Tag: Desert Threads

Desert Threads Has Outdoor Meeting

New officers are Marion Kersnick, Nancy Bonngard, Cindy Templeton, and Ann Wasescha (not pictured: Pat Sinclair and Mary Platt)

Sue Bart Desert Threads met outside on the patio by the Cottonwood Phoenix Room in May. This was our first in-person meeting in over a year. Members wore masks and were invited into the Phoenix Room to view our many quilts made for charity (delivered to UMOM on May 14). Our Opportunity Quilt was on display,…

Desert Threads Creates Quilts for Shelters

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, have kept 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. Sue Bart made many kits which the members have been making into soft quilts for…

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 about in-person gatherings. Despite being less than three years old, we are building a community of friends. We have…

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 Holds Successful Panel Discussion

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, Arizona Quilters Guild (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…

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…

Desert Threads continues to give to local area 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…

Desert Threads news

The Desert Threads quilt chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild is very excited to reveal its beautiful Opportunity Quilt for 2019-2020. This fabulous quilt can be yours by participating in our quilt raffle: Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 from any active DT member. This quilt debuted at the AQG quilt show in…

Desert Threads quilting members prepare for annual show

With the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show opening on March 21 through March 23, 2019, at the Mesa Convention Center, many Desert Thread members are busy putting finishing touches on their show quilts. This is the first year Desert Thread members will have their quilts adjudicated by two nationally-ranked judges with a written score sheet.…