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Although ThimbleCreek has switched towns in the past decade, its mission to inspire quilters remains the same.

  • Inspiration Aplenty

    Since it was first featured in Quilt Sampler 2000 magazine, ThimbleCreek has moved from Walnut Creek, California, to nearby Concord and has become a husband-wife partnership. Today co-owners Roxie and Joe Wood teach classes, design patterns, and stock quilting supplies with hopes of inspiring quilters to expand their skill sets.
  • Meet the Staff

    Sitting from left: Chickie Riccardi, Sue Falowski, Molly Wood, and Lori Lott; standing from left: Sue Bone, Ann Loar, Roxie Wood (co-owner), Joe Wood (co-owner), Virginia Palmer, and Sandy Newman.
  • Found His Gift

    Owner Joe Wood has expanded his role to from beginner quilter to quilt designer. Ichabod Hollow (hanging), a block-of-the-month quilt, and Everything Old Is New Again (draped on table) are examples of Joe’s designs.
  • Local Designers

    Joe used fabric by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda in Parisenne Stars (on table) and Vintage Stars (draped on table). Nationally known designers, including Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.; Sandy Klop of American Jane Patterns; and Laura Nownes, co-author of Quilts, Quilts, Quilts, teach classes at ThimbleCreek.
  • Bits of Wool

    ThimbleCreek devotes a section to wool. Big Flowers Pincushions from Bird Brain Designs help fulfill customers’ desire for small projects.
  • Place for Pastels

    Vintage Spring Baskets (right) by Roxie Wood for ThimbleCreek Patterns hangs in the pastel section of the shop.
  • Lovely Handwork

    Hand embroidery and redwork patterns are popular with ThimbleCreek customers.
  • Pillow Party

    Designer Roxie Wood makes quick, rectangular pillows in many different sizes for display at ThimbleCreek. To enhance a pillow, Roxie recommends embellishing the center panel, adding stitchery for an heirloom look or yo-yos to a 1930s print.

    Contact ThimbleCreek to purchase a copy of Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Issues are also available at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, and online.