Quilts For Causes

As a 501 (c)(3), Palo Verde Patchers support charitable causes and educational opportunities for the members through its Quilts for Causes programs described below. Over the last 25 years, the club has donated over 5,000 quilts to its Quilts for Causes charities

Honor Quilts

Each month we honor veterans who served in a combat area by presenting them with a patriotically themed quilt.  We typically present two to three quilts per month, during a presentation on the third Wednesday of the following months – January, February, March, April, October, and  November. 

We encourage you to attend these simple but very meaningful ceremonies. The presentations are open to the  community and begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Kuentz Center, in  our club room – PVP Club membership is not required.  After the presentations we socialize with the Veterans and  their guests and enjoy cookies and punch. 

We Palo Verde Patchers are proud to honor veterans. We  encourage you to think about nominating someone you  know who served in a combat area. Forms are available  through the PVP club or by calling Pam at 602-727-4343.

Presentations are on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the following dates: 

2024: January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, October 16 and November 20 

Native American Connections

Native American Connections (NAC) was founded in 1972 to “improve the lives of individuals and families through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing, and community development services.” Today, the NAC owns and operates 22 sites throughout the Phoenix area, offering a continuum of affordable housing, health, and community development services which touch and change the lives of over 10,000 individuals and families each year.

The quilts, made by Palo Verde Patchers for babies, children, and adults, provide warmth and comfort to the residents of the 850 housing units. Palo Verde Patchers also provide tote bags that program participants can use for shopping trips or when moving to a new location.

To learn more, click HERE to visit their Website or HERE to watch videos that provide an overview of services and program.

St. Francis Xavier School

St. Francis Xavier School, established in 1936, is located in central Phoenix and serves students from preschool through the 8th grade. Students come from all income levels, cultural backgrounds, and religious affiliations to attend this school that strives to provide “superior education.” The school provides a scholarship program for students whose families do not have the resources to pay the tuition. From time to time, teachers recognize students who would benefit from a warm blanket, a need that Palo Verde Patchers is happy to fulfill.

To learn more, click HERE to visit their Website.

Member Education

Palo Verde Patchers’ is a very active club with about 250 members. We offer our members many opportunities to learn through classes, demonstrations, guest speakers, and trunk shows. We also offer Special Interest Groups that focus on techniques that are specific to quilt styles and quilting tools, i.e., Art, Hand Appliqué, Modern Quilts, Hand Work, Wool Appliqué, Machine Embroidery, Miniatures, Accuquilt Cutting System, and Featherweight Sewing Machines. These educational offerings help to provide our, members with the knowledge to achieve the skill level they desire in a friendly environment.

Classes: PVP Members Teach Classes

Guest Speakers: Demystifying Quilt Show Judging by Cindi Seitz-Krug

Trunk Shows: Carolyn O’Bagy Davis Hopi Quilts Trunk Show

Special Interest Groups: A GoGang SIG Workshop