Monday, June 3, 2019

Meeting - June 4th

Patti Pearce was a speaker at the AQG Quilt Show in March and has been featured at 35th Ave.
During this “Table Talk” trunk show, Patti will discuss the quilts and wall hangings that she has created from vintage tablecloths and kitchen towels. She will show part of my collection that has yet to be re-purposed and discuss ideas for how to use them. Patti will also offer patterns and vintage kitchen linens for sale.

Meeting - June 18th

This is the last meeting for the fiscal year.  This will be a social meeting with a cold treat and a fun game of left, right, center.  Please bring 1 (one) fat quarter for the game.

Also to celebrate the end of our year, bring your block of the month, a vintage quilt you love, or a sampler to share during the social time.


Block of the month - Farm Girl Vintage Book

The block for May is Baking Day Block (page 13) which is stacked bowls.
The block for June is Old Glory (page 47).

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Meeting - May 21st

Diane Pitchford will be our guest for the next meeting. She is a certified judge and judges for the Tucson Quilt Show.  We are looking for members to bring quilts and quilt stands so she can discuss during the presentation.  This is one of the favorite presentations from several years ago since she provides great insight into how to make your quilts ribbon ready.

Meeting - June 4th

Patti Pearce was a speaker at the AQG Quilt Show in March and has been featured at 35th Ave.
During this “Table Talk” trunk show, Patti will discuss the quilts and wall hangings that she has created from vintage tablecloths and kitchen towels. She will show part of my collection that has yet to be re-purposed and discuss ideas for how to use them. Patti will also offer patterns and vintage kitchen linens for sale.

Meeting - June 18th

This is the last meeting for the fiscal year.  This will be a social meeting with a cold treat and a fun game of left, right, center.  Please bring 1 (one) fat quarter for the game.

Also to celebrate the end of our year, bring your block of the month, a vintage quilt you love, or a sampler to share during the social time.


Block of the month - Farm Girl Vintage Book

The block for May is Baking Day Block (page 13) which is stacked bowls.
The block for June is Old Glory (page 47).

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 7th - Next meeting

Our next meeting will feature a quilter that has been to several Nimble Thimble Meetings, Linda Pohlenz from Butterfly Express Quilting.  She will be showing her quilts and maybe we will get a first look at her new pattern she is publishing.  If you want to see more of her work, visit http://www.butterflyexpressquilting.com.


Block of the month

The April block of the month will be due which is the Fresh Pears from the Vintage Farm Girls book by Lori Holt.   Get your fruit on and bring in your blocks.




Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Let's Finish those bags - rsvp to Penny

Our Fifth Tuesday Community Service Day is April 30. We will focus on making bags for the Red Cross. Kathy O’Brien has several bags serged and ready for handles and the finishing seam around the top. We need your help getting through over 200 bags!

Please let us know if you will be able to help on April 30 (regular meeting time, 7-9 p.m.) by emailing Penny Boese at pboese@cox.net or 480-862-3129. When you RSVP, please let me know if you will bring your sewing machine, or if you need a job that doesn’t require a sewing machine. As always, we will have projects for people who are unable to bring their machines. Remember to bring all of your notions, thread, etc. Contact Penny if you have questions.-
Thanks for all you do

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Meeting on April 16th.

We are pleased to host, Swan Amity from Tucson, AZ.  Her website is https://www.swanamity.com.
 This was a recommended speaker from our own Merci who saw her in California.


Next meeting on May 7th.

Our next meeting on May 7th will feature Linda Pohlenz from Butterfly Express Quilting.


The block of the month for April from the Vintage Farm Girl book is the Country Pear.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Meeting on April 2nd

Do you like to play games and win prizes?  This meeting is all about fun and prizes.
Quilto is like Bingo with quilt words and quilt prizes.
You don't need to bring anything but your winning spirit and expectation to have fun.


Block of the month

The block for March is Baby Chick (page 10) or Mama Hen (page 42).
Bring your finished block for show and tell.
Our block of the month is from the book Vintage Farm Girl.

Board positions

We are already looking for volunteers for next years board.
The positions for programs and ways and means still need a candidate.

Programs - Scheduling guest speakers for meetings.  There is a budget and several of the meetings have annual programs.  This could work best for a team to schedule together.

Ways and Means - This is our fundraising person.  This includes the small quilt auction and other fundraising options such as the store, raffle baskets, and trash to treasures auction.

Next Meeting on April 16th

The next meeting we will be hosting Swan Sheridan from Swan Amity Studios.
She was suggested by our own Merci who saw her speak in California.
Her website is SwanAmity.com

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.