February, 2016



Last month we were visited by AZB4K President Jeanette Baetsle and Board Member Letty Fowell.  They answered volunteer questions, shared stories, brought us a collection of nice fabrics and a huge basket of quilting goodies for our raffle table!  It is always nice to have a visit from any of the AZB4K Board members and an honor to meet those generous volunteers dedicated to keeping the organization going.



At the end of every bee AZB4K Distribution Board member, Cheryl, shows up to collect all of our completed quilts.  She is responsible for distributing quilts to several organizations serving children in need of comfort.  Cheryl recently shared with me a Thank You letter and picture from one of those organizations.  Click HERE to check it out.



Last month we started two large raffle items.

The first item is a Generations Create a Bag.

 It's an innovative rolling workstation which includes pockets to organize and store your supplies.  This is a rugged piece of rolling suitcase luggage.  There is a roomy interior cavity for projects or a small portable sewing machine.  There is plenty of storage areas with zippered closures and a hidden telescoping handle.  Created for scrapbookers, great for quilters and crafters!  This great tote will be on the raffle table for several months giving all volunteers the opportunity to purchase chances.  (Supplies not included, picture is representative of bag offered.  See in person at Peace by Piece sewing bee!).

The second item is the wonderful basket put together by AZB4K Board Member Letty Fowell (see photo in paragraph #1).  Letty is a raffle basket making QUEEN and the winner of this basket will not be disappointed.  Opportunities for this basket were sold during last months bee and will be available again this month.  



           BEE REPORT       




During the January bee...    

~ We completed 48 quilts!
~ The raffle items raised $79.
  10 tops were sewn together.
~ AZB4K Board President Jeanette Baetsle and Board Member Letty Fowell visited us (see paragraph #1).

What you'll find at the February bee...    

~ There is a stack of quilts layered and ready for quilting/tying.
~ There are currently 47 tops in the Piece by Peace closet waiting to be quilted/tied.
~ Duke's mom will NOT be taking pet bed scraps.
~  No FREE table this month.








"The act of creating is a healing gesture, as scared a prayer, as essential to the spirit as food to the body."
~Jan Phillips

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respect, whether he choose to be or not.
~ Nathan Hawthorns

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
~James M. Barrie






AZB4K starts the new year with two bees in January and have two scheduled in February.  On Monday, February 15 there is a bee at 6209 E McKellips Rd. in Mesa.  It will be hosted by the Palmas del Sol group.  And on Saturday, February 27 they will be at 1797 W 28th Ave in Apache Junction.  For more information about these bees visit the AZB4K website at azblankets4kids.com.








Peace By Piece Quilters


The next Peace by Piece Quilters bee of 2016 will be held on Thursday, February 11th.  

There will NOT be a FREE table at the bee this month.  
And we are NOT be accepting pet bed scraps this month.

If you have any comments, suggestions or request just click on the box of chocolates to let your voice be heard.

 Very best wishes for a creative and pieceful day.

  ~Wanda Dix~