Noble Nimble Thimbles

Quilt Club



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 around seventy-five 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 supports several local charities. The Noble House, a shelter for women and children, Common Grace and the ARC of Noble County are some of the recipients of club donations. We have also donated sewing machines to the Community Learning Sewing Center in Kendallville.

The Nimble Thimbles sponsor an annual quilt show at the Rome City United Methodist Church in June. In 2023 our show will be in conjunction with the Elkhart County Quilt & Fiber Expo and the Quilt Trail Shop Hop Event.

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. In 2023 we started a new tradition on the third Saturday in March by celebrating National Quilting Day at the Community Learning Center. The purpose was to share our skills and love of quilting through speakers, demonstrations, displays, and make’n take projects.

The quilters enjoy a “Fun Saturday” twice a year when they bring their sewing machines and learn new projects. The participants share in a potluck lunch and a great day of quilting and fellowship.

The club holds a quilt challenge every spring when members compete for prizes in designated quilting categories. Members also hold a garage sale before the September meeting each fall.

Meetings are held in Room B at the Community Learning Center in Kendallville on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Guests and new members are always welcome.

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room B at the Community Learning Center,
401 East Diamond Street in Kendallville.  
Guests and members may enter the Riley Street door after parking in the large parking lot on the north side of the building.  You may also park in the Lutheran School lot across the street or you may enter Door #13 from the Sheridan Street lot.

Guests and new members are always welcome.