Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy New Year!

We have great programs planned for 2016!  Join us in January:

On Tuesday, January 5 it's our popular Quilters University.  Start the year off and learn something fun and new! 

On Tuesday, January 19 we welcome a trunk show with Ann Peterson.  You've seen her on Craftsy, and now you get to see her in person!

Bring your show and tell to share and start the year off with all of us at Nimble Thimbles!

Friday, October 23, 2015


On Tuesday, November 10, we welcome Linda Yantis as our presenter.

On Tuesday, November 17, Pat Knoechel returns for her annual, lively, informative and fun visit with the latest patterns, tips, and quilts from "Quilt in a Day." As Eleanor Burns' sister, Pat interprets "Quilt in a Day" patterns in her own unique style.  

Guests are welcome at our meetings!  Come join us for a visit and enjoy our presenters at each meeting! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Three Cheers for October Meetings!

Fall is here, and it's time for our annual Small Quilt Auction to be held on Tuesday, October 6.  Bring a small (or large) quilt to donate to the auction, or come to bid on some great quilts!  Everyone is welcome!  Monies raised support our educational programs throughout the year.

On Tuesday, October 20 our program is Christmas Make 'n Take.  We'll provide Christmas patterns, and a dreidel pattern, and show you how to make an ornament for yourself or to donate to veterans in nursing homes.   Let's get a jump start on holiday gift making!

Bring your show and tell to share and join us in October!

Friday, August 28, 2015

September Meetings!

Join us on September 1 for Quilt-O!  Bring a fat quarter to "buy" your 2 Quilt-O cards to play.  There will be fun prizes and a lucky winner will go home with ALL the fat quarters!!  Bring pennies, buttons or even M&Ms to cover your Quilt-O cards.

On September 15 Nancy Busby will be presenting a truck show of her hand appliqué work.  Join us and be inspired for your future projects!

On the 5th Tuesday, September 29, there will be a Sew-In at the church.  Bring your sewing machine and help work on our Community Service projects.

NOTE:  An additional Sew Day has been scheduled at the Chandler PD for Sunday, Sept. 6, 9:00am-5:00pm. Bring your quilting projects and enjoy the day in the company of quilters!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dog Days of Summer!

It may be the Dog Days of Summer in Phoenix, but it's cool inside, and we have two great programs for August!

On Tuesday, August 4, NT members Becky B., Kathy K., and Angela N. (the Fearsome Threesome) will present a Bonnie Hunter Extravaganza!  Join us for great creative ideas for your own projects.

Tuesday, August 18 brings a fun, fun, fun presentation on 101 Things to Do With 2 1/2 Inch Strips!  NT members (and guests) - bring what you have made with 2 1/2 inch strips.  They may be quilts or any other creative projects.  Prizes will be awarded!  

Visitors are always welcome!  Bring your show and tell and join us in August!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Stay COOL with our July Meetings!

Join us Tuesday, July 7 for PUPS!  Time for those Poor Unfinished Projects to come to our meeting.  You may bring in a selection of your PUPS (up to 3) for peer review and suggestions on finishing... and popular vote will decide which PUP you will finish first!  (Yep, we keep a list so we know which one was chosen!)  If you participated last year, bring your finished PUP to show.  I hear there will be a drawing for prizes for those that bring a finished PUP!  No PUPS this year?  Come and join the fun - cheer on and encourage those with PUPs and make your vote count!

On Tuesday, July 21we are pleased to have Pam Stevenson join us! She will highlight quilts from her book; Grand Endeavors:  Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers.  Pam's focus will be on pre-1940 quilts that were documented in Arizona during the first Arizona Quilt Project.  Come and hear first-hand this unique piece of Arizona history!

Sunday Sew-Ins News:  The new summer times are 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Sew-Ins are "open sew" days, scheduled on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Chandler PD (see calendar for dates and map).  Summer Sew-Ins are scheduled through September.  All are welcome!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Meetings!

Join us Tuesday, June 2 for the Swap Sale!  NT members - clean out your sewing room and bring your stash stuff ready to sell.  Only current NT members may sell, but everyone can buy!!  This is a great time to check out and buy some "new to you" items that you never knew you needed.  

On Tuesday, June 16 we will enjoy an end of the year dessert social.  We will be welcoming the new NT board (who start July 1) and celebrating the board members ending their service on the board.  NT members - bring your favorite dessert treat to share.  

Guests are always welcome!  Visit us in June for a fun swap sale or dessert social - or both!  

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Meetings!

On Tuesday, May 5, Rita Blocksom will be presenting on Gelli Arts Monoprinting.  This process uses a gel printing plate - it's simple, fun and gives immediate gratification.  There will be a demo and an opportunity for hands on participation.  This will be a fun event!

On Tuesday, May 19, we will be meeting at the Gilbert Historical Museum, located at 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert.  Take this opportunity to visit the museum during their annual quilt show.  All types of quilts are on display through out the museum - and we'll get to enjoy seeing them on a meeting night!

Join us for our fun events in May!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Meetings!

Join us Tuesday, April 7 for our guest speaker, Barbara Polston.  Her presentation will be on how to make vintage linens as a focal point in quilts.  Bring old linens to share and any projects using vintage items, or even your favorite vintage items.

Tuesday, April 21, brings our own NT member and crazy quilter extraordinaire, Darlene Reid.  This presentation will be a departure from crazy quilts; Darlene will talk about making family story quilts!

Join us for fun, friendship, show and tell, and to learn something new in April!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 2015

Join us on Tuesday, March 2 for a fabulous presentation by Marti French, a local Quilt Artist!  She will have a Trunk Show and talk about her wonky towns and art quilting in general.

On Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, NT member Jo will be presenting on Thread Techniques. 

Bring your Show and Tell and join us! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

February Meetings!

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Diane Pitchford will be presenting "What a Judge Looks for in a Quilt."  How timely with the annual AQG show just around the corner!  This will be of interest if you ever thought of entering a quilt show, or wondered about the whole judging process, or ever thought, hmmm, how did that quilt get a ribbon.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 brings Cheri Maniz from Cheri Good Design for a visit.  Her fresh, fun, and cheery designs are sure to inspire you!  

Join us for fun and informative programs!  We have show and tell every meeting, so bring something to share with the group.  We love to see what you have made!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Preserving Arizona's Textile Traditions

Here is something of interest!  The next Our Stories Speaker Series on unique Chandler and Arizona stories at Hamilton Library is:

Preserving Arizona's Textile Traditions

Watch hand weaving and spinning demonstrations while learning about the effort of local groups to preserve our textile traditions.

January 24 at 10:30am, at Hamilton Library, 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year! Welcome 2015!

We have great programs lined up for 2015!

On Tuesday, January 6 our program will be quilt appraisals by Karen Housner.  

On Tuesday, January 20 our program will be on Zentangle.  Zentangle is like "doodling" and how it can be used in quilt designs.  This will be a fun presentation with NT member Amy Monahan.

Join us for these fun presentations!