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My how time flies! Recently, a friend of The Creative Thimble *helpfully* pointed out that we haven’t blogged since April of last year. How very embarrassing. All we can say is that the siren call of Grandbaby snuggles always seems to hit right when an excellent blog...
Charlotte AQS Quilt Show

Charlotte AQS Quilt Show

Mike and I are back from the AQS Quilt Show in Charlotte, NC. It always feels so good to sleep in your own bed and we are trying to catch up on our sleep. This working for a living is exhausting! Saturday morning before the show opened I was able to walk around to see...
Spring Quilt Market Progress

Spring Quilt Market Progress

Mr Laura here, well things are progressing, (I think), as we move towards Spring Quilt Market. We are preparing for something called Sample Spree. This involves making many samples of each pattern to sell to shop owners at the wholesale show.  In what is either a mark...

Hello from Mike

Hello from Mike, aka; Mr. Laura, Dear Husband (DH), Him, Egor (or is it Igor, I can never keep that straight), that guy standing over there. As you can probably tell from the various monikers given to me by Laura and her friends, I am Laura’s husband. I thought...

Lancaster AQS Quilt Week Recap

We had a great week at the Lancaster PA AQS Quilt Week. In this case, the we was me and my friend Carol. The show was a success and it is always great fun to meet customers in person that have ordered by phone and on the internet. It is also fun to meet quilting...

More bags to show you!

I have had a couple more customers send me wonderful pictures of tote bags that they have made with my patterns and I wanted to share them with you. Pat wanted another copy of the labels to make a Professional Tote and sent me these pictures of this amazing...

Welcome to The Creative Thimble

Welcome to The Creative Thimble! We offer a full line of tote bag and purse patterns designed by Laura Martell. We also carry zippers, webbing and notions for making our patterns.

Houston wrap-up.

I have been goofing off since I got back from the Houston Quilt Market and Festival. It took me 2 weeks to get unpacked and the paperwork finished from my trip. I have been working on some personal projects that I usually don’t have much time to work on. I will...
To Market, To Market!!

To Market, To Market!!

This is it!! This is the week I pack all my Patterns, Samples, Kits, Notions, Booth Décor and somehow squeeze in my personal luggage into our vehicle and head to Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Market and Festival.  Excitement and nerves all rolled up into...

Show It Off!

I am always thrilled when customers send me pictures of their creations using my patterns.  I love how talented you all are.  I just had to share some photos I recently received of the Professional Tote and my new Mini Professional Tote patterns from two very talented...

Houston Quilt Market & Festival

Excitement is building and there’s so much to do…… The International Quilt Market and The International Quilt Festival is coming up quick and The Creative Thimble will be there!  Come see me in Houston TX for Market, October 26th through the 28th. ...
Asheville Adventures & exciting news

Asheville Adventures & exciting news

I taught the Hidden Treasure Tote for the Asheville Quilt Guild last week and had a great time. The ladies enjoyed learning how to put zippers                                                             into their totes and so excited to see that they actually...