The Nimble Fingers Quilters, Inc. is an active, diverse group of dedicated quilters who come together to promote the study, practice and sharing of quilting arts. Our work ranges from traditional hand-pieced, hand-quilted bed quilts to machine-pieced, machine-quilted contemporary art quilts. Our skills range from experienced masters to enthusiastic beginners.
I love our tagline, Fiber Artists of the Nation's Capital. It still stirs my spirit /soul to think we are so lucky, so fortunate, to live here in the Washington DC metro area. I loved Washington DC when I arrived here in 1965 (from Chicago, IL via Gary, Indiana) -- AND -- I still love living here in the Washington DC metro area. Now, I'm among my new quilter friends !! -- Nancy Sharp
Nimble Fingers Quilters meets the first Wednesday of the month, September through June, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Our next meeting is:
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
The Glorious “Blooming Kaleidoscopes" Raffle Quilt
# 1 – Our raffle quilt was partially pieced by all members of Nimble Fingers Quilters’ Guild. Members took small triangles home from March 2019 meeting to sew into half-hexagons in preparation for future One-Block-Wonder raffle quilt.
# 2 – Next, the Razzle Dazzle Mini-Group met several times to design, cut, sew, assemble, and finally, bind the One-Block-Wonder raffle quilt between March and August 2019.
# 3 – Queen/King, 80” x 110” + Two Pillow Shams
# 4 – Appraisal by Phyllis Hatcher of Annapolis, MD.
Quilt insured by Lindquist Insurance, Annapolis, MD.
# 5 – All fabrics are 100% cotton.
# 6 – Batting is 70% cotton, 30% polyester “Dream Blend,” Quilters Dream Company.
# 7 – Longarm quilting by Maria O’Haver, Pangor Quilt Design Studio, Ellicott City, MD; 410-750-3866, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mariaohaver.com
If you would like to make a donation to our guild, please send your check to Nimble Fingers Quilters, Inc., PO Box 8101, Gaithersburg, MD 20898. We are a 501c3 organization, so contributions are tax deductible. Include your return address, if you would like an acknowledgement of your gift for tax purposes.
Thank you for supporting our educational and charitable quilting efforts.
Elenore Levie: Rock Your Quilting
Wowza. Look what you can make. Elly’s trunk show features lots and lots of quilts and quilted accessories, showcasing a dozen different and unconventional ways to inject originality and unique style into YOUR quilting. From designing new blocks, to adding unusual materials, techniques, and embellishments, to personalizing gifts with names or monograms, you'll discover how to put your own personal stamp on everything you do.
Workshop: Weave a Quilt with Me following the lecture.
NO SEWING MACHINES needed, only a spirit of adventure! In this playful workshop, you’ll create artful weavings of fabric strips and ribbons, audition sequences and arrange blocks in a row to make a Skinny quilt/table runner, wall hanging, album cover, pillow top, Christmas stocking, or project of any size. Along the way, I'll help you develop a sense of design and composition, value and color, movement and shape, balance and rhythm to kick your artistry up several notches. I'll share lots of materials and tips on quick and easy ways to sandwich, quilt, and finish the edges of your tapestry after you get home.
Cost $25 members, $35 non-members Contact programs to register.
The NIMBLE FINGERS QUILTERS guild has set an ambitious fundraising goal of $5000.00 for 2019-2020. Reaching this goal will allow us to make a healthy financial contribution to this year’s designated charity -- “Habitat for Humanity.” The remaining funds will be used to schedule educational programs for our quilting members; hosting well-known quilter-speakers to provide inspiration for our members, as well as provide skills-building workshops for our members.
Nimble Fingers Quilters has decided to cancel their participation in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, scheduled for February 26 - March 1, 2020 in Hampton, VA.
We continue to be committed to taking our Raffle Quilt out to all local (MD, DC, VA) quilt guild meetings -- and other venues where we find others who value the beautiful work of a hand-crafted bed quilt.
We encourage all our members to assist in scheduling these showings - - all the way up to the drawing day of June 3, 2020. The winning ticket will be drawn at our June 2020 Nimble Fingers meeting. For more info contact: Nancy Sharp
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850