Monday, June 11, 2018

Next Meeting- June 19th

The next meeting is our last meeting for the fiscal year.  No worries, we start right back up again in July.

We will be having an ice cream social and some great socialization with other quilters.  Bring a project to work on while you talk and get to know your fellow quilters.

And if that is not enough...we will also be discussing our 2018-2019 budget.  WOW won't that be fun.  Be present to have a vote on where your money is going.

July 3rd meeting

Image result for quilts of valor      The first meeting in July we will celebrate the patriotic holiday by hosting, Jennifer Wilson, from Quilts of Valor.  She will be discussing what this program is including requirements for quilts and how to nominate someone for a quilt.

Show your U.S. country spirit be wearing your red, white, and blue; bringing any patriotic quilts you have for show and tell, and ...... 2 red, white, or blue fat quarters. We will be playing left, right, center to give you a chance to win a stash of fabric to start your own patriotic quilt.

July 17th

PUP (poor unfinished project) night.  For those who participated last year, you have over a month to get those projects finished.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Upcoming Events:

May 22nd - Board meeting at Kathy O'Brien's house.  We will be planning our budget for next year.  Reach out if you have any suggestions reach out to the board.

May 29th -  5th Tuesday of the Month  No formal meeting.  We will focus on cutting fabric and organizing uncut fabric into matching groups. If you prefer to sew or quilt, we can bring items for you. Please reply and let me know if you will be coming and what you prefer to do. Please bring your tools (cutting mat and rotary cutter or sewing machine and notions). We will have table risers available to make cutting more comfortable. Remember to bring a beverage for yourself.

June 5th - Sharon Neidigh will be presenting her collection of vintage aprons. She is encouraging everyone wear their own aprons and celebrate with her.

Remember P.U.P. will be July 17th.  You still have time to work on your PUP projects.  Also take the time to clean out your craft room to find your unfinished projects to bring in for us to vote on.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tuesday 4/17 we will be treated to a presentation by the Featherweight Doctor. You may have seen their booth at the AQG show. Learn more about featherweight history, their resurgence, and new products available to utilize these compact little workhorses. 

Also pick up the sweet Pansy pattern for the block of the month- Thanks Bev. Blocks are due the first meeting in May. 

During our last meeting, we were fortunate to have many willing members step forward to offer their names to the leadership ballot. All positions for 2018-19 year have candidates! Thank You!!! (Whoop! Whoop!)

We will have an official vote at Tuesday's meeting. Looking forward to another great year! We can always use additional hands. If you feel like you missed a chance to help, please see me with your interest. I would love to help you get connected!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Stash to Treasures Auction, February 20th

At our next meeting on February 20th, we will be having our Stash to Treasurer auction. All money will be used for the general fund for Nimble Thimbles.

We have taken all of your donations and put together 86 auction items for the meeting.  The auction items have themes:  cats, quilt in a day, solids, birdhouses, notions, linens, bears, Asian, native American, templates, thread, garden, and so much more.

For each item you are interested in you put .25 in the bucket on your table and hold up your paddle with a number.  We will draw numbers until someone that bids, wins.  And all books, magazines, and patterns will be sold during the meeting for .25.

This is a great opportunity to get some wonderful items for .25.  Bring your friends and let them in on the fun of winning some wonderful items.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Coming Up: Carol Collett

Update!!!  Carol Collett is ill and will not be presenting at the 1/16 meeting.  Merci and Linda will present a trunk show called for the Love of Applique.  Carol will reschedule at a later date.

The January 16th meeting will be featuring Carol Collett. 

She will do a trunk show that she created using vintage linens. Carol has taught at quilt shops in the Phoenix area. Her newest collection is called My Fair Ladies.  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome to 2018

Meeting on 1/2

We had our first 2018 meeting with the owner of Mad B's giving us an update on her favorite items for quilting. These were great reminders of things we like and things we would like to have.

We also played a great game of Left, Right, Center using fat quarters.  Three people at the meeting went home with a great new stack of fabric.

The bird block challenge was finalized and a new block featuring cowboy boots was introduced. These are so cute.  The block are due at the first February meeting and each block submitted gives you a raffle ticket to win blocks.

Meeting on 1/16

Our net meeting will feature the guest speaker, Carol Collett.  She will be presenting a trunk show using vintage linens. Carols has taught at quilt shops in the Phoenix area and her newest collection is My Fair Ladies.

Other information

  • The deadline to submit a quilt to the March AQG quilt show is January 19th.
  • Did you participate in the Laurie Heine class with her dog and cat quilts. Debbie Ament is trying to submit a non-judged quilt group to the quilt show for these quilts. Please contact her at if you are interested in joining in.
  • Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing festival is January 25-27.  AQG is selling discount tickets for $7.  You can buy them at our next meeting on 1/16 or submit a form to AQG directly.
  • The spring quilt camp is on April 5-8.  Deposits to reserve a spot are being accepted.
  • Trash to Treasure is scheduled for 4/3.  This is our event where we accept donations from our members.  Items are put together into great collections and each participant can put in their bid for an item by donating .25 and holding up their bidder number. Numbers are drawn until someone wins. Please bring your donations of fabric, books, tools, templates, thread or anything quilting related.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Niimble Thimbles Christmas Party and on to the new Year!

No regular meetings in December but we hope to see you at the Nimble Thimbles Christmas party on December 12th at 6 PM.  It is at Mary's home again this year and she should have you down by now if you are coming--if not get ahold of her ASAP and see if there is still room.  Don't forget to bring paper products for donation!

Enjoy the holidays and we will meet again in January!

If you are interested in submitting a quilt to the AQG show you need to do the paperwork by January 19th.  The show is March 22 through 24.  It is the 40th Anniversary year so it should be quite a celebration!
Our first meeting in January will be here before we know it!  Don't forget to bring your completed block lotto birds BOM for our chance to win bird blocks. These are super cute and fun to make too! 

Out second meeting in January we will have Carol Collett and vintage linen.
Don't forget your PUP Challenge--we are half way through the year and our challenge to complete the projects.   They are both motivating me because I have not touched my PUP and half the year is already gone.  Getting to it over my Holiday break for sure! 
And a little eye candy for you from the 5th Annual Quiltville Mystery Kickoff Party.  This is not a guild event, but any Bonnie Hunter fan can be added to the list until we run out of chairs.  We only do it once a year and it is my favorite sewing day all year.  Do you recognize any Nimble Thimble members in our pictures?