Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hello Everyone,
This blog is updated for September. If you want to review what happened at the Continuous Bias Binding Workshop please check out the Archive of Classes Tab. The information you may need for Hummingbird Camp projects is still under the Upcoming Meeting tab.

I will be unable to attend the October 6, October 20 and November 3 meetings. Faye has kindly offered to take pictures while I am away. I will be in and out during those weeks and will try to keep the written portions of the blog as current as possible. Photos will be updated after the November 17 meeting. I appreciate your your interest and patience.

Happy Stitching!
Holly P.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Hello Everyone,
Updates for Early September have been made. Be sure to see the Show and Tell and the Finish It! Club sections to admire what your sister quilters have accomplished. Also there will be a couple more meetings for you to bring in items for the Kid's Closet at Storehouse West and earn tickets for the fabulous quilt that will be raffled Oct 20, 2016. Please see the photo below for a picture of the quilt and more details. They need pajamas for all ages and sizes as well as socks and underwear. Please help out as much as you can. The bins are pretty bare. I hope you are all enjoying the slightly cooler temperatures now that Autumn is on its way. Happy Stitching, Holly P.

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.