Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Special Event

It's that time of year for the annual Pat Knoechel Trunk Show & Sale! 
Joint meeting with Nimble Thimbles.

Tuesday, November 11
6:30p-9p (doors open 6p)
739 W. Erie Street
Chandler, AZ

Don't forget your $$ - Pat will have patterns, books, etc available for sale.
Also available - raffle baskets and opportunity quilt tickets.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


We will NOT be meeting on Sat, Sept 27 as previously scheduled.  Stay tuned for a re-schedule date.

We WILL be meeting on Tues, Sept 30 as scheduled to tie quilts for My Sister's Place.  Please join the fun & help wrap up the 2014 Community Serivce project.

Guests always welcome!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall is right around the corner...

In Fact!!!!  Even though we still have triple digits, the first day of Fall is Tuesday.  You know what that means?!  The holidays are creeping up rapidly.  Get a jump start by learning a couple of new techniques to apply to your projects at our meeting on Tues.  See 'Next Meeting' for details.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Special Event

THURS, August 28, 2014
Cactus Patchers, Nimble Thimbles, Prickly Piecers Presents:

Suzi Parron, Co-Author of Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement
Lecture & Book Signing
(books available, along with 2015 calendars & redwork kits - checks accepted)
Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe, AZ
(s.w. corner Southern & Rural)
6:30p-8:30p (doors open 6p)
Special door prize for 1 lucky attendee
Water & Snacks

Also bring cash for:
Raffle tickets for 2 opportunity quilts
Raffle baskets

For questions or additional information, email:

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 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!!!