Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nov 13 Meeting

Hello and welcome to wonderful November!

We have another great meeting coming up...
The raffle basket will be donated by Amy W – tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00

Our Program will be by owners of The Quilted Frog in Queen Valley, AZ. They will have a trunk show and items to purchase. Their web site is:  

Show and Tell and ticket drawings for the Door Prize and Raffle Basket will round out the evening.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

4th Tuesday - Oct 23

October 4th Tuesday is already upon us and wonder of wonders - it feels like Fall!!!  Cool temps may not last, but oh what a treat.

For those participating in the Black & White Row Exchange - the exchange will happen on Tuesday.

Marilyn from Bag & Boob Babes visited Cactus Patchers on the 9th and gave us several simple apron projects to sew for ladies who have had mastectomies.  If you'd like to sew them, there will be a few on hand Tuesday.  And...  Tall Nancy will have Days for Girls sewing to work on for those that would like to help on this project.

As days are getting shorter and the holidays and/or quilt show deadlines are getting closer, feel free to bring your own projects to work on.

Whatever you decide to work on, we can't wait to see you Tuesday from 3pm - 8:30pm (or any time therein).

Monday, October 8, 2018

Meeting TOMORROW - Tues, Oct 9

I hope you can join us on Tuesday to welcome Wanda Dix as she presents a Trunk Show of her personal quilts! You may know Wanda as she is a member of Cactus Patchers, but more importantly, she has run the Peace by Piece chapter of Arizona Blankets 4 Kids for over 13 years! PbP has donated over 6,000 blankets! Visit her website here:
Also, Marilyn from Bag & Boob Babes will share with us her Breast Cancer Awareness Project. The B&BB group provides drain aprons with pillows, chemo hats, eye masks and totes, and could use a helping hand.

Friday, September 21, 2018

4th Tuesday Sew Day!

September is almost over and another Sew Day is upon us!  The holidays are right around the corner, so take advantage of quality time to sew on 9/25/18 from 3pm - 8:30pm.  Work on your own project or help Tall Nancy with our community service project - Days for Girls.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2nd Tues Meeting - 9/11/18

WE (You!) are the

September 11 program

Bring tips or skills you’d like to share!

How you organize your quilt area…

Demo a ruler…

Pictures of your quilting/crafting space…

Books, magazines, or patterns…

Where you store (or hide) your stash…

A simple thing to do or keep for your project(s)…

An idea you “snitched” from a friend…

Transporting your machine and/or supplies…

Binding styles…

There are many ideas in our heads that we never share because they seem so simple…


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Sew Day!

On Tuesday, August 28, we can delight in knowing there are only four more days until September! Fall and Christmas decorations are hitting the stores in force, causing our internal quilt clocks to seriously evaluate what we can and cannot complete by a certain date.

If you’re working on the Black & White Row Challenge, that due date will be coming up before you know it!

Come sew with us from 3:00pm to 8:30pm (or any time therein). If you’re in town, I hope you’re in the neighborhood and can at least come by to say howdy!

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

See you Tuesday! 
Nancy P.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Don't miss this!

Straight from Wikipedia: “The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck. They are now taken to be the hottest, most uncomfortable part of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Without doing any research on the heliacal rising of the star Sirius, I totally agree, except for mad dogs. Too bad there aren’t vaccinations for the rest of it!

Forget about the woes of summer and jog your creativity on Tuesday as we welcome Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting! She will be presenting her Lecture/Trunk Show to Cactus Patchers on Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30pm. She may include a lesson on a technique and/or bring some products.

You can visit her web site at

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

We will have a raffle basket, so bring a few dollars!