Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nimble Thimbles Christmas Party!

Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 6:00pm.  Be sure to RSVP and pay $10 by 12/1.  

Remember to bring your 2014 BOM color challenge quilt!  A "completed" quilt for this challenge is all 9 color blocks made into a top. It's great if you finish it completely, but only the top is required to meet the challenge goal!

At the Christmas Party we will be collecting for:
My Sister's Place - white goods, personal products, coloring books, and washable crayons; C.A.R.E. Center with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - dry goods, cakes mixes, pudding mixes, jello, and dry potatoes (4-5 serving boxes).

See you at the Christmas Party!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

November Meetings - Pat Knoechel and more!

Join us on Tuesday, November 11 for a fun program with Pat Knoechel (Eleanor Burns' sister).  Pat visits us every year to feature the newest publications from Quilt in a Day.  She is known for her fun presentations with great demos, lots of quilts to show, and books, patterns and rulers for sale.

This is a joint program with the Cactus Patchers of Tempe.  Everyone is welcome!  The doors open at 6:00pm, the program starts at 6:30pm.

It's an Apple Festival!  Nimble Thimble members will be treating attendees to their favorite apple dishes!

Join us for a fun evening with Pat Knoechel!

On Tuesday, November 18 our program will be our ever popular Quilters University.  Nimble Thimble members will show a variety of demos at tables set up around the room.  Learn a new technique during a 10 minute rotation, so you can get a "taste" of various techniques in one night.  Join us!

No Meeting November 4 - Election Day!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bonnie Hunter is Coming!!

After two years of waiting, Bonnie Hunter’s class is almost here!  The class is Jan. 8th from 9-4 at Holy Trinity church.  The class is $40 and the pattern is Happy Scrappy Houses.  The pattern is free off her website and I have a supply list.  If you haven’t paid you need to do it at our Nov. 11th meeting at the latest. (We have to send our money into AQG).  If you are not signed up and are interested please see me.

We are going to do a potluck for lunch.  Also I would like to do a trunk show.  If you can bring to the class any Bonnie Hunter quilt you have done as well as your color challenge.  We will do the trunk show after lunch.

It is going to be a great time!

Kathy Krieg

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 21 Meeting

Join us Tuesday, October 21.  Our presentation will be a Bed Turning of Antique Quilts by Shirley Weagant.  Shirley will be showing many antique quilts, and all those in attendance are encouraged to bring their antique quilts for "show and tell."

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

September Meetings

Join us on Tuesday, September 2 to play QUILTO and win great prizes!  QUILTO is exactly like BINGO, but uses fun quilting items like thread, bobbin, scissors.  Remember to bring a "fat quarter" to "buy" your 2 cards to play.  One lucky quilter will take home a basket filled with all the "fat quarters" collected!

On Tuesday, September 16, our own member Judith Slentz will present Business Gems.  She will share gems she learned from her quilt design business.  This will be an interesting and informative lecture!  

There is a 5th Tuesday this month, September 30.  We will have a Charity Work Night.  Join us for our September meetings!

Monday, July 28, 2014

August Meeting Changes!

Our meeting on Tuesday, August 5 will be "Face to Face" a dueling trunk show with Stephanie and Judith, our Program Directors!

NO MEETING on Tuesday, August 19.

A special presentation will be held on Thursday, August 28.  Suzi Parron, co-author of Barn Quilts and at the American Quilt Trail Movement will present on Barn Quilts.  Note: this program will be held on a Thursday night, located at the Pyle Center in Tempe (see calendar for a map), and will begin at 6:30pm.  This is a joint meeting with the Cactus Patchers and the Prickly Piecers.  For more information on Barn Quilts, see  Join us for a fun presentation!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

August Meetings

Join us Tuesday, August 5 for 10 Business GEMS, presented by Judith of Judith Slentz Designs.  The presentation will be a combination of lecture with anecdotes, show & tell, and quilt designing techniques.

