Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pam's Piece by Piece Quilt Designs

Please join us for a trunk show and pattern sale on February 16 by Pam's Piece by Piece Quilt Design. Pam McMahon is from Mesa, Arizona and a former Nimble Thimble who started her own pattern company a few years ago. She describes her work as classical patterns with a twist. Her designs and color choices make them exceptional.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nimble Thimbles Spring Camp 2010 is months away, but mark your calendar for April 16 -18, 2010. LeeAnna will not know if we get to arrive on Thursday until 60 days before camp starts. Keep tuned in for updates as time get closer to camp.
Quilt camp is a wonderful weekend spent with new and old friends at Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott. Bring your own projects to start or finish while someone else does the cooking.
Please see LeeAnna at one of the meetings to sign up.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

February 2,2010 meeting

Much better than a Hallmark card, Nimble Thimbles will be having a Valentine Social on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 7 pm.

~ Please bring show and tell with a heart theme or a sweet story attached to it, as well as any other current projects to share.

~ We will have themed block packets to take home ~ either to make for a loved one, or to donate as a charity quilt block.

~ Bring your handwork and enjoy the company of your fellow Nimble Thimbles and, of course, sweet treats.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chinese Auction

It's in the planning and Nancy H. has put out the call for items to be donated for the Chinese auction , that is scheduled for March 2,2010. She is asking for any items that you might no longer need and willing to donate for a good evening of fun and bidding. The items don't necessarily have to be sewing related, but can be any household item. For example: candles, picture frames, cooking items, decorating items, garden things...etc. She is collecting at all the meetings thru February and can't wait to put the items in gift baskets for the auction. Nancy is also collecting any 2 1/2 inch strips you might have and also any width strips for donation to the auction. Thanks for your help.

Friday, January 8, 2010

President's Challenge

Our new president, Kathy has challenged us to create a small quilt that represents friendship and what our group means to us individually. Don't panic you have until the holiday party in December to create your quilt. It doesn't need to be big, just a small quilt size.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Bit of Alaska in Arizona

Two ladies from Alaska will be our guests on January 19, 2010, Mary Stenros and Becky Moore. Evelyn Link met them while visiting her sister, Hazel, last summer in Soldotna.

Mary Stenros started designing a series of quilt patterns using Alaskan wildlife as her subject. Since then she has expanded the pattern series to include The Western Series, The North American Series, The Vanishing Series, and Favorite Places Series. She is introducing a couple new patterns, a covered bridge and a lighthouse. Take a look on the Willow Bend Creations web site:

Mary and Becky will give us an overview of the easy technique that will produce a wall hanging or pillow cover.

Would you like to make one of these beautiful quilts? Here’s your chance! Becky and Mary will teach a class for us on January 20. You can sign up for the class at the January 19th meeting.

Here are all of the details:
Date: January 20, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Evelyn’s house
Cost: $25.00