Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Thank you Karlene for our fun twister demo today.  I didn't bring my camera, so I pulled a picture of the image off of the internet to show those of you that missed the demo.
Karlene had fun table runners, full size quilts and mini quilts.  After the meeting, I stopped by Joann's and they happened to have one of the rulers.  It is called the Twist 'n Stitch and is on sale for just over $10.  The one ruler cuts five different sized pinwheel blocks from 3" to 10".

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mark your Calendars

The Mystery Quilt Class is going to fill up fast, so be sure to get a seat!

The 10th Annual
Peteetneet Quilt Show
"A Decade of Creating Heirlooms"

The show starts June 15th and runs through the 26th.  Classes and Demonstrations are Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd.  If have a quilt you would like to enter in the show they will be accepted June 11 from 10am to 4pm and June 12 from 9am to 12pm.

For more information, entry forms, and class sign ups go to

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

HMQS and Quilt of Valor

HMQS in it's effort to support the Quilts of Valor program is offering free admission to the May 2012 show when a person brings in a finished Quilts of Valor quilt to be donated at the show.  If a person donates a completed Quilts of Valor top at the show, HMQS is offering a discounted half price admission.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Flower Block Swap

Are you ready?  Only a couple of weeks left until we swap our flower blocks and our nine patch blocks.  Remember, the blocks should be 9 1/2". For the nine patches, that means your smaller blocks should be cut at 3 1/2".

I'm not sure about you, but I can't wait to see them all!

We'll also be taking sign ups for the ironing mats at that time:)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What a great meeting yesterday!  It is always so much fun to catch up with everyone's lives and projects.  Sue did a wonderful job teaching the Cathedral Window class and has gotten rave reviews :)  Here is the link to the Cathedral Window Tutorial on my blog in case you missed it, or just as a refresher. And now that we are all experts on the Cathedral Window, here is the link to the pincushion that Annette was telling us about on Moda Bake Shop.

Be sure to get your blocks done for the Block Exchange next month.  We'll be sending out email reminders to all of those who have signed up.  Don't worry, we hand delivered the requirements and fabric sample to Francine, so her blocks will probably be ready by tonight :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

And We're Back

Sorry for not updating the blog for a while - it just got away from me:)

Over to the right, is our tentative schedule for 2012. We still need to ask people to teach/demonstrate a couple of things. This is not set in stone, if you have any ideas, please let us know. We are still looking for something to do in November. Does anyone have a class or technique that they would like to teach? What about a winter table runner?

This month, Sue Petersen will be teaching the Cathedral Window Table Runner Class.

Supply List:
For the Full Size Table Runner
15- 10 1/2" squares of background fabric - traditionally this is white, but you can use any fabric.
27 scraps of fabric at least 3" square
Sewing Machine and basic sewing supplies

If you don't want to make the full size runner, but still want to try the technique, you will need:
9- 10" squares
12 scraps at least 3" square

There is a lot of ironing involved. We have two irons that will be available. If you have your own iron and mat, you might want to bring it.

Remember to bring your show and tell - see you there!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas is coming...

and so is our party! Don't forget to pull together some items from your sewing room for our gift exchange!

Karlene's delicious cinnamon roll recipe has been added to the Recipe section of this blog.
(The picture is not the actual picture of the rolls, but they looked just like this!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome to Thimbleweeds Quilting Bee's Blog

As we're wrapping things up for the year - Christmas Party next month - we thought it would be fun to start a blog.

What better way to start than with pictures of the pumpkin block exchange - only a few of us had their quilts together, so if you finish your's up just bring your quilt in to the next meeting and we'll take a picture during show and tell.

If you are new, here is what we did. There were 16 people participating in the exchange for our bee, so we each made 16 pumpkin blocks and 16 sixteen patch blocks out of fall colors. It was so much fun that we are planning on a Spring block exchange.

Quilters are so creative and it was amazing to see what everyone came up with.

Karlene made twice as many blocks, so she ended up with two of each block and a king sized quilt.
Francine set her quilt with sashing and a turkey from Margie's skinny's patterns. The sunflowers and the smaller flowers were all her own design.
Kathy added sashing, pumpkins and sixteen patches in the borders.
I set all of my pumpkins together and used the sixteen patches around the border. I added a picket fence that I made up and a scarecrow from a pattern.
Penny opted to make a few table runners with her pumpkins. The pumpkins look upside down here, but when the runner is on a table, they are visible from both sides.
She set the sixteen patches on point and made a twin sized quilt.
Konda emailed this picture of her finished quilt!
We can't wait to see the rest of them!