Programs

Our quilting group strives to share knowledge and skills with everyone in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area who has an interest in quilting. Most classes, workshop, demos, and lectures are free for our members.

If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com.

Sewing Machine & Basic Supplies include:

Sewing machine, manual, and tools
Extra needles (hand & machine)
Thread<
Bobbins
Pins
Scissors
Seam ripper
Rotary Cutter
Rulers
Small cutting board (12 x 18)
Iron and ironing surface
Extension cord<

Should a full size cutting mat or 24” ruler be required for a specific class, they will be provided by LNT.

 

IMPORTANT:  If Jefferson County Schools are closed or if they close early because of inclement weather on our meeting day, our meeting will be cancelled.

Check particular meeting locations prior to the meeting time as it is sometimes necessary to change the location at the last minute.

If you missed signing up for an event during our meetings you can email nimblethimbles@aol.com.

2020

March 19, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm  Cuddle Care

Cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Pinwheels

March 25, 2020 –  6:30 pm Quilt of Honor

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Location is American Legion G.I. Joe Post 244 at 3408 College Drive in J-town.

April 2, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – “Intro to Designing Your Own Quilt Pattern Using Graph Paper” – Julie Mackell

Cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Julie Mackell will demonstrate how to design, cut and piece a simple personalized quilt pattern using graph paper. It’s a great visual tool to insure each of your blocks are constructed accurately to form the quilt you envision. Useful ideas, tips and resources will be shared to assist you in independently producing your own special creation.

Supplies Needed: (to participate)

Graph paper (Sugg. 1” grid blocks)
Ruler
Black lead pencil
Pencil sharpener
Colored pencils
Black Sharpie

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

April 16, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm – Yo-Yo’s and More – Arline Hawkins

Cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Join Arline for this 2 part sewing class. It is hands on making yo-yo’s and learning the proper way to join them together. Arline will bring some of her completed Yo-Yo projects to serve as inspiration. Then, time permitting a bonus class to make a Thread Catcher bag!

Supplies Needed for Yo-Yo Class:

Clover Yo-Yo Maker (if you have one)
Scissors
Hand quilting thread (if you have)
5 inch fabric squares will be provided for those with Yo-Yo makers. Circle templates will be provided for those without a Yo-Yo maker. Also includes upholstery and hand quilting thread.

Supplies for Thread Catcher Class:

Bring your choice of fabric cut to the following sizes:
9” x 21” for body
7” x 7” square for body
2” x 13” strip for flange
9” x 21” for lining
6.5” x 17.5” rectangle of fusible fleece.
Your choice of thread
Normal sewing supplies and sewing machine.

If you like keeping your hands busy while watching TV or waiting in a doctor or dentist office, then Yo Yos are for you. Yo Yos are fast and easy to make and are versatile. Use them to make a design like a basket pillow or Christmas tree or use as an embellishment on your quilts, clothing or shoes.  The uses are endless.

When sewing, do you throw your thread ends or scraps on the floor only to clean them up later?

Well, this cute and easy “thread catcher bag” will save you time and keep your sewing area clean

Location: Tway House

May 7, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm– The Art of Sashiko – Ruby Backert – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Ruby Backert will be demonstrating Sashiko, a hand embroidery technique that originated in Japan. It’s original use was to patch fabric/clothing but is now more commonly used as a unique decorative or all-over pattern. Ruby will be instructing us in completing a small coaster.

If you wish to have hands-on practice during the meeting , a kit ($4.00) of all necessary supplies will be offered but not mandatory. You are welcome also to be an  observer.  It is very important to know that if you wish a kit be reserved for you, YOU MUST SIGN UP IN SIGN UP BINDER AND INDICATE YOU WANT TO PURCHASE A KIT, else one will not be available on night of meeting. Please come and learn a new skill to be used as an enhancement to your quilts.

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

May 21, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm  Maryhurst Tote Bags – Betty Smith

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Attention Makers! We’re getting together to assemble Maryhurst bags! Bring your sewing machine, a lunch or snack and let’s get sewing! There are a lot of kits

available so maybe we can break our own record this year! These tote bags are so appreciated by the girls at Maryhurst and what a great way to spend time sewing with friends.

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

June 4, 2020- 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – State Fair Information – Susan Hoferkamp

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, possibly have on zoom.
So many look forward to this meeting every year! With the 2020 Fair only 5 months away now is the time to get your State Fair questions answered and sign up to volunteer before and during the Fair. LNT member, Susan Hoferkamp, Textile Department Superintendent, will bring books for everyone and update us on what is new in the textile department. There will be plenty of time for your general questions as well. If you plan to enter a quilt or quilts into the Fair this year or in the future, or even if you don’t, you will not want to miss this meeting! The 116th Kentucky State Fair runs from August 20th through August 30th.

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylors ville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

June 18, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm – Quilt for Veteran – Robbie Altman

Cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Join us as we get together to piece the top for our annual Quilt for Veteran program, made to honor a local serving military member or veteran at a presentation later in the year. Pattern, instruction, and material provided. Please bring your basic sewing supplies and a medium blending thread (quilt will be red, white and blue), and your own brown bag lunch. These quilts are always so beautiful so please come and be part of something so special.

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

July 2, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

SAVE THE DATE July 15th 7pm-8pm
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Wednesday July 15th     7pm – 8pm
Side parking lot of the Jeffersonian
Rain or Shine

LNT Pick Up /Drop Off Opportunity

• Have you been collecting stuff for QDO?
• Are you overrun with bottle tops for Mary?
• Have you finished a Cuddle Care quilt or Maryhurst kit that you need to turn in?
• Have you made some binding for CuddleCare?
• Are you out of Maryhurst Bag Kits?

