Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Linda Littman

Did you know our own Linda Littman teaches ribbon embroidery classes at Nob Hill Fabrics on Central in Albuquerque? Check out her handiwork.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Catwalk


The class is 16 easy to piece blocks with sashing and enclosed by two borders.  The blocks are a modified 9-patch and a modified log cabin.  This is a great quilt to use your novelty fabrics, as there is a "fussy cut" center in both blocks.  The fussy cut blocks measure 4 1/2 inches. 
You will need:
A - 9 patch centers (fussy cut)       3/8 yd. 
B - 9 patch rectangles                1 1/3 yd.
        sashing & binding
C -9 patch cornerstones                1/3 yd.
        sashing squares
D - Log Center (fussy cut)             3/8 yd.
E - Log One                                  1/3 yd.
F - Log Two                                  3/4 yd
Backing                                        3 1/2 yd.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fundraising

We have raised $140.87 for Thimbleweeds through iGive. All you need to do is sign up, choose Thimbleweeds as your cause, download the iGive button so it can be added to your internet toolbar, and purchases whatever you would online. iGive will automatically provide a donation to Thimbleweeds when you make purchases at participating stores. Go to http://www.igive.com/button/ to start raising money for Thimbleweeds.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Christmas in July Quilt Raffle

Thimbleweeders!  Here comes our Christmas in July Quilt Raffle.  Each year during the 2 meetings in July we ask that you bring non-perishable food items for StoreHouse West.  For every item that you bring, you receive a ticket for a chance to win a wonderful quilt.  This raffle is only open to Thimbleweed members and you only have two meetings to bring food and get tickets.  There will be a truck or car parked out front at Sabano Grande for the July meetings.  Please bring your food items in grocery bags or boxes, so we can just load them into the vehicle.  

This year we have a beautiful 12 Days of Christmas quilt to raffle off.  It's 46" x 57", so it's a great size to use as a wall hanging or lap quilt.  Do you need a Christmas quilt for someone on your gift list?  Here's a good opportunity to save yourself some sewing and donate to a great cause all at once.  Special thanks to Kathy Sublett who donated the fabric for the top and pieced it, Barbara Striegel who donated the backing and binding material, Diane Bourg who quilted it, and the many folks who sewed on the binding while they manned the Thimbleweed booth during Fiber Arts Fiesta.

I hope we can collect even more food to donate this year and the need seems to continue to grow.  Thanks for all your help and support.