On Tuesday, August 19 our program will be Face To Face with our new Program Directors, Judith and Stephanie.  Join us and see what they have in store for us! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Tuesday, July 15 meeting program will be presented by Ray Stevens from 3 Dudes Quilting!  If you have ever stopped by 3 Dudes, you know smiling, upbeat Ray.  He will do a lecture and demo and show some of his 16 patterns he has designed.  Join us for for a fun evening!

Friday, June 20, 2014


Our meeting on Tuesday, July 1 is our annual PUP (Poor Unfinished Project) Challenge.  This event is twofold.  First, if you participated in the PUP Challenge last year, it is time to bring in your finished PUP and reveal for all to see!  Second, if you want to participate in the new 2014 PUP Challenge - bring in 3 PUPs that you want to finish within the next year.  The PUPs can be a kit, fabric and pattern, or similar, but nothing that needs mere touches to finish.  

Be forewarned -- only bring in the 3 you really want to finish as the group will vote on the one for you to complete!  Join us for a fun, interactive evening and bring your finished PUP and 3 PUPs for next year!

There is a meeting scheduled on Tuesday, July 15.  The program is to be decided.

Monday, May 26, 2014

June Meetings

Tuesday, June 3 meeting will be a Social Hour!  Spend an evening socializing and catching up with your friends.  Bring hand work and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Tuesday, June 17 meeting is our popular Quilter's University.  There will be various demo tables set up around the room, each one with a different technique.  Small groups rotate to a different demo table every 10 minutes, so you will get to visit each demo in one evening.   Join us and learn something new!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Tuesday, May 20 meeting will be a Tea Towel program.  Bring in your tea towels and share their story!  Bring any tea towels you wish to share - one that you made, found, received as a gift, bought, an antique or one you love and use all the time.  Join us for a fun evening of sharing stories!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Nimble Thimbles Chinese Auction raised over $700, and was a resounding success.  To all those who helped organize the auction, you are fabulous. To all who came and participated, you were treated to an evening of hilarious fun and great auction items and we thank you for helping us raise monies for future NT activities. And to those who donated items for the auction, we couldn't have done this without you. Thank you, one and all.
Tuesday, April 29th, will be a Sew-In day at the Church. We will be opening up the meeting room at 6 pm to allow us an extra hour of sewing. Bring whatever project you are working on and your sewing machine and join us for an evening of creativity.
May 6th will be our first meeting in May. We will be meeting at the Gilbert Museum. Do not meet at the Church. It will be an evening enjoying a local, non-juried, quilt show. This event is free and will include voting for the board for next year.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Safe travels to our members who are driving to Prescott for the quilt camp this weekend.  We look forward to seeing all the beautiful projects you accomplished.

The next meeting on, April 15th, is the annual auction.  There are a lot of beautiful items donated including fabrics, templates, a sewing table, chair, and a Sears sewing machine that is easy to take with you on travels.  Bring your quarters so you can put your name in for a chance to win on the items that catch your eye.  Guests are welcome and they might bring you good luck.  

No show and tell at the April 14th meeting.

Next month, we will be meeting at the Gilbert Museum to view their wonderful quilt collection and voting in new officers.  There are still open positions if you are interested in volunteering.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Next Meeting, February 4th.

Join us to learn the February color for the Scrappy Block of the Month Challenge.

Guest Speaker on the Arizona Documentation Project.

Remember to bring your donations for the April Auction.  Donate your fabric you have fallen out of love with, the pattern you did and don't want to see again, notions you no longer like or that template you bought two of.  All donations will be auctioned in April.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

Our first meeting of the year is on Tuesday, Jan 7, at 7 pm, in the Community Room at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Helen Robinson from Sew Kind Wonderful will talk about curved rulers.
Remember to bring any community service/charity quilts that you checked out to finish.  Let's start the new year with a great kick-off.