Saturday, May 18, 2024

Regular Meeting - In Person: Quilto and Voting for 2024-2025 Leadership and Budget Approval

 Hello Nimble Thimbles members!

Please read this email thoroughly as there are changes to our meeting times, dates and scheduled programs!

Come and join us this Tuesday night May 21, 2024 in person, for our favorite game - Quilto!  Quilto is played like Bingo with a fun twist using quilt themes and lots of quilt related prizes!  

The meeting will start at 6:45pm with a short business meeting to vote on the new board and leadership for 2024-2025, and review/approval of the 2024-2025 budget.

Due to all the activities planned during the meeting, there WILL NOT be Show and Tell or Community Service.

We will have the free table - please be sure to take items home that weren’t taken by the end of the meeting.

Meeting time:

6:15pm to set up

Note early start time:  6:45pm - Short business meeting to vote for new board and review of the budget

7:00pm Quilto starts

Meeting place:

Holy Trinity Church

739 W Erie St

Chandler, AZ 85225  

**NOTE SCHEDULING CHANGES FOR OUR JUNE MEETINGS**

Our Tuesday, June 4, 2024 meeting will be rescheduled to MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2024

There will be NO MEETING on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 

******************************UPCOMING EVENTS:********************************

May 31, June 1 and 2, 2024 - Zoom Retreat

June 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2024 - Sweet Pzs sew-vacation Retreat. See Betsy or Joanne to signup. $10.00 a day, sewing 8:00am - 9:00pm. 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 

Monday, June 3, 2024 - Social Night - Left, right, center game, celebrate the current board members and leadership, show & tell, President’s Challenge drawing, and enjoy some ice cream!

June 18, 2024 - NO MEETING

July 2, 2024 - NO MEETING

July 16, 2024 - PUPs reveal!  Welcome the new board members and leadership.

Are you interested in joining the Leadership of NT?
We are seeking a Vice President to join the NT Board in July. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Jill Eskew at the email address listed in the recent email from Heather - Nimble Thimbles President. 

President's Challenge

Please bring your finished item to the Monday, June 3, 2024 meeting.  Pick a purchase from a vacation, or in your travels, and make it!  The drawing will be held at June 3, 2024 meeting.

Please sign up for refreshments using the link in the email from Heather.  If you are not comfortable with using the Sign-up Genius, please contact, text, or email Mary Platt at the phone number or email listed in the email from Heather.

Sweet Pz Sew Sew Day at 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 is the 2nd Saturday of every month through 2024.  9:30am-4:00pm.  $10 payable to the Sweet Pz owner.  Next sew day is June 15, 2024.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Change in Scheduled Activities for May 21 2024 meeting and June meetings

 Nimble Thimbles membership:

Please note that Quilto has been moved to May 21, 2024 meeting.   The meeting will be started early at 6:45pm to allow for voting for the 2024-2025 leadership and approval of the 2024-2025 budget.   Quilto will follow.   An email will be sent to the membership with the full agenda for the meeting.

Also - the meetings on the first and third Tuesdays in June have been canceled.   The church site we have our meetings at has other activities scheduled on those dates.

Monday, May 6, 2024

Meeting 5/7/24 In Person: Donna Farley Demo: Ruler Quilting on a Domestic Machine

 Come and join us this Tuesday night 5/7/24, in person, to see Donna Farley, a teacher from the former Quilters Ranch, demonstrating Ruler Quilting on a Domestic Machine.   Donna has lots of tips and tricks to tell us including a trunk show!  A show you won’t want to miss!

Please bring your Show and Tell to share.

We also will be having the free table - please be sure to take items home that weren’t taken by the end of the meeting.

Meeting time:

6:15pm to set up.

7:00pm program starts

Meeting place:

Holy Trinity Church

739 W Erie St

Chandler, AZ 85225  

Upcoming Events

May 21, 2024 - Social night, left right and center games

May 31June 1 and 2 - Zoom Retreat

June 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2024 - Sweet Pzs sew-vacation Retreat. See Betsy or Joanne to signup. $10.00 a day, sewing 8:00am - 9:00pm3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 

June 4, 2024 - Quilto

June 18, 2024 - TBD by Heather

July 16, 2024 - Pups reveal!

