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August 15, 2017 – “Sunshine Joe” at Carnegie Center

Debbie and Luann recently enjoyed a presentation from “Sunshine Joe”, a local, yet nationally known, textile artist, at the Carnegie Center’s “Lunch and Learn” program.  Joe Mallard is known for his freeform embroidered tapestries, using bright colors, geometric designs, and stitches of his own invention.  Many of his pieces include men’s neckties, covered and surrounded by text […]

August 3, 2017 – LNT Birthday Dinner

Louisville Nimble Thimbles celebrated 38 years as a guild at our annual Birthday Dinner.  In addition to the fabulous food, we enjoyed lots of door prizes, sew-and-tell, the President’s Challenge, and a surprise for one of our youngest members who is expecting her first child in October. If anyone left hungry, it was their own […]

July 27, 2017 – Sit and Sew

This “all day and into the evening” marathon was so productive!  Last week we quilted fifty quilts at Quilted Joy, and quite a few were taken home to add binding.  Many of these were returned today, and more bindings were added during the day.  Members worked on their UFO’s, Cuddle Care quilts, State Fair entries, and […]

July 20, 2017 – Cuddle Care at Quilted Joy

What a day!  The work actually began the day before when Vivian, Betty, and Janet met with Angela and her staff at Quilted Joy to put the backings on six long-arms machines.  Up to ten backings were sewn together so that the quilt tops could be sewn on Thursday one after the other, without taking […]

July 6, 2017 – Meeting photos

To introduce the class on making a Victorian Crazy Quilt Stocking, Barbara shared a Victorian era antique crazy quilt.  It was made somewhere between 1850 and 1880, and has been well preserved.  It was a treat to see this amazing work of art.  Thanks for sharing this, Barbara, and for teaching the class.  Finished stockings […]

June 15, 2017 – Quilt of Valor

Thanks to Vivian for coordinating this Quilt of Valor group meeting and to the 18 members who gathered to work on this year’s QOV which will be presented to a veteran at a ceremony this fall.  Ceremony details will be shared later. The quilt utilizes colonial shades of patriotic colored friendship stars placed in a diagonal on a […]

June 15, 2017 – Sew and Tell

Lots of Sew and Tell and Cuddle Care quilts at this meeting!  What a busy group of quilters! Barbara also shared the crazy Christmas stocking which she will be teaching in a class on July 6 at the 6:30 meeting. Two Friendship Star Wreaths from class Susan W. recently taught. Polly’s Block of the Month Ann made […]

June 1, 2017 – Meeting

We had about forty members and guests present to hear Pam Shartzer’s presentation on the 2017 Kentucky State Fair and quilt entries in the Textile Division.  It was quite an informative meeting!  Included below are documents “Technical Points of Judging” and “Judge’s Critique” which may be helpful as you prepare your entries for the fair. Several members shared the quilt […]

May 18, 2017 – Meeting

We had fun learning Susan’s Friendship Circle Wreath.  There are sure to be some finished quilt-tops to share at the next meeting. Here are some of the things shared during Sew-and-Tell. Two more finished quilt tops from the “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” appliqué class.  Notice the one on the left has a ribbon on her […]

May 4, 2017 – Meeting

Everyone enjoyed learning how to make the Bento Box block, and several quilts were shared during our Show and Tell time. Members who missed the meeting and who would like to make a block for the Cuddle Care quilt, Luann will post the directions on the member area and you can get matching fabric from […]