January, 2018



Another year has come to a close and over the years some volunteers have asked the question, "What did we do last year?"  The most asked question every year has been, "How many quilts did we make?"  So here's the answers to some of your questions.

~ We made a total of 565 in 2017.
~ $707 was raised with raffle items.
~ The multi month batik quilt raffle raised $89.
~ Participated in Mission del Sol/Kyrene Foundation Hygiene Drive in March.
~ Since Peace by Piece Quilters began in 2004 we have made 6103 comfort quilts.
~ Most, if not all, of the quilts we made in 2017 were delivered to Cardons Children's Hospital.



Due to a severe injury my bee supply transport vehicle has been forced to retire.  The replacement transport vehicle has a smaller supply capacity.  Those that have witnessed the unloading and loading of bee supplies knows all the supplies will not fit into a smaller capacity transport vehicle.  Some solutions to the lack of transport capacity is to tie stuff to the roof of the transport vehicle OR... find a new PET BED MOM to help lighten the load.  The position is well suited for a dedicated volunteer with a soft spot for animals, particularly dogs and cats forced to live in shelters.

If you are interested in filling the PET BED MOM position you'll find the position requirements and responsibilities HERE.






Interesting stats on children and electronic devices in America...

~ Children 8 and younger spend an average of 48 minutes every day staring at a mobile screen.

~ The amount of time children spend in front of a screen has tripled in just 4 years.

~ Children with their own phone has also grown tremendously.
         * In 2017 - 42% of children in America have a phone.
      * In 2013 only 7% had a phone.
      * In 2011 the number was only 1%.

~ Several generations ago, nearsightedness was nearly unheard of.  Researcher believe with the incarnation of TV, computers and cell phones we no longer exercise our eyes to see far away.  Farsightness used to be necessary for survival, continually looking out to the horizon for incoming weather conditions, food, and water.


              BEE REPORT     


During the November bee...

~ 17 tops were sewn together.
We  completed 113 quilts!!!!!!  That's a NEW RECORD!
~ Raffle items raised a total of $63.

At the December Holiday Party...

~ NO Machines were allowed to enter the building.
~There was LOTS of laughter and good food - TWO awesome
   show n' tells - lots of cool raffle items - and a FUN story about
   our party hosts, Donna, Cheryl,
and Diane.
~ Every one went home with a quilty gift.
~ 24 completed quilts were turned in.
~ Raffle items raised a total of $150!  During 3 bees chances
   were available for a lovely batik quilt.  The winning ticket was
   drawn for the quilt, Linda M. was the lucky winner.  It raised a
   total of $89 for our batting fund.

What you will find at the January bee...

~ The kit-kit station is overflowing with new kit-kits waiting to be cut into easy to sew kits, Psssst... many of them only need borders cut.
~ The kit basket will come back out of the closet this month for those that like to piece tops.  The kit basket is over flowing with fresh kits.
~ As always there will be a collection of tops waiting to be layered and quilted/tied.
~ There's a couple quilts ready for labels and binding.
~  109 quilt tops still remain in the Peace by Piece stash closet. 



Every month since November 2010 there has been a 'Just For Grins' section in the Peace by Piece Quilters newsletters.  That's seven years of cartoons with a joke thrown in here and there.  It's starting to become a pretty BIG RUT!  Seems like a New Year is a good time to change it up a bit.
Just For Grins is going to be retired, although you may see it once in awhile if something REALLY GOOD shows up...
or maybe NOT.

Lately I've been attracted to Acts of Kindness.  Kindness brightens every ones day, doesn't matter if you are the recipient or the do-gooder.

We need more Kindness in the World.  Kindness Lasts Forever!

Be inspired by the first act of KINDNESS.

The man who gave the shoes off his feet to this homeless girl.









Peace By Piece Quilters


At the Peace by Piece Quilters  bee on January 4... 

There WILL be a FREE table so bring your quilting items that need a new home.

We WILL be accepting pet beds,
but WILL NOT be accepting pet bed scraps.
Pet bed covers WILL be available for you to stuff with your scraps.

Hope your New Year is filled with happy stitches 
and loads of colorful fabric.