October 2009


The cooler temperatures are telling us Fall is here. October 31... Halloween is the real start of Fall for many of us and also signifies the start of the Holiday Season. In just a few hours there will be scary, cute and sweet Halloween visitors at my door. Trick-or-Treat!




~What is the most popular chocolate bar with Trick-or-Treaters? 

Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfinger or 3 Musketeers

~How many pounds of candy does the average American consume in a year?    6 Lbs, 12 lbs, 24 lbs or 48 lbs 

~Around how many pounds of candy corn do Americans consume each year? 5 million lbs, 10 million lbs, 15 million lbs or 20  million lbs

~Dubble-Bubble was invented in the year:

1919, 1921, 1928 or 1932

Better study as there will be a test at the next Bee..




Earlier this week PBP volunteers received an email from me asking this question... WHERE'S ALL THE KITS!? Really, the kit basket was so low on kits that we may have had enough for two people on bee day! It was really short notice but I asked for volunteers to meet me at the PBP closet for a day of creative kit making and some of you were able to rearrange your schedule and do just that. We had a very productive day and the kit basket now holds 44 new kits !!! Thanks to all of you that were able to give your time to the effort that day, without kits we couldn't have bees where we continue making HUGS for kids.






 Last month I shared with you that we had sent a box of fabric to our quilting friends on the eastern side of our country. Those Project Linus gals LOVE the fabric we send them. Last week I received a Thank You card from them and they shared that the fabric will used to make quilts for an organization that services children and their families in many different way.



I'm sure you've heard that saying... 'What goes around, Comes around'. It has been my observation that every good deed comes back to you. We send fabric to our quilting friends in the east and in return things are given to us that helps us in our mission... or not. Sometimes things are given to us that we can't use... or can we? Last month a very cute donated table runner that we couldn't use was auctioned on ebay and raised $20. This month we spent that money to buy flannel that you will be sewing on at this weeks bee. What goes around, comes around.




The Peace By Piece Quilters 'It just Kinda Happened Book Club' collection of books will be at the 35th Ave bee for you to take home and read. There are some really good ones in the pile.





35th AVE SEW & VAC

 At the October bee held at 35th Ave Sew and Vac a total of 20 quilts were completed. 3 little Preemie blanket and 17 Child/Teen size quilts were done. 


Volunteers had another productive October bee at the Cutting Edge. The total finished quilts for the day was 21. There were 7 Preemie blankets and 14 Child/Teen size quilts made. 





Serve and grow rich.

~Author Unknown~


I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.


October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.

~AOL.com food~



This month we received a Thank You note from the AZB4K Board members thanking us for all the cute blankets we have sent them this year. AZB4K has posted their latest Newsletter on their website. Check it out for all the latest news and happenings. AZB4K next scheduled Board meeting is November 14. The meetings are always open to visitors. They are currently seeking volunteers to fill Board and Committee positions. Check the AZB4K website at www.azblankets4kids.com for information on all of their upcoming event. 


Peace By Piece Quilters


The next PBP be at 35th Ave Sew and Vac is November 5. We have several new Holiday kits waiting to be sewn up.

And we'll be at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks on November 19th for another day of sewing and FUN.

~Wanda Dix~