April, 2013




Remember how exciting Easter was when you were a kid?  Mom would buy (or make) you a pretty new dress.  It was always a soft pastel color with lots of ruffles and lace and you would get a new pair of shoes too!  Maybe a little purse to match your new dress and a pretty hat with flowers on it.  And what Easter outfit was complete unless you had a pair of white gloves?  It just made you feel like a Princess!  We would wake up to an Easter basket that had a BIG chocolate Easter Bunny with his Marshmallow Peep friends and they were all surrounded by little chocolate eggs wrapped in shiny foil.  Mmmm...  And that Easter Bunny was so ornery he would hide all those eggs mom helped you make pretty colors.  And then we grew up and did the same for our daughters and our daughters grow up and do the same for their daughters only it gets changed and modernized in some way with each generation.  It's been awhile since there was a little girl in my family so I'm out of touch with what today's "modern" Easter ways are but I bet they are still special.






In March the Peace by Piece Quilters completed 48 quilts.  We also completed 13 tops.  The raffle items raised $59 dollars.  At the end of the bee we had 8 kit-kits, 17 kits and there are still over 80 tops waiting to be quilted or tied.  Our priorities for April are to get some quilting a tying done so there are not so many tops waiting to go out into the world and to get some kit-kits put together.  We have 8 quilts layered and ready to be quilted or tied and 5 ready for binding.  There will be a few tying stations set up and a station set up with fabric and patterns again this month so we can put some kit-kits together.






Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of Americans. Five percent said bunnies should be eaten feet first,
while 4% favored eating the tail first.

In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep.
Today it takes six minutes.


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Arizona Facts...

Arizona grows enough cotton each year to make more than one pair of jeans for every person in the United States.  Of course, us quilters are thinking FABRIC!

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Learned from dear ol' mom...

My mother taught me about STAMINA...

  "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."






Click on the egg above for a surprise Easter jigsaw puzzle.





AZB4K has two quilting bees coming up.  On April 13 they'll bee at Sunland Springs Village in Mesa.  June 22 you'll find them at Las Palmas Grand in Mesa. Everyone is welcome to attend these bees.  Check their website at  azblankets4kids.com for the exact bee locations.










Peace By Piece Quilters


Thursday, April 4 is the next Peace by Piece Quilters bee.  There will be something for everyone... piecing, layering, quilting, tying, cutting and putting fabric kits together.  What FUN!

May your days be "pieceful".

~Wanda Dix~