Well, another year has come and gone.  2012 is here.  This past year has been a memorable one for Peace by Piece Quilters.  We made a total of 413 quilts in 2011.  That is something a bunch of quilters can be very proud about!  We have been welcomed into a new home that is BIGGER, and some think even better, than any space we have ever sewn in.  This great new home is allowing us to grow with more volunteers attending the bees every month.  


The Peace by Piece Quilters was born in January 2004, although we didn't have a name until June 2004.  It took four months to collect enough fabric and find a space to hold bees.  Our first bee was held on April 22, 2004.  Nine people came to that first bee, two of which still attend bees today, Doreen Kotsovolos and Nancy Blackburn.  We completed 6 quilts that day and a total of 58 by the end of that year.  This month marks eight years of quilt making and a total of 3,118 quilts made.  We have called 7 places home.  We made our presence know to the world by getting a website on the Internet in July 2004 and the first newsletter was published in August 2004.  Last month 26 people came to the bee.  That's more attendees at one bee than at any other bee in the 8 year history of Peace by Piece. 







The Peace by Piece bee on December 1 was a FUN-filled day.  We did something we've never done before, had a potluck!  There were lots of dishes filled with awesome eats that resulted in BIG smiles and happy tummies. WE also did some quilt making and a pile stacked with 30 quilts was the result, 4 of those were Holiday themed.  Surely those brightened the spirit of a child this Holiday season.  


If a ruler is missing from your sewing room please check the cutting table at the next bee.  These things like to go on field trips where other quilting tools are but they do like to go home with you at the end of the day. 





We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Parchment paper works great between your iron and your ironing board when using a fusible product.

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And here's one from our quilting friend, Nina.

While creating Husbands, God promised that good and ideal Husbands would be found in all corners of the world.

And then he made the earth round.










Christmas brings some of us lots of interesting STUFF to play with.






This months puzzle is a fine example using the H block pattern.

Click on the picture above to solve the puzzle.








AZB4K has two bees scheduled in January.  On January 13th the Weaver Needle group will be hosting a bee in Apache Junction.  January 28th the bee happenings will be at Holiday Village in Mesa.  February 25 you'll find bee goers at La Hacienda RV Resort in Apache Junction.  Check out all the AZB4K bee dates at www.azblankets4kids.com.







Peace By Piece Quilters


The next sewing bee is Thursday, January 5.  I look forward to another year of getting together with all of the awesome Peace by Piece volunteers.  You really do change lives with your generosity.  If you want any homework supplies (like batting, backing or supplies to quilt) just let me know by clicking on the 'email me' guy below to easily send me an email.


Happy New Year! 

~Wanda Dix~