September/October/November 2011




 In preparing to write this newsletter I realized I didn't write one in September!  I don't know why that is. ???  And the one I wrote in October was never loaded onto our website cuz the webmaster was off pursuing his own passion.  So it really has been a looongg while.  Guess this newsletter should be called a quarterly report instead of a monthly newsletter.  AND... Doesn't it also seem like a looongg time since we had a bee?  I think my brain  got used to doing 2 bees a month and now it wants that fix of FUN more often than it used to.  But, finally bee time is here again.  We will be sewin' at Mission del Sol Church this coming Thursday, November 3.  The facility seems to be a great fit for us and the Church has decided to let us use the room on the first Thursday of every month through December 2012.  


 Check the calendar page and mark your calendar for the remaining Church bee dates in 2011.  And when you get your 2012 calendar ready for entries you will find all of those listed on the calendar page also.















Last month some of our scraps went into a bed for Sophia.  Sophia lives in the Pink Panther room at AZRescue.  As you can see she now has a Pink Panther bed that adds a little decorator touch to her room.









The Cutting Edge bee held on August 18 we completed 14 quilts and 24 tops.  We did not have a bee at the Cutting Edge during the month of September due to the Valley of the Sun Shop Hop.   

On September 1 we had a very well attended bee at the Mission del Sol Church where we completed 31 quilts and 12 tops.  31 finished quilts made for a FUN show N tell at the end of the day.

During our October 6 bee at Mission del Sol we finished a whooping 52 quilts and 13 tops.  The church bee was well attended again, seems that's going to become a normal thing for us at our new location. 

We currently have 28 kits to keep us sewing.  We only have 7 kit-kits in the stash closet waiting to be cut.  The Peace by Piece closet has 44 tops that are ready to be layered and quilted.  

That's enough STUFF to keep all of us busy for awhile!







The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.

~Corrie ten Boom

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Don't worry if your work is hard and your rewards are few. Remember the mighty oak was once a nut like you.

- Unknown  

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Ultimately, it is through serving others that we become fully human.

~ Marsha Sinetar








I was in the restaurant yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to pass gas. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my gas with the beat of the music.

After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my coffee, and noticed that everybody was staring at me....

Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod..






Here's this months puzzle.  Like last month it is NOT one of the quilts we finished at the bee.  I really need to work on remembering to take a picture of at least ONE bee puzzle quilt a month!  This is a table runner I just made using the Accuquilt GO! machine.  It is being used as a store sample at 35th Ave Sew N Vac in Chandler.  

Click on the picture to solve the puzzle.







The latest AZB4K newsletter has been posted on their website.  You'll find it on the What's New page at  to check it out!

AZB4K held their final bee for 2011 on October 15.  They have two bees scheduled for January 2012.  You will find several upcoming bee for 2012 are listed on their website. 







Peace By Piece Quilters


Our next sewing bee will be Thursday, November 3.  We will be at the Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church in Tempe.  You will find a map to the church on our 'Maps' Page.  Please let me know if you would like any special supplies for homework projects like batting, backing or supplies to quilt or tie.  Click on the 'email me' guy below by Tuesday evening letting me know what you want and I'll get everything gathered up for you.


See ya there ! 

~Wanda Dix~