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Welcome to Thimbles Quilts!

What You Need to Know at Thimbles


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Join us for the Brown Bag Mystery Quilt that is kicking off at quilt shops across the United States in March 2019. Purchase a brown bag with your mystery quilt fabric for $59.99 and receive an invitation to join a private Facebook group with other Brown Bag Mystery quilters. The goal of this group is to give you a community to share pictures of your blocks as you start to work on the mystery quilt. Won't it be fun to see how different everyone's quilts look? 
Clues will be distributed according to the following schedule and cutting instructions will be in your brown bag when you purchase it. Quilt size is 48 x 72.

Saturday, March 16th - Clue #1
Saturday, March 30th - Clue #2
Saturday, April 13th - Clue #3
Saturday, April 27th - Clue #4
Saturday, May 11th - Clue #5 (Final assembly instructions)

Fee: $5 to join and $59.99 for the kit - you must use one of our kits to participate.




Join Us For This 2-Day Event

Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th from 930-430PM

Fee: $99





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

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





$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, May 11th
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.  

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!