Georgian Quilters’ meeting on Jan 21/10 showcased ‘Thimbles’. Helen K. presented a slide show, sharing her knowledge and stories about collecting them. She also brought along a portion of her collection for ‘up close’ viewing. They are wonderful little works of art.
Helen is a hand quilter, and came to the world of thimbles by need. I was completely charmed by these beauties. I can honestly say I did not have much of an appreciation for thimbles. I thought of them as necessary evils that make my finger sweat and which I spend too much time looking for as the little things tend to roll off the table and land in some remote spot. Notice I am using the past tense… I learned so much and wanting a thimble collection of my own. I may have to take up hand quilting in order to have a reason to collect few of these beauties. Hey…enjoying them is reason enough. Here are a few pictures of these beauties.