Thursday, December 18, 2008


Linda Ferguson won the quilt from the raffle! Congrats Linda!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Arizona Quilt Guild Raffle

This quilt was designed by Linda Adkins, Hope Adams, Gus Nelson, and Barbara Harrell for the Arizona Quilt Guild.

This quilt will be displayed around the valley, and people can buy tickets from any AQG Board members. Interested folks can also e-mail Gus at for tickets as well. The cost is six tickets for $5.00 or one for $1.00.

The drawing will be held in March 2009 at the Mesa Spring Quilt Show. All proceeds will go to the Arizona Quilt to fund teachers and traveling expenses for quilting classes.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008


Please take a moment of your time and visit the following website:
I have taken 3 of the challenges and plan to take more as I find that changing my "habits" and life style really works. Our group gives a lot to our community through our charity "comfort quilts". This costs us time and money. Taking the carbon rally challenges is a way to be charitable to our earth and to humankind and, in many cases, puts money in our pockets through savings. Please join me. Take a challenge!

Mary :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quilt Raffle!!!!


ALL money collected from this raffle will be used to purchase fabric & batting to be used in our Comfort Quilts. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10

Drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 9th at 11 am at:

Cotton Fields Quilt & Knit
12409 W. Indian School Road
Avondale, AZ

You do not need to be present to win. Winner will be notified by phone after the drawing. Arrangements will be made for delivery of the quilt.

August 2008 OLB Quilter of the Month - Gus

Just a couple of Gus' quilts:

Long Beach Quilts

Here are some photographs of some distinctive quilts from the recent show in Long Beach California:

Trip Around the Star Class - August 16th, 2008

Please note: The incorrect name was given for the specialty tool required for the class; it should have been "QUILT in a DAY's Triangle Square Up Ruler." If you do not have one and are unable to pick one up prior to class, one will be avalable during class and there will also be copies of the grid for everyone.

We will first concentrate on making the STAR block.


Choose 5 fabrics for the star & make a fabric key

Press fabric (I use Best Press or Magic Sizing for this) & cut as follows

#1 - lightest - (cut 2 - 2 1/2" strips & 2 - 1 1/4" strips)
#2 - medium light - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#3 - medium - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#4 - medium dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#5 - dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)

You may also press (again using Best Press or Magic Sizing) & cut your 2" strips for the "trip" per the instructions in the pattern.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Helping Hands - Summer Fundraiser

"Helping Hands" for Children in Crisis summer fund raiser is again an ice cream social on August 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm in Paine Hall. Eat dinner at home and come for a Sundae on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased after the July 27 or August 3 - 9:00 am service or in the church office. Each ticket is $5.00

Helping Hands - Birthday Party

"Helping Hands" for Children in Crisis will celebrate it's Fourth Birthday on Sunday August 10, 2008. our beautiful blankets will be on the end of each pew, our pillows and pillow cases etc will also be in display in Paine Hall. We invite you to help us celebrate at the coffee after the services in Paine Hall, sing and enjoy birthday cake. We will have delivered 3,000 blankets and 3,000 pillows by then. Stop by and give a Helping Hands Person a thanks you hug.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Each year several of the OLB group travels to Tucson for their quilt show. Some of us even stay overnight & visit quilt stores. We also play games using "fat quarters".

It doesn't take much to entertain our group!


The OLB travels to Rosie's Calico Cupboard fabric store as often as possible. We try to go at least once a year.

Rosie's is located in San Diego, CA. You can visit her web site at:

Rosie carries all the best fabrics and at affordable prices. On this trip (shown) I paid an average of $7.79 a yard for my fabric. I added all the fabric I bought, two nights in the motel split 4 ways, and meals (I didn't pay for gas because I drove my car). NOT BAD!



29 Margie


2 Heidi


8 Katie


6 Beccie

9 Blanca


OLB supplies comfort quilts to Banner Thunderbird's Pediatric ER & Pediatric Ward. In 2007 we gave them just short of 800 quilts to hand out to children who are scared or under stress. In 2006, OLB participated in Banner's Health Fair. We had a booth showing the quilts we make and give away. The clown quilt hanging in our booth was made by Linda A.


Our last Charity day spent with Helping Hands was in 2006.

Helping Hands has wonderful "stations" set up for the workers.

On an average Charity Day, Helping Hands has 45 show up.

A lot of visiting takes place!

And, a LOT of work gets done.

Lunch comes after work & we're usually ready to eat.

Another productive and enjoyable day with new friends.