April 2011



The latest AZB4K Newsletter has been posted on their website www.azblankets4kids.com under the What's New tab. There is lots of good reading in it about the charity bees and groups that have sewn for AZB4K over the past year. You'll easily find the Peace by Piece Quilters on the front page!




If you took a minute to read the new AZB4K newsletter (see paragraph #1) you may have been confused by the Peace by Piece group picture displayed. You may have thought... When did they take that? and... Where was I? That photo was taken a long time ago. It is a reminder of how much our group has changed. Appears as though it's time to take a new group picture! 




We had a surprise visitor drop by our March bee. Linda Thompson, an Air E Vac pediatric nurse. She shared with us how important our quilts are to the E Vac nurses and the little patients that receive them. When a call to transport is received the E Vac nurse will always grab a quilt to take on the flight. One touching story in particular she shared with us was about a normal call that came in. On her way to the chopper she was compelled to grab two quilts instead of the usual one quilt. Once arriving on scene she discovered the call was for twins. I don't know how she found us but I'm glad she did.






At the March bee we completed 29 child/teen quilts and 1 cute little preemie. We filled the quilt shop with 17 FUN loving volunteers, had a surprise visitor (see paragraph #3) and lots of yummy sweet treats. At the end of the day, after many people had left, a conversation began about the number of quilts we had finished that day. That lead to the question, "How many tops were made?". Which led to the question, "Would you like to have that information shared in the newsletter each month?". The answer was, "Yes!". So, during the March bee there were 25 tops made.






The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.

~Rich DeVos~


National Volunteer Week is April 10-16. 






A small boy is sent to bed by his father...[Five minutes later] "Da-ad..." "What?" "I'm thirsty. Can you bring me a drink of water?" "No. You had your chance. Lights out." [Five minutes later] "Da-aaaad..." "WHAT?" "I'm THIRSTY...Can I have a drink of water??" "I told you NO! If you ask again I'll have to spank you!!" [Five minutes later] "Daaaa-aaaAAAAD..." "WHAT??!!" "When you come in to spank me, can you bring me a drink of water?"   







AZB4K has one sewing bee scheduled. It will be held at Las Palmas Grand located in Mesa. The bee will be held on Saturday, June 18.

The latest AZB4K Newsletter is now available on their website (see paragraph #1). I recommend you check it out. 

Check the AZB4K website at www.azblankets4kids.com for more details and all the latest bee information. 







Peace By Piece Quilters


Our next sewing bee will be Thursday, April 21 at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks. As always there will be lots of STUFF to keep those machines humming. We have an overflowing suitcase of  new kits for you to sew. I'm working on quilting some tops so those should be ready for binding. And there will be a few homework projects for those of you that just love doing homework.


May all your seams be straight.

~Wanda Dix~