Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer in Phoenix

The summers are hot, but we still get together & have fun - can't let a little heat keep us quilters down.  Please check out the "Next Meeting" button on the left side of the home page to see what's coming up.  As a reminder:  we will NOT meet the 4th Tuesday in July or August.  There is, however, a special meeting on August 28.  Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meeting Tue, May 27, 2014


Tuesday - May 27, 2014
Pyle Center - Sedona Room
6:30p - 8:30p (doors open 6p)
Learn how to make a 2-fabric applique
wall hanging - by Diana Middendorf
email cactuspatchers@gmail.com for pattern
You will also need:
-  Two (2) contrasting fat quarters
-  Paperback fusible web (approx. 18" x 22")
-  Thread to match border fabric
-  Pencil
-  Sharp, pointed scissors
-  Sewing machine with zigzag or decorative stitch
-  General sewing supplies

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Meeting Tues, May 13

Important: We will meet a few minutes early (6:15pm) on Tuesday, May 13th, so that an abbreviated business meeting can take place, and then fun, fun, fun.


This Tuesday we are having a fun 'sewing factory' to make pillowcases for Sunshine Acres Childrens Home and will need as many volunteers as possible to make it happen. This is a great opportunity to invite children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends to show them what we do and let them have some fun with us! We will have several stations set up so that we can assembly-line our project and make the most of our time together. The stations will be: sewing, ironing, cutting, prepping, color coordinating, folding, etc, so you can see we need everyone! Please read the list below and respond back only if you are able to provide the ADDITIONAL items.

 

Everyone please bring: 1. One (1) piece of fabric- 27" x wof (width of fabric)

                                      2. One (1) piece of fabric- 12" x wof

                                      (Note- these 2 do not have to match, and dont forget about solid colors)

                                      3. Any leftover seam binding you have that we can use as trim/piping

                                      4. Your own drink

 

We also need: 4-6 sewing machines (w/ neutral thread- tan, grey)

                       2 irons and ironing pads

                       2 cutting stations w/ mat, rotary cutter and long ruler

 

If you are able to bring any of these additional items, please respond back so that we can keep track (so we dont have 15 irons). If you have already given me fabric for this project or are unable to contribute, thanks and no need to bring. Our goal is to make 80-90 pillowcases so that each child gets one on Christmas morning. Though we may not finish all of them on May 13th, we can certainly put a dent in it, make up some cute kits to take home, and sew them this summer and/or at our upcoming Fall Retreat!!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

5th Tues this month!

Meeting Tues - Apr 29 - Pyle Center, Tempe
6:15p-8:15p (doors open 6p)
We'll be making fabric bowls - supply list to be posted soon.
Supply List:
1. Sewing machine with a zig-zag
2. General sewing supplies with paper scissors
3. Jeans needle for machine
4. 20-30 strips of fabric either 1" or 1 1/2 " x wof (width of fabric)
Remember that it can be scrappy or basically all the same but bring at least
2 different fabrics.

Note: Kits available for $5.50 which include the cording and glue stick or
you are welcome to bring your own

Also- please bring your own drink and we will supply a snack, music, and
let's have some fun!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting Tues - Apr 22

1st Quarter Challenge Due
Cactus Patchers Sale
(members parting with their stash)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Meeting Tues - April 8

Pyle Center - Sedona Room
6:30p-8:30p (doors open 6p)
The History of Marie Webster (quilter, author, designer)
Presented by Karen Housner