We are looking to fill a few leadership positions for next year (beginning in July) 2024-2025. Make your wishes known by the next meeting!  It's a great opportunity to join the Nimble Thimbles Team. The election will be held May 21.

President Challenge: 

Please bring your finished item or show the progress this week. Pick a purchase from a vacation, or in your travels, and make it! Every time you finish an item, bring for Show and Tell and receive a ticket.  The more projects you complete, the more tickets you’ll receive for the drawing at the last month’s meeting in June.

Please sign up for refreshments using this link: for Sign-Up Genius found in the latest email from the Nimble Thimbles President.

If you are not comfortable with using the Sign-up Genius, please contact Mary Platt at the phone number or her email listed in the latest email from the Nimble Thimbles President.

Sweet Pz Sew Sew Day at 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 is the 2nd Saturday of every month through 2024.  9:30am-4:00pm.  $10 fee payable to Sweet Pz..  Next sew day is 5/11/2024.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

In Person Meeting: Tuesday 4/2/24 - Pam Gagnier Presentation: Antique Trunk Show

 Hello Nimble Thimbles members!

Come and join us this Tuesday night 4/2/24, in person, to see  Pam Gagnier’s Antique Trunk Show. She will be showing all her family treasures. A show you won’t want to miss!

Meeting time:

6:15pm to set up.

7:00pm program starts

Meeting place:

Holy Trinity Church

739 W Erie St

Chandler, AZ 85225 

Please sign up for refreshments using the Sign-up Genius using the link in the recent email or if you do not want to use the link - please contact Mary Platt at her contact information in the email and she will sign you up.

All members who entered quilts in the AQG show in Mesa, please bring them for Show and Tell!

We also will be having the Free Table - please be sure to take items home that weren’t taken by the end of the meeting.  

Upcoming Events

April 16, 2024  - Laurie Fagen Designs Trunk Show

May 7, 2024 - Donna Farley, Ruler Demo 

May 21, 2024 - Social night, left right and center games

June 4, 2024 - Quilto

June 18, 2024 - Debbie Kattelman GE Designs

July 16, 2024 - PUPS reveal!

April 20, 2024 - Sign up for Soy Batik Workshop, Saturday from 9:30-4:00pm, at the church with Linda McCurry. Cost $35.00. Supplies included.

We are looking for new leadership for next year (beginning in July) 2024-2025. Positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programs and Membership.  If you are interested, it's a great opportunity to join the Nimble Thimbles Team. The election will be held in April or May 2024.

President Challenge:  Please bring round one or show the progress this week. Pick a purchase from a vacation, or in your travels and make it! Every time you finish an item, bring for Show and Tell and receive a ticket.  The more projects you complete, the more tickets you’ll receive for the drawing at the last month’s meetings in June.

TGIF schedule: sewing at downtown Chandler Library from 11-3pm in the Makery Room. Every 2nd & 4th Friday: 4/12 and 4/26 and continues through 2024. See Nimble Thimbles FB page for details. 

Sweet Pz's Sew Day at 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 is the 2nd Saturday of every month through 2024. 9:30-4:00pm, $10.00. Next sew day is 4/13/24. 


Sunday, March 17, 2024

In Person Meeting: Tuesday 3/19/24 - Linda McCurry Presentation

 Come and join us this Tuesday night 3/19/24, in person, to see Linda McCurry presenting Derwent Inktense Pencils and Blocks, and how to use them to make small amounts of original fabric or “fix” fabric to work in your quilt designs. A great “Make and Take” to try them out yourself.

Meeting time:

6:15pm to set up.

7:00pm program starts

Meeting place:

Holy Trinity Church

739 W Erie St

Chandler, Az 85225 

Please sign up for refreshments using the Sign-up Genius link in the recent email.   If you are not comfortable with using the link,  please contact Mary Platt at the phone number or email in the recent email and she will sign you up.

We also will be having the Free Table - please be sure to take items home that weren’t taken by the end of the meeting.  

Bring your Show and Tell to share.

Upcoming Events:

April 2, 2024  - Pam Gagnier Antique Quilt Trunk Show

April 16, 2024  -Laurie Fagen Designs Trunk Show

May 7, 2024 - Donna Farley, Ruler Demo 

May 21, 2024. - Social night, left right and center games

June 4, 2024 - Quilto

June 18, 2024. - Debbie Kattelman GE Designs

July 16, 2024 - PUPS reveal!

