Category: February 2024

Sue Werner—A Piece of Minnesota Magic

Emilie Ortega, President, QCFAPC When you first meet Sue Werner, you are struck by her unassuming style of speaking and teaching. A multimedia artist proficient in acrylics, colored pencil, mixed media, and collage art, Sue is a snowbird from Minnesota who teaches from September to April in the Creative Arts & Technology Center building. Her “magic” is…

Wheels and Rackets—Wheelchair Tennis at Quail Creek

  Wheelchair tennis is all about dynamic movement, on-point positioning, and serious racket skills. This was certainly demonstrated when four wheelchair players came to play on Jan. 5 at Quail Creek’s tennis facility in Green Valley. The event was organized by Victor Vaughn, a member of the QC Tennis Club, a leading proponent of wheelchair…

New Year Rocks!

Janet Rumford and Inna Shames On Jan. 2 a group of 11 rock painting enthusiasts converged on Janet’s casita to make certain that 2024 got off to a rocking, rollicking start! Each woman painted two rocks and, as always, a great time was had by all. And, as always, imagination and creative talent carried the…

QC Resident Publishes First Book

Mark Hester’s compelling new book A Sterling Life takes readers on a remarkable journey of personal discovery and uncovers a secret buried for nearly 100 years. Delving into the author’s own experiences, this biography of John Danz unveils a captivating tale of finding one’s roots and the unexpected revelations that can change lives. At age 55,…

TWOQC On-the-Go Excursion Hits Piñata Factory

Karen Woodrow Have you ever wondered how they make the piñatas for Mexican festivities? Well, on Jan. 17, 11 very curious members of The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) participated in a TWOQC On-the-Go Excursion to Tucson to find out. They visited Piñata Factory, a family-owned company going back three generations, and were treated to an…

Don’t Smell the Dishes!

Jeff Alan Many years ago when I was living in Utah with my family, I had an unusual problem with my family that I had never had before. At the time, we also had a family dog. My job when I was living at home with my family was to wash the dishes. Since we…

Relishing Pickleball: Slicing the Ball

David Zapatka Slicing serve returns and dinks are favorite shots of mine. A slice puts backspin on the ball. The slice makes the ball travel from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock back toward the player who contacted the ball. These shots can be hit with a forehand or a backhand. A slice is effective for these reasons.…

Is There a Song That Takes You Back?

Cyndy Gierada Mark your calendars for the Quail Creek Performing Arts Guild (PAG) Mixed Chorus Spring Concert on Saturday, April 6. Music has a mysterious power to reawaken long-buried memories in our brains. The chorus will be presenting music with the theme of “Love.” What sweeter, more gentle memories are there? Songs like “Love Me…