Tag: quilting

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…

Agave Quilters Guild of Sun Lakes

Shari Davison Many of our quilters are using this time during the COVID-19 pandemic to brighten the lives of children in hospitals and a Navajo orphanage. The last delivery of 96 quilts brought the group’s total up to 2,059 in the last five years. The children love receiving these colorful and kid-friendly quilts, which are…

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 to Hold Garage Sale

These are a few quilts made by Desert Threads members. Nancy Bonngard (right) presented 18 quilts recently to Nayre (left) at My Sister's Place.

Sue Bart The Desert Threads Garage Sale will be on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 9449 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. (Sun Lakes Country Club, west of Dobson Road). We will have a variety of items at great prices for you to obtain: lots of cotton fabric, pre-cut fabrics, wood…

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…