Tag: Desert Threads

Desert Threads Creates Quilts for Shelters

Blanca Sanchez and Jody Edwards hold a few of the colorful quilts made for children in area shelters.

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, keep busy making children’s quilts for area shelters. Jody Edwards, Community Services chair, hosted a sort, cut, organize, and kit-making day at her home in Sun Lakes. We receive many wonderful donations of fabric that are turned into comforting quilts. Sue Bart made…

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…

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…