Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Meeting of the AZ Historical Quilt Study Group

We have received an invitation for any interested members to attend a meeting of the AZ Historical Quilt Study Group. It will be held on February 21 from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the Gilbert Historical Society Museum. They are asking for a donation of $2 per attendee to cover the cost of renting the space. They are also asking people to bring strippy quilts. They will be discussing and doing a show & tell of these quilts.

CORRECTION - I spoke with Kayla, Director of Gilbert Historical Museum, and she confirmed that the scheduled date for the Arizona Historical Quilt Study Group is Saturday, February 28. The meeting begins at 10:00. (Correction posted 2/16)

Gilbert Historical Museum
10 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ

Call For Quilts - Gilbert Historical Museum Show

The Gilbert Historical Museum will be having a quilt show "The Art of Quilting" from March 2 to May 30. Quilts will not be judged. Quilts can be machine or hand quilted or tied. All sizes are welcome including wall hangings. Quilts must be delivered for the show no later than February 21. You must be able to loan your quilt for the whole length of the show. Entered quilts must have a label that includes the name of the quilt, pattern, and entrants name, address, and phone number.

The Art of Quilting IV
March 2 - May 30, 2009

Where: Gilbert Historical Museum
10 S. Gilbert Rd. Box 1484
Gilbert, Az. 85299

For more information and entry forms please contact:
Kayla Kolar, Museum Director

Friday, January 9, 2009

Darlene Reid - Program for January 20th Meeting

My program is all about the process of creating family history story quilts.
Where some of my inspirations came from, working with photos and other bits and pieces.
In preparation for my talk, I would like to have the quilters have a person, place or thing in mind that they could use in making their own imaginary story quilts.


January 18th Free Sew-in

There will be another free Sew-in at the Desert Breeze Police Substation Community Room on January 18th from 9:00 to 5:00. You can come for the whole time or just come for a short while. Bring whatever project you want to work on. You can bring a sack lunch if you want or just run out to a nearby place to get food.

The Substation is located at 251 N Desert Breeze Blvd - off Chandler Blvd between Rural and McClintock. Park on the north side of the building in the parking lot there.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sponsoring Judy Niemeyer

Nimble Thimbles is one of the sponsors of the classes Judy Niemeyer will be doing through AQG. The class we sponsor will be on February 26 at the Cutting Edge. If you want to go to the class, you need to register by completing the form and sending it in to AQG. One of the benefits of being an AQG member is the ability to take classes from national teacher's like Judy for reduced prices. The cost is $35 for AQG members and $70 for non-members. You do need to register in advance as there are a limited number of spaces available.

Registration Form

Information on all of Judy's classes Feb. 23 - 27

Information about Judy Niemeyer

3 Dudes Quilting

Our program last night was presented by a new quilt shop to open soon in Awhatukee - 3 Dudes Quilting. They are in the location that used to be occupied by Quilter's Koop. They were a lot of fun and we look forward to visiting their shop when it opens - probably next week. They said they have 200 batiks, civil war fabrics, and more.

There are some free patterns available on their website,, and the opening date will be posted there.