September 2009


According to the calendar summer is gone. September 22 marked the first 'official' day of Fall. Shortly after I moved here 11 years ago a neighbor, who happens to be an Arizona native, made the comment that' "Fall is in the air". My thought at that time was, "this woman is CRAZY cuz it's still freakin' hot!". Well, now I get it. It is still freakin' hot out... but not quite as hot as it was. Fall IS in the air!





This month the Peace By Piece kit suitcase has become overflowing! Linda, Bonnie, and Nina all showed up at a bee with kits! LOTS OF KITS. They had been some busy ladies. I know all of those kits are gunna make awesome quilts. 


Nina and I had planned a non bee day to play with the longarm and shorten the pile of tops waiting to be quilted. The BIG mistake I made was not making sure this activity was okay with the longarm. Now she is usually not a moody beast but on this particular day she was having no part of the activity. But we still had a productive day playing with fabric, just in a different way. We made kits. 20 of them!






 This month we sent a box of fabric to our quilting friends on the eastern side of our country. Those Project Linus gals will us their talents to make them into warm lovable quilts. One kind act has the potential to change a life forever.





More new titles have been added to the Peace By Piece Quilters 'It just Kinda Happened Book Club'. They will be at the 35th Ave bee for you to take home and read. Check them out!





35th AVE SEW & VAC

 At the September bee held at 35th Ave Sew and Vac a total of 18 quilts were completed. 3 little Preemie blanket and 15 Child/Teen size quilts were done. Volunteers continue to work on Holiday quilts to brighten the season.


Another productive day was had at the September Cutting Edge bee. The total finished quilts for the day was 19. There were 6 Preemie blankets and 13 Child/Teen size quilts made. 





Autumn is the second spring where every leaf is a flower.

~Albert Camus~

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

~Charles M. Schulz~


As of January 1, 2009 Peace By Piece have made 445 quilts!


Arizona Blankets for Kids next bee is scheduled for October 17 at the Chandler Police Department.  Their 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 for information on all of their upcoming event. 


Peace By Piece Quilters


The next PBP be at 35th Ave Sew and Vac is October 1. There are still a few Holiday quilts to be finished up so they can go out into the world and spread cheer.

And we'll be at the Cutting Edge Quiltworks on October 15th for another day of sewing and FUN.

I hope your day is a piece of cake.

~Wanda Dix~