Superior Quilt Show 2015

By Guild Admin, January 16, 2015 11:06 am

Plans are well under way for the Thunder Bay Quilt Guild Superior Quilt Show to be held April 24-26, 2015. Details will be added to their show website as they become available.

Johanna Masko, a three time Canadian Quilters Association National Juried Show Award winner from Toronto will be doing workshops throughout the week end.

Friday, April 24, 2015 – Full-Day Workshop “Secrets of the Farmer’s Wife” $85.00 (each participant must have a copy of the book “Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird)Secrets of the Farmers Wife Sampler

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Full-Day Workshop “Houses: Machine Paper Foundation Piecing” $85.00 (requires Johanna Masko’s “Houses” pattern, available at workshop, $12 exact cash)

Houses Machine Paper Foundation Piecing

Sunday, April 26, 2015 – Half-Day Workshop “Pineapple Log Cabin”, $45.00

Pineapple Log Cabin

Weekend entrance into the Quilt Show is included in class fee.

Class Size 8-15 people

To register, email Christina Wakefield to reserve your place, and then mail the a completed registration form and a cheque for the class fee(s). An information sheet can be found here.

Mock Mola Class Projects

By Guild Admin, October 27, 2014 12:26 pm

Cathy Miller shared her “Mock Mola” technique to an enthusiastic (and perhaps hesitant) group of quilters at The Centre in Dryden this past week end. Cathy was a delightful and effective instructor and treated us to a couple of her songs during class – a prelude of the evening’s concert. Mock Mola Class

More photos of the week end event have been posted to our FaceBook page.

Join us for our general meeting Tuesday, Oct 28th to see the students’ work and hear about the rest of Cathy’s visit. Our meeting takes place at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre and starts at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Don’t forget your own “Show and Tell” items.

Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter coming to Dryden

By Guild Admin, October 7, 2014 11:28 am

We are pleased to present Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter in concert Saturday, October 25th 7 pm at The Centre in Dryden. Tickets are $35 and available at

Cathy will also be offering a full day workshop “Mock Mola” on Saturday, Oct 25 for $40 and and half day (morning) class “Notan” on Sunday, Oct 26 for $35. Workshop registration is also on The Centre website. Seats are limited so register early. For information about the classes, check out Cathy’s website.

Please spread the word!


Images of 2014 Quilt Show

By Guild Admin, October 2, 2014 10:48 am

The album of our April 2014 Quilt Show is now live with 207 pictures of items entered. Photos of the Vendor booths and mimi quilt auction are yet to be added. Below is a screen shot of the landing page you will reach by clicking here. Once there, select one of the pictures for a larger view and details of the item. You can move to the next image by clicking to the right (or left) of the image.

Quilt Show 2014 Flickr AlbumEnjoy the slideshow of the album below. To make the show full screen, hover over its box then click the arrow to play then on the directional arrows in the bottom right corner.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Shop Hop

By Guild Admin, July 16, 2014 8:40 am

Our 2014 quilt show included 9 regional quilt shops as vendors. Here is a virtual shop hop of their booth panorama photos. All images and shop website links are posted on the Quilt Show/Show 2014 Vendors page. Many of these shops are participating in the Ontario Row by Row Experience. Be sure to visit as many shops this summer as you can to collect the free patterns and enter draws. See you in September.

Thimble Treasures Quilt Show 2014 Viewers Choice

By Guild Admin, May 2, 2014 8:30 am

Our 2014 Show has come and gone. What a fantastic week end!

Voting for Viewers Choice was incredibly close with 1st and 3rd only 4 votes apart. That’s a quality show!!

Here are our Viewers Choice winners as selected by attendees voting on Saturday:

3rd Place


98″ x 98″

Nancy Eichel, Dryden

“Double Vision is made using the Cotton Theory method resulting in a reversible quilt. The back is Bobbin work using Alpaca wool yarn.” Machine quilted by Nancy Eichel, Dryden, Ontario

Viewers Choice 3

Viewers Choice 3a1
Block 1 front

Block 1 back
Block 1 back
Block 2 front
Block 2 front
Block 2 back
Block 2 back

2nd Place


89″ x 89″

Sharon DeLong, Dryden, Ontario

“This was my first attempt (and possibly my last), at paper piecing. A great way to use up material.” Longarm quilted by Joan Schneider, Dryden.

