October, 2014


September 23 was the first day of Fall.  Doesn't Fall mark the beginning of the EATING SEASON?  Candy is a BIG part the holiday we call Halloween.  Followed by the almighty food holiday, Thanksgiving.  And then without skipping a beat we go right into the massive baking season called Christmas.
Are you already thinking about what you'll be baking this holiday season?  Maybe you'll start with some BIG round sugar cookies covered with orange icing decorated like a Jack-O-Lantern.  Or how about some Spiced Pumpkin Bars?  Mmmm...  Although Thanksgiving is the official food holiday, Christmas is the mother of DESSERTS.  Yummy pies, candies of all kinds,  eggnog cheesecakes and a LARGE assortment of cookies in all shapes and sizes.
I know someone out there reading this has already begun thinking about the EATING SEASON cuz at last months bee the question was asked, "Are we going to have our annual POTLUCK this year?"  When a question like that is put out there, we discuss it as a group to get a general concenus.  So, here's what we came up with...  


So dust off the recipe box that holds all your favorites.  And if you have any new recipes that ya wanna try we'll be your Guinea Pigs.
And... This year we're going to add a FUN activity.  A Show 'N Tell of something you've made that was NOT for charity.





     BEE REPORT   




During the September bee volunteers completed 42 comfort quilts.  Bee day also resulted in 40 tops being sewn together.   

The bee raffle items were BIG hits with $71 being raised.

We had a special bee treat.  Nancy H. did a demo for us on a really neat and super easy pattern.

She even brought us batik fabrics already cut to size so attendees could 'sew' for themselves how easy it really was.  With all those pretty pieces we'll end up with a really cool quilt to send out into the world.




Hi Ladies, Duke here:  Mom's been so busy making and filling pet beds she says there's probably enough to fill a Jeep.  She's made sooo many I had to call in my buddies, Mr. Sam and Bella, to help me out with the testing!  They sure enjoy inspecting all of the beds - we have to  make sure every one of them meets our expectations.  We know the dawgs in the shelter really appreciate the work we all do to make comfy beds for them.

  My mom's attendance at the next bee is IFFY, she says the car is acting strangely so ya probably shouldn't take scraps to the bee in case the car goes completely bonkers and she doesn't make it.

Puppy hugs & kisses.  







Have you ever wondered... 

How do those dead bugs into an enclosed light fixture?
How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

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AZB4K has a bee scheduled for October 11.  You'll find all the happy quilters at the Chandler Police Department community room located at 250 E. Chicago St.  Check the AZB4K website at  azblankets4kids.com for more specific bee information and more bee dates.








Peace By Piece Quilters


Are you ready for a bee?  Thursday, October 2, is the next Peace by Piece Quilters bee.  We'll be working on finishing up Holiday quilts this month so bring any Holiday homework quilts you have.

Terry will be presenting a demo on her favorite Piped Binding technique.  You don't want to miss it!

If you would like supplies not normally available at the bees please click on the Fall Leaves below to send me an email.

May All Your Piecing Be Colorful

  ~Wanda Dix~