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.
Whew, I don't know about you all, but I'm beat (in a happy sort of way). Thanks to each of you for helping out with our show today. We had a great turn out (thanks Kathy S. for publicity). We were refreshed with snacks and cold water (thanks Wanda, Jerry, Kathy and Barbara S.). Our raffle quilt was prominently displayed (thanks Vicki, Pat and crew). We had lots of quilts to enjoy and great vendors to share our money with. There was top notch recorded music (thanks honey) and live music (again, thanks Pat). And to all of you who were in charge of the weather - you did an OUTSTANDING job!! I believe there will be pictures on the blog soon.
This is the week for our meeting!
*We'll have block of the month with Diane.
* Remember your strips for the batik swap.
*Remember your springtime handmade potholder for the potholder swap.
*Colleen and friends will have a demo you'll want to watch so you'll be prepared for the tessellation class at the second May meeting. You'll also need to sign up for the class in order to get instructions and the super secret tool!
*And check out the library, pick up a treasure off the free table, and chat with friends.
This is the last meeting to sign up for dangles, and for those who have signed up, we'll have an exact count at the end of the meeting.
If you made one of Linda's purses, bring it along for the show and tell "Purse Parade".
Remember to sign up for the June Spring Retreat. You won't want to miss all of the fun we're going to have (and good food too).
Also, take a minute to sign up for one of the many jobs we'll have at the quilt show. We'll be looking for cookies and baked goodies, sodas, white glove ladies, greeters and raffle ticket sellers. Mostly though what we need are lots and lots and lots of quilts and beautiful weather!
From Sue and Robin and Kathy:
Good Sunday morning, Ladies! This Thursday, April 19th, is our Community Service sew-in. We are hosting a 'Salad' potluck. Thimbleweeds is providing the lettuce, please bring anything you'd like to eat with, in or on the lettuce. i.e. ground beef, shredded chicken, veggies, fruit, cheese, pasta salads, fruit salads, etc, etc.
As promised, Robin and I went shopping, we have door prizes for all participants. We will be doing the Disappearing 9-patch. Don't know what that is? We'll have samples and teach you how to do it! We'll also have some strip quilts to sew, and I'm working on a simple flannel Brick quilt as well. I have two kid quilts that are pinned and ready to be quilted if you'd like to attempt that. There will be something for everyone! So bring your sewing machine and normal sewing supplies. Do something you know, learn something new. Do it by yourself or with a partner. Let's have a fun and productive day.
Thanks! Sue, Robin and Kathy.
P.S. Thanks to those who have given us Red, White and Blue blocks. We'll be collecting them all year and assembling quilts as we get enough blocks to make a top.