Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hello Everyone,
I hope the winds are blowing fun your way. Show & Tell has been updated with photos from Today's meeting and the April 5th meeting that I missed. Many thanks to Faye H for being substitute photographer. Please remember that the Outdoor Quilt show is This Sunday, April 22. All the information is available under the Upcoming Meetings Tab. Today was Part 1 of Spring Retreat. Part 2 happens next week April 26, 9:30 am-2 pm. there is no meeting so you have the whole time to sew.
Our next regular meeting is May 3 with Barbara Gary presenting Borders Revisited. May 17 is the Mother's Day Tea. Hope to see you at as many of the happenings as possible.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Our meeting on March 15 was busy and successful. We had some lovely Show & Tell, a used book sale, sign-ups for the Outdoor Quilt Show and May Tea Party, and Quilts available for purchase from the collection of Gloria Shapiro. If you want any more information on any of these happenings, please see the Message from Holly tab and contact the appropriate person. We also heard of a great possibility if you would like to use your own photos on fabric. Turbo Threads (1503 Golf Course Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Phone: (505) 999-1234) has a service available in which they will take your photos and digitally print them to quality cotton fabric which results in a deeper dyed and wash resistant finish than a home ink jet printer. Perhaps this will help with your memory quilts and creative ideas. We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Retreat beginning April 19 after the regular meeting and at the Outdoor Quilt Show on Sunday, April 22.
Happy Stitching, Holly

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Another information packed meeting for Thimbleweed Quilters on this March 1st day. There were the first of the Finish-It Club finishers and the first set of Seminole Row finishers. We had a winner for the Community Service Panel Quilt Challenge and many inspiring Show & Tell items. Enjoy browsing the Quilt travels and Quilt shows and events that you won't want to miss.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hello Everyone, 
Another successful meeting  on a uniquely rainy day in NM occurred Feb 15. We had plenty of information and a some wonderful Show&Tell that members shared. The selling of Raffle tickets began for the 2018 fund raising quilt and it's a beauty. More information will appear on this blog soon. Information about the 2018 Thimbleweed Quilters Outdoor Quilt Show is available on the Quilt Shows and Events Tab. We hope you will join us for Community Service Sewing on March 1st to put together flannel blocks for the UNM pediatrics unit.  May your sewing go smoothly. Happy Stitching., Holly P

Friday, February 2, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Our February 1st meeting was useful and busy. There are some lovely Show & Tell to browse as well as lot of new information about the quilt being presented at Spring Retreat (see Upcoming Meetings.)
Start planning which quilts you want to bring to display for the Outdoor Quilt Show in Rio Rancho on April 22 and Get your electronic entries for the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council off-year show by February 25, 2018. Information is on the Quilt Shows and Events tab. Many members also had a great day making Fleece Hats for charity. If anyone has photos please sen them to me. Thanks.
Happy Stitching, Holly

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Activities for Thimbleweed Quilters have begun for 2018! Please be sure to check out the Finish-it Club 2018 for information about how to join in this year's on-going effort to help you finish (or begin) those projects. Also on this page you will find information about the Row-of-the-Month pattern available called Seminole Sampler by Reeze of Morning Glory Designs. Our Community Service committee has several projects in the works and would appreciate your efforts and skills to help various organizations in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area. Be sure to take a look at this meeting's Show & Tell. We have some ambitious and talented members to give you inspiration. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting! 
Happy Stitching, Holly

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hello Everyone,
We had a pleasant time at the the annual Soup and Conversation meeting to start the New Year.  Show & Tell began with a bang with several lovely quilts and projects presented.There are several ongoing and new projects planned for Thimbleweed Quilters in 2018. Check out the upcoming meetings tab to stay current. Several openings are available in the schedule to present a demonstration or project for the group to participate. If you have an idea for a project you would like to see happen or are willing to present/teach, please let Benee K, Irene R, or myself know and we'll work with you about it. Be planning your list for the Finish-it Club 2018 registration beginning at our next meeting on January 18. There will be more news about a possible Row of the Month and sew-alongs you might want to join. Thimbleweed Quilters is your group. Let's make 2018 a fun-filled year.
Happy Stitching, Holly P