Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Photos from October 19 and November 2, 2017 have been posted. Show and Tell has been very inspiring and Finish it Club is closing out strongly. Please be sure to look at the Quilt Show and Events tab for information about entering the April 2018 fiber arts show that the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council is organizing. Please feel free to browse. If you have photos from Thimbleweed Quilters and would like to have them appear on this blog, please email your submissions to Holly P.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Thimbleweed Quilters had another interesting meeting today. There were some beautiful pieces at Show & Tell. The photos that Page G kindly took for me at the Sept. 21 meeting are posted as well. After the meeting 21 quilters brought their machines and worked on the goal of 100 doll bed quilts. We'll hear about how successful that was at the next meeting. The 25th Birthday Bash for Thimbleweed Quilters is the next meeting. Please see the Upcoming meetings tab for details on the project and what to bring. There will be Cake!
Happy Stitching, Holly P.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Show & Tell  and Finish-it Club photos from Sept.7 are posted. Be sure to check out the upcoming meetings information for changes that are not in your Ragweed. I hope everyone who is attending the Fall Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp has a great time. I'll miss it this year and look forward to seeing all your great creations.
Happy Stitching!
Holly

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Show & Tell photos from the August 17 meeting have been posted. There are also a couple new items on the Fun Times page to check out, including how to get a copy of the "Swap Meet" pattern that Linda K was sharing. If you are going to the Fall Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp on September 15, please be sure to check out the Quilt Shows and Events tab. There is a link to the apron pattern that is being used for the swap. Please be sure to submit photos and a brief description of any quilt shows and trips you enjoy to Holly P . There is a tab called Quilt Travels that is a great place to share inspiration.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hello Everyone,
The August update on the blog is complete. There are lots of photos in the Show & Tell with the Finish-it-Club entries being a majority. Way to get things completed ladies! Faye taught a well attended class on her notebook cover. Instructions with photos are available under the Fun Times tab. Check out the Upcoming Meetings tab so you are ready for each meeting. Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to see on the blog. If you would like join me in writing on this blog, contact me. I will guide you in the use of the site. I would enjoy having more input and help keeping the information flowing. Meanwhile,
Happy Stitching! Holly

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying the blog. This week there are a couple new additions under the Quilt Shows and Events tab. Instructions and supply lists for the projects being presented at our meetings appear in the Upcoming Meetings tab. The latest reminder email has been posted under Email Updates from Holly. I'm enjoying the rain in Albuquerque and the cooler Summer temperatures, are you? 
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hello Everyone,
It was a quick and effective meeting today, Thursday July 20, 2017. We were encouraged to sign up for the Fall Retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp - details are under the "Quilt Shows and Events" tab, and there were sign-ups for Faye's notebook cover project on Aug 3 and for Kathy S's  class on mitered borders Aug 17. Please email either of them if you are interested in that class. They are both in your directory. There are a few new Show & Tell items under that tab. Details from Benee's "Hot Britches Potholder" class will appear soon under the "Fun Times" tab. Please let me know if there is anything else that you would like to see published here on the Thimbleweed Quilters blog.
Happy Stitching, Holly

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hello Everyone,
The first of the month Show & Tell photos and the Finish-it-Club photos are up. Lots of great work and inspiration! Great job everyone! Under the "Quilt Shows and Events" tab are some details about the 2017 Fall quilting retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp. Remember you must be an up-to-date paid member to register. Information about memberships can be found in the July 6 entry on the "E-mail Update from Holly" tab. Information about upcoming classes has been updated. I hope you are enjoying this blog and keeping informed about what your Thimbleweed Quilters group is doing. We hope to see you often at our meetings and events.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hello Everyone, 
I hope your summer is going well. Our next meeting is July 6. There are more fun things coming up so be sure to checkout the Email reminders, Upcoming meetings, and Quilting events tabs. Browse around and see what's new.
Happy Stitching, Holly P

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hello Everyone,
We had a lively meeting on May 18 with our Tea Party. Please see the Fun Times tab for highlights of the event. Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta happened and many of our Thimbleweed Quilters participating. The show had so many beautiful quilts and other fiber based art to view and some intriguing shopping too. Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council will have its Education Committee Show in April 2018 and the next Fiber Arts Fiesta is planned for May 2019. Thimbleweed Quilters have a lot planned too. Two classes will be presented at the June meetings. Kennie W is presenting the Candle Wreath project on June 1st. Please contact her if you want to participate but haven't signed up. Faye H is presenting an easy pre-quilted Sling Purse project at the June 15 meeting. Please let her know you want to participate. Supply lists for both of these classes are under the Upcoming Classes tab. On July 6 Debbie Jones is presenting a class for us titled “Butterfly Garden” $35 registration continues through June 15. Sounds like Summer is off to a busy project filled start. See you there!
Happy Stitching, Holly P
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Our first meeting of May was a jam-packed morning of information and frivolity. Grace won the rework quilt from our Outdoor Quilt Show raffle. Sandra Eichenberg, owner of Quilts Ole, gave us some insight on the quality of fabrics available at your local independent quilt shops and how she chooses bolts to have in the shop. Finish-it-Club participants were busy and lot of great project were shown. Please check out the regular section of this blog for photos of these and information on upcoming meetings and events. Our next meeting on May 18 will be our annual Tea. Please contact Anna Mae F if you want to participate but still need to sign-up.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Our first meeting of April was busy and full of beautiful items to admire. Please check out the Show & Tell and Finish-it-Club 2017 sections for inspiration from our members. We also had a presentation of 3 choices from Debbie Jones for a class she will teach on July 6. Those present voted for their favorite. the votes will be tallied and results provided at the next meeting, April 20. Cost for the class will be $35, supply lists will be provided and sign-ups will begin as soon as we know which class was chosen.

