Sunday, October 30, 2016

November Meetings


This is the annual Nimble Thimbles fundraiser.  Your best opportunity to buy a handmade item from our fellow members.  Bring your friends and your checkbook.

We will still be having our show and tell so let's see what projects you are getting done for the holiday.

November 15th...Trunk show with Pat Knoechel

This is our annual truck show with Eleanor Burns' sister from Quilt in a Day.  Bring your friends and enjoy her show and tell of the new patterns from Quilt in a Day.  She will be selling patterns and rulers so come prepared.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Meetings

October 4th - Thank you to everyone who came to assist with the favors for the AQG Fall Meeting.  We finished 164 favors so far and the end is in site.

October 18th- Our meeting will feature a trunk show by Jessica Dickinson with My Journey through Scrap Mountain.  This will be a great opportunity to learn how to use those scraps.

The next meeting is our Small Quilt Auction. Start working on those small projects so donate for the auction.  This is our only fundraiser all year.

We will also start collecting for the holiday party in December.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Meeting on 9/20/16

We are lucky to have Jo Van Loo as our guest quilt artist this Tuesday, September 20. Jo is one of our AQG traveling teachers who belongs to the Mavericks. Her presentation for us will mingle storytelling, quilting and hand-dyed fabric. Come, bring a friend, something for Show and Tell, some scissors for trimming and poking tools to work on scissors cases and enjoy! Same time:  7 pm, same place: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Meetings

Tuesday, September 6 is our next Nimble Thimbles meeting. One of our very talented members, Merci Apodaca, has agreed to present a trunk show of several of her quilt collections. You all have admired her work during the Show and Tell portion of our meetings in the past. Now you'll get a chance at an in-depth look at Merci's amazing work. And don't forget our on-going projects as well: Red, White and Blue scissors cases for the AQG Fall meeting; and the two President's Challenge projects: string blocks and birdhouse mini-quilts. See you all the day after Labor Day!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Meetings

Thank you to Berta and Pat for our wonderful July meetings.  The Westalee Ruler demonstration was wonderful and don't forget that Mulqueens will give you 20% off any rulers if you bring in your AQG/Nimble Thimbles membership card.

August 2 meeting
Join us for a trunk show and discussion by Barbara Janson, a local quilter who has made a study of African quilts and their influence on modern American quilts.  This is a 90 min presentation so the business portion and show and tell will be 30 min.

August 16 meeting
A wonderful trunk show by Andi Stanfield about Monochromatic quilts.  She will be offering her book.

August 30 - NO MEETING
Due to the facility being used for election there will be no charity sew day on August 30th.

Camp is coming up October 20-23rd.  Talk to Colleen to reserve your spot.

Monday, July 11, 2016

July Meetings

Our first meeting in July was a lot of fun as our members presented their PUP (Poor Unfinished Projects).  The group chose which project the member needs to complete during the next year.  I am looking forward to seeing the end result of these projects.

If you want to participate in this activity, feel free to bring your 3 projects and share during the show and tell portion of the meeting.  We will be more than happy to choose the one that you really don't want to finish.

July 17th - Sunday Sew in.  Feel free to join up with other Nimble Thimbles members for a free sew in day at the Chandler Police station.  This is a come and go event so come on down for any amount of time you want to devote to getting some projects done.

July 19th is our next meeting and the topic is quilting with rulers.  Our talented members will be actually showing us how to use rulers on our domestic machines and allowing us a chance to play.  This is a great opportunity to try this new way of quilting.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

June Meetings!

Our presentation on Tuesday, June 7 will be creator Penny Sturgis.  She will speak and demo her handbags and patterns.  Join us for a fun night of learning about quilted accessories!

Join us for an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 21.  What is better than ice cream on a hot summer's night!  Wish the outgoing Board a bon voyage and incoming Board good luck as our new year starts in July!  

Bring your show and tell to share.  Visitors are always welcome!   


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Friday, April 29, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers - and May Meetings!

Join us on Tuesday, May 3 for a fun program on Tips, Tricks, Tools and Batting!  This is the chance for all NT members to bring your best tips, tricks and tools to share.  We also want to hear what batting you like to work with and why.  This sounds like a great interactive, informative evening!  

Our presentation on Tuesday, May 17 is All Packed Up.  Heading on a quilt retreat is fun, but how do you pack your gear?  Show us how you do it for a fun meeting on getting packed for travel. 

Bring your show and tell to share.  See you in May!  

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

April Meetings!

On Tuesday, April 5, we have a great program on Color Theory with Lucy Mansfield.  She'll make the color wheel simple and helpful to us in choosing just the right colors for our quilts!  If you have the 3-in-1 color tool, bring it to the meeting.  (We'll have a raffle for the color tool, or you may buy one at the meeting.)

On Tuesday, April 19, join us at the Gilbert Historical Museum, located at 10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert.  Once our meeting is over, you may visit the museum and enjoy "The Art of Quilting" Quilt Show.  The museum is open for the evening just for us!

Visitors are always welcome!  Join us for one of our great meetings in April!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

March Meetings

Bring your sewing machine on Tuesday, March 1.  We will have a Sew In to make pin cushions for the Arizona Quilters Guild (AQG).

On Tuesday, March 15, our presentation will be Antique Sewing Machines.  Come see and learn about unique antique sewing machines!

There is a 5th Tuesday, March 29. We'll meet for a Sew In to support community service.  Bring your sewing machine.  There are quilts waiting to be quilted and other ways to contribute to our community service projects.

Guests are always welcome.  Bring your show and tell and join us in March!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

February Meetings!

Join us Tuesday, February 2 for our annual Trash to Treasures Auction!  Donated items could be your new treasures.  Bring your quarters to take a chance on great auction items!  

On Tuesday, Feb 16 Cheryl Hough presents a Trunk Show of quilts using machine embroidery.    

Guests are always welcome!  Bring your show and tell and join us in February!