June, 2012


According to the calendar summer hasn't started yet but according to the thermometer on my back porch IT'S HERE!  To have a quilt covering our body is the last thing we need with these triple digit temps.  But organizations servicing seriously ill and traumatized children still need and use quilts.  Quilts not only provide warmth they also comfort, and comfort is what all of these children need, no matter what the temperatures are outside.  So please don't think we don't need to make as many quilts because it feels like summer.  The main reason we make quilts is to comfort.






You can have a FREE day of Air Conditioning!  To make the day even COOLER you'll be sharing this FREE Air Conditioning with a bunch of FUN and friendly quilters.  And if you plan your time right you can get TWO FREE days of Air Conditioning during the month of June.   Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church will provide Air Conditioning for the Peace by Piece Quilters bee on June 7 and the Las Palmas Grand Community Center in Mesa will provide Air Conditioning on June 16.


Two bees and two days of FREE Air Conditioned coolness this month offering you a FUN day surrounded by FABRIC.  It's good to be you! 







The Peace by Piece Quilters May bee was a busy day.  A BIG thank you goes out to those that spent the day sorting and packaging a large assortment of donated fabric we had received.  Because of you that donation is one step closer to becoming much needed and loved quilts.  And the cutting table was busy non-stop with people cutting kits.  We finished out the day with 31 child/teen and 2 little preemie quilts being completed.  We also put together 17 tops.  The May bee fundraiser raffle raised $67 for the batting fund.  Thank you to everyone who has donated new items for our fund raising raffles.  Without your generosity we could not be raising these much needed monies every month to help with our sizeable batting expenses.


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And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.     

And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.

~Lee Greenwood~

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Here's one us desert dwellers can relate to...  Pool noodles are great for storing quilts.  Just roll the quilt around the noodle and secure by tying left over binding around it to hold it in place.  No more fold lines!

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Learned from dear ol' mom...

My mother taught me FORESIGHT.  "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

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

This quilt was made using the pattern Motion Commotion by Suzanne McNeill.  You can find Suzanne and a video that demos this technique at www.d-originals.com





The BIG and much anticipated AZ Blankets for Kids Annual Quilt Camp in the Pines is almost here!  This event is full of FUN activities and endless hours of uninterrupted SEWING.  It is hosted by our friends at Cutting Edge Quilts.  August 10-12 are the camp dates.  The pines of Prescott AZ promises to offer a cool retreat from the deserts triple digit temps.  Contact Cutting Edge Quilts at 480-857-3443 by July 15 to register.  

On June 16 Las Palmas Grand in Mesa will be hosting an AZB4K bee.  You'll find all the bee information on their website at azblankets4kids.com.








Peace By Piece Quilters


The Peace by Piece Quilters next bee will be held Thursday, June 7.  For those of you that LIKE to do homework please let me know if you need any  supplies not normally at the bee.  Just 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.


Happy Quilting.

~Wanda Dix~