Successful Road 2 California Trip
Another exciting and fun bus trip to the Road 2 California has come and gone. We have only the memories left. Quilt for a Cause again filled two buses of enthusiastic, fun-loving and dedicated quilters for a road trip to Ontario, CA, for the Road 2 California quilt show. This was their 20th show. There were hundreds of quilts including 10 special exhibits. Hoffman fabrics had a large display showing the history of the company and the years of entries they have sponsored where they challenge quilters to make quilts using specified fabric they produce every year. There was also an exhibit of quilts inspired by the art of Vincent van Gogh created by using hand-dyed fabric from Cherrywood Fabrics. There was also an exhibit of quilts celebrating strong women, HERstory, and a red and white quilts exhibit. Southern Arizona was well represented in the show. Lorraine Blas from Vail, Roberta Sipes from Huachuca City and Tami Graeber and Kathy Adams from Tucson had quilts in the show. This is a juried show; congratulations to these quilters.
It seems that the sewing/quilting machine companies introduce a new machine every year just like the auto industry. And some of the machines are almost as expensive! I know some of our quilters came home with a new machine to add to their sewing rooms. If you listen closely, you will hear the humming of all those machines all over town. There were newly designed rotary cutters, new rulers and templates that we couldn’t resist and much fabric and kits that will keep us busy until the next show.
Quilt For a Cause will have a booth at the Quilt Fiesta! February 16-18. We will have information about our organization as well as samples of quilts for which we have patterns. We will be introducing two new patterns this year: Constellation Stars by Evelyn George and a paper pieced pattern by Ann Adams called Fun with Log Cabins. We are collecting quilts now for our next auction and other fundraisers; stop by our booth and see what we are about and learn how to donate for our cause.
One of our quilts, Petals and Plumes, created and donated by Pat Curtis and Suzanne Irving, was on display at the Quilt Festival in Houston, TX in November 2017, as part of the “In the American Tradition” exhibit. It was chosen for its use of reproduction fabrics and its vintage look.
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
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April 2017 Updated Activities
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December 2016 Activities
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Tucson Quilters Guild – 2016 Quilt Fiesta!
Suzanne Irving and The Warm Company
Quilts in the Garden Event October 2015
Gabby Giffords 2015