Viewers Choice 2

Viewers Choice 2b
Detail 1

Detail 2
Detail 2

AND our 1st Place Winner selected by Show attendees Saturday is…


84″ x 88″

Stacy Montgomery, Dryden

“Saw the design and picture of quilt as Velma Nesbitt was making one. I loved the heart and bargello design. She got me the pattern and I asked for a bit of advice a few times, and then made the quilt on my own. Started in 2012, finished in March 2014. First one without an instructor.” Longarm quilted by Hazel Mills, Serenity Quilts, Sioux Lookout.

Viewers Choice 1a

Detail 1
Detail 1

Congratulations to the winners!

Spring Retreat May 10th & 11th, 2014.

By Guild Admin, April 6, 2014 8:26 pm

Nancy Bergman, quilt artist from Kenora ON will be instructing “Don’t Sweat the Human Figure” how to quilt human figures from photos and “Flower Power”  how to quilt a flower photo using Zapplique techniques. Courses will be taught concurrently at the Masonic Hall in Dryden. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; course runs from 9:00-5:00 Saturday and 9:00-4:00 Sunday. Fee for kit for either class is $25. Additional costs for catering and hall rental will be approx. $50-$75 per attendee. To register or for more information, contact Heather Cortens, Retreat Chairperson at or phone 807-223-5643. Supply lists are available here.


Don't Sweat the Human Figure

Zapplique Class

Flower Power Zapplique Class

“Christmas Comfort” Raffle Quilt

By Guild Admin, February 27, 2014 11:37 am

raffle quilt 2014The theme for our bi-annual Quilt Show this spring is Christmas! So with that in mind, our members pooled their beautiful Christmas scraps and put together this beautiful 92″ x 112″ holiday raffle quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from guild members. The draw will be held at 3:30 pm on April 27, 2014  at the Thimble Treasures Quilt Show, Dryden Agricultural Centre. Licence #M313988

Update: Quilt can be seen at Fabric Fusion, 72C Van Horne. Tickets available there and at the Quilting Trunk (beside DQ) on Highway 17.

Fuzzy Flannel Hearts

By Guild Admin, January 30, 2014 4:21 pm

scrappy heartsFebruary is synonomous with hearts. Our Sewing Saturday project this month will be, appropriately, a heart baby quilt. The quilt is 36″ x 48″ (baby size) but can be made larger by adding blocks or increasing block size. The sample is made from flannels with appliqué shapes stitched leaving the raw edges exposed which fray softly once washed.

The quilt class will take place at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre in Dryden Saturday, Feb 15th starting at 9 am and running until 4 pm. Lunch is potluck.

For additional information contact instructor, Karen Greaves:, 807-936-0024 or facilitator, Hellen Stafford:, 807-9387-6793. Those who wish to come and work on their own projects are welcome.


By Guild Admin, January 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Twister class will take place Saturday, January 18th starting at 9:00 am. Doors will be open at 8:30 am. Everyone welcome. Contact Marg 807-938-1113 if you would like to participate.

twister 1twister 2

Here are a couple pictures of a twister quilt made from a layer cake. The two outside borders require extra fabric. The
approx. size is 61″x61″ if using a layer cake or 10 inch squares.

Materials needed are as follows….

1 package of layer cakes ( you will use 36 )
1 1/4 yds for first border
1 1/4 for second border added after recutting.
( larger borders for the second border or adding a third will make a larger
quilt. You could also add more squares if you want a bigger quilt)

If you chose to use charm squares, 24 squares will make a quilt that
measures 19″x26″ and will use 1/3 yd for the first border.

Joanne will be bringing in layer cakes and has charm squares in her store.

Dori (from Sioux lookout) will be assisting with this course (weather permitting) and will bring
the twister tool in assorted sizes as well as some layer cakes and charm
Any questions please call me at 223-8876

Thanks and see you on Saturday Jan. 18th

Don’t forget your dishes and something for pot luck or bring your own lunch,sewing machine, manual, basic sewing supplies and a big smile!!!