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. Until further notice, all future meetings will be via zoom. Meetings will start 30 minutes early to allow social time. Our next meeting is:
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
The Glorious “Blooming Kaleidoscopes" Raffle Quilt
DONATION TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Nimble Fingers’ Executive Board has approved a $1000.00 donation to Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity from the proceeds of the 2020 raffle quilt's ticket sales.
The Razzle Dazzle mini-group members — Liz Adams, Kathy Barden, Helena Cunningham, Evelyn Gross, Annette Montone, Christine Petersen, Nancy Sharp, and Ann McNulty (until she moved to Washington State) — were the quilters behind the effort to create the very attractive, queen-size, one-block wonder bed quilt.
At the very beginning of the project, every NF member took home kits to sew the initial one-block wonder blocks together. The Razzle Dazzle mini-group then met to create the design, cut and sew all the blocks together. Finally, the long arm quilting was done by Maria O’Haver, of Ellicott City, MD.
The next step was for NF members to fan out across the metropolitan area, visiting quilt guilds and other venues in Maryland and Virginia to sell raffle tickets.
Finally, on June 3, 2020, the winning raffle quilt ticket was drawn; and the winner was Liz Brigham, a long-time quilter and NF member from Silver Spring, MD. Congratulations to Liz !!
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.
.Join us on March 3rd for a zoom Quilting for Others meeting. There will be lots of tasks for everyone participating. There are kits available for those who want to make quilt tops, quilts to be sandwiched, and quilts to be quilted and bound. There are some pillowcase kits available. For the virtual quilt-in, you will be able to pick up kits at Margaret's or you can work on your own donation to Q4O. Instruction sheets will be posted on the website or you may pick up instructions for quilts and pillowcases from Margaret. Call ahead at 301-642-9399. We will have Breakout Rooms primarily based on quilt pattern you are using or making pillowcases or "other". You will be able to select the room you want.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850