Friday, September 25, 2009

Community Service Delivery

We had 29 quilts of various sizes, and 2 Carry Bags, ready for Child Protective Services by September 18 when Melissa Zeller, and her son T.J., came to pick them up. We also had a large box of used blankets and quilts to give her. Melissa was so happy to receive our donations. Some of these quilts will be taken to kiddos in St. Joseph's Hospital, some will be made available to children in Foster Care, and the remainder will be kept available in Melissa's office on a needs basis. The Carry Bags continue to be really hot items and are so very much appreciated. Melissa says these are the best they've ever had. If you haven't made one yet for her, you will find the pattern on our Charity Table at our meetings.

Thank you, Nimble Thimbles quilter, for your generous contributions towards this good cause. We're always excited to see what you've created for our project. If you haven't already, please fill out our 2010 Community Service Project planning questionnaire at the next meeting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jan's New Job

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at a quilt shop? Follow our newsletter editor, Jan's, new adventure as she starts a full time quilt shop career.

Folded Star Blocks

Several members have suggested that completed folded star blocks can be donated to make one charity quilt. These blocks are from the Make and Take that Kathy Silva did at the September 1 meeting. One completed block has already been turned in so we are hoping that some others will make their way to the charity table too. Just bring your completed block to any meeting.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

October Meetings and Sew-in

October 6 - Lots of action at this meeting. Bring your finished ugly fabric challenge and mystery quilts for this year. (Note if you have the top done but not the quilting, go ahead and bring that.) This is also our small quilt auction. Bring a small quilt or two to donate to the auction. Proceeds will go to Nimble Thimbles. This is also a great time to bring friends who don't quilt. These small quilts also make great gifts so get a head start on your holiday shopping.

October 18 - Free Sew-in at the Desert Breeze Police Substation Community Room 9:00am to 4:30pm.

October 20 - Nimble Thimbles Reunion Party Meeting! This meeting will be held at Art on Boston, 11 W Boston St, Suite 1, in Chandler. We are asking current members not to bring show and tell. We are asking former members to bring one small item of show and tell to share.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Public Art: Crazy Quilt

There was an article in Saturday's Chandler Republic about a woven metal tapestry "crazy quilt" at the Downtown Chandler Public Library. Unfortunately, I can't find the article on-line to provide you a link to the article and picture. So, I'll summarize. The "quilt" is the work of artist Marianne Flenniken who began sewing and embroidery when she was young. She has also done weaving and has experimented with metal window screen fabric. The sculpture was part of a rotation of sculpture in Downtown Chandler but is now part of the permanent collection at the Downtown Chandler Library on the main floor. It is a woven metal tapestry that resembles a crazy quilt.

Downtown Chandler Library - 22 S Delaware St

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 15 Meeting & Sew-in

September 15 - Our program will be presented by the Bernina Connection. These ladies are always a lot of fun and usually have information regarding new products for quilters to share.

September 20 - Free sew-in at the Desert Breeze Police Substation Community Room - 9:00am to 4:30pm. Bring your own project to work on and a sack lunch if you want. You can come for the whole time or just stop by for a little while.