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Nimble Thimble Classes

 
May,2019
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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
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Wool Applique Workshop w/ Beth $15
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9:00 am
One Block Wonder with Sandi, 2nd class

One Block Wonder

One Block Wonder quilts are an intriguing (and addictive) way to get spectacular kaleidoscope patterns from a single fabric.  In the 1st class,  you will learn how to line up the 6 repeats of your choice of fabric, cut the 6 identical triangles that will form each kaleidoscope  hexagon in your quilt, arrange the triangles and sewing instructions. In the 2nd class, you will learn how to arrange the quilt top, sew the rows, and finish the sides.

If you need help picking out fabric, Linda (or others) at The Nimble Thimble can get out the handy One Block Wonder mirror and help you visualize the beautiful kaleidoscope patterns.


Fee:
$65 total (includes both days)

Bring:
Sewing machine (don't forget power cord and foot pedal)
Flower pins
6 repeats of fabric (or 6 panels)
rotary cutter
24" ruler with 60 degree lines
(optional) One Block Wonder book
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
10:00 am
Santa Clara Valley Quilt AssnShow in Santa ClarA
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10:00 am
Santa Clara Valley Quilt Assn Show in Santa CLara
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Basic Sewing lessons w/ Michelle $15/hr
Learn to sew & BEYOND. Each student works at own pace. Sign up for the times that fit your schedule. 3 hrs needed for basic first class instructions on machine knowledge. Usually takes 3 hrs to complete the many different projects you can chose. $15. Hour and $5 to rent machine. Don’t worry about vacation, where you stop in one class you start in next class.
Michelle is Calm and patient and willing to share the wealth of knowledge learned over 50 years experience. Any questions call / text her at 408-406-3102.
9:00 am
Long Arm Private Class
11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
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12:30 pm
Test event by Mark
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QUILT SAMPLER DAY - party 9 AM until 6PM
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9:00 am
Get UP and GO! CLUB, Free

"Bright Idea - one for you, one those in need!" Bring your sewing machine (plus all your tools, thread, etc), your own dies, lots of scraps and ziplock bags. For those who want to cut, my cutters are available or bring your own. Over the next few months, we will work through all the blocks in the Qube book, starting with the first 12 blocks on page 6 in May. If you do not have a Qube, you may make blocks from any die you own. During each class, you may choose to make one block or as many as you want. I suggest you make at least 2 blocks: one to keep (colorway of your choice) and one for charity (all brights, please). Here is the best part, especially for the Qube owners: Whenever you give us a block for a charity quilt, we will tally it by your name. Those who give us all 72 Qube blocks will get 72 GO CUTIE! bucks, good for the purchase of any GO! or CUTIE! products. ($72 goes a long way toward paying for a Qube, right?) Please note that no one is required to give anything to charity. You may choose to keep all your blocks.

Rules of the GO! Club project:

Please remember, no sharing of dies while you are in the shop - I ask you to respect the fact that I am here to sell product to each of you, not 1 of you. If you choose to share dies please do so at home, and come to class for the sewing part of the activity instead. Thanks you for understanding.
Blocks submitted to charity for rewards must be Qube designs and in increments of 6, 8, 9, 10 or 12 inch square finished blocks, because we want them to fit together.
Participants may offer to share scraps, but do not depend on free fabric. In general you are encouraged to bring your own fabric (or purchase it here ).
72 GO! CUTIE! bucks are awarded for making the complete set of 72 Qube blocks only. We sincerely thank those who choose to support the effort with BOB and other GO! blocks.
GO! Club attendees will continue to earn rewards for attendance (1/2 price GO! rotary cutter, mat, or rulers as available for every 3 meetings attended) and there will be special deals at each meeting (as announced at the meeting).

No bright scraps? - I suggest a Cutie Pack!
Maybe you need some help sewing the more difficult blocks - you got it!
Maybe you need tips on cutting - you got it!
Maybe you need some purple pieces or have too many red pieces? - trade with a friend at the next table!
Want to sew a 12" block instead of using your 6" Qube parts? - trade them!

What ifs????????

