Tag: Desert Threads

Desert Threads Keeps up with Changes

Heidi Pridemore from the Whimsical Workshop presents to Desert Threads Quilters.

Diana Jones Recently, I was humming “Changes” by David Bowie from 1973. I pulled it up on my cell and listened. Sure makes me think about today’s times. Today I was asked, “Have you ever taken the time to look back on your life with observer eyes?” It reminds us that change is inevitable. It…

Desert Threads Have Been Busy

Diana Jones Desert Threads quilters may be quarantined, but their sewing machines are stitching faster than ever. A recent survey conducted by Arizona Quilters Guild asking how many and where personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment was made is proof that Desert Threads quilters are busy sewing. In early April, U.S. Vets requested at least 150…

Desert Threads Holds Successful Panel Discussion

Shar Schmutz explains decisions for long-arm quilting.

Sue Bart The January meeting of Desert Threads held an informative panel discussion led by members who do long-arm quilting. They explained how they work with clients, how to best prepare our quilt tops to be quilted, and answered many questions from members. They showed many quilts done with different styles and explained the complexities…

Desert Threads and U.S. Vets Graduation Event

Glenna Reeves On Nov. 22, Sue Bart, Desert Threads president; Charyl Garman, AQG president; and Yvonne Cozart, community service coordinator, traveled to U.S. Vets’ temporary housing complex in Phoenix. Due to all the donations, talented quilt-making, and huge hearts, 45 quilts were delivered to deserving men and women who served our country. Every Friday, U.S.…

December is time to party!

Diana Jones is showing the beautiful quilt that her mother Bobbie Woodward made from a basket of quilt blocks she received from her quilt group at a Holiday Party in the White Mountains, Show Low area.

Glenna Reeves Desert Threads is excited about our December meeting, as it is a once-a-year holiday, Christmas. Our Holiday Party is planned with lots of games and beautiful quilt blocks that we have been working on all year. Everyone will bring three holiday quilt blocks to our meeting; one to exchange, one to put in…

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…

“For the Love of Purple”

Diana Jones with winning quilt

Glenna Reeves Congratulations to our very own Diana Jones, Chairman of our Opportunity Quilt Committee, along with Sue Bruner who did the exquisite longarm quilting. She and several other members quilted the Opportunity Quilt in blue colors and liked the pattern so much she used it to create her very own “For the Love of…

Desert Threads news

Pictured (left to right) are Barbara West and Stephanie McCormick. Look at Barbara’s creation. She has offered to teach it in the Fall of 2019.

Desert Threads had a terrific meeting in June! The program was a presentation and demonstration by Amy Totty, owner of Bolts and More located at 3133 S. Lindsay Road, Suite 107, Gilbert. Her store offers a wide variety of fabrics and materials for crafts, including scrapbooking. Amy demonstrated how to make beautiful fabric flowers for…

The Desert Threads chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild will continue to meet all summer long. Desert Threads holds one general meeting per month, plus several “sit and sew” days which are for members only. Our monthly meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room…

Desert Threads continue to support local charities

Johnie Scofield The Desert Threads Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild is very busy with many charity projects. In the fall, we made 144 tray-size placemats for Neighbors Who Care for their 2018 Holiday client meal package. Then in November and December, we completed 22 “fidget” quilts for NWC, for use with their memory-impaired clients.…