Thursday, August 21, 2014

AQS Show & Upcoming Retreat

Hello Quilters,
Hummingbird Quilt Camp is almost here! I can't wait. We have all kinds of fun things planned. Remember last year and the wild weather we had. The water was rushing down the cliff walls and over the road! Hopefully it will be beautiful fall weather by then, but come prepared. Look in the newsletter for more info.
It's going to be time to start putting together the calendar for next year soon. Be thinking about what you might want to teach or learn. We will be signing teachers up soon.
We voted at the last meeting to ask NMQA if they could help us with volunteers for the AQS show in January. In exchange for their help they can bring their raffle quilt to sell tickets on. We were in agreement that this is a good idea. Now Barbara G and Afton will take the proposal to the NMQA board for their approval. We will keep the coat & package check room for our money maker at the AQS show.
Happy Stitching,
Colleen Konetzni

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Finally, this is Thimbleweeds week!  We'll be meeting at Star Heights rather than Sabana Grande.

There is a lot going on!
1.  Pay the remainder of your camp fee.
2.  Sign up for Kathy Sublett or Barbara Gary's class.  There is a $5 kit fee for either class.
3.  Dangle swap.  Bring your 25 dangles to the meeting.  If you don't bring them, or send them with a friend, you're out of luck...there's no easy way to include latecomers.
4.  Call Becky Welch if you want a thread or fabric kit for camp.

This is the meeting for Jeanne's cute styrofoam lunch carrier, so come prepared!  Please bring your own extension cords, irons, etc, since we won't have the supplies from Sabana.

And...between the ticket sales at Thimbleweeds and Fay's efforts with Civitan, we've already raised nearly $150 on the raffle quilt by Holly and Kathy L. for the Rio Rancho girl who is hving an organ transplant!

And, below is a note from Barbara Gary:

I Hate to Paper Piece but…
Dear Thimbleweed members. 
It is with great joy that I want to share the fabulous techniques I have learned over the past three years on my journey to become a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor.  On September 18, I will be teaching some of the techniques needed to make one of Brad and Judy Niemeyer’s fascinating quilts. Foundation papers will be provided to make an 18 inch block which can then be used to create a pillow or a customized bag or a wall hanging.
 When you have completed this block I hope that you will be able to fill in the rest of the class title with things like
… I like this method,
… I’m hooked on the precision of this method, or
… I like this method so much I want to make a king size Bali Wedding Star.
A $5.00 fee will cover the cost of the papers provided for this class. There will be a sign-up sheet and a supply list available for this class beginning August 21 so that I have a count for the patterns. I will need to have my final count by September 4, 2014. If you can’t make the meeting to sign up, please contact me
Barbara Gary

 And this note comes from Lynn:
 Hello Thimbleweeders!
Seems like we’re having a very hard time getting our Christmas in July (August – September) quilt raffled off.  Anyway, with the change in our meetings in August, I’d like to postpone food collection once again until September.  So thanks for your patience and come with your bags of food for StoreHouse West in September.  Thanks for your support!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I received news from Loretta Trescott and Hazel, that Dorothea Stoffer passed away on Saturday.  She was a member for many years.  I remember her as a quiet, but witty, kind and thoughtful woman.  There won't be any services, but if you want to send a card the address is in your membership roster.

And, while I've got your attention...most of you received word that the next two meetings will be at Star Heights.  If you weren't notified (like me), perhaps you've neglected to pay your membership.  I found out it's really quick to just call Parks and Rec and charge it to your card :)

Hope you've got your dangles done and the quilting part of Jeanne's class - if not, you have homework this week!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dues are Due

If you haven't paid for your membership yet, please call 505-891-7205 to pay by credit card, or submit your check so that you continue receiving the newsletter and can come to our annual retreat.

New Meeting Destination for Aug.

For the month of Aug. we will be meeting at the Star Heights Recreation Center by Wal-Mart on Southern and Unser. The address is 800 Polaris, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Monday, August 4, 2014

I received this note from Anita this evening.  I think she'd also appreciate a quick note or card.  I can tell you from experience that cards and notes work miracles!

A note to ask for prayers for husband Ed, who became seriously ill, was hospitalized the 27th.  He had a challenging, gangrenous gall bladder surgery of five hours on the 29th. Prayers would be appreciated, especially that there's no more complications.
Thanks so very much,
Anita Blanton 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

No Meeting This Week

There will not be a meeting the first week in Aug.