Thimbleweed Quilters is a program of the City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Thimbleweed Quilters meet the first and third Thursday of each month from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Sabana Grande Recreation Center in Rio Rancho.
This Thursday is our meeting, and what a fun one it will be. We have lots going on.
Linda will be teaching her drawstring purse class. Be sure to come prepared with all your supplies. You probably won't need a lunch, but you might want to bring a snack.
We will begin taking signups for the "Spring" retreat that will be in June this year. Come see the samples and pick a class that you'll enjoy.
Vicki will be selling tickets and checking out tickets for the crazy quilt. Just a reminder, this is our fundraising quilt for the year. This money pays for lots of the fun things we do at Thimbleweeds, like programs, community service, coffee and tea, copies of patterns, and other extras we all enjoy. I hope you'll check out a package of 10 tickets to sell to your friends and family. If you have a group meeting where you can sell tickets, we can let you take the quilt along. Thanks Vicki for working on this project.
The community service ladies have asked us each to contribute at least one 12" red/white and blue block. Let's surprise them with loads of these blocks they can use for an upcoming project. Colleen and I made a few in just a couple of hours with left over scraps.
Newsletter stuff is due to Rosemary this Friday.
If you have a chance, be sure and see the Rio Rancho in the Albuquerque Journal from Saturday. There is a nice article about our own Lorraine Goss and her pillowcase project.