Upcoming Meetings

July Meeting 7/8/22
Cool Off with a Demo Night for July Program
Have you tried making fabric bowls with covered cotton clothesline?
Or Hand applique using monofilament/invisible thread?
Or three different kinds of machine applique?
Or ruler work for quilting your top?

These four techniques will be part of the Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild July 8 program with demonstrations by four guild members.


Ruth Grimes will show how to make rope bowls. They are a great way to use up scraps and make something useful with simple stitching on a home machine. The combination of scraps in a variety of colors makes for beautiful end products.

Russ Horne will demonstrate a new technique he has found successful: using invisible/monofilament thread for hand applique. He will show you the best kind of thread for the project and tips for making the stitches invisible.

Cindy Bell Neville will demonstrate three types of machine applique: straight line, buttonhole and satin stitch as well as tips for stabilizers and fusing.

Adele Niblack will show ways to quilt your top using rulers (templates) to guide your quilting on a domestic, sit-down or long arm machine. The templates come in dozens of shapes and can be an excellent method when free motion quilting is not your first choice.

On September 9, 2022, Ricky Tims is coming to St Louis! He will present
“Reach for the Unreachable, Believe in the Impossible”

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Ricky Tims is known for his whimsical storytelling, motivational anecdotes, and an inspirational body of work which spans a lifetime of creative endeavors that include music, photography, writing, and quilting. Through his own experiences Ricky will deliver an uplifting and encouraging multi-media presentation that will highlight the benefits of setting goals and ignite the flames of purpose and determination for your own creative journey.We will be meeting in the Shrewsbury City Center Multi-Purpose room for this event (our December meeting was held there). Guild members may attend at no cost. Visitors will be charged at least $10.00, $5.00 of which will cover Ricky’s fees. This is a guild fund-raiser and since there is limited seating, we will be requesting that guild members reserve a ticket ahead of time. We will be opening up reservations to the general public in June. Details of how to reserve a spot will be posted. These are NOT assigned seats.