Chapter Reports: Sundown Quilters

2016 Reports

October 2016

Hello, Sundown Quilters had a Great August Meeting. We are almost 1/3 of the way to the 350 Charity Stockings we make each year for Devereaux House. Sundown Quilters do an amazing job at trying to bring a little joy into these children's hearts.
Candy has collected enough Heart Blocks to make 3 Love Quilts, these quilts will be given to members in time of need. Celeste and Betty volunteered to stitch two of them together.
Our member, Stephany, had her quilt chosen for the Hoffman Challenge! Congrats!
Tamara explained/distributed her “Bee” block, due Sept., she provided a beautiful sparkly fabric for everyone to use for the wings, these blocks should turn out really cute. (Block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 12 block #1141 by Desiree Habicht.)
Sundown Meetings:
Chapter Contact: Candy Tashiro (email for info)
Location: Phoenix Fire Station #50 at 35th Ave and Beardsley, Phoenix
Time: 4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Hello, Sundown Quilters had a Great August Meeting. We are almost 1/3 of the way to the 350 Charity Stockings we make each year for Devereaux House. Sundown Quilters do an amazing job at trying to bring a little joy into these children's hearts.

Candy has collected enough Heart Blocks to make 3 Love Quilts, these quilts will be given to members in time of need. Celeste and Betty volunteered to stitch two of them together.

Our member, Stephany, had her quilt chosen for the Hoffman Challenge! Congrats!

Tamara explained/distributed her “Bee” block, due Sept., she provided a beautiful sparkly fabric for everyone to use for the wings, these blocks should turn out really cute. (Block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 12 block #1141 by Desiree Habicht.)

Sundown Meetings:

Chapter Contact: Candy Tashiro (email for info)

Location: Phoenix Fire Station #50 at 35th Ave and Beardsley, Phoenix

Time: 4th Wednesday, 6:30 pm

 


2015 Reports

March 2015

On January 28th, Sundown Quilters quarterly community sew day began at 4 PM with the gathering of quilters, their machines and fabric. At 6 PM dinner was served. CJ Fuhrman then demonstrated a strip quilting-as-you-go method for community quilts. 

Elaine Putman, president of AQG and Ann Armstrong, coordinator of Special Projects were guests and Elaine was the meeting speaker. Her agenda for the evening included a request for candidates for President-elect and volunteers for the quilt show, and an announcement of the Spring Meeting in Coolidge with Kimberly Einmo as speaker and teacher for the spring classes. You can see more about Kathleen on the craftsy.com site.

Members were asked to bring items to the February meeting for our March Clean Your Closet Sale so they can be sorted and priced. Karen Thew announced that backing fabric was available for community quilts.

CJ Fuhrman provided copies of the Richmond block, the first block for the sampler quilt made from our own fabrics. The exchange block project will begin next month. At this time 15 people have signed up so each participant would make 15 blocks for the exchange.

After announcements, the meeting concluded with show and tell.


February 2015

Sundown Quilters met December 17th for their Christmas party and the annual distribution of community quilts made by the members to fire men and women of Station 50, where the chapter holds their meetings. The station personnel carry the quilts on their equipment to provide comfort in traumatic situations. In addition to the community quilts, Sundown members made 341 Christmas stockings for Devereux of Arizona for use in their work with young people. After the quilt presentation, members continued with their potluck buffet and a gift exchange of handmade items, including, among other items, aprons, pincushions, potholders, and scarves. CJ Fuhrman, leader for the month, described a 12-month block of the month project using each quilter’s own fabric and a friendship quilt project for 2015. Members selected both projects from a survey of activities suggested for the group. 

 

 


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