PebbleCreek Quilters

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, 

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"

Connie Mirkovich - President


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