Tuesday, July 17, 2018


We do not meet the 4th Tuesday in July.  See Scheduled Meetings for what's coming up.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Come cool off at the Cactus Patchers Sorbet Soirée on Tuesday, July 10, 6:30pm at Pyle Center! We will provide Sorbets and cookies; please bring your own drink.

We will introduce the new board, celebrate the outgoing board, and all of you will provide some inspiration!  

Besides sharing our “regular” awesome Show ‘n’ Tell projects, we are asking that you bring holiday quilts and items. These can be any holiday, but some of us need encouragement and motivation for Christmas, Halloween, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving.  Besides getting our minds going in that direction, maybe we’ll feel  a little bit cooler!

Our raffle basket this month will be provided by Pam G!

Hope to see any who are willing and able to brave the heat on Tuesday!

Stay Hydrated and Happy Stitching,

Friday, June 22, 2018

June 26 Sew Day

There are two seasons in the Phoenix metropolitan area: warm and blast furnace.

Take a foray through the misery of the late June blast furnace on Tuesday, the 26th to sew with some friends at Pyle Center! It's always somewhat cooler inside!

We have the meeting space from 3:00pm to 8:30pm and you’re welcome to come for the entire time, or just a part of it. Some people even drop in only for a few minutes, and that’s okay, too!

One really good thing about staying until after sundown is that your vehicle is at least a little cooler when you are ready to leave. And the air conditioner seems to be happier. 

Bring a project of your own, or sew for the Days for Girls project. Tall Nancy will bring DfG items.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 11, 2018

NEW Program for Tues - June 12


Bad news: Due to health reasons, Cristy Fincher is unable to attend tomorrow night; we all wish her a speedy recovery. 

GOOD NEWS!  Cristy is working with Carlene to reschedule.

Other news: There will be a “how to” program on Tessellations presented by none other than Nancy P (me). For some of you it’s a refresher, but for many of you it’ll be a completely new experience!

For the Tessellation Experience, please bring:
  • ·        An old crayon or inexpensive marker (friends can share)
  • ·        Clear tape (friends can share)
  • ·        Paper scissors (each person should probably have their own pair)
  • ·        A small ruler (6”-ish) in case we get far enough to use one

Don't forget your show-n-tell items and money for the raffle basket!

    See you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 12!

UPDATE:  This program to be rescheduled at a future date - Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting will be presenting her Lecture/Trunk Show to Cactus Patchers on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30pm.

 You can visit her web site at  https://purpledaisiesquilting.com

Cristy’s presentation will be approximately an hour, which will leave us plenty of time for Show-n-Tell and socializing!  

Our raffle basket this month will be provided by Carol!

 Hope to see any who are braving the heat on Tuesday!

 Happy Stitching,

 Nancy P

Monday, May 21, 2018

Tuesday Sew Day - May 22

If you are experiencing any of the following situations,

HSY – haven’t started yet, but have a…

PIM – project in mind, or…

WIP – work in progress, or even some…

WISP – work in slow progress, or

NBI – need to be inspired…

come on over to Friendship Sewing at Pyle Center Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:15ish (or any time between). (Doors open at 3:00)

Bring your own HSY, PIM, WIP, WISP, or NBI ...


... you can help with Days for Girls sewing.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Small Quilt Auction/40th Anniversary Celebration

All present and past Cactus Patchers are invited as we

celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our chapter!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pyle Center Multi-Purpose Room B

Tempe, AZ

6:00 doors open (note room change above)

6:00 - 6:30 

·                 Deliver small quilts for the silent auction (optional)

·                 Drop off small dessert (savory treats welcome!)

6:30 Program Begins

6:35 Desserts & Socializing (water provided)

7:00ish Show ‘n’ Tell Extravaganza

·                 Show ‘n’ Tell Part 1 – our regular, monthly celebration of our abilities to manipulate fabric into art, modern, and/or traditional quilts

·                 Show ‘n’ Tell Part 2 – Past President Quilts (if you’re a Past President, please bring your quilt(s)

·                 Show ‘n’ Tell Part 3 – Award Winners – All of you who have won ribbons and/or awards, please share your treasures with us

7:45 Small Quilt Silent Auction

Bring a pen and your checkbook!

Clean-Up and Good Byes by 8:30

Hope to see you there!