Tag: quilting

Quilt Covey donates quilts to Honor Flight veterans

Colleen Curran Continuing its tradition, The Quail Creek Quilt Covey has donated quilts to the April Honor Flight of Southern Arizona. These beautiful red, white and blue quilts have been made by the many wonderful volunteers of the QCQC. The quilts were presented to the veterans at the April 12 orientation meeting. The Honor Flight…

Quilt Covey creates a “Morning Joe” quilt

Colleen Curran Normally, the Quilt Covey’s Monday meeting is at 1:00 p.m. Recently, they decided to meet at 9:00 a.m. to create a “Morning Joe” quilt. The pattern showed a beautiful quilt, but all in shades of browns, just like a cup of coffee, hence the Morning Joe title. Too dull and drab for the…

Busy summer for the Quilt Covey

Colleen Curran Taking a break from the summer heat and the monsoons, the members of the Quilt Covey have been busy working on projects for the Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Fair on November 4. Members gathered in the Studio in the Creative Arts and Technology Center throughout the summer to work on group projects…

Quilts for Honor Flight veterans

Left to right: Linda Lentz, Marge Swim, Kris Wollard, Ann Nease, Kay Robinson, Carol Bisio, Jeanne Stevens; photo by Ann Nease

Colleen Curran The Quail Creek Quilt Covey set a goal in 2017 to provide quilts for veterans living in southern Arizona who will participate in the upcoming Tucson Honor Flight in September. When the Quilt Covey held a sewing bee in February, the group thought it could make at least nine quilts. The Honor Flight…

Quilt Covey creates a Quilt of Valor

Colleen Curran The Quail Creek Quilt Covey devoted the month of July to creating a Quilt of Valor. The Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) was begun in 2003 by Catherine Roberts when her son Nat was deployed in Iraq. The motto of the organization is “Quilting to Honor and Comfort.” The first Quilt of Valor…

Quilt Covey in bloom

Back row, left to right: Kay Burrows, Sharon Krueger, Marjorie Mitchell (hidden), Liz Knaff, Paula Sween, Sharon Frank, Colleen Curran, Maryellen Mencimer and Sue Norris; front row: Carol Bisio, Pam Smith, Rosie Epler and Janice Roy

Colleen Curran The women of the Quail Creek Quilt Covey have long admired Sharon Frank’s stunning quilted jackets. Earlier this winter, Sharon offered to teach Covey members how to make the jackets. She called her teacher in New Hampshire, Janice Roy, for some tips and the pattern. Janice graciously suggested she come to Quail Creek…