March, 2012


Last month I shared with you our Special Project quilt that we planned to donate to Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church as a Thank You for welcoming us into their church every month for our bees.  At the February bee we presented the quilt to the church.  It has already started raising funds for them as a raffle.  Their annual Super Flea event was held a few weeks ago where the quilt was displayed and raffle tickets were sold.  There are a few other mission fundraising events where tickets will be sold with the winning ticket being drawn on April 8, 2012.  If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket for an opportunity to win this quilt you can do that during the March bee from PBP volunteer and church member Laura or by visiting the church office.



At the beginning of this year the Peace by Piece Quilters started doing fundraisers at our monthly bees.  Donated items are displayed and raffle tickets can be purchased by bee goers at $1.00 each.  The winning tickets are drawn that day.  In January $49.00 was raised during the bee.  In February $78.00 was raised.  We will continue to have the bee fundraisers until we run out of suitable items.  This month we also received $300.00 from AZ Blankets for Kids to help us purchase needed items that are not donated.

As a frame reference of the funds it takes to keep us going each month.... At the February bee we used a whole roll of batting (this is not unusual).  We are able to purchase our batting at the wholesale cost of $120.00 a roll.  This month we purchased 12 yards of white flannel costing $45.00 (using a 40% off coupon at JoAnns) to be used as batting for flannel toddler tops waiting to be completed.








The Peace by Piece Quilters February bee was very productive with 38 quilts being completed.  35 were child/teen size and 3 were preemies.  29 tops were sewn together and now waiting to be prepped for quilting/tying.






Every 30 seconds 127 babies are born worldwide.

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Knitting needles and chop sticks are both great tools for pushing out points and corners of your quilting and sewing projects.

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The New York St. Patrick's Day parade is the longest running civilian parade in the world.  Over three million spectators are expected to watch the spectacle and some 150,000 participants plan to march.










Be mischievous. It feels good. 






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

March is the month of leprechauns and rainbows.  This months quilt puzzle is an example of what a quilter can do with the colors of the rainbow. 








March 24 you will find an AZ Blankets for Kids bee at Palmas Del Sol in Mesa.  You'll find all the bee information on their website at







Peace By Piece Quilters


Thursday, March 1 is the next quilting bee.  As always, if you want or need any homework or bee supplies not normally at the bee just let me know by clicking on the 'email me' guy below to easily send me an email.


Laugh uncontrollably, it clears the mind.

~Wanda Dix~