Tag: Desert Threads

Desert Threads Recap

November is a time to reflect on all we are grateful for and honoring our veterans. Many Desert Threads members are or have been in the greater military or first responder family, whether as a dependent spouse, child, extended family, or active duty. We have lived and know the cost of choosing to serve our…

Desert Threads Will Meet Wednesday, September 14

Sue Bart Our first meeting for the new season will be in the Phoenix Room in Cottonwood at Sun Lakes. Kimm Wheeler will give a presentation about entering your quilt in quilt shows. She’ll talk about why you would want to do this and how to enter the Arizona Quilters Guild Show, March 23-25, 2023,…

Desert Threads’ Summer Plans

Sue Bart Happy summer, everyone. This is the time when many members leave the Valley of the Sun for cooler climates to visit family and friends, travel, or just relax. The Desert Threads quilters will not hold formal meetings during the summer. We resume meeting on Sept. 14 in the Cottonwood Phoenix Room at 9:30…

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…