Noble Nimble Thimbles
NOBLE COUNTY INDIANA
The Noble Nimble Thimbles Quilt Club was established in 1991 by the late Mary Burns. Less than a dozen quilters attended that first meeting and the club has since grown to over one hundred members.
Meetings typically begin with a brief business meeting followed by roll call and “show and tell”. Each month members are challenged with a lesson presented by one of the members or an outside speaker.
The club also supports several local charities. Currently the Nimble Thimbles are donating quilts and personal items for distribution to children who are displaced from their homes due to meth production. Raffle Quilts are made annually for the Noble County Extension Homemakers’ fundraiser. The Noble House, a shelter for abused women and children and ARC of Noble County are regular recipients of club donations.
The Nimble Thimbles sponsor a quilt show bi-annually in Kendallville, and participate in several other shows in Northern Indiana. The club members’ quilts are displayed each year at the Noble County Fair. The group has sponsored the Gathering of Quilters in 1996, 2006, 2012 and 2013.
The quilters enjoy a “Fun Saturday” twice a year when we bring our sewing machines and learn new projects. The participants each bring a dish and share a delicious potluck lunch and a great day of quilting and fellowship.
The club also holds a quilt challenge every spring when members compete for prizes in a designated category of quilting, and participate in a club garage sale in the fall.
Meetings are held in Albion, IN on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. We gather in the Dekko Room in the basement of the Noble County Office Complex South on State Road 9.Guests and new members are always welcome.