Thursday, December 14, 2017


In case you haven't heard, the sewing room is officially open as of today. Monitors are on duty. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm, daily provided a monitor is available. Community Quilts and Quilts of Valor will commence Friday morning at 10 am. Monitor training is also available tomorrow morning at 10 am. CLasses will resume as scheduled.
Quilt Til You WIlt night has been rescheduled to THURSDAY evening, January 11th. Kits of appliqued blocks are available in the sewing room to be sewn into donation quilts. You provide the fabric for sashing, borders, etc. or ask Julie Langwell about available donated fabric. Work on your kit at Quilt Til You Wilt night or at your leisure. $5 will get you a fabulous dinner and a great evening of sewing fun.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 12 Newsletter

Sew What's New? December 12, 2017
A huge part of our sewing room not being open is the missing of the collective gathering of our wonderful gals in a place that's our own, where we can laugh with, learn with, grow with, commiserate with...and sew with, of course. We miss sewing together, but what we really miss, is our friends. Looking forward to the time that we are together in our sewing room...and God willing, our prayers will be answered and it will be soon!
Our Sewing room is set up and ready to go. Cubbies where assigned after the meeting. Anyone now requesting a Cubbie please see Joanie Salter (Board member) at the regular Thurs. Meetings. This is the only time Joanie has set aside. When the room is open she may change the times that she can assist you.
Most classes are on hold until we find out when the City will inspect the building and give us an occupancy certificate
Wonder Women!!!! A standing ovation and heartfelt gratitude was extended to our Board members (and their significant others) at our last meeting for their selfless contribution to moving our sewing room once again and ensuring it is set up and ready for us to move in. We appreciate their many efforts and the gift of their time on our behalves.
Please remember all December Meetings in Sonora South at 10.15 AM
We are doing a Block of the Week in memory of Nancy Duitsman.(She was originally spearheading this BOW and made the sample quilt which has been gifted to Suze Pezzano by Will, her hubby)
Shari Ansitall and Jean Prevost have taken up the reins on this BOW. Pickup a copy of the information at the meetings. The blocks will run every week until March 15, 2018. When you finish each block, you can bring the block to the meeting. You then receive the next block pattern and a chance to enter the weekly draw. Pattern Pieces can be purchased for .50 cents each. If you leave before March 15, 2017 you can also purchase the pattern pieces you need. Come out and enjoy the fun. The quilt will be displayed so you can get extra information on how the finished Quilt looks.
CANCELLED! It doesn't look like we will have access to the sewing room for this Wednesday night Quilt Til You Wilt so it will be postponed to a later date. We will let you know when it has been rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the newly scheduled time we will refund your money.
Most classes are on hold until we find out when the City will inspect the building and give us an occupancy certificate.
Two new class sign-ups for this Thursday. These classes are dependent on having a room to hold class in by January.
1. Lauri Heine Class Taught by Gail Shannon 1/13 from 10-4, $45
Gail Shannon will be here in PC for a Trunk Show on 1/4 and will have class patterns for sale, or they can be purchased at quilt stores or online.
2. Frog Pin Cushion Taught by Liz Ploppert 1/17 9-11am $15 plus pattern & supplies
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Quilt Show meeting will be in January--TBA.
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Monday, December 4, 2017

December 4,2017 Newsletter

Pack your trunks! We're on the move again!

THURSDAY MEETING & LUNCHEON RELOCATION TO BISTRO!!!   Due to the chorus performance, we are unable to use the Sonora South and North for our meeting and luncheon on Thursday so we are relocating to the Bistro, I.e., The Pantry patio. Dress appropriately in case the weather is cool. Meeting at 10:15 with class sign ups at 9:45 am. It will be fun and will show how flexible we quilters can be. See you there. At that time June will also update you on the status of the sewing room. It is all good.

If you have signed up for luncheon remember its after meeting on Dec. 7th. The Luncheon Committee may need 45 minutes to 1 hour to set up.

Our NEW sewing room is beautiful.  Although not quite ready for occupancy, the furniture is being moved from the Ocotillo Room and consequently there is no more open sewing in the Ocotillo Room.  We are waiting for a rail on the handicap ramp and city approval.  In the meantime, your ambitious Board members and Committee Chairs are hard at work organizing every inch of the room, so when you arrive you can sit down and sew in comfort!!  We will let you know ASAP when we get the "green light."  It shouldn't be LONG!!