4/20/24- Sign up for Soy Batik Workshop, Saturday from 9:30-4:00pm, at the church with Linda McCurry. Cost $35.00. Supplies included.

We are looking for new leadership for next year (beginning in July) 2024-2025. Positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programs and Membership.  If you are interested, it's a great opportunity to join the Nimble Thimbles Team. The election will be held in April or May 2024.

President Challenge: 

Please bring round one or show the progress this week. Pick a purchase from a vacation, or in your travels and make it! Every time you finish an item, bring for Show and Tell and receive a ticket.  The more projects you complete, the more tickets you’ll receive for the drawing at the last month’s meetings in March and June.

AQG received 350 quilts for the Quilt Show in Mesa “Hip to be Square.”  Please sign up to volunteer at the show. 

TGIF schedule: sewing at downtown Chandler Library from 11-3pm in the Makery Room. Every 2nd & 4th Friday: 4/12 and 4/26 and continues through 2024. See Nimble Thimbles FB page for details. Please Note: the TGIF for 3/22/24 has been canceled.

Sweet Pz's Sew Day at 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 is the 2nd Saturday of every month through 2024. 9:30-4:00pm, $10.00. Next sew day is 4/13/24

Monday, March 4, 2024

Program Change for Speaker at 3/5/24 Meeting: Heather Nothum Trunk Show

 

Come and join us this Tuesday night 3/5/24 to see Heather Nothum our President, for a Trunk show of her Beautiful quilts and focusing on creating the back of quilts.

Pam Gagnier has had to postpone her presentation to April 2, 2024. 

Please see the previous blog post for full details of the rest of the 3/5/24 meeting information.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

In Person Meeting: Tuesday 3/5/24 - Pam Gagnier "Vintage Quilts Trunk Show"

 Hello Nimble Thimbles members!

Come and join us  Tuesday night 3/5/24, in person, to see Pam Gagnier presenting Vintage Quilts Trunk show. This will be an exciting night to see all the beautiful treasures from her family history. 

Meeting time:

6:15pm to set up.

7:00pm program starts.

Meeting place:

Holy Trinity Church

739 W Erie St

Chandler, AZ 85225

 Please sign up for refreshments using the Sign-up Genius link in the recent email.  Otherwise,  please contact Mary Platt at the information in the email and she will sign you up.

We also will be having the free table - please be sure to take items home that weren’t taken by the end of the meeting.  

Bring your Show and Tell to share.

Those who participated in the “Tribute to Gee’s Bend Quilters,” remember to bring your Quilt Show entries to show to membership! If you want Penny Boese to enter your quilt, remember to bring your claim check and bag with your entry tag attached. Also, make sure your entry tag is attached to the bottom left of your quilt as you look at it from the back. No sleeve is required. If you have questions, contact Penny Boese.

Upcoming Events:

March Program - 3/19/24 Linda McCurry will be presenting a hands on workshop using Derwin’s Inktense Pencils and blocks with textiles.

April Program - 4/2/24  - Heather Nothum President’s Trunk Show

Workshop 4/20/24- Soy Batik workshop with Linda McCurry at the Church from 9:30-4:00pm cost $35.00.

We are looking for new leadership for next year (beginning in July) 2024-2025. Positions available are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Programs and Membership.  If you are interested, it's a great opportunity to join the Nimble Thimble’s Team. The election will be held in April or May 2024.

President Challenge: pick a purchase from a vacation, or in your travels and make it! Every time you finish an item, bring for Show and Tell and receive a ticket. The more projects you complete, the more tickets you’ll receive for the drawing at the last month’s meetings in March and June.

AQG received 350 quilts for the Quilt Show in Mesa “Hip to be Square.”  Please sign up to volunteer at the show. 

TGIF schedule: sewing at downtown Chandler Library from 11-3pm in the Makery Room. Every 2nd & 4th Friday:  3/8 and 3/22 and continues through 2024. See Nimble Thimbles FB page for details. 

Sweet Pz's Sew Day at 3536 E Tremaine Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 is the 2nd Saturday of every month through 2024. 9:30-4:00pm, $10.00. Next sew day is 3/9/24