Wednesday, August 11, 2010

FGS Conference - Genea-Quilters field trip & fat quarter share

OK, Gang! Let's meet up ~ just before our annual FGS Conference next week!

I know of a great shop in Knoxville -- Mammaw's Thimble Fabric & Quilt Shop. Gordon and I shopped there during our honeymoon on our way to FGS-Little Rock last summer. It is located in an innocuous strip mall about ten minutes from the Knoxville Convention Center. I think you'll  agree that the owner is a kick, and she has some GREAT fabric collections.
We will meet Tuesday the 17th at the front of the Knoxville Convention Center Hilton Conference Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue, Knoxville at noon 5pm. I have enough room in my bright red GMC Envoy for 4 riders. If we have more takers, perhaps someone else can drive as well. We will be gone 3 2 hours, and be back in time to pick up our FGS registration materials when the desk opens at 3pm. to attend the 7-9pm APG Roundtable.

Here's the schedule for the APG, Librarian's Day & FGS Conference schedules, in case you are worried about a conflict with your genealogy-related events for the week.

  • Tuesday Wednesday, 17 18 Aug 2010 - APG Professional Management Conference, 8:30am - 5pm. at the Hilton, Salon AB on the BR level (FGS Confernce Hotel) - Ooops! The FGS conference brochure was incorrectly listed this event for 18 Aug on page 16. 
  • Tuesday 17 Aug 2010 - FGS Conference Registration 3-6pm, Knoxville Convention Center.
  • Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 - OUR FIELD TRIP to MawMaw Thimbles!
  • Tuesday, 17 August 2010 - APG Roundtable, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, 18 August 2010 - ProQuest Librarian's Day.
  • Wednesday, 18 August 2010 through 21 August 2010 - FGS Conference
  • Thursday, 19 August 2010 - Exhibit Hall opens at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Even if you cannot go on the field trip, you CAN participate in our first semi-annual Genea-Quilters Fat Quarter Share.  We will hold the share in the vendor hall on Saturday, 21 Aug 2010 in the FGS Exhibit Hall at the Nashville Convention Center just BEFORE the drawing to see who wins the raffle! I've just got to find a vendor who is willing to share a tiny bit of space with our group!

Purchase a raffle ticket from Ol' Myrt at FGS to win a basket of quilting supplies. The drawing will be held  on Saturday, 21 Aug 2010 in the FGS Exhibit Hall at the Nashville Convention Center as we finish up the Genea-Quilters Fat Quarter Share. Proceeds repay the donor and go toward the next raffle, to be held at NGS If we work this right,  as the years go on, the raffle prize could include some really great stuff!

What haven't I thought of yet?


  1. The quilt shop is:

    Mammaw's Thimble Fabric & Quilts
    4028 Papermill Drive Northwest
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    The owner is simply FABULOUS, and the variety of fabric will amaze you.

  2. I'll also have my car there - can seat 3 others besides myself. Can't wait! - tami glatz

  3. GREAT Tami! That's wonderful. It is a very quick trip. I'll send you the link to the Google Map & Directions...

    Maybe it will work to post it here.,+Knoxville,+TN+37902&daddr=4028+Papermill+Dr+NW,+Knoxville,+TN+37909&hl=en&geocode=FRC_JAId3n3_-ilNJUxhwxdciDGXD7ekDS8cGQ%3BFd2fJAIdnJf--in3i2fj2zxciDHz70x0amyFow&mra=ls&sll=35.96264,-83.919394&sspn=0.01247,0.020535&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14&layer=c&pw=2

  4. I will have a car there is well. The more the merrier!

  5. UPDATE: I've called ahead, and they may put another employee on the schedule for Tuesday night if enough of us wish to come by.