July/August, 2018



Mission del Sol asked us to help support their participation in the Family Promise program. They needed to replace about 20 fitted twin size sheets for the families they house once a quarter.  We were able to donate 17 sheets to their sheet drive.  A huge thanks goes out to all of you who so generously donated to the drive.  It's a small thank you to Mission del Sol for opening their doors to us every month at no charge.  





Every Year in August we start our annual Holiday Quilt Drive.  The goal is to make as many Halloween and Christmas quilts as we possibly can by the Peace by Piece Quilters  Christmas Party in December.  At this bee (and every bee through December) you'll see lots of holiday fabric.  In order to insure every piece of holiday fabric makes it into a finished quilt by the deadline please work on kit-kits and kits that are accompanied with a HOLIDAY tag like the picture on the left.




For a change of pace I thought you might find a short series on "The Dedicated Quilters" entertaining.  This month we'll cover "Who is the dedicated quilter?"  In the 4 months that follow we'll look into different areas of their buying habits.  Please note: ALL information here are averages based on collected surveys. 

Who is the Dedicated Quilter?
~  Female
~  63 years old
~  Well educated (70% attended college)
~  Affluent ($95,000 household income)
~  Quilting an average of 19 years
~  Spends an average $3,363 per year on quilting hobby
~  Quilting style(s): 85% prefer traditional, 20% art Quilting, and 37% modern quilting.

              BEE REPORT     


At the June bee...

~ 39 tops were sewn together.
We  completed 60 quilts.
~ Raffle items raised a total of $46.

During the July break...

All of the Halloween and Christmas fabric invaded the kit studio in hopes of attracting elves who would come and turn them into kit-kits and kits.  It worked !!!  A whole team of kit making elves showed up and made quick work of all that fabric.  At the end of their workday they left us with...

~  4 Holiday kit-kits
~  6 Holiday flannel kits
~  11 Halloween kits
~  51 Christmas kits
~  2 Halloween tops
~  23 Christmas Tops

What you will find at the August bee...

~ The kit-kit station has some holiday kit-kits eager to be cut into kits so they can become and fun and cheerful holiday quilt in time to participate in the holiday's.
~ The kit basket has been stocked with fresh new Halloween and Christmas kits.
~ As always there will be a collection of tops waiting to be layered and quilted/tied.
~ Remaining in the Peace by Piece stash closet are 123 quilt tops waiting to be quilted/tied. 



  An example of the kindness of quilters.







Peace By Piece Quilters


At the Peace by Piece Quilters  bee on August 2. 

We WILL be collected petbeds this month to be delivered to Lost our Home Shelter.  
We no longer accept scraps for petbeds.
Covers WILL be available for using your own scraps.

There WILL NOT be a free table this month.

Click on the EMAIL ME icon below to send your homework and special requests to me.
Please submit requests by Tuesday 9am.

Kindness Counts