Category Archives: Quilting Events

Remember your Raffle Basket Donations!!


Please remember to bring your Raffle Basket donations for the Take it To Go Sale and Auction to the March 14th meeting.  Susan Holsing will be collecting the items.


Vendor at February Meeting

Our February speaker, Pat Delaney is the owner of Crabtree Lane Quilt Studio in Abington, MA.   In addition to being the speaker, she will also be vending at the February 14th meeting.

It should be a great evening!!






This January you can have the opportunity to learn and practice doing a puzzle quilt. Deb Cioffi, who loves to find home for orphaned blocks is excited to show the guild how she creates wonderful quilts from orphaned blocks.  She will be bringing along bags of blocks, to teach all who want to learn her method.


image3You may have your own miscellaneous blocks and don’t know how to put them together in a pleasing fashion. This is your opportunity to learn and practice on someone else’s blocks and fabrics.

You can do any size quilt, from a baby to a queen.  You can do a quilt all by yourself or you can work as a team, with two or more people. You can work as a team in the round robin fashion.  The pictures of quilts Deb has done using this technique.

Deb hopes you will consider joining her making this type of quilt for charity. Once completed, you will be able to master your own project.

Deb is also willing also get together at a separate time for continued help to those who are doing a quilt.

Deb also has some professional dress weights to share with those who take on a quilt. You’ll not have to pin a pattern any longer, the weights will hold the pattern & fabric as you rotary cut it out.


Feel free to contact Deb at if are interested in learning more about this method.



Nimble Thimblers – November 28th

he Nimble Thimblers guild will be offering a lecture by Cathy Racine, Owner/Operator of The Charlton Sewing Center, which has been in business for over 30 years. Cathy has had a long career as teacher, lecturer and mechanic for vintage sewing machines, as well as dealer for Bernina and Pfaff.

On Tuesday, November 28th, Cathy will talk about Thread, Needles and Tension.  Join us for an informative and humorous lecture through this sometimes “tension creating” area of quilting.  Cathy will have some of her “favorite things” for sale and answers to your questions.

Our meetings begin at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. We meet at the Crystal Community Center located at 77 Preston St. in Wakefield.

Reminder – Nimble Thimblers Auction and Sale 10/24/17

Nimble Thimbler’s Annual  Auction will be held on Tuesday night, October 24th at the Crystal Community Club, 77 Preston St. Wakefield.  Lots of yardage, UFO’s, FQ’s, etc.  Add to your stash and grab a bargain!   Based on feedback from last year, there are no minimum bids, starting price will be based on attendee feedback.
Our goal this year is to limit he quantity of items for the live auction to 60; all other fabrics and goods will be available for a “Grab N Go” shopping experience which will begin at 6:30.  These items are on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration for attendees begins when the doors open at 6:30.  Each person will be assigned a paddle number and can then take advantage of  the Grab N Go fabrics and goods at pre set prices.
The Live Auction (and competitive fun) begin promptly at 7 PM and we share many laughs, try to win that item you most want with the highest bid.  Please bring a bag to carry home your items.  Charge cards are not accepted; this is a cash or check only shopping experience.
Admission is free and we welcome you to bring a friend and make new ones.