Tag: quilting

Quilts for Shelters

Sue Bart Members of Desert Threads, a chapter of Arizona Quilters Guild, have kept busy making children’s quilts for area shelters. Jody Edwards, community services chair, hosted a sort, cut, organize, and kit making day at her home in Sun Lakes. Sue Bart made many kits which the members have been making into soft quilts for…

Quilters Build Community During the Pandemic

Officers elected last March 2020 before lock-down orders: Blanca Sanchez, Diana Jones, Laurie Orendorff, Diane Mitchell, and Nancy Bonngard.

Sue Bart Thanks to the undying efforts of the Desert Threads officers, the new quilt chapter (part of the Arizona Quilters Guild), has continued to function and add new members during our ‘safer at home’ restrictions about in-person gatherings. Despite being less than three years old, we are building a community of friends. We have…

Material Girls Quilting

Diane Bohmert Since reopening the studio, Material Girl members have been busy quilting their quilts on the long arm. We also have seen several members post on our Facebook page, quilt tops that they have completed and are looking forward to quilting when they return. The machine embroidery group also has been busy with spring/summer…

Needle Crafters in Quarantine

Diana Oleson We hope May finds all of the Robson Ranch residents healthy and in good spirits. As much as I miss Thursdays with my fellow crafters, I feel this is the right thing to do by staying home where it is safe and, in turn, this helps to lower infections to others as well as…

Robson Ranch Arts and Crafts Spring Show recap

Rebecca McKinney The Robson Ranch Arts & Crafts Spring Show and Sale was held Saturday, March 9, at the Creative Arts Center. The multi-talented artistic and crafting residents of Robson Ranch displayed their handmade items including members from the Fine Arts Guild (Art Club), Gourd Club, Ceramics/Pottery Club, Material Girls (Quilting/Sewing), Paper Crafting, Stained Glass…

Material Girls are back in action

Jean Handlen December already? Where has the year gone? Almost all our quilters and sewers are back to enjoy our wonderful Arizona winter with sewing and quilting. Thanks to Mr. Robson we are starting off our season in our brand new studio. Our new room was a wonderful surprise as we now have over 70…

Unveiling the 2018 Raffle Quilt

  Barbara Chmilar We are passing the torch from the Raffle Quilt Committee who chose the design and constructed it to the Raffle Sales Committee who will take it from here and present it to various venues to sell the tickets. The pattern is called Spring Showers. The quilt committee started it in March and…

The Material Girls Historian

Judy and her purple and white sparkle quilt

Barbara Chmilar Everyone who joins a club becomes part of its legacy whether they’re an officer or a member at large who just attends functions. It’s up to the club historian to record the notable events during their tenure. The position, however, extends beyond just writing down what happens. The historian’s job duties can extend…