Saturday, March 20, 2010

You are invited to join us for a ?"Sewing For The Children" day.? Where: Community Room at The Gilbert Historical Museum (Gilbert Rd & Elliott)When: Tuesday, March 23, from 1:00 - 8:00. Pick a time slot that best suits your schedule.What to bring: your sewing machines, extra needles, threads, sewing and cutting equipment, mats, rulers, etc. Our goal is to:1. Assemble Carry Bags with straps for Child Protective Services.2. Assemble ?Quilt Sandwiches? of the sewn tops in our stash. Optional, for those who prefer to:1. Stitch together precut kits.2. Machine quilt ?Quilt Sandwiches? as we get them prepared. We will have one ironing board and iron available in the roomThe dinner hour will be creatively addressed by those present at the time. Thank You to the Gilbert Historical Museum for the room use as a way of supporting our sewing for The Children.Contact Delores Jenisch or Jean Nielsen for more information

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Getting to know you"

There will be a " meet & greet" at 6:30 pm prior to our April 6 meeting. This will be a time to not only welcome new members and potential new members, but also to have an opportunity to just visit. Please join us.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Our April 6 meeting is our very own Nimble Thimbles past president, Sharon Neidigh. Sharon has amassed a collection of vintage aprons, plus has made several, and is willing to share her collection with us. Her program is fun and interactive.

Please bring 1-2 aprons that you may have - I know there are several out there that have them stashed away from Grandma or Mom. It will add to the show and tell/program for the evening. Hope to see you there!
On March 16, 2010, YOU ARE OUR MEETING. Members are to bring any and all older quilts they have access to -- anything made between 1850 and 1950. Quilt historian, Barb Eckoff from Iowa, will be joining us to talk about quilt history. The program on March 16 is dependent on members bringing something to talk about - no matter what condition the quilt is in!

Barb places the quilts in date order, and then talks about the particular fabrics that are in the quilt - reflecting style and colors of the time, as well as the quilt pattern names. It is helpful if members have a tiny bit of the history of the quilt - who made it, the part of the country it was made/found in, any dating in the stitching, and family stories. Even if you don't have a family heirloom, it's fun to hear other stories and see the interesting quilts. Please join us!