February 2008



In the last Peace By Piece Quilters newsletter I told you of a GREAT act of generosity towards the Peace By Piece Quilters that left me speechless. Just a few days before Christmas we were given a Phaff GrandQuilter machine with a stitch regulator and an Inspira frame. Doesn't a GREAT act of generosity like that leave you speechless? A GREAT machine like this would certainly allow us to complete more quilts. But... we have no permanent place to set it up that would be accessible to all volunteers.  So, we've decided this machine could best help us accomplish our mission if we sold it. We will use the money from the sale to purchase other necessary items that aren't often donated, like flannel for the Preemie quilts and batting for the Child size quilts. This is a $3600 package to be sold for a GREAT price of only $2000! If you, or someone you know, is interested in purchasing this GREAT machine at a GREAT price get in touch with me at wdix@getnet.net or 480-755-0757. 





 The New Year has also brought the Peace By Piece Quilters donations of fabric. Angie Delaney, a Fabric Rep that sells to local shops, gave us a small box of child friendly fabric samples that will make perfectly cute Preemies. Sally's Fabrics also gave us a bag of fabric samples that has kept me busy making kits, 20 to be exact. GREAT people like this make GREAT things possible. The Peace By Piece Quilters could not do what we do without the help and support of GREAT people doing GREAT acts of kindness! 






The first 2008 Peace By Piece Quilters bee held at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks was a GREAT success! A record 15 volunteers attended and made a total of 32 blankets. They made 19 Preemies, many of which were made using Holiday themed fabric. Valentines Day, St. Patty's Day and Easter. We also finished 13 Child size quilts.







Since our last Peace By Piece Quilters newsletter we've had 2 bees at Sally's Fabric store. Volunteers made a total of 22 quilts during these two bees. They made 9 Preemies and 12 Child size quilts. All 9 of the Preemies were Holiday themed.  




AZB4K has two upcoming events scheduled. 

February 23 they will host a quilting bee at La Hacienda Resort in Apache Junction.

March 9 is the annual White Elephant Auction at Las Palmas Grand. This event is always a FUN time! All money raised will be used by the Las Palmas group to purchase needed supplies for making blankets. This Las Palmas Grand group of about 30 ladies holds a bee every month and made 1,707 blankets in 2007! 

Please click the AZB4K link on the "Favorite Links" page of this website for all the details about these two events. On the AZB4K website you'll also find their latest newsletter getting you up to date on all the latest AZB4K happenings..


To add a little laughter to your day a couple of new poems have been added to the "FUN STUFF" page. 

One is titled 'My Forgetter Rememberer'. This was submitted by volunteer Nina. It's a peek at how some of us go through our days.

You'll also want to check out 'Flour Sack'. This one was shared by a fellow quilter named Judy Heath.



You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~


There was an error on the "Calendar" page. Please make note that the February Cutting Edge bee is NOT on the 22nd. The correct date is the 28th. Hope this didn't cause anyone to show up on the wrong day.


As you all know February 2 was Groundhog Day. This is the day the groundhog comes out of his hole and predicts when winter will end. The official weather predicting groundhog "Phil" has been predicting winters end for 122 years. This year he proclaimed there will be another six weeks of winter in 2008. BUT... According to researchers, over a 60-plus year period, the groundhog has accurately predicted the coming of spring only 28 percent of the time. Hmmmm 





The Peace By Piece Quilters next scheduled bee is Thursday, February 28 at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks. 

The next Peace By Piece Quilters bee at Sally's Fabrics will be held on Friday, March 7. 


~Wanda Dix~