Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Free class by Betty Hahn to be offered to Nimble Thimbles members

Hi everyone,

Who: The class will be taught by Betty Hahn, Sun Lakes speaker and teacher.

What: Nimble Thimbles is offering a Free class to its members, on a variation of a Jean Wells quilt.

Where: Chandler Police Department, 250 E. Chicago, Chandler (one block off Arizona, directly east of the new city hall)

When: 9am-1pm, Sunday, August 21, 2011

Why: Just for fun - to try a new technique. Educational forum funded by Chinese Auction held March 2010.

Please plan on attending. A sign up sheet will be available at the July 5 and July 21 Nimble Thimbles meetings.

Thank you,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Magazine and book swap on July 19,2011

Tidy up your sewing room and share with your quilting buddies as Nimble Thimbles will be having a magazine and book swap on July 19. Any remaining books will be donated to the Chandler Public Library. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Barb Janson from Scottsdale will be visiting N.T. on Tuesday, June 21

Nimble Thimbles will be hosting Barb Janson on Tuesday, June 21. Barb is from Scottsdale, and recently won first place in the themed category at the AQG show. She has several interesting tips and a great show and tell for us. See you then!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poor Unfinished Projects (PUPS) due July 5th....How are you doing on yours??????

Poor Unfinished projects are due in just a few weeks! Members are invited to bring in three Poor Unfinished Projects (PUPs) that they have hanging around their sewing room (sometimes it is hard to decide which three). Each member will be allotted about 2-3 minutes to describe the items and then the entire membership gets to vote on which one you finish by July of the following year.

This year's PUP challenge will take place on Tuesday, July 5. So, even if you aren't currently working on a PUP for this year, try to think about what three unfinished projects you will bring to the July 5 meeting.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Repurpose your scraps of fabric and batting...

Nimble Thimbles now has a place to donate completed dog beds. Arizona Friends of Gilbert has agreed to take donated beds to go with the adopted pets. If you go to their web site, you can gain more information.

As to making the beds, it is very easy. The size of dog beds vary by the size of the folding cages that the organization uses to transport them to be adopted. Here is a sampling: 12 x 20, 30 x 30, 18 x 30, 16 x 22, 24 x 38, 22 x 34, 27 x 45, 16 x 20, 26 x 42.

The material needed for the beds are fabric scraps and batting pieces. A recommended depth for the scrap filling is maybe 2-3 inches. Please go through donated material a second time to ensure that pins, needles, paper or trash is not present.

Bring your donated scraps to any Nimble Thimble meeting and give to Kathy O'Brien
Thank you.