time since March 2020, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Members brought their “Pandemic Results” projects to show and tell to the group. It was amazing to see how creative our members are!

During COVID-19, our community services group continued to make and distribute quilts. From September 2020 through May 2021, they took a total of 424 quilts to the Valleywise Hospital. Since beginning this journey in 2015, there have been 2,287 quilts donated to hospitals and the Navajo Naomi House in Joseph City.

We also held some fun “share table” events at one of the members’ homes during COVID-19. Fully masked, we traded items and safely socialized as we filled our arms with new treasures.

Our next meeting will be Oct. 6 at 1 p.m., and our program will be Agavé Co-President Shari Davison sharing “Not Your Usual Trunk Show.” In November, Jessica Dickenson, The Quilt Mama, will present “How to Handle Your Scraps.” On Dec. 1 we will hold our annual members’ Holiday Luncheon at the Palo Verde Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Timber Gnomes.”

Our guild is open to new members of all skill levels, from beginners who are just getting started to those who want to improve their quilting skills, to those who have already become ensconced in the quilting habit! Dues for the calendar year are $30 with a one-time $13.25 purchase of a name badge. When members attend meetings wearing their name badges, they are entered into our door prize raffles.

General meetings are held September through May on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Each meeting features a guest speaker, a brief business update from the board members, and a “show and tell” session, allowing members to share their projects with the group. Additionally, upcoming classes are announced and available for sign-up at the general meeting. Classes are open to Agavé members only—join the guild now to take advantage of the upcoming classes!

For further information, please contact Co-Presidents Faith Bragg at 310-415-0131 or Shari Davison at 303-917-3604, or Membership Chair Dennie Sullivan at 480-540-7509. We look forward to welcoming you to our Agavé Quilt Guild, the original Sun Lakes Quilt Guild since 1992!