Cutting Tables and Cabinets in place and clean.  Cubbies have been cleaned.

New cubbies should arrive sometime in next week, maybe by next meeting. Floors have been washed.  Pod will  be unloaded by the maintenance crew and delivered to the sewing room.

Octotillo Room--Move your sewing machine by Tuesday....yes....Tomorrow!

If you have a sewing machine stored in the Ocotillo Room, please remove it tomorrow morning, Tuesday, as all of the Sewing Room furniture and supplies will be removed from the room. There will be no open sewing in the Ocotillo room for the remainder of the time. Any sewing machines left in the room when the room is emptied on Tuesday will be moved to the sewing room and locked up.

CUBBIE ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE.    On Thursday afternoon, December 7th, Joan Salter will be assigning cubbies in the "new" sewing room.   Check the schedule below and determine what time you should arrive in the sewing room to be assigned your cubbie.   You are welcome to bring your machine and store it, BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THE ROOM IS NOT OPEN SO IF YOU LEAVE YOUR MACHINE YOU WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO IT.  If you cannot make the allotted time, you can send a friend or representative in your place.    No shows go to the bottom of the list or Joanie may have sympathy on you if you call her!! 

Times          signing up numbers
1:30 - 1:45        1-20
1:45 - 2:00       20 - 40
2:00 - 2:15       41 - 60
2:15 - 2:30       61 - 80
2:30 - 2:45       81 - 100
2:45 - 3:00      101 - 120
3:00 - 3:15      121 - 140

Embroidery Club to meet from 4-6 PM on Tuesdays in the Octotillo Room
No need for Embroidery machines yet.

Quilt till you Wilt information.  Weds Dec 13th if possible.  Marilyn Goeken will displays items and explain what they are looking for in the way of help for Community Quilters on Dec 7th.

Beginning Quilting with Linda Dey will being in January

Adv Beginning Quilting with Jean Prevost will begin in January also.

Next week we will begin Signup for Phoenix Bus trip to Craft and Quilt Show  January.  26th. It is a Friday. This will conflict with the Welcome Home, but the buses are booked and not avaiable for the Saturday   Fee is $ 27.00 this will include your ticket for the show plus your ride to the show on the bus.

Marilyn Goeken may need help for the Welcome Home Party table. We always sell Quilt and Doll Raffle tickets then and with so may gone she may need  extra people.

We are trying to get something organized for the Block of the week that Nancy Duitsman (who passed away this summer) was going to do organize.   Trying to see if its fesiable for Jan. Feb and March


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November 29 Newsletter

This will be quick...not cutesy! Your newsletter gal is trying to get things tied up so she can get to AZ...rental issues abound and it's the end of the month! Thanks to Grace for the notes from the last meeting. Welcome to all the new Quilters joining our guild!

Meeting on Nov 30th Different time than regular meetings. Room sharing to blame.
Santan Room  Class sign up at 9.00 till 9.30 AM
                         Reg meeting 9.30 AM

Quilt Room update. A Ramp is being built.  There is painting that is being done. Design boards were installed thanks to our wonderful Board members and their spouses. We are blessed. So far no  final info on move in date.

Christmas Luncheon  Marilyn Goeken  The meal is being catered. $15.00 Dec 7th.
Last signup date in Nov.30th at the meeting.

Quilt till you wilt Community Quilts. Dec 13, 2017  4.00  to 9.00PM  approx come join us for a fun and productive evening.   Pieces of quilts that will need to be sewn etc.
Julie Langwell and Marilyn Goeken in charge

Classes MaryLee Jones

Accuquilt training hoping to have this sometime in Dec.

Janome Training hoping to be in Dec after in building. If you need to be trained sooner, because you want to rent a machine contact Sue Leeson

Tuft Footstool Class by Jenny S.  Dec 12 and 15  Sign up Nov 30th.

Muggy Ruggy class on Dec 11. 1- 4 P.M. Jean Prevost room avaiable.

Adv Beginner still available. Jean Prevost    Maybe at a later date.

Cubbies and Lockers still some space for signup  contact Joanie Salter or check out signup sheet in Ocotillo Room.

Marilyn Goeken said we had a great a beginning at the  Craft Fair for our Quilt Raffle.

Nice letter from Julie Wolfe's husband who received a Quilt of Valor.

Quilt Show Quilt Challenge....clarification....the colour 'Blue' does not have to be used in the quilt...just the theme 'Blue'.

