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The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season. After the brutal bite of winter, even a gloomy spring day can lift our spirits with warmer breezes and an emerging palette of delicate hues — those first tinges of new greens, a fuzzy gray bud, a brushstroke of crocus blue. Then, as the season really plants its feet, fresh bright color starts popping up all over.
“Revitalization” has become a buzzword for cities plagued with malnourished downtowns, a classification that fit Chandler more than a decade ago. Now, a little more than three years after it finished several construction projects and recruited businesses, the city is starting to see its efforts come to fruition.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's a luxurious little treat to make and serve at home that may bring to mind your most elite restaurant thrills. It's based on the beggar's purse, a signature appetizer at the Quilted Giraffe, a groundbreaking '80s-era New York City restaurant.
Internationally recognized teachers present workshops for every level of quilter from beginning to advanced.
I’m no quilter, but with grandmothers who had homemade quilting racks hanging from their ceilings, I can appreciate a good carpenter’s star or double wedding ring. Those treasured old patterns, pretty as they are, are blown out of the water by the blankets currently on display in Chandler.
Denise A. Currier
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
When the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers faced off for the first time in October 1968, it was for a preseason exhibition game in the middle of a modest central Mesa neighborhood, in a building already well-loved by hundreds of young people in the community.
The Chandler Public Libraries have a series of different events for residents scheduled throughout the month of October.
With exciting new Star Trek exhibits, an attractive concert lineup and monster truck races, it’s hard to believe the Arizona State Fair still upholds the age-old tradition of competitive contests. Competitors still flood the state fair grounds with hand-sewn fashions, livestock and baked goods.
People walk pass the Sierra Design Backcountry Bed, Mobile Mummy, and Backcountry Quilt, display at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The world's largest trade show for outdoor gear is back in Salt Lake City for a four-day run. More than 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers are packing every square inch of the floor of the Salt Palace convention hall, plus three outdoor tents, as the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens Wednesday. Organizers expect more than 25,000 people to attend, mostly retailers, who are placing orders for inventory. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A local branch of BERNINA of America will host its fourth-annual Quilter’s Garage Sale on June 22 to raise money for the American Red Cross.
Mesa Public Library's Red Mountain branch is auctioning off 14 of its children’s quilts through a silent auction for the rest of the month.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith joined six other Arizona mayors and about 1,700 around the U.S. Tuesday for the Mayor’s Day of National Recognition to honor the deeds of community volunteers locally and across the nation.
Artists and craftspeople know that the colors they choose — and leave out — are critical ingredients in their works' success, no matter the medium.
This publicity photo provided by Abrams shows The Bordered Diamonds quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts" (STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book, 2010) and it also appears in his autobiography, "Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color" (2012). He's taught workshops on this quilt throughout the world. (AP Photo/Abrams, Jon Stewart)
Browse the best quilts in the state at the Arizona Quilters Guild’s annual show, where a sew-a-thon will benefit the Child Crisis Center.
Cortina Elementary School fourth-grade students Brisa Zapata Reaves, Dylan Mendez and D.J. Drinkwater display the quilt their class made for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Submitted)
The tragic shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., felt particularly personal to many students and teachers, including fourth-grade teacher Jaime Hunt at Higley Unified School District’s Cortina Elementary School in Queen Creek.
Tis the season in which family problems become magnified. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, thank your lucky heritage. Mixed up in our holiday cheer is nearly always increased strain in relationships. It’s eerie. It begins to build soon after Halloween, kind of like a dust devil that stirs up emotional junk.
‘Tis the season in which family problems become magnified. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, thank your lucky heritage. Mixed up in our holiday cheer is nearly always increased strain in relationships. It’s eerie. It begins to build soon after Halloween, kind of like a dust devil that stirs up emotional junk.
Glasses are lined neatly one after the other, grouped together by pattern. Wine glasses, champagne flutes, goblets, tumblers — some colored, cut or etched — fill the cabinets that line all of the walls of The Glass Urn in Mesa.
A desire to recycle, save money and add that personal, imaginative touch is what entices many crafty people to create what easily can be bought. This time of year, that includes crafting a lunch sack.