July/August, 2012


At the June bee a show of hands indicated not many people were planning to attend the July bee because of our Independence Day holiday so that bee was cancelled.  I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday celebration.  But now it's time to get back to makin' quilts!  We've been getting things ready for you.  Kits have been cut, quilts have been quilted, batting has been purchased and a new ironing cover has been made.  We are just about ready for the bee and I hope you have your calendar marked for a day of sewing FUN this coming Thursday, August 2.









The Peace by Piece Quilters June bee was not as well attended as usual but we still completed 25 quilts and 32 tops.  The Piece by Peace closet has 18 kits and 55 kit-kits waiting for you come and play with them.  18 kits may not be enough to keep everyone sewing.  So if you don't want to lug your sewing machine out in this heat you can still help out on bee day by planning to come and cut some kit-kits.  We raised $43 raffle dollars for our batting fund.









The only place where housework comes before quilting is in the dictionary!

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Here's one that will save your fingertips when ironing...  Use bamboo skewers or wooden chopsticks to hold small pieces and seams in place while pressing.

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Learned from dear ol' mom...

My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.  "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.  I just finished cleaning."








Dad came home to find toys all over the living room, dirty dishes stacked in the sink, clothes piled in the laundry room, beds unmade and the kids still in their pajamas.  The house was a wreck, like nothing he'd seen before.  Worried, Dad rushed upstairs to find Mom reading a book in bed.
"Are you OK?" he asked. "What happened?"
"You know how you always ask what I do all day?" Mom replied.  "Well, today I decided not to do it."

 Bob Purcell, the Thread Professor and self-certified Threadologist.






Click on the picture above to create and solve the jigsaw puzzle.

This little quilt started it's life out as a fundraiser for a group of ladies who like us, held monthly bees to benefit AZB4K.  The group met in east Mesa and continued their mission for 10 years before combining their efforts with the current group holding monthly bees at Las Palmas Grande in Mesa.  



There are still a couple of rulers waiting for someone to claim them.  They were left behind at a bee a few months ago.  If you are missing a 3x18 Omnigrid or a 5x23 O'Lipfa ruler please claim them at the cutting table during the next bee.



 August 10-12 are the much anticipated dates of the AZ Blankets for Kids Annual Quilt Camp in the Pines.  The pines of Prescott AZ promises to offer a cool retreat from the deserts triple digit temps with days of FUN activities and hours of sewing time.  It is hosted by our friends at Cutting Edge Quilts.  If you are interesting in attending contact Cutting Edge Quilts at 480-857-3443 to ask if they have any spots left.  

AZB4K next bee is in the process of being scheduled.  It will be at the Chandler Police Dept in October.  Please watch their website at azblankets4kids.com for the specific date.

If you haven't had a chance to visit the AZB4K website recently please do so.  Their latest newsletter (published in May) has lots of articles about the great work volunteers do at bees held to benefit AZB4K.  There is lots of good stuff goin' on!








Peace By Piece Quilters


The Peace by Piece Quilters next bee will be held Thursday, August 2.  For those of you that LIKE to do homework please let me know if you need any supplies not normally at the bee.  You can let me know by clicking on the 'email me' guy below to easily send me an email with your needs.  See ya at the bee.


Indulge your every whim!

~Wanda Dix~