Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Piecing Life Together presentation by Barbara Polston on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Piecing Life Together" Barbara Polston shares quilts that inspire her syndicated column of the same name.

AQG President Lynn Kough and President Elect Patricia Benner to visit Nimble Thimbles on Tuesday, April 3,2012

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the quild meeting on April 3, 2012 to hear AQG  President Lynn Kough and President Elect Patricia Benner update us on the the status of AQG and the direction that AQG is headed under the new board members. This will be conducted during regular business and then to follow will be a presentation by Barbara Polston " Piecing Life Together".

Stage 3 of Mystery Quilt Coming Together

For those members participating in the mystery quilt here is how it is coming together. We are now adding a border and there are 2 methods to choose from: paper piecing or a 4 patch. The instructions will be available at the meetings and if you are planning on doing the paper piecing as shown, then you can pick up a template at a meeting.

This is the paper piecing border choice which is more time consuming but well worth the effort! Challenge yourself...remember we might want to hang them together at the AQG show next year .

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I know I’m inspired to think about starting my spring cleaning, especially in my sewing room.  And doesn’t that work out just right with the annual Nimble Thimbles Treasure Auction.  This has been known in the past as the Chinese Auction, whatever name we call it, it’s our annual fundraiser for the guild.  It is also lots of fun!!
Tuesday, May 1 is the date for 2012.  We are now excepting all donations for the auction.  Items do not have to be sewing or quilt related or a new item, but should be in good useable condition. Lynn Miller and Joanne Reiter will be collecting these items at our next three meetings.
You can also bundle your items in a basket or bag to help us out.  Small items work best grouped with bigger items. Any questions or if you want to help contact Lynn or Joanne.