Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Here's the latest on Spring Camp...from LeeAnna aka Camp Queen

We have THURSDAY!! Camp this spring is April 7, 8, 9 and 10. We can arrive at Emmanuel Pines starting at 2:00 pm. I'll be there to start setting up tables and getting the power set up. We have the space until 2:00 pm on Sunday, meals start on Friday evening and we do have lunch on Sunday.

I am opening up our camp to Non-NT members this week - so if you want to reserve your space, let me know and send me your $10 deposit. We have 20 people signed up so far, the limit is 30. If you have a friend or family member that would like to attend camp - the only requirement is that they belong to AQG since we use the guilds insurance.

Remember to have your payments completed by March 15th or there is a $10 late fee. We'll have lots of fun, the small quilt auction, a gift exchange, opportunity quilt sales, a pot luck on Thursday and lots and lots of quilting!! Let me know if you have any questions or would like to reserve your space!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Here is your first chance to win a raffle basket on March 1, 2011.

Three Baskets containing kits will be raffled off. Nimble Thimbles will be doing this raffle four times this year. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Remember you can't win if you don't have a ticket!!!

Please join us on March 1,2011 for a wonderful evening with Lenna DeMarco and Anne Hodgkins

Lenna and Anne have an unbelievable collection of mid to late 1800's quilts in red and green. They will share their treasures with us, along with history and tales; they are great fun and entertaining.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mark your calendar for Sunday Sew In at the Chandler Police Station on February 20,2011

Please join other Nimble Thimble members and friends at the Chandler Police Station for a sew in day from 9-4pm. This is the perfect time to plan a day dedicated to sewing and visiting. For those of you that have not been you'll be surprised at the nice location and the fun that is had. The police station is at 250 E. Chicago Street in downtown Chandler. Bring anything that you are working on and lunch/snacks to get you thru the day... or you could go out and pick up lunch.
Don't forget an extension cord!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Quilting Makes The Quilt Challenge


We would like to invite all members to participate in this year’s Quilting makes the Quilt challenge.
Everyone that joins in the fun will be given the fabrics ( not the backing ) and instructions for making the wall hanging , but the challenge will be in how you quilt the block. Since many of us fear the quilting part, we thought this would be what sets us free in letting our quilting juices flow!!!!!!!!!
We hope to have kits ready by the first of March .
The cost will be $15 and payment will be due by February 15, 2011.
See Kim, Patty, Martha, Bev or LeeAnna for any ?’s

Get ready for a wonderful evening...Barb Eckoff is returning!!!!!

Join us on February 15th for a wonderful evening with a return guest. Barb Eckoff from Iowa joins us again for a special evening of antique quilts. She is sharing several quilts that she has "found" in Arizona, and will relate some history of the fabric, patterns, and significance to us.

Calling all Quilts for the Gilbert Historical Museum Quilt Show

It's that time again to show off your talent and love of quilting by placing your quilts in the Gilbert Historical Museum's Quilt show. Any size and style of quilts are welcome. Entry forms are available at the museum and at our regular meetings. Quilts need to be dropped off by February 22,2011. The show starts March 2,2011 and runs thru May.
There will be demonstrations at 11am to noon on Saturdays during the show. Please visit the Museum's website for info on demos.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Raffle Baskets

Our Ways and Means chairperson, Lynnette has put together beautiful raffle baskets that will be raffled off during the year at scheduled meetings. Your first opportunity to win one of these wonderful baskets is on March 1,2011.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Mark your calendars for March 1, June 7, September 6, and the holiday party for your chance to win. Just remember you can't win without a ticket!!!!!!

Quilt Study Gathering

All with an interest in 19th and 20th century antique quilts are invited to a gathering to share, study and learn. The gatherings are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Nest meeting is February 9,2011 at 10am. For more information and location contact Lynn Miller at