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