Programs

Our quilting group strives to share knowledge and skills with everyone in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area who has an interest in quilting. Most classes, workshop, demos, and lectures are free for our members.

Sewing Machine & Basic Supplies include:

Sewing machine, manual, and tools
Extra needles (hand & machine)
Thread<
Bobbins
Pins
Scissors
Seam ripper
Rotary Cutter
Rulers
Small cutting board (12 x 18)
Iron and ironing surface
Extension cord<

Should a full size cutting mat or 24” ruler be required for a specific class, they will be provided by LNT.

 

IMPORTANT:  If Jefferson County Schools are closed, close early or have Non Traditional Instruction (NTI) because of inclement weather on our meeting day, our meeting will be cancelled.

Check particular meeting locations prior to the meeting time as it is sometimes necessary to change the location at the last minute.

If you missed signing up for an event during our meetings you can email nimblethimbles@aol.com.

2022

Quilters Day Out Boutique 2023 preparation:


The Boutique committee has been busy gathering, sorting and storing items for the upcoming 2023 boutique. All members are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun.
If you have fabric, notions or other items to donate to the boutique, you can bring them to the monthly meetings.  If you need your items picked up, please call to make those arrangements.
There are monthly get-togethers to have fun while we sort, price and evaluate all donated items.  Bring your own drink and enjoy pastries, good conversation and get to know your fellow LNT members.  All who attend these get-togethers will have their name entered in a pool for a prize drawing.   
If you have any questions please contact:
CJ Joaquin–314 576 4742 or Barbara Wester–504 615 3628

2022 President’s Challenge

Definition of a challenge:  

Noun: 1.      A call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.   

2.      Something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc. The 2022 President’s challenge is to make a 12-1/2 inch block using fabrics of my choosing.  This challenge is totally voluntary. You are under no obligation to participate, but it could be a lot of fun.  An opportunity to get creative and try something new. The cost to participate is $2.50 and challenge fabric kits will be available for purchase starting at the Birthday Party in August.  You may add up to 3 additional fabrics and use any block design you want, however the challenge fabrics must figure prominently in the design of the block.  Other than that, there are no rules.  The entries will be displayed at the Holiday Party in December.  Viewer’s Choice will determine the winners.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes will be awarded.  The more participants, the higher the payouts.  

Need some block ideas?  Check out: https://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

August 4   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Birthday Party

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

August 18 10:00 am – 2:30 pm In-setting Circles Project

Marylou Jacob

How to Inset Circles (not applique)This special technique for insetting circles or other curved figures into the background is not hard to learn and is fun to do.  It just takes practice so we will make (4) blocks in Christmas motifs.  The supplies you need are listed below.  _Precut – (4) squares of your choice of xmas background fabric -12.5″ square              (4) squares of a mix of xmas fabric for the inserts.  These can be all the same fabric or a mix.  10″ squares_neutral color thread_iron and ironing board  some may share these_fabric glue stick   may share these_usual sewing supplies including fabric scissors
I will provide   Patterns, wax paper, templates, a sample quiltIf you have questions please call Marilou  291-5731

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

September 1 6:30 pm -8:30 pm Quilted Ornaments

Vivian Armstrong

Templates will be provided. Supply list:
• two (2) fat quarters – coordinating or contrasting
• two (2) 10” length of ribbon or embroidery floss – coordinating or contrasting
• large eye embroidery needle for the ribbon or floss
• low loft batting for sandwiching the fat quarters
• your favorite fusible to hold everything together
• pinking shears
• marking pen

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

September 15, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Small Iron Caddy

Susan Wolfe

Small Iron Caddy

We have to haul around so many things when we come to meetings: machines, notions, fabric, cutting mats, ironing surfaces and irons. Packing up is worse because there’s that pesky hot iron to contend with.

Join us to make your own this iron tote caddy. This useful accessory provides not only a way to transport a hot iron, but a surface to iron on during class. One less thing to tote.

