June, 2017


There are many different chores that have to be performed so Peace by Piece can efficiently produce as many huggable quilts each year as we do.

Some of the chores are critical to the process of making a quilts, like sewing on binding.  Can you image if before you sewed on a binding at the bee you first had to find appropriate fabric then cut, sew and press it?  That's where things get done that are not necessarily critical, but helpful for the person doing something critical, like sewing on the binding.  For several years Gala has been our Binding Queen and has literally made hundreds, if not thousands, of bindings for us.  A not necessarily critical job but one that many people benefit from.  Gala recently resigned from the Binding Queen position.  Debbie, a very new member to our village, has stepped up to fill the high healed shoes of Binding Queen.  One of those jobs done behind the scenes that makes a difference.

Then there's batting, another critical part of each quilt.  It takes a fairly large chunk of change to buy batting for some 600 quilts each year.  In our village we opt to not charge you a dues so we can buy batting, but instead we raise money by offering raffle items at every bee.  Offering raffle items means we have to have.... a Raffle Queen.  Lora has been our Raffle Queen for a couple of years and now she has decided to step out of that position and give someone else an opportunity to wear the crown.  If you are interested in the Raffle Queen position feel free to talk to Lora to get the scoop on how heavy the crown responsibilities are and then come talk to me.


                                 BEE REPORT     





During the April bee...

~ 40 tops were sewn together.
We  completed 44 quilts.
~ Raffle items raised a total of $40.

What you'll find at the June bee...

~ The kit-kit tub contains freshly made Christmas Kit-Kits anxious to get started on their holiday journey.
~ In the kit basket sewers will find a selection of Christmas and Halloween kits ready to get the FUN started.
~ As always there will be a collection of quilt tops waiting for quilting/tying.
~ There's a stack of quilts ready for binding and many more will be showing up later in the day.

For those of you that like to stay busy during the break between our June and August bees there will be some homework available.  Look for the Homework station.





Hi Everyone, Duke here:

We've been busy "helping" mom cut covers for more shelter pet beds.  We still have scraps to put in them, so WILL NOT be accepting scraps at the June Bee.  Mom will bring empty covers to the bee for those of you who are kind enough to stuff pet beds with your scraps at your home.

For Guidelines on making pet beds click the 'Our Community' button on the left side of this page and scroll down to the 'Dog Bed Guidelines' link .  






Lately I've been noticing a lot of baby birds in my backyard and in the neighborhood during my morning walks and found this bit of info interesting.

Did you know... in the hatching of eggs....

    ~  those of the canary hatch in 14 days;

    ~  those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;

    ~  eggs of ducks and geese in 28 days;

    ~  those of the mallard in 35 days;

    ~  the eggs of the parrot and ostrich hatch in 42 days.

Notice they are all divisible by seven,

the number of days in a week!







There is one upcoming AZB4K bee scheduled on: 

~ June 17 at Las Palmas Grand in Mesa.

Check the AZB4K website for more information about this bee and other AZB4K happenings. azblankets4kids.com.









Peace By Piece Quilters


The June Peace by Piece Quilters bee will be held
Thursday, the 1st  As always the fun starts at 10:00.

There WILL BE a FREE table at the bee this month.

We WILL be accepting pet beds this month.
But WILL NOT be accepting pet bed scraps.
Petbed covers WILL be available for you to stuff with your scraps.

Until further notice we WILL NOT be accepting any fabric donations of pieces small than 1-1/4 yards in length.  This is due to the fact that our stash closet overfloweth.

PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL NOT BE A PEACE BY PIECE QUILTERS BEE IN JULY.  It is recommended that you check the Calendar page of this website for upcoming bee dates throughout the year.
 If you have any questions or homework requests just click on the email button below to send me an email with your supply request.

Stay Cool.