April is a busy month for Thimbleweed Quilters. Our in-house Spring retreat begins April 20 during the regular meeting time. The Great Outdoor quilt show at Veterans Memorial Park in Rio Rancho is on Sunday April 23. Please see the Quilt shows section for more details and wish us fair weather and gentle breezes. Spring Retreat 2017 finishes up with during an extra meeting day on April 27. Please check out Upcoming meetings for more details.

May your Spring bring you much creativity and friendship. Happy Stitching, Holly

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hello Everyone,
I have updated the blog today so please enjoy browsing through the categories to see the latest information on our various events. There are new Show & Tell photos from today's meeting and scroll on down to  February 16 to see the newly uploaded photos for that meeting as well. More information on upcoming meetings has been added and remember to look at the Quilt Shows and Events also.

Debbie Jones was unable to attend our meeting today. We will reschedule with her and still have the opportunity to choose a class for her to teach in July.

Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta is fast approaching, May 19-21. Thimbleweed Quilters is a large group member and we need you to help us fulfill our volunteer obligation for the show. If you volunteer for a 2-3 hour time slot in any of our 3 categories you will get Free Admission into the event for that day also. Please see Kathy Sublett at a meeting or give her a call to sign up.

Spring is arriving! May you enjoy the warm weather and Happy Stitching! Holly P.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hello Everyone,
It was a big day for information and show and tell at the Thimbleweed Quilters meeting today. Please check out all of the folks who showed their #5 Finish-It-Club project as the first chosen for 2017. Information on upcoming classes and quilt shows can be found under those tabs. We have a new column for Quilts you've seen on your travels. Please send me photos to add! Lots of updated details. Keep looking through and keep up to date with your group! 
Happy Stitching! Holly P

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hello Everyone,
There are a few updates to notice. Lots of news in the Reminders from Holly that was sent out today. Upcoming classes has details about Anna Mae's Craft Supply Carrier and notes about the Debbie Jones trunk show and class options. I will be unable to attend the February 16 meeting so be good to Faye H as my photographer stand in and the pictures she gets will be uploaded after the March 2 meeting.  Also a reminder, entries for the Albuquerque fiber Art Fiesta are due March 1st. Please see their website for details and digital entries.
Happy Quilting, Holly

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hello Everyone,
We had a fun meeting with the ladies that help run the show at Thimbleweed Quilters. I hope you take an opportunity to join in and support your friends in providing the many classes, projects and community service creations that are planned. Let's make this year an interesting and fulfilling year for Thimbleweed Quilters. 

On a side note, did anyone take a picture of me in my Photographer/Press outfit? If so, would you please share a copy with me? Email or text will work. Contact me at holika@comcast.net if you can share. Thank you!

Please check out the updates here on the blog. We have a new Show&Tell tab for 2017, There are updates in the Upcoming meetings and Quilt shows tabs and a new Community Service tab. Please be sure to check back often for updates on all these amazing events and opportunities to share your sewing and quilting skills.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Meeting Notes

Hello Everyone,
Thimbleweed's first meeting of 2017 went very well. We had plenty of announcements on upcoming events and activities. Here are a few highlights: 
1) If you are interested in contributing to the quilt show that will hand at the Loma Colorado library for the month of February, please bring your quilt(s) to the next meeting. Page Gettman is collecting them and will be there to hang them on January 23 in the morning. Please volunteer to help hang the display. For more information please contact Page G. 
2) Entries are being accepted for the 2017 Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. You need 2 photos of your entry and the form to be considered for the show. all the details and the form are available on the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council website. Electronic submissions are being accepted. Albuq Fiber Arts Fiesta 2017
4) finish It club 2017 will have forms available at the next meeting and they should be available on this blog soon as well. Please see the Upcoming meetings tab or the email updates tab for more information. get your list ready!
3) Future classes: Anna Mae is presenting a class in March on creating an Art Tote out of a store bought placemat. she will have placemats available for $! and clipboards for $2 if you want them. Bobbie P is considering a class for her roll up sewing kit. Kits will be available for approx $10 and she needs 10-12 people for the class to happen. Please let her know if you are interested.
4) Our community Service Team is looking into various projects for us to contribute. Please let Anna Mae know if you have suggestions.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Our First meeting of 2017 is on January 5. Please see the Updates from Holly for details on what to bring and how how to help. I look forward to seeing you there!
Happy Stitching, Holly