For those of you who have already made an iron tote, don’t let that keep you from joining us. We are sharing this opportunity to sew with each other by having Maryhurst bag kits available for you to work on.

Pack a lunch and bring something to drink. Don’t let this opportunity to get together pass you by.

Iron Caddy Fabric Requirements and Pre-class preparation.

Fabric Supplies:

1 fat quarter of your main fabric

½ yard Insulbrite, (cut into 2 fat quarters)

1 fat quarter of heat resistant fabric (silver stuff) [buy ½ yard and split it with a partner]

¼ yard contrasting fabric for binding & handle

6” of ¼ inch elastic

2 buttons

Additional Supplies:

Walking foot and size 90/14 sewing machine needle

This project requires some prep work before you come to class.

From the ¼ yard of binding /handle fabric, cut as follows:

  • Cut 2 strips fabric binding for binding – 2-1/2 inches x WOF. Connect and make into @ 80 inches of binding. Press.
  • Cut 1 strip binding fabric for handles- 3-1/2 inches by WOF.

Sub-cut into 2 rectangles 3-1/2 x 12 inches.

Press pieces in half the long way. Unfold the strips and fold each long edge to the center crease and press the new edges. You should now have two handles, each 1” x 12” with the raw edges hidden in the middle. Top stitch along each edge 0ne – eighth inch in from the edge.

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

October 6, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cuddle Care

CJ Joaquin

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299

October 8 and 9, 2022 from 10:00-6:00 Marilou Jacob’s Solo Quilt Show

May The Forest Be With You

News Alert! Marilou is having a solo quilt show this fall and wants you to come. It will be on Saturday & Sunday October 8 & 9, 2022, from 10:00-6:00 and will feature over 35 quilts that she made featuring ‘Trees’. The title is May The Forest Be With You. There will be beautiful trees, cartoon trees, Christmas trees, silly trees, family trees, tree inhabitants (birds) and more.Some will be for sale.

The address is Tway House 10235 Timberwood Circle Louisville, Ky 40223

It is FREE

October 20 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Shadow Trapunto

Barbara Rogers

Location – TWAY House 10235 Timberwood Cir, Louisville, KY 40223

October 22 9 am – 3 pm One Block Wonder class presented by Mary Bauer

The One Block Wonder Class will be presented by Mary Bauer on Saturday, Oct 22, 2022.  The class will be held at the Jeffersontown Christian Church, 10631 Taylorsville Rd, between the Jeffersonian and Veteran’s Park. The class will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm.  

The class size is limited to 20 sewing participants. If needed, a waiting list will be created. There will be a seating area for non-sewers to observe the class.

Mary will give a preliminary talk on how to select your fabric. This is critical for the design of the One Block Wonder. This talk will be before the July 7th meeting, at 6:00 pm. This talk is open to all. The door will be open at 5:45.

Registration for the class will open July 9th at 8am.  To register, email Debbie Bates at Dfbates64@yahoo.com. Information will be provided for payment of the $___ registration fee.  

In your email, please include your phone number and whether you will be sewing or a watching participant.

Supplies:    Basic sewing supplies, cutting mat, rotary cutter with a new blade, a rectangular ruler with a 60-degree line, 24” ruler, flower head pins.  

Fabric:    Approx. 4 1/2 yd. of a medium to large scale print, making sure you get a full 6 or 12 repeats depending on the size of the repeat. This will be discussed on July 7th.

Location – Jeffersontown Christian Church, 10631 Taylorsville Rd, between the Jeffersonian and Veteran’s Park

November 3 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Quilt School

Sandy D., Edge to Edge with embroidery machine

Sangetta, Rulers on domestic machine

Beverly Means, Free Motion on Domestic or marking

Joann Riley, Quilting Made Easy with quilting papers

Location – TWAY House 10235 Timberwood Cir, Louisville, KY 40223

November 17 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Paper Piecing

Debbie Bates

Location – TWAY House 10235 Timberwood Cir, Louisville, KY 40223

December 1 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Christmas Party

Location – Jeffersonian – Kentucky Room – 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299