Largest Human Letter Q

Largest Human Letter Q at the Q
Jennifer from TriStateCareFlight

Aerial Photos made possible by the generosity of TriStateCareFlight and their Pilot Jennifer Arink.



The Largest Human Letter Q was achieved at the QIA in Quartzsite, AZ for the Grand Gathering on March 9th, 2014 at 2 pm. What an incredible achievement!

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It all started with an innocent comment from John Hendrix, at the QIA, about having an "event" at the end of the season to try to help the community have people stay longer. Well, John - it definitely worked!!!!

From that idea, an entire weekend of fantastic events took place.

A Kickoff Concert by Rex Allen Jr., a Marathon Bingo Day with 2 full sessions on Friday, 2 day Craft Fair, 40+ people doing their Desert Jam on Thursday night, a fabulous Rock Auction by Auctioneer Richard McBride on Saturday, a 50's Dance that featured On The Road Again, a free Paul Winer Concert Saturday afternoon and Beyond The Ashes performing on Sunday morning.


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Jammin in the desert
Jose from Quartzsite Fire & Rescue accpeting check from QIA Bingo Team
Jose from Quartzsite Fire & Rescue accepting plaque from Rainbow Acres
Ray tossing the bean bag
Pat, Sandy & Linda trying to remember the Good old days
Rocks for bidding on display
Rocks getting ready for auction
Rocks getting ready for auction
Rocks getting ready for auction
Individual Rock for Auction
Rocks getting ready for auction
Impressive Painted Rock by Q Elementary Student

The Auction was conducted by Richard McBride and he did a wonderful job! Not only was it a fun event, he helped raise lots of money to go back to the community! The "High Bidder" was for the Beautiful "Grand Canyon South Rim" scene from our own Mark Goldberg!

Grand Canyon South Rim Painting by Mark Goldberg
Artist Mark Goldberg posing with the Winner of his Rock Painting

Saturday afternoon Paul Winer held a concert and then the On The Road Again Band held a great 50's Dance and Sock Hop. Sunday morning the Gospel Group Beyond the Ashes performed.

Auctioneer Richard McBride and Host Mark Goldberg
Paul Winer
On The Road Again Band
Tyler, Anthony, David and Casey of Beyond The Ashes

Sunday was the final registration process for Badges, wrist bands and everything that had to be done to be sure we would qualify for our record attempt. Everything has to be very officially recorded for this incredible event.

Registration for the Q
Registering for the Q
Gathering in the building to get organized
Getting ready to go out to the Q Formation

Blue sure is a pretty color!!


Faithful QIA Vendors - The Kellys
We Just Cater Food!!

Special thanks to all our Vendors that came out and tried to brave that very strong W-I-N-D on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!  At least the wind calmed down on Sunday for the finale!!!

And, of course, a very special thanks to our Caterers - we all sure love to eat! They didn't know what to do on those lousy WINDY DAYS but they stayed with us and put out some wonderful food and beverages! I named them - "We just cater Food"!