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, June 2nd, 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 June 2nd to listen to a lecture with Meg Cox on Behind the Scenes at the Greatest Quilt Museum in the World. Meg will "open the vaults and reveal the treasures of the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her powerpoint lecture will show you masterpiece quilts, introduce you to curators and break down the steps in mounting an exhibition. IQM boasts a broad and unique collection of American quilts, including the red and white quilts that dazzled the quilt world when hung in Manhattan's Park Avenue Armory in 2011. But it has also collected quilts from more than 55 countries." Meg donates her fee for this lecture to the IQM. For more information about Meg and her work, see https://megcox.com/about-meg/
2021 Guild Challenges
Make a Happy Quilt. After dealing with 2020, we are all craving more joy and happiness in our lives, so let's start 2021 by making a quilt, or other stitched item, that makes us smile, and brings us joy.
Use whatever technique & size that you wish. Limit to 2 entries per member. Due date is the June 2, 2021 meeting. Please provide a brief narrative with your entry to share what your inspiration was & how it brings you joy & happiness. Please send your entries to Kim.
Have fun with this challenge. Don't hold back anything. There is NO limit to your creativity. Let it loose. We can't wait to see your finished projects. And, every completed entry will give you a chance to win a fabulous prize basket.
Summer Guild Challenge. We were so pleased by the response to our Happy Quilt Challenge that we have one for you to work on over the summer--It is titled most appropriately What I Did Over the Summer. It is at the September meeting. It can be any size and be a quilt or quilted object. It should just relate to something you plan to do or did over the summer. There will be a Show and Tell at the meeting and one winner will be selected at random from the the entries. Send your entries to Kim by August 30th.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
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