Tag: quilting

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 Quilters Exchange Quilted Postcards

Sue Bart Members have been exchanging quilted postcards through the U.S. mail. We have gotten to know other members by name, and an example of their creativity and quilting techniques. These have been great fun, small projects made as little quilts with a top, batting, and backing. The back sides have an address half and…

SunBird’s Sunny Quilters

Jacque VanDamme There is an active group of women in SunBird who love to sew. We meet at 1 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in the clubhouse. We bring whatever we want to work on for the day. Some do handwork, some cut out patterns, or we bring our sewing machines to work on a new…

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.…

Sunny Quilters enjoyed Friendship Block exchange

Nussy Merchant Fifteen of the Sunny Quilters did a Friendship Block exchange that they worked on during the summer. December 6 was the big reveal of all the blocks, and exchanges took place. Each person will then make their own wall hanging with the 15 different blocks and the 16th block stating Sunny Quilters 2018…