Roberta's Birthday Party - July, 2017
Beautiful Roberta is one our founding members and has always been there to volunteer or help where needed. She always wears a big warm and inviting smile and brightens our meetings.
We are so lucky to have you as such an important part of our guild; thank you, Roberta!
April, 2017 - Annual Tea & Installation of Officers
This year’s theme was “Shabby Spring Chic”. Hostesses were the marvelous and extraordinary Pam Kidd and Marci Meyer, with a lot of help from Susan Joy Noyes. The girls decorated tables with “Shabby Chic” décor and tea pots. Food was provided by the Guild and by members.
Pam and Marci also hosted a fantastically fun brown-bag auction. Nearly 100 bags were donated by Guild members, who filled their bag with new and old “White Elephant” items. The amazing and hilarious Lulubelle (AK.A. Diane Grayson) was emcee and auctioneer. All proceeds will benefit the Guild. Top bidder was Genny Applebee, who forked out a whopping $15 on just one of her bids (all in the spirit of fun, of course).
And what fun we all had. Thank you Pam, Marci, and Susan!!!!
April, 2016 - Annual Tea & Installation of Officers
Our Tea and Meeting began when Genny Applebee, the outgoing Chairperson, gifted each of her Chair coordinators and committee members with a cute little hand crafted pin. She also gave gifts to each of her board members.
A big thank you goes to "The Quiltin' Sisters" friendship group, the decorations were beautiful and fit the theme of 'As The Spool Turns' perfectly.
The little tea bag holder with the sayings gifted to each member made it even more special. Each member brought 4 fat Quarters and Left, Right, Center was played to the sound of laughter and happy voices. Sandy Behrle, Diane Grayson, Roberta Akin, Linda Smith, Joan Moss, Martha O'Conner, Sandi White and Norma Harris and Joanne Fitterer were winners. Of course, how can anyone describe the wonderful food provided by our guild members. They out do themselves at each function.
AQS Quilt Show - Bus Trip - February 2016
The bus trip to Phoenix for the AQS Quilt Show was enjoyed by all who were able to attend. The quilts displayed were amazing to see and the vendors presented many varied sewing and quilting related products not found at local shops. The stop at 35th St Sewing and Vac was a huge success. Of course shopping is always a favored activity.
Our First Annual Tea-Installation of Officers April 2015
What a wonderful time everyone had at our first Installation of officers and High Tea. Everyone brought their own tea cup and saucers a tea snack to share and many of our ladies wore beautiful hats. It added such a sense of excitement to the festivities and to our meeting and installation.
Betty Foley Trunk Show and Luncheon -
We organize special activities and events throughout the year. While some occur only as opportunities arise, here are some we regularly plan.
Shop Hop lets us enjoy the benefits of shopping for quilting fabric and supplies with other experienced quilters, combining work and fun. Our Shop Hops are planned ahead and usually include several area fabric shops, craft stores and other businesses found on our Supplier Directory. Shop Hoppers are given special discounts and opportunities to win prizes throughout Shop Hop week. We also occasionally meet up with other area quilt guilds and sewing clubs to super-size shop hop, by bus.
Other Quilt Shows and Festivals
Chino Valley is conveniently located just over an hour from Phoenix, Arizona, and a few hours from Tucson, Los Angeles, and other cities that regularly host large quilt shows and quilting events. The guild or some of our Friendship Groups usually organize trips to these, as well as events and quilt shows held by our neighbor guilds in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
Mother's Day at Granite Creek Vineyards
Each Mother's Day, this Chino Valley Winery throws a special outdoor party on its lovely, historic grounds to celebrate moms and the arrival of summer. The event includes wine tastings, live music, gourmet picnics, and exhibits by local artists. We often use this event to kick off our Opportunity Quilt raffle.
U.S.A. Flag - Presentation. . .
Susan Joy met Roger Strader and while talking, found they had a mutual love of quilts. In appreciation of Roger's service to his country, Robin Peterson designed a one-of-a-kind flag quilt. The quilt was presented to Roger at our July 8 meeting.
Shop Hop to Cottonwood, Payson, and Flagstaff, Arizona.