We have been unable to drop off and/or pick up stuff at our regular meetings for the last 3-4 months.

Committee representatives (Cuddle Care, Maryhurst, Quilters’ Day Out Boutique) and the LNT Board will be available in the side parking lot of the Jeffersonian on Wednesday, July 15, from 7 pm to 8 pm.

We will practice social distancing and welcome face masks.

Please note this is not intended as a gathering,
just an exchange/swap opportunity.

July 16, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Quilting Cuddle Care Quilts at Quilted Joy –
10302 Bluegrass Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299

July 23, 2020 –  10 am – ? pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .

Binding the cuddle care quilts quilted at Quilted Joy

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Sew and Vac  8118 Preston Hwy Louisville, Ky 40219
 

August 6, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

August 20, 2020 –  10 am – 2 pm

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .
Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

September 3, 2020 – 6:30

Will be rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic .

pm – 8:30 pm

Location: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

September 17, 2020 -10 am – 2 pm

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. .

October 1, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Block 5 of the LNT Block of the Meeting Mystery Quilt
“Happiness is Quil!ng Together”

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. .

October 16, 2020 – 10am -2pm  Wonky Christmas Tree Blocks followed by a Sit and Sew

Luann will teach how to make two Wonky Tree blocks while you follow along on Zoom.  (Notice: The picture above only shows samples of the blocks. They’ve not been squared or sewn together yet.)

Supplies: * 2 contrasting 10” squares of fabric. It doesn’t have to be Christmas, but it does need to be non-directional.

* One 2” square of brown for two tree trunks

* Sewing supplies, including starch

The Tree lesson, which will take less than an hour, will begin after guild business and Show and Tell. You may continue making trees for placemats, table runner, wall hanging, quilt, etc., or you may work on a project of your choice as we continue with a “Sit and Sew” until 2:00 pm. Luann will be available to answer questions about the tree blocks.

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. .

October 22, 2020 – 6pm -7pm LNT Pick Up/Drop Off Opportunity

Side parking lot of the Jeffersonian Rain or Shine

Drop off any of these:

* Stuff for QDO
* Plastic bottle tops for Mary
* Plastic Kroger type bags for Luann
* Maryhurst Bags
* Cuddle Care quilts
* Cuddle Care tops needing to be quilted
* Solid colored binding for Cuddle Care (4 WOF cut 2 ½” wide, stitched together and ironed in half)
* Small fabric scraps for Mary to use in crumb quilts and scrap quilts for Cuddle Care. Think it’s too small to bef any use? You’d be surprised at the tiny pieces Mary can piece!

Pick up either of these:
Maryhurst Bag kits
Cuddle Care quilts for binding

Committee representatives (Cuddle Care, Maryhurst, Quilters’ Day Out Boutique) and the LNT Board will be there.

We will practice social distancing and welcome face masks.
Please note that this is NOT intended as a gathering, just and exchange/swap opportunity.

November 5, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Block 6 of the LNT Block of the Meeting Mystery Quilt
“Happiness is Quil!ng Together”

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. .

November 16, 2020 -8pm  KET the Kentucky Life series will present Kids Quilting

Young hands learn an old craft and put their quilts on display in Jeffersontown.

November 19, 2020 -10 am – 2 pm- Holiday Hot Pad taught by Susan Wolfe

Susan Wolfe has designed a Holiday Hot Pad which introduces an interesting method of making flying geese blocks.  While this technique will not replace the old method in a lot of patterns, it is a way to “fancy up” your holiday table. Join us as we go step by step through its construction. Please have all your fabrics cut before the class.

NOTE: This is a workshop, not just a demo. The basic technique will be covered early in the meeting; however, construction of the Hot Pad will take the entire time allotted.

 

One (1) 3-1/2” x WOF strip holiday Green fabric – sub-cut into four (4) 3-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles*

One (1) 3-1/2” x WOF strip holiday Red fabric – sub-cut into four (4) 3-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles*

Two (2) 3-1/2’ x WOF strips Background fabric – sub-cut into sixteen (16) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” squares

One (1) 13” square of a backing fabric**

One (1) 13” square of insulbrite, or other heat resistant fabric

One (1) 13” square of batting

Two (2) 2-1/4” strips for binding**

 

Basic sewing supplies, neutral thread for piecing plus

  • thread to match red fabric, green fabric and backing fabric;

  • metal stiletto, pointed metal skewer or toothpicks;

  • small iron or craft iron;

  • washable white glue (Elmer’s);

  • spray starch;

  • damp cloth.

*Small prints are better, avoid stripes.

**Can be the same as one of the holiday fabrics or a complimentary fabric.

 

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. .

December 3, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Block 7 of the LNT Block of the Meeting Mystery Quilt
“Happiness is Quil!ng Together”

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com. 

2021

January 7, 2021 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Block 8 of the LNT Block of the Meeting Mystery Quilt “Happiness is Quil!ng Together”

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com.

January 21, 2021 -10 am – 2 pm

February 4, 2021 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Block 9 of the LNT Block of the Meeting Mystery Quilt “Happiness is Quil!ng Together”

Virtual meeting due to the Covid 19 pandemic. If anyone is interested in joining us for a virtual meeting and are not a member you can contact us at nimblethimbles@aol.com.

February 18, 2021 – 10 am – 2 pm

March 4, 2021 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

March 18, 2021 – 10 am – 2 pm

April 1, 2021 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

April 15, 2021 –  10 am – 2 pm

May 6, 2021 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

May 20, 2021 –  10 am – 2 pm