The Palo Verde Patchers announces that member Jodi Davali has won “Best Pictorial Quilt” in the Innovative Division for her quilt, “Dall Sheep,” at the 31st annual Pacific International Quilt Show Oct. 13-16 in Santa Clara, CA.
The PIQS is a world-renowned show that attracts 20-50,000 thousand visitors and more than 500 exhibitors each year. Davali’s quilt was also the First Place/Art Division and Viewers Choice winner at the Palo Verde Patchers quilt show in February.
Davali began her quilting hobby more than 30 years ago making traditional patchwork quilts. She decided to branch out into art quilting around 2003 by making her first collage quilt. It quickly became her passion and she began adding techniques such as thread painting and fabric painting to her skill set to enhance her creations. Davali is also an amateur photographer and usually uses her own photos to create her quilt artwork. Davali and her husband moved to Sun City West in 2021 and have quickly partaken of the many amenities and clubs it has to offer. Davali is also a co-leader of the PVP Special Interest “Art Group.”
Special Interest Groups provides PVP members the opportunity to try out new techniques and ideas in a small group setting. Traditional quilting, modern quilting, art quilting, machine embroidery, appliqué and handwork are just a few of the SIG groups offer by the Patchers. In addition to SIG groups, classes and demonstrations are offered on a variety of quilting techniques every month.
PVP’s club rooms at the Kuentz center are open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday (until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday) and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Announcement meetings are 10 a.m. on the first, third and fourth Tuesdays. Monthly general meetings are 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the R.H. Johnson Social Hall. In lieu of the general meeting in December, members will attend their annual holiday luncheon at the Briarwood Country Club. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.
Call President Nancy Steely at 623-546-6240.