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Christmas in July

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join us for our annual Christmas in July fundraiser!

This year we have chosen to team up with the Desert Southwest Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association which provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community. Visit for more information.

We have also teamed up with Mending Souls, a newly formed nonprofit organization based in Tucson that sews items to donate to the underprivileged and to organizations in need. Visit their table at the event! Visit for more information.

Cathey’s Traditional Christmas in July Extravaganza

The party continues on Saturday with the traditional customer and staff challenge showcase featuring special guests ALEX ANDERSON, co-creator of Quilters Select, and LARRY A. PADILLA from Alexander Henry Fabrics! PLUS entertainment, amazing treats, prizes, and of course a visit from Santa Claus!  Everyone is welcome! Attendees do not have to participate in the Creative Challenge to attend the traditional Christmas in July Extravaganza.

Sign Up for Saturday’s class for only $39! This price includes lunch and snacks ($10 will be donated to the Desert Southwest Chapter of the The Alzheimer’s Association – Call or stop by any location to register!

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to support ALZ!

Starting April 1 – July 14, use the code SUPPORTALZ when purchasing any of the Anita Goodesign items below and they will give a percentage of the proceeds to the charity!

3D Flower Petals
3D Gingerbread House
Majestic 3D Birds
Captain Steve’s 3D Fish
3D Flowers
Anita’s Express – 3D Ornaments
Anita’s Express – 3D Flower Brooches
Anita’s Express – 3D Snowmen
3D Cactus
Dolls 1,2,3
Embroidery as Art
Away in a Manger
Flowers 1,2,3
Princess Dream House
Dimensional Flowers
Noah’s Ark – Interactive Version
PJ’s In the Hoop: Just-Be-Cause


Create your own Activity Mat to help ALZ! Customers and staff are challenged to create activity mats to safely stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Bring your finished mat(s) to the Christmas in July Extravaganza, July 13. Voting and winners will be announced at the event. Challenge winners will receive Cathey’s Gift Cards and the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a matching cash donation and all of the mats that are created.

The Above and Beyond Award ($100 Gift Card) Who can make the most mats for this very worthy cause? This is a special award to the most ambitious sewing enthusiast out there! Then choose your favorite mat to enter in the challenge below.

Challenge Categories:

Best Use of Anita Goodesign Embroidery ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Embroider designs on your activity blanket! Anita Goodesign has generously agreed to donate money to The
Alzheimer’s Association when selected designs are purchased on Contact the store for the design selection and the code to use online for purchase.

Most Touchy, Feely & Fidgety ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Use your wild and original imagination and put all kinds of activities on your blanket! In this case – the more the better!

Most Macho ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Don’t forget the guys! They need manly blankets!

Most Feminine ($50 Cathey’s Gift Card) Create a blanket that is pretty and girly! Bring a smile to their faces!

Best of Show ($100 Cathey’s Gift Card) Tap into all your creative juices and make an incredible activity blanket that will occupy them for hours or even days!


July 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
5151 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
(520) 323-6262