Quilters Extraordinaire of Prescott Valley, Arizona

We originally began meeting about the time the Lonesome Valley Quilters Guild was formed...when was that, anyway?  We meet on the 4th Monday evening each month at the office of one of our members.  Currently, there are about a dozen quilters in the group.  Membership is 'By Invitation' and limited due to meeting space.  Activities over the years have 'run the gamut'!  Originally taking turns 'demo-ing' quilter tricks & tips, we are now big on 'Show & Tell' and chattering and eating!  :-) 

Projects have included a mystery quilt; a block exchange of 14 red/white/blue blocks for five months; for several months, we traded 'nickel' (5 ") yellow and blue fabric squares; we have had several "Cutting Bees" (following the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting May/June 2000 instructions); we traded "Trail Mix" blocks for over a year; we swapped chicken blocks; one year was spent making "Birthday Blocks" for the Birthday Girl; we were the "Featured Friendship Group" at the Adult Center in May 2007; along the way, there was a "Camel Challenge" (requiring blue, green, a Scottie dog, a tree, and a crazy quilt); there was a flower block slice & dice exchange (similar to making Bull's Eye blocks); and the occasional Saturday Sew-Day. 

Christmas always means a group night out at a favorite restaurant or a members home and a gift exchange.  Some years, we draw names and make quilts for our secret Santa's. 

Since 2004, we have been going annually as a group to Bear Cabin Inn. You can see pictures of our 'camping' experiences below.   Woo hoo! 

 As we don't meet in our homes, we have done two Sewing Room Tours, so we could see each other's sewing space.   As it has also been a "Progressive" lunch, with three Sewing Rooms on the agenda, it pretty much takes all day--but what fun!

In summary, the In Stitches Friendship Group does everything it is supposed to:  enhances the sisterhood of quilters, maintains high enthusiasm and interest in the wonderful world of quilting, and solves all the problems of the world!!  :-)  We encourage all of you to get into a Friendship Group whenever you get the chance.  It will change your life and make your hearts glad.


Ideas for our block exchanges

Hunter Star

See Tutorial

finished size 4.5" x 4.5"

See Tutorial

Snowball Block
5" blocks

See Tutorial

Show & Tell

Click on the highlighted months below to see show and tell at our monthly meetings.

July 23,2007
February 23, 2009
November 2009
September 2012
May 2014
November 2014



Sew Days

Check the schedule below to see when our next sew day happens .
You can arrive by 9:00am and stay as long as you want. Lunch is pot luck so bring something to share.
All sew days for 2016 will be at the POA building in the Prescott Country Club.

Upcoming Sew Day Schedule for 2018

January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17


January 24, 2009
February 28, 2009




It is up to you what type of refreshments you would like to bring on your chosen month. If you
would like to bring a drink, that's fine, but water (hot and cold) will be provided. At this time
there are plenty of utensils, napkins and plates so you don't need to bring any.

Refreshment Roster

January - Ricki, Sandy
February - Eve, Susan
March - Kathy B, Carolyn
April - Julie, Anne
May - Sheila, Suzie
June - Kathy D, Linda
July - Ricki, Sandy
August -Eve, Susan
September - Kathy B, Carolyn
October -Julie, Anne
November - Sheila, Suzie
December - Party!



Bear Cabin Retreat


Bear Cabin Retreat 2017

Bear Cabin Retreat 2016

Bear Cabin Retreat 2015

Bear Cabin Retreat 2014

Bear Cabin Retreat 2013

Bear Cabin Retreat 2012

Bear Cabin Retreat 2011

Bear Cabin Retreat 2010

Bear Cabin Retreat 2009

Bear Cabin Retreat 2008

Bear Cabin Retreat 2007

Bear Cabin Retreat 2006.

Bear Cabin Retreat 2005

Bear Cabin Retreat 2004

Click here to see the recipes from Bear Cabin Inn, courtesy of Carol Webb.
Click here to see the Bear Cabin recipes for 2013