i am a new resident to Sun City AZ and joined a quilt club at one of the rec centers.  They have a set monthly agenda for Fridays of the month.  I volunteered as program chairperson for one Friday a month. As I’m still a snowbird, I need to get all the programs ready if I’m there or not.  Any ideas for programs???

The club members range in age from 50 up to 100 and experience is all over the board!  I need ideas for speakers, shows, demos, etc.

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Susan we have a member here who lives in a similar community, only in Nv. Her name is Wilma Schirra-Kays...look her page up ( see " quilters" tab along top of this page , then use search. You can leave her a comment on bottom of her page. Since they have a similar setup, she can likely give you pointers.

   At our quilting group at Water Oaks in Fla. , we sometimes go on " road trips" arranged by one member in charge. She finds a quilt shop within an hour's drive, arranges them to give a demo on tools or technique, as well as a discount (15 %), and gets the carpool signup sheet out. Passengers contribute to gas for driver ( sometimes a bit extra too). There's usually a stop for lunch after the shop at a restaurant near the store. These are well attended events that all our members look forward to, no matter what their skill level.


Hi Susan.  I live in Sun City Anthem in Henderson NV.  I belong to our Sewing and Quilting Group.  We have several subgroups, two of which I am active in (Loose Threads, a quilt group, and Featherweight and Friends, a group of FW owners. This year I am leading a Mystery Quilt Group.  It has been great fun.  We meet once a month for 6 months and will then present our quilts.  In FW group we meet once a month and do simple projects.  This year we have done friendship blocks (some made quilts from the blocks, others table toppers/runners), gift bags, microwave bowls, potato bags, a braided quilt and now boxes.  We pick small projects.  In Loose Threads they rented a bus, in lieu of carpooling, and went to a quilt shop and then to lunch buffet at one of the casinos in the area.  Another fun thing this year is doing a venue for 4-5 hours where tables are set up and club members can sell items they no longer want, a local quilt store is coming in and selling fabric, used books, etc.  it is like a 1940s department store/mercantile layout.  Hope this helps.


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