YEAR OF 2000
The Officers of the Club in 2000 were:
Co-Chairpersons: Faith Kalback & Priscilla Naworski
Treasurer - Barbara Madison
Co-Secretaries: Edna DeFord & Evelyn Kaylor
Historian: Isabella Johnson
Program Co-Chairs: Barbara Katz & Barbara Madison
Feb. 2000 - Class taught by Joan Salik "Spider Web"
Feb 2000 - Kay Wood, guest lecturer
Feb & March 2000 - Quilters Academy taught by Faith Kalback & Priscilla Naworski and Faith's sister Hope
March 2000 - Bus trip to Sedona to visit Red Rock Quilters
May 2000 - Class called "Multiple Madness" taught by Becky Reissner and Norma Coast from Pinetop, AZ
August 2000 - United with Knimble Kneedlers to help Red Cross to make Essential Bags
Dec 2000 - Annual Christmas party at the home of Alice Minor
The club continued with the Arts & Craft festival, donations to New Life Center, enjoying luncheons,
|Connie Mirkovich - President|
Name Change to ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN QUILTERS
|Fiber Artist - Shelia Groman|
|May 19, 1997, Spring Luncheon Eagle Nest|
|PebbleCreek Craft Fair|
|Donation of quilt to West Valley Samaritan Center|
YEAR OF 1999
The Officers of the club in 1999 were:
Co-Chairman: Barb Katz and Kim Hill
Treasurer - Kristina Snyder
Co-Chairman for Programs: Connie Mirkovich and Barbara Collette
Publicity: Isabella Johnson
March 6th - Edna DeFord taught "Lover's Knot".
April - Ginny Taylor, AQG traveling teacher, taught machine quilting.
May potluck with guest speaker Mary Ann Sanchez, fabric designer.
June 19th, Mary Lou Williams, traveling teacher, taught "I Love Arizona".
July 1999 - Quilts for New Life Center
September 1999 - Rebecca Reissner, AQG teacher taught "Strips that Sizzle"
October 1999 - Displayed work at Fall Arts Festival
The club continued with traveling treachers, luncheons, Fall Festival of the Arts where Edna DeFord won the Viewer's Choice Award for her quilt called Southwest Memories, donations to New Life Center.
YEAR OF 1998
The officers of the club in 1998 were:
Co-Chairpersons: Kristine Snyder and Barbara Katz
Secretary-Treasurer: Dody Balough
Program: Chairperson: Jean Hoglund
Historian: Pauline Kinsley
January 1998 - One member, Diane Harris won Second Prize in the Traditional Pieced Large Category at the Road to California.
February 28, 1998 - Becki Reissner's taught the fascinating art of Bargello.
April 27, 1998 - Trunk show by Valerie Bowman, traveling teacher.
May 11, 1998 - Spring Luncheon, Eagles Nest
August 8, 1998 - AQG accepted the change of name from Estrella Mountain Stars to Estrella Mountain Quilters.
October 1998 - Arts & Craft Show
The club continued making quilts for New Life Shelter, a donation to One Bed, One Life, bus trips to Tucson & Sedona.
IN THE BEGINNING (1994, 1995, 1996)
The Estrella Mountain Stars ( currently know as PebbleCreek Quilters) began in approximately 1994. It was a chapter of the Arizona Guilt Guild (AQG, established in 1978) and began with the women talking quilting classes at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. They were meeting in ladies homes in Litchfield Park, twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:00 pm. By the fall of 1994 they had received their charter with AQG.
In the spring of 1995 they met with a small group of quilters from PebbleCreek. They began to meet together still meeting in the ladies homes. In August 1995 they started meeting at the PebbleCreek Clubhouse on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7:00 pm. The facilities were larger and they began to grow because the membership was open to anyone including ladies that did not live in PebbleCreek.
They began quilting classes, demonstrations, attending AQG quilt shows, hosting traveling teachers from AQG, and enjoying many luncheons.
The Chairman of the club in 1996 was Joan Johnson
YEAR OF 1997
|Sept. 1996 - Mary Lou Williams, Traveling teacher through AQG|
|Oct. 1996 - Grand opening of Arts & Craft Center - Eagle Nest|
|Christmas Luncheon at Sun City with sister group, Calico Cut-Ups|
In May 1997 they began another service project. A quilt to hang in the waiting room of Samaritan West Valley Health Center. Member Diane Harris designed this beautiful quilt. Members hand pieced, appliqued and embellished the blocks. They also stitched many flying geese. Diane then stitched the quilt together and machine quilted it. It was finished in time for the med-September Open House, hung 9-16-1997. The quilt was named "Southwest Visions"