Happy Birds display at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta in February

Happy Birds is the newest Quilt For a Cause pattern and it is a big hit! We just ordered our second printing of the pattern in time to present at the Arizona Quilters Guild Spring meeting on April 13th in Payson.

QFAC introduced Happy Birds at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta Show in February.  Not only did we sell 58 copies of Happy Birds but also sold 8 quilts.  Many thanks to the generous members of the Tucson Quilt Guild Show committee for the excellent booth space and the fantastic access to two aisles for hanging our quilts.  The quilts flew off the walls.

A wall of quilts at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta!

Directors Colleen Babcock, Barb Homan &
Elaine Romanelli at the Tucson Quilt Fiesta!











Jacquelyn Morris-Smith, Elaine Romanelli and Ruth Martin at the Splendor in the Desert.



The Happy Birds then flew to Green Valley for the Splendor in the Desert quilt show on March 16th and 17th.  Many went to new homes with the happy guests at the quilt show.  Thanks to the Valley Quilters Guild for the great location for our table, we were able to talk with the guests as they moved between the vendor areas and the quilt show.  We are so grateful to the Arizona guilds and their members who are so supportive of Quilt For a Cause.




Crystal Blue Persuasion with makers Ann Adams and Suzanne Irving.




Crystal Blue Persuasion (CBP) is our brand-new opportunity quilt, it is 105 x 105 inches BIG and is just beautiful. The quilt was rescued at The Quilter’s Market and finished by QFAC director Ann Adams and QFAC Ambassador Suzanne Irving.  Suzanne also did the wonderful quilting on this beauty. Tickets went on sale at the Splendor in the Desert Quilt Show and then at the Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt show in Mesa, both shows in March.  Great thanks to both the Valley Quilters Guild and the Arizona Quilters Guild for providing space for our organization.  The support of our Arizona quilters and the many quilting guilds is the reason QFAC is successful in providing funds to groups that support our mission. CBP received an Honorable Mention ribbon in the Large two-person primarily pieced category.

Tickets for this quilt are available online for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00



The last big news for this month is that Quilt for a Cause will open a second exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens on May 5, 2019, and run through September 29th, this exhibit will be shown in the Education Building, Friends House and the Garden’s wonderful Gift Shop.  Although limited in space we will have lots of quilts available for sale and look forward to seeing you all there.  The opening reception will be Friday May 10 from 5 to 7 pm.  Here’s a look at some of the quilts available for sale at the Gardens and on our website.

Talavera Tiles

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Previous Articles:
Elaine Romanelli – Love of Sewing Brings Great Volunteer Opportunities
Star Shower Wins at Road to California
2018 A Year in Review
Out and About Fighting Cancer
Holiday Gift Giving Plan
Making Quilts for Quilt for a Cause
Successful exhibition at Tucson Botanical Gardens Closes
Christmas in July
A Garden of Quilts continue
A Garden of Quilts May 2018
A Garden of Quilts April 2018
Quilt For a Cause Makes a Difference
Successful Road2CA Trip
2018 Exciting Year Ahead
2017 It was a very good year!
Happy Birthday St. Elizabeth Health Center
Thank You – Quilts in the Garden Success!
Jeannie Dank Coleman
Quilts in the Garden September Event
Quilt For A Cause – Encourages more board members
June 2017  Activities
May 2017  Activities
April 2017 Updated Activities
April 2017 Activities
March 2017 Activities
February 2017 Activities
January 2017 Activities
December 2016 Activities
September 2016 Activities
August 2016 Activities
July 2016 Activities
March 2016 Activities
Tucson Quilters Guild – 2016 Quilt Fiesta!
Suzanne Irving and The Warm Company
Quilts in the Garden Event October 2015
Gabby Giffords 2015

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