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May,2018
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1:00 pm
Free Orphan Block Quilting Project for Charity

Free Orphan Block Quilting Project for Charity

Please RSVP to save your spot - plus if there are treats involved we'll have enough for everyone!
Do you have orphan blocks? You know, those blocks that were used to test a block pattern, leftover from the finished quilt, blocks from quilts that were started but not going to be finished , etc. Bring an orphan block from your stash and we'll incorporate them into lovely charity quilts.

February - April = North Bay fire relief
May - June = Ochoa Shelter Program (house warming table runners)
July - December = TBD
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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12:00 pm
Beginning Quilting with Sandi - Sashed Table Runner

Beginning Quilt class: Sashed table runner

Overview of class:

In this class you will learn the fun of quilting! During the class you will make a table runner for hands-on learning of quilting basics. The table runner has sashing and an on point layout requiring setting triangles.  The class is geared for the beginner, but all levels are welcome.  This beginning quilt class will cover the following:

·        Rotary cutter techniques

·        Piecing of table runner, including sashing, cornerstones, on point layout, setting triangles

·        Chain piecing

·        Ironing techniques

·        Quilt sandwich assembly

·        Quilting, including stitch in the ditch and echo quilting

·        Binding    

Fees: Basic class is $45.

Required for class:

·         Sewing machine with ¼” foot. We assume your ability to thread machine, wind bobbin, and sew straight seams. Do not forget your foot pedal and power cord!

Provided for class:

·         Material to make table runner (fabric, batting, backing, and binding)

·         Cutting mat

·         Iron and Ironing board

 

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10:00 am
Wool Applique Class with Beth Upstill $15 'til 1PM or $25 all day
Wool Applique Class with Beth Upstill  $15 'til 1PM or $25 all day

Learn from the expert. Beth knows all the techniques, and is good at showing you the stitches you want to learn. She dyes her own wool and makes it available to her students for a very reasonable price. We also carry Beth's wool at the shop, along with all of the 100 Sue Spargo colors of Genziana wool thread (by the spool and wound on bobbins).

Skill Level:
All levels welcome

Requirements:
Bring your own supplies, or get what you need in the shop with Beth's guidance.

Instructor:
Beth Upstill
Cost:


$ 15.00
Sew until 1 PM for $15. Possible extension until 4PM for an additional $10 with class interest.
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11:00 am
Elegant Elements Embroidery BOM with Carol

Elegant Elements Embroidery BOM with Carol

HoopSisters Elegant Elements machine embroidered quilt.
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12:00 pm
Embellishment on fabric with Charlie, 2 weeks $40
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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
7:00 pm
South Valley Quilt Assn
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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
3:30 pm
Open Sew with Michelle for $15
Come sew your projects with Michelle  
Must register prior to the day of class. 
Need to know machine basics.
Fees: $15/hour
See Michelle's website here.
3:30 pm
Michelle's Sewing Lessons $15/hour
Learn sewing machine basics and more.
Fees: $15/hour 
sewing machine rentals available with Michelle
Simply love to sew website
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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
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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SALE at the NIMBLE THIMBLE - 28.4% off any EOB fabric
Yep! I admit it. My name is Linda and I have too much fabric. I need room for all the new fabrics coming in for Shop Hop and we are bursting at the seams. So.....28.4% off any EOB purchase, starting now - 1 week. Save me from putting that bolt back on the shelf and save 28.4%. Might be the last yard of something you have had your eye on, might be the 6 yards you need for a backing, might be that new designer line that you can't live without. 15 yards still on the bolt? That's OK, buy the whole thing and give some to your quilty buddies. At 28.4% off, you can be generous, right? Come in soon, come back often. It might be gone unless you snap it up now. (Regular-priced fabrics only, excludes batting, interfacing and trims)
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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
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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1:00 pm
Corky Wallet Class with Kathy, $40 includes materials
In this class, we will be making a fun little wallet in fabric with cork fabric accents. You will learn to do folded card slots, zipper tabs and coin purse section, and application of magnetic snap closure. It's easier than it may look! Perfect for advanced beginner sewist skills. Great project for gifting! I think you will really enjoy it!

Fee: $40, includes most materials. 


Students must download the pattern by Carla Peicheff from this  link:  www.craftsy.com/sewing.....77683. You bring fabric scraps of your choice (per pattern requirements), neutral thread to match and your sewing machine in good working order (don't forget your foot pedal and power cord). We provide enough cork for the front or inside of the wallet, both interfacings, zipper, magnetic closure. 
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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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9:00 am
Long time gone -weekend class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
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12:00 pm
Embellishment on fabric with Charlie, 2 weeks $40
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3:30 pm
Open Sew with Michelle for $15
Come sew your projects with Michelle  
Must register prior to the day of class. 
Need to know machine basics.
Fees: $15/hour
See Michelle's website here.
3:30 pm
Michelle's Sewing Lessons $15/hour
Learn sewing machine basics and more.
Fees: $15/hour 
sewing machine rentals available with Michelle
Simply love to sew website
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11:00 am
Long time gone - weekday class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal.  Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
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10:00 am
Apple BLossom Painting $62, with Vicki Johnson
Come play with me on May. The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop in Gilroy has scheduled the Apple Blossom or Step-by-step class. You will create a small painting of an apple tree in bloom that can be made into a quilt or garment. Don’t forget that the paint is provided! To contact the shop: Nimble Thimble, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 842-6501.

You can see photos of samples on Vicki’s website www.vntgraphics.com.

Sat, May 26, 2018 from 10 to 4

Apple Blossoms or Step-by-step Painting

In this class, a drawing will be provided for everyone to paint. Then several techniques will be taught, which anyone can do, for accomplishing this scene. Instruction will continue for each step so all will finish this painting. On a second piece of fabric, you can experiment with different techniques and colors. Some will have a second scene from their imaginations; others will have a fun piece of fabric. The paint, the drawing and some supplies to use, will be provided for the materials fee of $7.00. Total fee for the class is $62.

All level of experience are welcome.

Paint will be for sale at the class if you want to take some home.

Hope we will see you there! Vicki Johnson
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NT Closed Sunday (and Monday) in observance of Memorial Day
11:00 am
Crazy Quilt with Charlie, 4 classes for $90
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NT Closed Sunday (and Monday) in observance of Memorial Day
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1:00 pm
One Block Wonder with Sandi, $65 for 2 sessions

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 
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
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1:00 pm
Skill Builder demo and workshop ($5 for St. Josephs)

Skill Builder demo and workshop ($5 for St. Josephs)

Please RSVP to save your spot - plus if there are treats involved we'll have enough for everyone!
We'll work on a skill each month to help your quilting and sewing projects along.  Demo will walk through the skill and if you want to stay and practice it, bring the items in the "BRING" section below.

May= Joining quilted blocks - BRING sewing machine (with power cord & foot pedal), neutral thread, and sewing supplies.  We have plenty of quilted blocks if you want to practice the technique on our charity quilt. Or bring your own quilted blocks and 1" sashing strips for back, 2" sashing strips for quilt top.

June - December = TBD
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA