Tag: Desert Threads

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 Participated in Arizona State Quilt Show

Sue Bart Some Desert Threads chapter members entered their beautiful quilts in the Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG) Quilt Show in March held in Mesa. Diana Jones entered three quilts made by three generations: her grandson Casey (age 9), her mother Bobbie, and herself. Blanca Sanchez entered a sampler quilt, her first time in a quilt…

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…

Cindy Stohn Will Speak at Desert Threads Quilters’ February 9 Meeting

Cindy Stohn is an accomplished, award-winning, long-arm quilter. She will speak about her approach to the creative process and bring a sampling of her work. Cindy has won awards at Houston International Quilt Festival, Mancuso Shows, Arizona Quilt Guild, and Road to California. The Desert Threads’ program for March 9 is a “Quilt University” at…

‘String’ Quilt Made in One Afternoon

Sue Bart, Publicity Coordinator A few Desert Threads members made a quilt top for charity in one afternoon of sewing during October. Jody Edwards, community service coordinator, led the attendees in a sewing session to make a quilt top. Strips of various widths of fabric (called “strings”) were stitched on a base of batting to…

Quilt in One Day

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, worked together to make a quilt in one day during a sewing day. Many scrap pieces were cut by Diana Jones using an Accuquilt Go machine. She brought them to the sewing day. Members then pieced the squares into the quilt top,…

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 Members Meet President’s Challenge

Sue Bart President Diana Jones challenged members this past spring to make a quilt using only supplies they already had and trying a new technique they hadn’t used before. The most important rule was that the maker could not buy anything new for this quilt. Even the batting and backs had to come from the…

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…