 Suze P talked about Nancy Duitsman who passed away suddenly this summer, and will keep us informed about a memorial to be held when her husband, Will, arrives in the park

  Our condolences to the family and friends of Renee Yaeger, one of our Quilters, who recently passed away. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Meeting Announcement for Thursday, November 9

Don’t forget to show up at this Thursday’s Guild mtg Nov 9th, as there is class sign up for Advanced Beginner by Jean Prevost and Elephant Class (BJ Designs) by Sally Schaeffer.
There will also be sign up for....
Volunteer help at craft fairs to sell raffle tickets
December 7th luncheon $15
Quilt Till You Wilt December 13th $5(dinner).
And last but not least, please come prepared to volunteer to host one of our Guild luncheons.
Our 2017-2018 Season has begun.   Unfortunately, our Sewing Room move and renovation has not been completed.  We are temporarily sharing some sewing spaces in the Ocotillo Room.  The room is available on:
     Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons  1:00-4:00
     Saturday and Sunday   10:00am to 4:00pm
Our weekly guild meetings are still being held on Thursday mornings at 10:15, with class registration  at 9:45.  The weekly meetings vary in location, so check back for announcements.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Season's Final Newsletter

MIA!!!!  Missing our 30 cup coffee pot from the sewing room.   If you borrowed it for an event and have it at your house or know of its whereabouts , please call June at 7281. 

  Moving Schedule--Packing is in the works. The Pod will be loaded on Thursday and selected tables, etc.  will be moved to the Ocotillo Room on Friday for set-up and storage. No schedule yet for the Ocotillo Room but Jean will work on that as soon as it is humanly possible to set up the room.

Thanks to all of the Board for their leadership in making our move successful. We know that lots of wine and kudos are needed for such a job!

Champagne Brunch
--April 13th @ 10 a.m. in North Pavilion.  Bring your own coffee...can't find our coffee pot!!! For more info, contact Marilyn Goeken

If the weather is nice, the Brunch crew will gather at the North Pavilion.  Otherwise, the Santan Room will be available...  Brunch will be served at 10 a.m., so be on time!!
It’s game time, so if you would like to participate, please bring six (6) 2 ½” BATIK strips to the party.  It should be fun!!

Members List 2017--The current membership list was sent via email to all members currently on our list. Block of the Week-2017-18

Click on BOW photos to download pics for your shopping/stash referencing. Click here to download yardage info. :)

Classes 2017-18 Teachers!
Want to let everyone know about an upcoming class and the fabric requirements so they can plan ahead? Send me the info by email and I can send it out in an email to the Guild so that they can shop or search their stash!

Want to teach a class or have a suggestion for a class? Contact Mary Lee Jones and let her know!

Homeless Quilts
--Carol Janzen from the PC Park makes quilts for adult homeless folks in CG. Will take almost anything that would not be suitable for Community Quilts or Quilts of Valor if you are destashing.

Quilts of Valor--the Gentleman who won this year's QOV quilt this year at the Quilt Show has a group that has committed to making a walnut quilt stand for next year's quilt show that will be donated in 2018...and every year thereafter.

Serger Club--40 shrugs where donated to the Oasis Nursing Centre where our dear Flo was. 8 shrugs were donated to cancer patients and a scarf was made for a number of the main Park staff members.  Thanks to Debbie Oliver and Ahna Marie Ericksen for their time and expertise in helping the Serger Club learn how to use their machines!


Baby Blankets and Onesies--40 sets went to the Pregnancy Centre and the rest were delivered to the hospital. They were very appreciative of the bundles of cuteness! Thanks to Jan Masselink for organizing this community project and Quilt til you Wilt!

Humpday UFO Not-a-Club on Wednesdays coming up in the fall 2017-18 Season so bring your projects in the works to work on!

Peg Keenan said a farewell to all of us as this is her last year in the Park. She shared that she was there in the beginning 19 years ago when the guild was a fledgling! Thank you to Peg and Connie for getting us going so many years ago. Many friendships, much laughter and lots of hugs and projects have resulted because of your vision. We wish you well! Keep in touch. <3

Everyone is moving into summer mode! To those of you not returning to the park, thank you for sharing your projects and love of quilting with us! We wish you well in all your continued endeavours.

Travel safe, shop lots, quilt til you wilt, love up your families and
see you again soon...
on Facebook or in the coming season