December, 2013

 

THE GREAT FEAST...  

The Peace by Piece Quilters are AWESOME cuz not only are they awesome quilt makers they are also awesome cooks!  The EATING season has officially begun and we kicked it off at our last bee by having a potluck.  Our annual potluck is usually held in December but we thought since everybody is so busy with holiday preparations in December, a November potluck may allow us to have a less stressed potluck.  So there was all kinds of awesome food to eat, and eat, and eat.
Many of us find ourselves doing a LOT of baking this time of year so if you have a favorite recipe (or a new one that needs some taste testers) say for some sweet holiday type goodies, like COOKIES or CANDY bring 'um to the bee and I'm sure at least one or two people would be a ginuea pig for your effort. 

 

 

It was recently brought to my attention that Mission del Sol (the church that so generously lets us use their space for our bees) does a monthly food drive for a nearby food bank.  Since this is the season of giving I thought you may like the opportunity to support their effort.  If you would like to help out with their mission bring non-parishable food items to the bee this month and we'll pass it along to the church.

 

     BEE REPORT   

 

 

 

During the November bee  volunteers completed 32 quilts, which is amazing considering there was SOOO much good food to eat (see paragraph #1)!  They even sewed together 28 tops, tied and bound a pretty good size pile.
At the December bee volunteers will find a basket of kits ready to be sewn, a tub of kit-kits waiting to be cut, a pile waiting to be quilted/tied and a few ready for binding.  Like many other tasks in life that are traditionally womens work, it really is never done.

 

 

Fundraising Raffle

November's raffle items raised $75.  $37 was raised in our regular raffle items and $38 was raised with our Philosophy amazing grace products raffle.  Raffle items for December will again offer a lucky winner their choice of an amazing grace product by philosophy.  We also receiced a cash donation of $50 from Cheryl R.  The raffle monies and cash donation (plus a few $'s more) have already been spent on batting.  Four rolls of batting were ordered during a sale at JoAnn's.com.  The sale price, along with free shipping, allowed us to purchase $396 worth of batting for only $130!

 

Everyone Loves A Demo

 

  

        At the beginning of the year many of you participated in the first ever Peace by Piece Quilters survey.  One of the things I learned from the survey is that you would like to have a quilting demo of some sort from time to time.  Well, a couple of months ago Kay asked for a technique demo... So we're gunna have a demo this month!  We'll do it at the beginning of the day so if you wanna practice the technique during the day you'll have an opportunity to do so. 

 

 

 QUOTES & TIDBITS

 

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, 
you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

~Bob Hope

The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation.

 ~  John F. Kennedy

 

The Four Stages of Life:

1)  You believe in Santa Claus. 
2)  You don't believe in Santa Claus.  
3)  You are Santa Claus.      
4)  You look like Santa Claus.

 

 

 

JUST FOR GRINS

 

AZ BLANKETS 4 KIDS HAPPENINGS

AZB4K does not have any more bees scheduled for 2013 but do have several already on the 2014 calendar beginning with 2 bees in January.  For more information on their 2014 bees check the AZB4K website at  azblankets4kids.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace By Piece Quilters

UPCOMING BEE

December 5, is the next Peace by Piece Quilters bee.  Of course, we'll have all the usual stuff, like sewing centers, tying stations, a cutting station and a kit-kit station set up.  There is something for everyone!  There may even bee some sweet treats needing taste testers if you would like to participate in that activity.  If you have any questions or would like homework supplies please click on the Christmas Elf below to send me an email and let me know what you want. 

 Hope you can join us for a heartwarming day of quilt making a tast testing. 

  ~Wanda Dix~