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What You Need to Know at Thimbles


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Today is the day that our staff member,
Joyce Beenes' block is one of the featured blocks in the
Splendid Sampler 2 book by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.

Watch her YouTube video for some tips and techniques on piecing blocks.

Click the link to watch the video








Clubhouse 2019

Granite City

Enroll NOW!

Starts January 2019


"Granite City" is our next Thimbles Clubhouse pattern. We will be offering it in beautiful shades of grays, cream-whites and down through charcoal OR warm earth tones, including creams, tans, yellows, coffee and rust. There are four size options, from a wall hanging to king. The blocks are set on point for added interest.

Clubhouse is based on a Block-of-the-Month concept. However, Club is so much more. Our monthly meetings include refreshments, show and tell, door prizes, education & FUN, designed exclusively for this Club.
Enjoy extra bonus projects, demos and more!!

January 26 or Jan 31st
February 23rd or 28th
March 21st or 23rd
April 25th or 27th
June 27th or 29th
July 25th or 27th
August 29th or 31st
September 26th or 28th

November 28th or 30th

December 28th






Tucker University is a series of technique classes. 

Each month, a new Studio Design tool will be featured in class to construct blocks frequently used in quilts. 

Mix and match units to create a variety of blocks.  Join the class and expand your piecing skills! 

Class Dates: 

Friday, January 4th from 930-1230pm

Friday, February 1st from 930-1230pm

Friday, March 1st from 930-1230pm

Friday, April 12th from 930-1230pm

Friday, May 10th from 930-1230pm





Fit To Flatter Workshop
with Australian Designer, Lindsey Marsh  

Making clothing for yourself can be fun and extremely rewarding. Choose from any of the following popular Sew To Grow sewing patterns and Lindsey will walk you through step-by-step how to trace, cut, assemble and add the finishing touches to these wardrobe staples. Lindsey will also be demonstrating how to measure yourself correctly and make slight pattern adjustments for a more accurate fit. In this two-day workshop you will be guided from beginning to completion and leave with a perfectly fitting garment. This class is perfect for anyone especially those looking to get back into dress making.

Date:       Wednesday, April 3rd or Thursday, April 4th 
Time:      9:00 - 3:00 PM
Teacher: Lindsey Marsh
Fee:        $149






The Accuquilt Let’s Go Sampler is a row of the month quilt. We will meet once a month for 7 sessions. The sampler quilt is designed to use the Accuquilt dies for blocks and applique. 

Some of the blocks and sections will include flying geese, pinwheels, hexagons and appliqué shapes.

Each month you will receive the directions for the row. We will be demoing the appliqué techinques and the dies that will be used for that month. 

Kits of the fabric used in the sample quilt will be available. 

Class Dates: September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th, January 17th, February 21st




$5 Block Of The Month 2018-2019



Thimble's next Block of the Month will be in bright primary tone-on-tones and prints. The fee for this 12-month program is $25 to join.  You will receive fabric and a pattern to complete one block each month for 12 months. You will learn techniques like piecing, applique, curved seams and foundation paper-piecing along the way. 
Set your blocks as shown in the pattern or any way you like!

A demo will take place on Friday and Saturday at 10:00am!

*Pick up for the first block is August 10th,11th,12th*

*Finishing kits will be available for those who choose to finish it as shown.* Orders will be taken in September for the finishing kits to be purchased in October.

The rules----In order to receive your free fabric and pattern for next month’s block there are a three conditions:
YOU must bring your finished block to Thimbles on THE SECOND  Saturday, or the Friday and Sunday that surround it.  If YOU can’t come during that time, you may

purchase the month’s kit for $5.00, while supplies last.

Dates for the block of the month are as follows:

August 10, 11, 12

September 7, 8,9

October 12, 13,14

November 9, 10,11

December 7, 8, 9

January 11, 12,13

February 8, 9,10

March 8, 9,10

April 12, 13,14

May 10,11

June 7, 8, 9




Saturday, February 2nd
from 9:30 - 4

Save the date and plan on coming out to see Tory and all of her colorful wool.  Tory will be setting up shop upstairs for everyone to enjoy.  


Clubhouse 2018

Enroll NOW!

Starts January 2018

Getting To Know Hue finishes at 96" x 102". This spectrum of small stashworthy prints play well together, and are offered with two additional background options of charcoal and grey.  The fabrics in the blocks are identical in all three quilts, yet each quilt has its own personality. 


January 27 or Feb 1st
February 22nd or 24th
March 29th or 31st
April 26th or 28th
June 28th or 30th
July 26th or 28th
August 25th or 30th
September 27th or 29th

October 25th or 27th
November 24th or 29th
December 27th or 29th






Machine Service Repair

Our sewing machine technician, Joe Gasparich, has been reparing sewing machines for 25 years now.

He services all makes and models of sewing machines. If it sews, he can fix it!




We are pleased to announce that Thimbles was a featured shop in the 2014 Quilt Sampler Magazine!