Tag: quilting

Friday Quilters turn vision into victory

Leslie Rocco There are lots of great ideas to help those in need, but it takes perseverance and drive to turn that vision into victory. Yet, that’s just what the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters did with their first wildly successful Quilt Auction. SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue Network and Sr. Village were the beneficiaries of their hard work…

Bi-Annual Quilt Show March 18

  Cathy Schaber Mark those brand-new and quickly filling up new calendars for this highly anticipated event. The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters will be presenting their bi-annual Quilt Show, this year to be held on Sunday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom. Over 100 lovely quilts created by the members…

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…

SaddleBrooke Quilt Bee awards Quilt of Valor

Left to right: Melanie Karpowicz, Doris Diertele, Ann Richards, Sergeant Rae Kennedy, Jeanne Ragan, Ann Steinsvaag, Reva Muhr and Teri Caplener

Ann Richards On February 23, a Quilt of Valor was awarded to Sergeant Rae Kennedy, a Vietnam-era Marine and recipient of two Purple Hearts, at the home of Teri and Dave Caplener by Jennifer Wilson, Quilt of Valor Arizona State Coordinator, and Rae was most appreciative. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is…

Friday Quilters donate to local area organizations

Ann Richards presenting a check to Linda Lyon of the Oracle Schools Foundation

The SaddleBrooke Quilt Club (Friday Quilters) presented donation checks to two organizations in November. The first was the Oracle Schools Foundation whose primary mission is to provide preschool scholarships to three and four year olds who would not otherwise be able to receive this critical good start to their education. These students will eventually attend…

Knit Wits news

The first Wednesday of each month is Show and Tell. Members show projects they have been working on and the rest of the group oohs and ahhhs over the beautiful items. This is a chance for everyone to get ideas for our next project and with luck maybe even using up some stash yarn. We…

Tami Graeber won Best of Show

Ann Richards Tami Graeber won Best of Show at the February 2016 Tucson Quilt Fiesta for her quilt 50 Shades of Gray. This is Tami’s second year in a row for this award. The quilt also won first place in the one person pieced quilt – machine quilted class and a ribbon for exemplary piecing.…

2016 Quilt Show

Ann Richards The SaddleBrooke Quilting Club, also known as the Friday Quilters, will hold its bi-annual show on Sunday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom. Besides viewing over 100 quilts, attendees can choose from a large selection of handmade items which will be available for purchase in our…