November 2010



It's almost bee day, Turkey Day is next week, which means the mother of all holidays is just around the corner! I don't know how this happens?! Sometimes I feel like I live in some kinda time warp. Before you know it 2011 will be here. Another year will be gone and the holiday cycle will start all over again. 

  Hmmm... wonder if I'll have any luck getting UFO's done in 2011? 




Last month I told you about a fundraising effort to raise mo money for makin' mo quilts. A couple of quilts made by Peace by Piece volunteers were listed on ebay in hopes that we could raise LOTS of money. Together the quilts raised $90.76.


If you were able to attend the October bee you may remember me sharing with you a fundraising effort taking place by Dresses for Orphans They were seeking donations of items and inviting people to attend their fundraising Garage Sale. They received a beautiful queen size quilt top and contacted me in hopes I would quilt it for them. As a thank you for doing the quilting they donated $100 to Peace by Piece. What goes around comes around. 


Another quilt is almost ready to go up on ebay for auction. It's waiting for binding and a label. My plan is to have it done by our next bee day so you all can see (and touch) it in person before it goes off to ebay world.






The 'It just Kinda Happened Book Club' collection will be at the next quilting bee for you to check out (check out ? that's just a figure of speech, like we'd be that... formal). It seems like the collection grew in numbers at the last bee. Ya know, it's kinda funny how that happens. I swear the fabric reproduces when it's left alone in a dark closet but the books... they seem to grow in numbers when I take them out in public. Hmmm.





  BEE REPORT...    




The October bee was very well attended and productive with 16 Preemies and 35 Child/Teen quilts.





What's done to children, they will do to society.

~ Dr. Karl Menninger~


The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.

~ Terri Guillemets ~


The bottom line about success in life isn't whether you are financially successful, but whether you have given of yourself in some way to help others less fortunate than you and to serve your community and your country.

~P. Anthony Ridder~






At a planning meeting at my college, I congratulated a colleague on producing some superb student-guidance notes explaining how to combat plagiarism.

"How long did it take you to write them?" I asked.

"Not long," he said. "I copied them from another university's website."

~ Bob Wheeler~



AZB4K has two sewing bee scheduled. The Weaver Needle Bee will be on Friday, January 14 and the Holiday Village Bee is on Saturday, January 29.

Check the AZB4K website at for the latest bee location information. 


Peace By Piece Quilters


Our next sewing bee will be Thursday November 18 at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks. 

May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving that leaves you with joyous memories.

~Wanda Dix