Maybe you don't finish your blocks during a class? No worries, you have all month to complete them. Turn them in at another class.
Maybe you don't want to cut pieces in class? Cut at home when you have more time, and spend your class time sewing.
Maybe you don't want to sew? Cut in class and go out to lunch instead. You get to pick.
Maybe you need a break from making blocks? After we have the blocks for a least 1 quilt, you can help make a charity quilt during class instead of blocks.
All quilts will be given to a 501(c)3 charity for fund-raisers, or sold/raffled to raise funds for donation to a 501(c)3 charity.
10:30 am
FTCU Embroidery Software Users Group

FTCU Embroidery Software Users Group

If you own Floriani's Embroidery software, or if you are considering a purchase in the future, this is the group for you. Learn to use the full capacity of this amazing design and digitizing system. This hands-on group discusses a specific topic or feature of the program each month, with Q&A and assignments to reinforce new techniques. See the link below for more information on the software.
Fees: $30/session

 rnkdistributing.com/pro.....ware/
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7:30 pm
Pajaro Valley Quilt Assn Meeting, Aptos
Come join us! Details at pvqa.org/about-pvqa/
Beth-El Jewish Community Center
Beth-El Jewish Community Center
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7:00 pm
South Valley Quilt Assn
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Pay Medicare Bill (3 months)
7:00 pm
Piece By Piece Guild meeting - Morgan Hill
We meet at the Presbyterian Church on Dunn Ave. Check out the website at www.piecebypiece.com. Please come join us.
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10:00 am
Wool Applique Workshop w/ Beth $15
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11:00 am
Chick Play Stitch Therapy with Beth, $25
Chick Play Stitch Therapy Series Workshop

Instructor:Beth Upstillwestcoastwool@gmail.com408-394-2063www.westcoastwool.com

Supplies
Chick Play Pattern (kits are available upon request
If you are bringing your own wool, it must be washed and felted. The background can be either a fat ¼ or fat 1/8th and these will be available at the class.

NeedlesChenille #18 & 24 for wool appliqué and embroidery.
Milliners #1, & #3 (you will need this for the bullion knots and other wrap stitches)
Appliqué scissors (my favorite is the small curved)
Freezer paper, pencil, paper scissors
Clover Small Appliqué pins

Stitch Therapy Series - “Chick Play” Class
Whether you are new to wool applique or would like to stitch this sweet chick sampler, this is the class for you. We will begin reviewing basic supplies and threads, sewing your birds in place, and learning ways of making these adorable birds come to life! This project can be made any size. Finish it into a wall hanging, pillow, needlebook, etc. The options are endless. Patterns and kits are available.
Saturday April 27th or May 18th

Creative Stitching book by Sue Spargo. Although this is not mandatory, you will find it very useful for this project.

Optional Supplies that are very Ewesful (bring if you have them)
Rotary cutter and ruler if you need to cut background pieces
Bohin white chalk pencil & Sewline pink chalk pencil
ThimblePad – These are little leather reusable thimbles – great for sore fingers

There are two types of threads needed for this project – applique threads and embellishment threads

Applique threads – to whip stitch your pieces in place - bring any of these – shop will have threads for sale
Wool thread such as, Ellana Sue Spargo, Genziana, DMC and similar wool threads
Cotton sewing thread in place of wool threads to match applique pieces

Embellishment Threads - Bring a variety of threads if you have a stash. Eleganza Perle Cotton #8, Valdani, DMC Perle Cotton #8, Cosmo, DMC embroidery floss

Classroom Etiquette
You will need to have your own book or pattern when coming to class. Please don’t share or copy patterns. Support the quilt shop and buy local!
Please do not chew gum.
Turn your phone to vibrate
Some students have perfume allergies and I ask that you do not wear perfume on workshop days.
I cannot accommodate guests and children in the classroom – even the most well behaved. There are conversations during class that are adult in nature and not appropriate for children.

Social Media
Facebook:West Coast Wool
Instagram:westcoastwool &1creativebeth
YouTube:Check out my YouTube Channel for video tutorials at West Coast Wool

If you have any questions, please call or email.
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10:00 am
Nancy's Sew group
7:00 pm
Pinnacle Guild, Hollister
Check out the website at www.pinnaclequilters-sa......org/.. Please come join us.
San Juan Community Center, 10 San Jose Street,
San Juan Community Center, 10 San Jose Street,
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Basic Sewing lessons w/ Michelle $15/hr
Learn to sew & BEYOND. Each student works at own pace. Sign up for the times that fit your schedule. 3 hrs needed for basic first class instructions on machine knowledge. Usually takes 3 hrs to complete the many different projects you can chose. $15. Hour and $5 to rent machine. Don’t worry about vacation, where you stop in one class you start in next class.
Michelle is Calm and patient and willing to share the wealth of knowledge learned over 50 years experience. Any questions call / text her at 408-406-3102.
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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Happy Memorial Day
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Happy Memorial Day
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Happy Memorial Day
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