Saturday, March 16, 2019

Next Meeting - March 19th

Do you admire people who have the patience to hand quilt?  Have you ever tried it?
Come to our next meeting and our own Nimble Thimbles member, Julie Faint, will show us how she hand quilts.


April 2nd meeting

Come join up for some fun playing QUILTO.  It is like bingo but quilting words and quilting prizes.


Block of the Month - March

The block of the month is the baby chick.  We are doing blocks from the Vintage Farm Girl book.
Feel free to do the 6" or 12" block in any fabric you like.


Make plans for the AQG Quilt show

The quilt show sponsored by AQG is March 21-23 at the Mesa Convention Center, 201 North Center Street, Mesa.  The cost for members is $5.00 and some of our Nimble Thimbles members have submitted quilts.  Thursday, March 21 - 5:00 to 8:30.  Friday, March 22 - 9:00 to 5:00.  Saturday, March 23 - 9:00 - 4:00. There are vendors, speakers and auction items.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Next Meeting - February 19th.

Darlene Miller, traveling teacher for AQG, will be joining us to discuss binding.  Either you love it or you don't so come to the meeting and see if you can get some tips to make it easier and more professional.

Our next meeting on March 5th will be Christy Fincher from https://purpledaisiesquilting.com/.

Block of the month

The block of the month from the Vintage Farm Girl book is - Strawberry.

Camp

The spring camp is April 5-9 at Emmanuel Pines in Prescott.  The cost is $100.00 for two nights and 5 meals plus a big sewing room to quilt and connect with friends.  Pay in full and you get to pick your cabin and sewing area.  See Debbie to sign up.

AQG Quilt show

The AQG quilt show is March 21-23 in Mesa.  This is a great opportunity to see lots of quilts and vendors.  It takes many hands to run the show.  Visit https://www.azquiltersguild.org/ to volunteer. This allows you to get into the show for free and you don't have to be a Nimble Thimbles or AQG member to volunteer so sign up your friends as well.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Meeting on February 5th - 

For our next meeting, we are happy to bring to our group L&A quilting.  These wonderful ladies will be doing a trunk show on their red & green quilts.  Our own Kathy O'Brien suggested this group saying it was the most memorable trunk show she has seen.

Presidents challenge -
Did you take a challenge bag?  Have you opened the bag since the meeting?  For those who have already completed the challenge, bring them back.  If you want another one or want in on the fun, there are more bags available.

Block of the month-
We are continuing with our block of the month from the Vintage Farm Girl book.  The block for January was Wooly Sheep.  Bring them in to show what you got done.

Presidents quilt-
As you know we do a yearly quilt for the president.  We are working on creating some kits for those of you that want to help do a block.  Let's all come together and show our support of the people who step up and give their time for our chapter.

Camp-
Our spring camp is on April 5-7.  There are still spots open for camp so bring your checkbook to sign up.


Future meetings - Here is a list of what is coming up
  • Feb 19th - Darlene Miller giving us pointers on binding
  • Mar 5th - Christy Fincher


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Happy New Year.

I hope your new year is going well.  At the beginning of each year, I make a list of all of my projects that are in process and post them in my craft room.  Then during the year as I get projects done, I get the satisfaction of checking off the list.  Last year, I got 23 projects done.  My list for 2019 has 24 projects on it.  It just seems that I keep finding more things I want to try and do.

I have missed seeing everyone and look forward to our first meeting of January to catch up.  I am sure we will have a big show and tell time.

Jan 15th - Next regular meeting
Our own member, Kathy Kreig, is going to give us a trunk show about all of the quilt challenges she does during the year.  This will be a great opportunity to get inspired to join in.

Friday, November 30, 2018

December 4th - Holiday party

There are no scheduled meetings for December.  Our holiday party is at Mary's house and she has planned a wonderful night with a vocal concert by a group that brings holiday joy.  Event starts at 6:00, program at 7:00 and dessert at 8:00.

In addition, we will continue to collect our items for My Sister's Place. Any paper products - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins and even diapers. This is a domestic violence shelter for women in Chandler. They have 14 rooms and house up to 14 women and their children at any time.  Each family only stays 4 months and they get help locating a new place to live.


Jan 15th - Next regular meeting

Our own member, Kathy Kreig, is going to give us a trunk show about all of the quilt challenges she does during the year.  This will be a great opportunity to get inspired to join in.


Success - Making a difference with donations

The donations and quilts we have made were donated to Southwest Network. The Phoenix chapter is having a holiday boutique the first part of December to allow people they help to come in and pick out something they need for the holidays.  They were so grateful for our truck of donations.  This will make a such a difference for people.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Events through the rest of the year:

November 6th - NO regular meeting

Our meeting location is also used for voting and we are unable to have a regular meeting.
We had discussed meeting at Bernina Connection and they were putting together a presentation for us on thread and needles but at the last meeting only a handful of members indicated they would go so we have cancelled that program and will ask them to come next year.

Our president has arranged a social sew in at the Chandler Police Station Community Room from 5-9:30.  So go and vote and then join up for some talking and time working on projects.

November 20th - EQ7

We have an exciting program from an AQG traveling teacher, Joanne Rice, about EQ7.  This is a software program that allows you to design quilts before cutting the fabric.  It came highly recommended from several members.

December 4th - Holiday party

There are no scheduled meetings for December.  Our holiday party is at Mary's house and she has planned a wonderful night with a vocal concert by a group that brings holiday joy.  There is a $5.00 charge and appetizers and dessert are provided.   Reach out to Jo to reserve your spot.

In addition, we will continue to collect our items for My Sister's Place. Any paper products - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins and even diapers. This is a domestic violence shelter for women in Chandler. They have 14 rooms and house up to 14 women and their children at any time.  Each family only stays 4 months and they get help locating a new place to live.

Other charity news

Joanne had created wonderful boxes for a non-profit that helps homeless with medical, locating jobs, and even finding placed to live.  These boxes provided a start up kit for someone moving into a new location including a plate, silverware, cup, towel, toilet items, and more. These were a big hit and I would like to create more from the donations I have been getting from everyone.  Please let me know if you have access to paper boxes that we could use to create these start up kits - Debbie
Quilts of Valor

Our wonderful group has donated 4 quilts to Quilts of Valor.  This group gives quilts to nominated individuals who have been effected by war.  I am attaching a picture from one of the awards ceremonies.

One of the recipients wrote:


I would like to extend a very grateful thanks to the people of the Nimble Thimbles for their time and effort in making this quilt. I am very honored to have been selected to receive this gift. I will respect it and use it.



The feeling I had at the time of presentation was one of humility and appreciation.