May, 2016




During our March and April bees we participated in the Mission del Sol Hygiene Drive by collecting hygiene items.  This is a biannual event that we also participated in last year.  All items donated are distributed by the Kyrene Foundation to qualifying underprivileged families in need within our community.  Mission del Sol and the Kyrene Foundation are full of gratitude for our participation and have sent a letter that you can read by clicking HERE.



Win this BEAUTIFUL WOOD QUILT WALL BAR!  This quilt bar is designed to hold your quilt (or textile) firmly and with even pressure across the entire width of the quilt. Your quilt will be held securely between the two pieces of wood as it hangs from the wall.  

Tickets will be available at the next two Bees.  A lucky winner will take the quilt bar home in June!  

There is a special promo going on at the May Bee.  Mention that you saw the picture with Greg in the newsletter and you will receive 2 chances for the price of 1 for this fabulous quilt bar! 

Most quilting show n' tell items have a Vanna helping to display items but we have a Manna. 


 ~Mission del Sol has a new sign on the entrance door of Mission Hall stating ALL visitors must go to the main office before entering the building.  This does not apply to Peace by Piece Volunteers on bee day.

~A few volunteers got together after the April bee and played with the Peace by Piece fabric stash of Halloween fabrics.  They made 8 Halloween kits and 11 Kit-kits.  Look for these new additions at the bee. They promise to be a FUN project to work on.

~The Peace by Piece Quilters label supply has grown low.  New Peace by Piece Quilters and USA flag labels have been reordered but will not arrive in time for our May bee.  Once the label supply has been completely depleted quilts will be completed without our label.  Barring any production issues by the manufacturer labels will arrive in time for our June bee.

~Peace by Piece Quilters will NOT hold a bee in July.  This allows volunteers to enjoy time celebrating the independence of our country.


           BEE REPORT 




During the April bee...    

~ We completed 46 quilts!
 30 tops were sewn together.
~ The raffle items raised $73.
~ We collected more hygiene product for the Kyrene Foundation/Mission del Sol hygiene drive.

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

~ The kit-kit supply has been restocked with Halloween kit-kits.
~ The kit basket is full with a variety of patterns, fabrics and sizes that includes some Halloween kits for your sewing pleasure.
~ There is a stack of quilts layered and ready for quilting/tying.
~ There are currently 69 tops in the Piece by Peace closet waiting to be quilted/tied.
~ There will be a FREE table at this months bee so bring all your quilting/sewing related items that need a new home.





Hi everyone!

Today was a good day for delivering a car load of beds to the animal shelter.  The gang and I gave them one last inspection before mom loaded them up.

While mom was at the shelter, a young boy and his mom were just completing the adoption of a large, very happy dog and it just happened that there was an X-large bed in the mix.  There was another fellow there just starting the paperwork and he, too, will receive one of the beds.  YAY!  The nice people at the shelter are now sending a free bed home with every critter going to their new, forever home.  Is that awesome or what?

Since mom still has bags and bags of scraps, she won't be taking any home with her from the May bee, but, will have some empty plastic bags for you all to take home and fill up for the next time she does accept scraps.





Because I feel that, in the Heavens above
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their terms of love
None so devotional as that of "Mother"
~Edgar Allen Poe

A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's.
~Princess Diana

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
~Oprah Winfrey



For all you Mothers and Daughters out there.




The next AZB4K bee is scheduled for Saturday, June 18 at Las Palmas Grand in Mesa.  For more information about the bee visit the AZB4K website at








Peace By Piece Quilters


The next Peace by Piece Quilters bee will be held Thursday, May 5.  

There WILL BE a FREE table at the bee this month.  
We WILL NOT be accepting pet bed scraps this month.

If you have any comments, suggestions or request just click on the Happy Face below to send me an email.

 The world needs that special gift that only you have.

  ~Wanda Dix~