Tag: quilting

Desert Threads Makes Tote Bags for Refugees

Sue Bart The Welcome Center of Phoenix receives refugees who have entered the United States legally through the asylum-seeking process. This Center is a stop-over for legal refugees to obtain much-needed supplies, food, change of clothing, personal items, and tote bags before they continue on to sponsors around the United States. Desert Threads is making…

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…

Join the Sunny Quilters

Come join the fun with the SunBird Sunny Quilters. We meet Thursday afternoons in the Hopi Room from 1 to 5 p.m., and all day the second Saturday of the month. Bring your sewing machines or hand projects and meet new quilters. On the first Thursday of the month, we enjoy lunch in the Horizon…

Agavé Quilters Guild: New Members Welcome!

Debi Loofburrow The Agavé Quilters Guild met on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. After a brief business update, members shared their recent projects, and we collected holiday-themed placemats for our service project, in collaboration with Neighbors Who Care. Our guest speaker for November’s meeting was…

Agavé Quilters Guild

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!…

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 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…