Sunday, November 27, 2016

SEW-IN... Tues, Nov 29
Pyle Center - 6p - 8:30p
Bring your holiday projects to work on, or just come hang out & be a cheerleader for those of us trying to finish things before Christmas.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Cactus Patchers does not meet the 4th Tues in November.  However...  we have scheduled a 5th Tues on Nov 29.  Bring your machines, your hand work, or anything else you'd like to work on.  You can also just stop in to visit and share your Thanksgiving Day stories.  Doors open 6pm.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Meeting Tues, Nov 8

Doors Open 6pm;  Business Meeting - 6:30pm
Program - Janelle Olson will present a sampling of her antique quilt collection.

NOTE:  As many of you know, the Pyle Center is a polling location and traffic will most likely be heavy due to election night, carpooling and early arrival is suggested.  We discussed moving the location, but we're hopeful that between early voting & 700+ polling locations, traffic won't be too bad.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Meeting Tues - October 25

Tuesday night we are making placemats! For some of you these will be a great item to go with the napkins we made last month. As always, you can work on something else. 

Below you will find the basic supply list for placemats. 

In addition you will need:
  • Sewing machine
  • BSK
  • Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter

Supplies for ONE placemat:
Supplies for FOUR placemats:
One (1) 18 x 21 fat quarter for the back
Four (4) fat quarters for the backs OR one yard of fabric cut into fourths.
Nine (9) assorted prints cut to size 2 ½” by 14”
Thirty-six (36) assorted prints cut to 2 ½” by 14”
1/4 yard binding fabric
1/2 yard binding fabric

Supplies needed:
One pattern: “Take Four Placemats Pattern” by Cary Flanagan for Something Sew Fine Quilt Design (available at some local quilt shops)
·       Four (4) coordinating fat quarters (one focus fabric and three coordinates)
·       One yard fabric for the placemat backs
·       One yard of thin quilt batting
·      1/2 yard binding fabric

Friday, October 7, 2016

Meeting Tuesday, October 11

Tuesday's meeting is all about "You"!   Bring your quilt tips and tricks to share. If you have a time saving procedure or a new method of making a process easier, please share it. Don't forget to bring your show & tell.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Meeting - Tues, Sept 27

Cactus Patchers Friendship Meeting - we will be making half/circle napkins as shown at the last meeting.  (If you don't want to make napkins, bring some handwork and sit-n-yak with us.)

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 yard EACH of two (2) coordinating fabrics, which will make four (4) napkins total
  • Cutting supplies (I used scissors)
  • A sewing machine
  • BSK (Basic Sewing Kit)

  • A point turner 
  • A circular ruler (not necessary, but there will be one on hand)
  • The pattern calls for freezer paper (not necessary but there will be a roll on hand)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 yds of trim (ric rack, lace, etc.)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Meeting Tues - Sept 13

Doors open 6pm - Business Meeting promptly at 6:30pm
Program:  Trunk show by Cactus Patchers' Carol Dimpsey
Special Guest:  Pat L. - a recipient of a quillow from our community service project for Banner Desert Chemo Dept

Guests always welcome!