September, 2014


Since my younger years I've been the keeper of information.  When I was a kid my mom used me as her memory.  It was my job to remember things like... what day is this thing or that thing, where is ??????, what's little Debbie's moms name.  Then as I became an adult my friends always came to me for information like... when's Linda's wedding, when was little Dustin born, do you remember Mike's new girlfriends name.  As a career gal I got questions like... when's that deadline, where is the meeting, when's this order coming in, what's that clients name.
I still seem to be the keeper of information.  At the bees you come to me for information.  You know what all those questions are because you ask them.  The thing that I seem to be having the BIGGEST problem with at this time in my life is NAMES.  My brain keeps (and recalls) names of the faces that have been around for awhile but doesn't have a name for faces that have appeared in my life more recently.  I'm sure the name is filed away in my brain somewhere but my recall system can't find it!  It has become apparent to me that I'm not the only person at the bees with this recall malfunction, cuz people come to me and ask, "What's the name of the gal sitting across from me?".  Neither one of us can remember it!
My first solution for this recall issue would be for everyone to have their name tattooed on them in a visible spot.  Nobody else seems to think tattos is an acceptable solution.  Maybe we could all wear T-shirts with our name printed on the front!  Nope?  Here's an idea...  NAME BADGES!  Acceptable!


As you can see I've collected the supplies for everyone to participate in the nametag project.  You can pick the kind and color of the nametag lanyard you feel most represents you and embellish it with your name and doodles.
If you've been a part of the Peace by Piece Quilters for awhile you've probably got a clip on name badge and some of the more ambitious gals have made very creative name badges to wear.  It is certainly acceptable for those gals to continue wearing the name badges you've become attached to.  




The Peace by Piece work doesn't stop when the bee is over.  Since our last bee a tall stack of quilts have been quilted/tied, their bindings are cut and ready to be sewn on.  Kit-kits have been put together and some have been cut into kits.  Borders have been found for a stack of too small tops, that's the perfect project for those looking to work on something with instant gratification.  Plus there's a BIG stack of tops that now have backings, those will be finding their way to the tying stations.  Several volunteers took Kit-kits and other projects home to work on, that STUFF will be showing up at the bee ready for the next step.




     BEE REPORT   




The August bee looked a LOT like Christmas with volunteers completed 38 comfort quilts, 2 of those were Holiday themed.  Bee day also resulted in a very impressive stack of 56 tops, 11 of those were Holiday themed.     

The August raffle offered Holiday items.  A Christmas table topper which was donated as a quilt as you go UFO.  In a short amount of time it was finished up and ready to help provide someone with sparkle of cheer.  There was also an 'Opportunity Bundle' that included a book for a Holiday row quilt, 3 finished star blocks to get you started on the row quilt or to use in another festive project.  There was also a selection of Philosophy products.  These items raised $30.




Duke here to share some info with you about those shelter dawg beds.  The dawgs really like all those comfy beds my mom and other nice quilty ladies make for them.  It makes being in the shelter while waiting for a forever home a little more comfortable.  Sometimes a dawg will get their bed dirty and it has to be washed.  Some dawgs will become really frustrated or board and chew on or sometimes EAT their bed.  Because of that my mom is really careful to make sure everything in the bed can be washed and nothing gets in the bed that dawgs shouldn't eat.  My mom could make even more beds if she didn't have to take the time to shift through all those fabric scraps looking for things like paper, straight pins, tissues, paper towels, fusible backed fabric, thread and other stuff.  Fabric is the only thing she puts in the beds.  It sure would be helpful if you only brought us FABRIC that didn't include any other stuff.
Mom kept me and my buddies pretty busy this month testing lots of dawg beds.  It's exhausting work but we get it done.

  My mom has been knocked down with a summer cold that dad so kindly shared with her.  I don't know if she'll be able to crawl to the bee this month.  So if you have scraps for the pet beds please save 'em for us til next month..   
Until next time... puppy hugs & kisses.  







Really useless information, but fascinating anyway.
Submitted by Leslie 

A "Jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.


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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 for more specific bee information and more bee dates.








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Thursday, September 4, is the next Peace by Piece Quilters bee.  There will be LOTS of stuff at the bee to work on.  We'll be focused on Holiday quilts again this month.

If you would like homework supplies please click on the Christmas Elf below to send me an email.

Peace in Piecing

  ~Wanda Dix~