Nimble Thimbles enjoy year filled with activities
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 AM
The Nimble Thimbles had a wonderful year with every meeting filled with activities.
The last three months were as busy for the quilters with a class being taught the very last meeting.
The annual Christmas program was at Lake Tiak O'Khata with the exchanging of a yard of fabric or fat quarters, the drawing of a red and green Christmas quilt of appliqué, won by Betty Langston, and a wonderful buffet lunch, a field trip to the Village Cloth Shop in DeKalb where Carolyn opened the shop on her day off just for us, that was wonderful.
There were 20 days of Sew and Tell with some of the most beautiful work that will ever be shown.
The Louisville quilters hosted the Nimble Thimbles with a lunch and a very interesting quilt program.
There were seven classes taught by different members of the Guild, three classes that were repeated because there was not enough time to get everything together at that time.
That did not seem to bother anyone because some of the details had been forgotten.
Most of these classes were of full size quilts and most of them were finished.
Every time Sew and Tell comes up there is a lot of new pieces shown.
Where these ladies find the time to do all of this is beyond me.
There has been 32 fat quarters given for birthdays and quite a number of get well cards sent out by Lois Ford.
The Neshoba County Fair was well represented by the guild with a number of blue ribbons being taken home and the purple one by Adalene McMillan.
This was a one piece marked top of white on white.
The line of stitches was from 1/4 to 1/2 inch squares.
The Nimble Thimbles have always had a prayer list and this year seems to have been one of the fullest with our very own.
Adalene and James McMillan, Clara Ann and John Lewis, Eunice and Willard Posey, Sarah and Kenneth Bates, Joan and Billy Joe Massey, Peggy and Steve Fowler, Madelyn Vuncannon, and the loss of our Hazel Hudnell.
The first meeting of the new year is always a great one as everyone is eager to see what has been done over the holidays.
Starting out was Doris Vowell, from Carthage, with two appliquéd blocks of pink and purple on a tan back ground fabric.
The flowers were of different sizes and the leaves looked real.
Turning in some blocks of the red and green quilt were Linda Mills with a vase of flowers and Betty Langston with a block of tulips.
Debbie Mauer had a design of a stain glass of red, green and yellow silk.
Carolyn comes in almost every meeting with a quilt either full, baby or throw size.
Today was no exception. Carolyn brought an Antique Mosaic Tile.
This quilt was made of 12 fat quarters bordered in a black striped wide strip.