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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Meetings

Happy Holidays

Enjoy the holidays with your families. 
Nimble Thimbles will resume regular meetings on Jan 7th.

Holiday party on December 10th for those who registered and paid.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

November 19 - Two reasons to enjoy this program.  Sue Williams, a past President and member of Nimble Thimbles, will providing a trunk show of her quilts.  She is a prolific quilter and it is always wonderful to see her quilts.  And we will have having a great pumpkin celebration.  Don't forget to bring your favorite pumpkin desert.  If you forgot to email your pre-email your recipe, bring it with you.

Additionally at the November 19 meeting,
  • bring your donations of white goods (toilet paper, paper towels, crayons and coloring books) for the Nimble Thimbles donation to My Sister's Place Women's Shelter.  
  • and/or bring your donations of dry, mashed potato flakes and desert mixes for the Church collection
  • and bring your $10.00 check to reserve your seat at the Nimble Thimble annual Christmas party on December 10th.

Monday, October 21, 2013

November Meetings

There is a change in meeting dates for November. We will be meeting on the 2nd Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

November 12 - Our program will be provided by Pat Knoechel from Quilt in a Day.    Pat is Eleanor Burns' sister.  We have been fortunate to have Pat present programs to us in the past and they are always great!  She usually brings books, rulers, and patterns for sale.  The meeting is held in in Classroom 6. Park on the east side of the Church building and enter through the open entryway.

November 19 - Two reasons to enjoy this program.  Sue Williams, a past President and member of Nimble Thimbles, will providing a trunk show of her quilts.  She is a prolific quilter and it is always wonderful to see her quilts.

Additionally at the November 19 meeting, we will be having a Great Pumpkin  celebration:  Everyone is invited to bring his or her favorite pumpkin creation (one we can eat--not an artfully carved jack-o-lantern) and we will have a pumpkin patch feast!  As an added bonus, if each quilter who is bringing something yummy would email the recipe to Mary the week before, let's say the deadline is Thursday, Nov. 14, she will put together a copy of all of the recipes for everyone to take home.  Please write RECIPE in the subject line to make it easy for her to recognize.