Sunday, January 18, 2015

February 2015 Meeting

For our popular February meeting we will be having a show and tell of our Secret Valentines. In December we draw names out of a hat and make that person a valentine's day gift, typically quilted, but sometimes other crafty stuff. The secret valentine has to deliver the gift to the recipient before the meeting - while trying to keep their identity a secret. At the meeting each person brings their gift and tells the story of the delivery of the gift, then gets to find out who their secret valentine is. It's a great time finding out what poor husbands and children were enlisted in the delivery, and seeing the beautiful work of our members.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sweet Dreams - at Our Quilt Show

We have chosen to support the Bereaved Parents USA at this year's quilt show.   BP/USA is a non-profit self-help group offering support, education,  encouragement and hope to parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child.  They are a national organization with local chapters.  The nearest chapter is in Sturbridge, MA.  There are no paid salaries within the organization.  They are supported solely by volunteer donations.  There are no dues or  fees charged to members as they have already paid the ultimate price to belong.  We chose to support this organization in memory of all who have lost someone dear to them.  We will have a special exhibit entitled "Sweet Dreams" at our biennial Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Quilt Show .  Our members have made pillowcases to be sold as pairs or singles with all profits going to Bereaved Parents.  Pillowcases represent to us comfort and sweet dreams.  We also have a quilt with a butterfly motif that will be silent auctioned to the highest bidder.  The logo for the Bereaved Parents is a butterfly rising from an outstretched hand.  We welcome you to our Quilt Show, and hope you will support us in our "Sweet Dreams".

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 Meetings

Here is our list of monthly meetings and programs for 2014:

January 16
Guest Speaker - Jennifer Watchorn
"From the Hardware Store to the Quilt Shop"

February 20 Quilt Show Preparation meeting

March 20
Guest Speaker  - Carol Anne Grotian
"Needle & Hoe: A History of Inspiration"

April 17
Guest Speaker - Mickey Lawler
"Creating your own fabric"

May 15
Guest Speaker - Beatriz Grayson
"My Quilting Journey Up To Now"

June 19
Guest Speaker - Cathy Racine
"Everything Matters"

July 17
Guild Challenge Projects are revealed

August 21
Guest Speaker - Linda Pearl
"If You Give a Quilter a Challenge"

September 18
Summer inspirations & Gadget sharing

October 16
Guest Speaker - Michelle O'Neill Kincaid
"Extreme Textures"

Nov 20
Guild business meeting

Dec 18
Guild Holiday Dinner

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2014 Quilt Show and Raffle Quilt

Mark Your Calendars For Our Bi-Annual Quilt Show!

March 8-9, 2014, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blackstone Valley Technical School in Upton, MA
65 Pleasant Street (off Rt. 140), Upton, MA (click here for directions)
Ample parking and handicapped accessible

Beautiful Exhibits:
  • Guild Member Quilts - Made by members (last show we had 200+ quilts)
  • Guild Challenges - Each year members complete themed 'challenge' quilts
  • 'Robin' Quilts - Quilts made by groups of guild members
  • Youth Quilters Display – A non-judged event for youth quilters under the age of 18
Beautiful Items for Purchase:
  • Silent Auctions - Quilts and handmade items made by guild members
  • Boutique Table – Various quilts, quilting related items, patterns and books for sale
  • Raffle Baskets - Lots of baskets of quilting, sewing, notions, and more
  • Vendors – 10 vendors ranging from sewing machines to our favorite local quilt shops

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild is raffling this beautiful quilt - "The Quilter's Garden-Where Friendships Grow".  Tickets can be purchased from all members and are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5.  The drawing will take place on Sunday, March 9, 2014 which is the last day of Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild's 2014 Quilt Show.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Programs

Here are our guest speakers and events planned for our 2013 meetings. We'd love to have you join us, please see our Attend A Meeting page for more info.

Jan. 19 – Ginny Radloff Workshop: Judy Niemeyer Piecing Techniques- Cool Tricks and Tips!

Feb. 21 – Valentine's Reveal Party

Mar. 21 – Glenda Jones: "Women's History in Quilts" Trunk Show and Lecture

Apr. 18 – Marianne Hatton, Author & World Traveler: "Jill of All Trades, Mistress of Some"

May 16 – Ann Lee: "Art Quilts and Mixed Media Fiber Arts" Trunk Show

June 20 – Cathy Racine: Charity Auction

July 18 – Challenge Reveal Event

August 15 – Sewing Skills Circus- Some of the skills featured will be Sashiko Work, "Curved Piecing Without Pins!" with others TBA

Sept. 19 – Froncie Quinn: "Talk Turkey" Trunk Show and Lecture

Oct. 17 – Madonna Terlizzi: "Crazy Quilting Then and Now"

Nov. 21 – Annual Business Meeting and Special Program TBA

Dec. 19 – Holiday Party

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to Our Website

The Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild was founded by eight dedicated quilters on a snowy night in Mendon, Massachusetts in January 1992. Today the guild has a membership of 75 women. Our goals are to promote interest in all aspects of quilt making, to encourage members to develop skills and display their work, to educate the community in the art of quilt making and to share our gifts with people in need.