Tag: crafting

Quilt Auction to benefit SaddleBrooke Charities

Connie Sieverding The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue and Senior Villages at SaddleBrooke will benefit from a Live Quilt Auction sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters. All proceeds from the auction will benefit these two charities. Quilts have been made and donated by members of the Friday Quilters and will include holiday themes, Southwest, University of Arizona,…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Happy New Year! Knit Wits members ended last year with a festive holiday luncheon held at the HOA One bar area. Thank you to the marvelous chef, servers and staff who made this a memorable event. Nearly 50 ladies enjoyed the meal which was a choice between chicken and brie on delicious focaccia…

New members coffee for Paper Crafters

Carol Thompson This fall nine new members were welcomed to the SaddleBrooke Paper Crafters Club. Hosted at the home of President Sharon Scanlan, the planning committee also included board members: Opal Larkin, Doris Dieterle, Mary Barrios and Georgeann Becker. New members learned of all the creative activities the club has in store for them: monthly…

Friday Quilters supports STS and veterans

Michael Buckley The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters Group recently made 15 patriotic quilts and gave them to SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) for presentation to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. These beautiful self-designed and homemade quilts are draped over the body of a veteran that dies in the Southern Arizona VA Hospital or extended care…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Our knitters are enjoying the pleasant fall weather. A group of more than 20 ladies gathered at Dianne Barnard’s home for a lovely potluck meal. The weather was perfect for enjoying the outdoors, the camaraderie, the food and a little time left over to work on a knit or crochet project. Thank you,…

SaddleBrooke Paper Crafters having fun

Carolyn McLean What started as a cute idea after a lunch out and craft store shopping, Georgeann Becker, Connie Sheehey and Carolyn McLean were talking about how relaxed we’ve become about dressing up. That’s when Carolyn thought it would be fun to go to the monthly meeting dressed in a white blouse, blue jeans and…

Knit Wits news

Tina Marie leads the group in learning how to make fingerless gloves.

Carol Chiarello The Knit Wits recently got their hands on fingerless gloves. Tina Marie Willis taught this class. Also on the schedule this fall are classes on mini-gift ornaments and crocheted designs. We will also do a class on utilizing the knitters’ website called Ravelry. Class participation is optional but many members seem to enjoy…

PaperCrafters FUN SHOP!

Participants of our April Fun Shop, top row: Georgeann Becker, Sharon Scanlan, Vicky Carmen, Gail Robson, Ann LaPerre, Barb Quarantino, Liz Spielmann, Pam Boedeker, Linda Carr; bottom row: Carolyn Barkley McLean, Karin Menghini and Marge Wong; photo by Carol Thompson, also a participant

Carol Thompson Fun Shops are held monthly and organized by Karin and Marge. Many times the teachers are our own PaperCrafter members but often times they bring in talent from outside of SaddleBrooke. This gives the members the opportunity to learn new techniques in the use of paper and color. Fun Shops are open to…

Gardening with an enchanted twist

While the stress-relieving capabilities and health benefits of gardening are well known, a twist on this timeless hobby offers a way to add charm and a whimsical feel to your home and garden. Creating an enchanted fairy garden can boost imagination and offer a family-friendly way to hone your green thumb. These miniature landscapes, often…