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? 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What is Your Favorite Apple or Pumpkin Treat?

 Bring in your favorite apple or pumpkin fall treat on our third Tuesday of the month meeting in November. 
 Also, don't forget to get started on your bird blocks for our BOM challenge.  Some lucky winners will be going home with beautiful birds!  This one was so popular we ran out of patterns!  By now it should have arrived in your email if you wanted one.  We will collect these at the first meeting in January. 

 Here are the awesome Christmas Star blocks won in October!  Congratulations Nancy and Cindy!  Nice job to all who participated!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

And Here's What you Missed,,

 If you missed our last meeting I hope your birthday wasn't in October!  Look at the fun fat quarter cupcakes the October birthdays got! 
Kathy O's Show and Tell

Sally made this from the book someone gave for free last month!

Susan's Show and Tell

Linda's Show and Tell

Stephanie's Show and Tell

Crystal's Show and Tell

Yolanda's Crown Quilt Show and Tell

Yolanda's Apron Show and Tell

Wanda's Paint Chip Challenge Show and Tell

Debbie's "ugly  backing that Mom loved" apparently I did not get a picture of the front!  It was a pumpkin!
We had fun with Debbie teaching us how to hook toothbrush rugs!  I cannot wait to see them done!

Happy Haloween--No Sew In this Tuesday

No Sew-In this Tuesday since it is Halloween.  Enjoy your night and get in some spooktacular quilting!