Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hello Everyone,
The blog update for early August is complete. We have a few new photos in Show and Tell and in the Finish It! Club. Instructions for the ornaments we made on Aug 4 appear in the Archive of classes. A "what you need" page for the project Jeanne H. is presenting on August 18 is available on the upcoming classes page. Remember to bring in those packages of underwear and socks for tickets to the quilt drawing (see post below). For each pair of socks or underwear you will receive a ticket. If you bring in a package of 6 pairs of socks that's 6 tickets, a package of 3 underwear is 3 tickets, you get the idea. The donations go to the Kid's Closet of Storehouse West. 

There are a few spaces left for the Hummingbird Quilt Camp in September. Barb S. needs to collect money by mid August if you want to go. Please see the upcoming Classes page for more details and contact Barb today to negotiate payment and get on the final list.

Happy Sewing, Holly

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hello Everyone,
We will be raffling off a lovely lap quilt made by Thimbleweed members, exclusively for Thimbleweed members. A single ticket will cost you a pair of socks or underwear (any gender, any size) for the Kids Closet of Storehouse West. Tickets will be available at the meetings in Aug through October and the Drawing will be held at the October 20 meeting.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hello everyone,
     I hope your summer has been going well and you are finding ways of staying cool. I've been busy and away from my computer but am back in the groove - at least a little bit. 
     You can find updated sections on this blog in the Show and Tell and Finish It! Club sections. 
     There is information and items needed for upcoming classes at the meetings in the upcoming classes section. 
     We had some great demonstrations on 4 ways to do flying geese at our July 7 meeting. Those handouts can be found in the archive of classes.
     Remember it is time to renew your membership to Thimbleweed Quilters for the next fiscal year. Information on how to do that appears in the Ragweed newsletter.
     It also time to register for the Hummingbird Thimbleweed quilt Retreat. The basic flyer appears below and more information on the two classes can be found in the upcoming classes tab. 
Happy Stitching, Holly

Friday, May 6, 2016


SUNDAY, May 15, 2016
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Veterans’ Memorial Park,
Pinetree Road, Rio Rancho
(Between the Rio Rancho Main Post Office and Esther Bone Library)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thimbleweed Spring Retreat

We hope you will join us for the Thimbleweed Spring Retreat happening April 21st and 28th, 2016. On the 21st we will begin at 9:30am with a regular but brief meeting as our second monthly date. Then everyone who wants to is invited to stay to learn the techniques and quilt that Pat R. and Kristen I. are sharing. Please be sure to look under upcoming meetings for the cutting and preparation instructions for this project. Those wanting to work on their own projects and UFO's are very welcome. Please bring your own lunch. The space will be available until 2:30. On the 28th we will meet at out regular time of 9:30 am. No meeting at this one, just sewing and fun with fellow members. Again please bring your lunch and plan to stay until the 2:30 closing time.

New photos of Show and Tell are up. Also some of them are this month's Finish It! projects so be sure to click on that tab. If your project was a Finish It! item and didn't get included on that page. Please let Holly P. know. We'll get you showing in all the right spots!

If you want to see the presentation board that Judy G. had at the April 7 meeting, click on the Archive of Classes tab. Upcoming meetings has what you will need and the Archive of Classes has past project instructions and presenters in case you want a refresher or have a question.

Happy Stitching! Holly P.

Monday, April 4, 2016

NMQA Programs

I’m the program chairperson for the New Mexico Quilters Association, and wanted to share with your guild three of our upcoming workshops. We would like to offer places in any of these workshops to Thimbleweeds for our member price ($53.59), rather than the non-member price.

On May 15, we are hosting Barbara J. Eikmeier for a Back Basting Appliqué workshop. Her latest book is Back Basting Appliqué ( She is also lecturing on Monday, May 16th at 9:30 AM, and her subject will be Just Solids. I’ve known Barb for a very long time, and I can highly recommend her classes. 

In June (26 and 27) we are hosting Ami Simms for two workshops and a lecture. The first workshop is Crumb Piecing on Sunday the 26th, and the second is Twisted Sister on Monday the 27th. Her lecture is the evening of the 27th, titled How Not To Make a Prizewinning Quilt. 

People can call or e-mail me if they are interested. I’d sure be grateful if you would announce these opportunities to your guild, and I hope to see some of you in one or more of these events. 

Thanks very much
Sally Schneider
10408 Calle Chulita NW
Albuquerque NM 87114
Quilter, Author, Teacher, happily retired

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Something New

Hello Everyone,
There is something new to see here on our blog every couple of weeks. Show and Tell is a fun section to scroll through to get inspiration and see what your quilting friends are accomplishing. There's a new Finish It Club section highlighting some of the projects that people are completing for the monthly challenge. Upcomimg Classes has information about this year's Spring Retreat happening April 21 and 28. And be sure to share the information about our Outdoor Quilt show in May that appears below. Happy Stitching!