Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Laura Heine Class in April

Nimble Thimbles is hosting a Laura Heine Class on Friday, April 14th (location to be determined).  If you want to see her work you can visit her website

 LauraHeine
The sign up is now available per the chatter.  If you are interested in this class, please go out soon and sign up either on-line or via the form in the chatter.

The cost for the class is $40.00 plus supplies but as a Nimble Thimble member the board voted to extend a $15.00 credit to any member who attends the class.  This means you will need to sign up and after confirmation of the class we will reimburse you the 15.00.  Please contact Debbie with questions. 

 The class options are the dog and cat below.  Join us!



Look What You Missed in January!

 Hi I am Angela and I am now going to be doing some blogging for Nimble Thimbles!  If you know me, you know I am Bonnie Hunter's # 1 fan so I thought I would start out with all the Quiltville quilts and blocks that turned up at guild tonight.  This first beauty is Kathy's Allietare!  This was Bonnie Hunter's mystery last year and it is a showstopper!

The above photo is blocks from the Midnight Flight workshop--I know many of you attended and have this one in progress.  I know a few other folks had their blocks done that day, but I did not get pictures of them.  Do not look too closely at the blocks above as a few of us (ahem) had some unsewing to do at this point (and perhaps some later on too!).  Above blocks are mine and Kathy's, Becky's, Barb's and Laura's. 
Here is Fran's completed wall hanging size top!  I forgot to bring mine but is is just this size too.  Fran has the best purples in there (the picture does not show those batiks off enough and a cute little bee fabric which reminds her of her mom too. 
 Judy brought her very first block from Midnight Flight too.  She is going for a lap size quilt.  I hope as we finish all of these you bring them in to share--they are fun in every colorway.  Judy's is going to be gorgeous!
Above is mine and Kathy's baby top.  A few of my hst geese have rebelled and flown the other way but I am pleased with it anyway.  I am looking forward to seeing and sharing many more of these quilts!
And this year's mystery is En Provence--I know many of you have this one in progress too.  This one is another Kathy's first block.  This is her very first Quiltville quilt---talk about jumping in with both feet.  Her blocks and sashing are beautiful!  She thinks she might go more scrappy next time now that she has seen some others but she admits she has the bug!  The En Provence below was shown by Terri at our Midnight Flight workshop.  You can see the sashing in this picture too.

This is Lori's son's much loved Bricks and Stepping Stones.  Love a scrappy quilt that has some element that brings it all together like the black and white four patches do.  This is one to snuggle under for sure!
So that is just some of what you have missed so far in January at Nimble Thimbles!  Come and see us and bring show and tell--especially the Quiltville quilts! 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

Our new year starts with a visit from Bonnie Hunter.

We will NOT be having a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Instead, we will be hosting a trunk show with Bonnie Hunter on Thursday, January 5th at 7:00.
Location:  McQueen Park Activity Center 510 N Horne Rd, Gilbert, 85233

We will post additional information on our next January meeting after confirming our meeting space and programs.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

November Meetings

November 1st...SMALL QUILT AUCTION

This is the annual Nimble Thimbles fundraiser.  Your best opportunity to buy a handmade item from our fellow members.  Bring your friends and your checkbook.

We will still be having our show and tell so let's see what projects you are getting done for the holiday.


November 15th...Trunk show with Pat Knoechel

This is our annual truck show with Eleanor Burns' sister from Quilt in a Day.  Bring your friends and enjoy her show and tell of the new patterns from Quilt in a Day.  She will be selling patterns and rulers so come prepared.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Meetings

October 4th - Thank you to everyone who came to assist with the favors for the AQG Fall Meeting.  We finished 164 favors so far and the end is in site.

October 18th- Our meeting will feature a trunk show by Jessica Dickinson with My Journey through Scrap Mountain.  This will be a great opportunity to learn how to use those scraps.

The next meeting is our Small Quilt Auction. Start working on those small projects so donate for the auction.  This is our only fundraiser all year.

We will also start collecting for the holiday party in December.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Meeting on 9/20/16


We are lucky to have Jo Van Loo as our guest quilt artist this Tuesday, September 20. Jo is one of our AQG traveling teachers who belongs to the Mavericks. Her presentation for us will mingle storytelling, quilting and hand-dyed fabric. Come, bring a friend, something for Show and Tell, some scissors for trimming and poking tools to work on scissors cases and enjoy! Same time:  7 pm, same place: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Meetings

Tuesday, September 6 is our next Nimble Thimbles meeting. One of our very talented members, Merci Apodaca, has agreed to present a trunk show of several of her quilt collections. You all have admired her work during the Show and Tell portion of our meetings in the past. Now you'll get a chance at an in-depth look at Merci's amazing work. And don't forget our on-going projects as well: Red, White and Blue scissors cases for the AQG Fall meeting; and the two President's Challenge projects: string blocks and birdhouse mini-quilts. See you all the day after Labor Day!