Tag: Arizona Quilters Guild

Desert Threads Holds a Mini ‘Quilt University’

The Feb. 9 meeting was a different format for Desert Threads members. Four experienced members set up tables to demonstrate different techniques. Members rotated every 15 minutes to a different topic. Diana Jones explained different battings and when and why you would use them. Mary Platt showed two different techniques for making half-square triangles, including…

Quilt in One Day

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, worked together to make a quilt in one day during a sewing day. Many scrap pieces were cut by Diana Jones using an Accuquilt Go machine. She brought them to the sewing day. Members then pieced the squares into the quilt top,…

Desert Threads New ‘Opportunity Quilt’

Sue Bart Desert Threads, a Chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, met in person on Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ceramics Room at Cottonwood Country Club. Vicki Watson presented information about the “One Block Wonder” style of quilts. A grand time was spent catching up after summer, and doing virtual meetings. A new fundraiser quilt was…

Desert Threads Quilters Begin a New Year

Sue Bart The new officers for Desert Threads are starting to make plans for the coming year (which runs until June 30, 2022). We invite anyone interested in quilts to come join our chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG) and express your desires for programs and classes. Our September meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 8,…

57 Quilts and Afghans Delivered by Desert Threads

Sue Bart On Friday, May 14, 2021, Community Service Chair Jody Edwards and President Diana Jones delivered 15 quilts to U.S. Vets. They also delivered 31 kids’ quilts, nine adult quilts, and two knitted afghans to United Methodist Outreach Ministries (UMOM) in Phoenix. What was amazing about this delivery was that all of the quilts…

Quilters Build Community During the Pandemic

Officers elected March 2020 before lock-down orders: Blanca Sanchez, Diana Jones, Laurie Orendorff, Diane Mitchell, and Nancy Bonngard

Sue Bart Thanks to the undying efforts of the Desert Threads officers, the new quilt chapter (part of the Arizona Quilters Guild) has continued to function and add new members during our safer at home restrictions for in-person gatherings. Despite being less than three years old, we are building a community of friends. We have been…

Desert Threads Loses Founding Member

Glenna Reeves speaks about Desert Threads quilters.

Sue Bart Glenna Reeves, a very special founding member, passed away Jan. 18, 2021. Glenna helped start up Desert Threads, a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild. She contributed in so many ways to make Desert Threads a success. She always welcomed everyone with a smile and kind words. Glenna obtained a major financial grant to…

Time to celebrate!

Left to right: President of AQG, president of the Desert Threads chapter, and president and two directors of the CWPV Foundation

Glenna Reeves Desert Threads celebrates three things in October. Our program will provide a full report of all the projects we have completed this year for our charity outreach to serve our communities in the East Valley, presented by Yvonne Cozart and Kathy Norton, who have both worked very hard all year coordinating all our member…