Sunday, February 5, 2023

Next Meeting: 2/7/23

 In Person Meeting Tuesday February 7, 2023   7:00 - 9:00pm

Our Usual Meeting Place at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Our next Nimble Thimbles in person meeting is coming up.   We will have our Business Meeting as well as the following:


Stripping with Jill McCaughey - Strip piecing demo

No Glue Gun Design Boards - Michele Frasier

Vintage and Modern Suitcase Show - Jill Eskew

Show & Tell topic

Strip pieced quilts

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Zoom meeting on 1/17/23 7:00 - 9:00pm

Our next meeting on 1/17/23 will be via Zoom.   The meeting agenda and link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out by our Nimble Thimbles President Melissa closer to the meeting.  The presentation will be a talk on entering and judging in the AQG Quilt Show.

 Quilt Arizona! An Introduction to Entry & Judging

Presented by: Kimm Murray

Did some of your members enter the last AQG Quilt Arizona! show? Do you have members who have never entered a judged quilt show? This presentation will be enjoyed by all the above, and everyone else, too!

For the first 30 minutes, Kimm will give you a behind the scenes tour of the Quilt Arizona! Entry and Judging processes. Including:

• Why enter a judged show?

• What to expect when you enter a judged show?

• Who are the Judges?

• What happens in the judging room?

This is the perfect introduction for a trunk show highlighting your own members who have entered past shows and are willing to talk about their experiences. More than just another Show & Tell – it is a chance for members to share their personal Quilt Arizona! story.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Next Meeting: 1/3/23 7:00-9:00pm

Happy New Year Nimble Thimbles members!   Our next in person meeting is this coming Tuesday at our usual meeting place (Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Chandler).   Join us for the first meeting of 2023.  

6:00 Meet to set up (Get an extra ticket for the drawing)

6:30 Registration and chat

7:00 Meeting begins

8:00 Snack and break followed by the program -

Program: "How to get SEW Inspired and Organized for 2023" 

We will have round table discussions at each table and then share the best ideas with the other members.


How do you plan and organize your projects for the year?


Do you need motivation and inspiration to complete a UFO?

Bring it to the meeting to get ideas from other quilters or swap with another quilter.


How will you be involved in Nimble Thimbles in 2023? A board position, a committee, or maybe host a challenge or do a trunk show! Talk at your table about who would be excited to join the leadership. Share stories of some events done in the past that you would like to see brought back and new ideas. 



Bring charm packs, jelly rolls or layer cakes.

Bring pre-cut patterns to inspire other quilters to use those precuts.

Or swap pre-cuts with other quilters.


9:00 Go home and use the meeting program to be inspired for your 2023 projects!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Next Regular Meeting is in January on Tuesday 1/3/23

 There will be no meetings in December 2022.   

Our next regular in person meeting will be January 3, 2023.  

 Happy Holidays to all our Nimble Thimbles membership!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Zoom meeting: 11/15/22 7:00 - 9:00pm "Artful Couching"


Please join Nimble Thimbles for our November Zoom meeting.   This month's speaker arranged by our Program Coordinator Michelle will be on Artful Couching.  The Zoom speaker presentation will start at 7:00pm with the Business Meeting to follow.

Rachel Derstine is an art quilter living in Philadelphia, PA.  Her work has been featured in invitational and juried gallery shows and fine art/craft shows throughout the country.  She primarily uses hand dyed or painted cottons, silks and nonwovens but also has a love of Asian fabrics and kimono silks, incorporating these ancient traditional fabrics into her compositions.  Use of sheers, couching and fabric paints give a sense of depth and texture.  Slightly curving lines portray gracefulness and circles are often present representing wholeness and creativity.

Plan to join us - the Zoom link will be sent out via email closer to the meeting by our President Melissa.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Next Meeting: 40th Anniversary Party for Nimble Thimbles 11/1/22 7:00-9:00pm

 Congratulations on Nimble Thimbles Chapter turning 40!!!! 

You are cordially invited to our Birthday Party celebration. 

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 

Time: Between 7-9pm 

Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Address: 739 W Erie Street in Chandler 

Join us for prizes, food, and quilt related fun.  Current and former members of Nimble Thimbles are all invited to celebrate this special milestone for our chapter.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Upcoming Zoom Meeting: 10/18/22 (7:00-9:00pm) - Speaker Eleanor Levie


Our Program Coordinator Michelle has another great program set up for the Zoom meeting 10/18/22 (7:00-9:00pm).  We will have our Business Meeting right after the program:

Though born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Eleanor Levie (rhymes with Chevy) has a personality that is less Baltimore Album and more Crazy Quilt. Home is Center City Philadelphia, where she and the husband take walks all over town and rarely get in the car—except to visit family in Baltimore. And once in a while, as Covid-regulations permit, they get on a plane to visit their son, daughter-in-law, and grandbaby who now live in Boulder, Colorado.

Elly is a prolific and innovative quilter of quilted gifts such as pillows, table runners, tote bags, and embellished jackets. And as an art quilter, she's as likely to use paint and dye and recycled packaging as she is to piece, machine-applique, and quilt. In fact, she dabbles in every technique she can find. That being said, she's got a respected professional persona, too: From 1978 until 2012, she authored, edited, and produced books such as: Quilt Blocks Go Wild!, Unforgettable TOTE BAGSSkinny Quilts & Table Runners I and II. All feature Elly’s original designs but also those by famous quilters you know and love. Previously, Elly produced the Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library series, authored Great Little QuiltsCountry Living's Country QuiltsAmerican Quiltmaking: 1970-2000 is her history book, chock full of pictures of iconic quilts and the stories behind them. 

Nimble Thimbles members - look for the email from our President Melissa for the link to the Zoom meeting.