THIMBLES ON WHEELS (TOW ) is a traveling thimble group.
The name was chosen because members are geographically
diverse and attending meetings usually involves travel necessitating
a multi-night stay. As almost all forms of transportation have WHEELS,
even planes, our name evolved.
Our goal is two-fold:
1) to combine thimble meetings with intrastate, interstate, and
international travel, and
2) to encourage local and regional thimble group meetings.
TOW joins regional group meetings by invitation and in return we
provide any assistance we can, mainly by advertising the event with
our contact list and web page, and presenting programs if requested.
At present, TOW usually meets about twice a year on no preset
schedule, since meetings are scheduled when and where a group
issues an invitation to TOW to join their meeting. However,
occasionally we've been known to just pick a destination that interests
us, as evidenced by the Branson, Missouri meetings. Although over
time TOW's meetings have grown in size, they do not necessarily
have to be large.
One meeting every other year is held at the site of the Thimble
Collectors International (TCI) Convention (you must be registered for
the convention in order to attend that one).
|Past TOW group thimbles
|Thimbles On Wheels
|TOW by JMJ Gifts
|TOW by Boulder Bay
|TOW - Colleen Schroll
|Site last updated: 3-1-18
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|~ TOW TENTH ANNIVERSARY THIMBLE ~
2003 to 2013
ONLY THREE LEFT!! Get one while they last.
|“Lampwork” glass with bi-color blue Pansies and Cubic
Zircona centers. Hand-made by Colleen Schroll of
Madison, Missouri, by melting glass rods of different
colors onto a glass thimble base.
Inscribed inside the rim: Maker's signature
and "TOW 2003 - 2013"
Gift-boxed. $20 each, plus postage.
Click here to order
All proceeds go toward TOW site maintenance.
|~ NEXT MEETING ~
Aug. 15 - 18, 2018
Hilton Alexandria Mark
In conjunction with the THIMBLE
biennial convention. For
information on joining TCI and
registration forms, click here.
(You must be a TCI member to
attend this meeting.)
Membership is open to everyone who loves thimbles,
regardless of location.
~ THERE ARE NO DUES ~
~ Attend any meetings you can ~
Perhaps the next meeting will be near you!
Consider hosting a meeting in your own area.
All thimble lovers are welcome!
If you are interested, click one of the addresses in
the ~Contact Us~ box, above-left, to get on the email
Contact List* and receive email notice of future
meeting sites and dates.
*(Our email list is confidential and security protected. This means that
we do not share the list commercially, and addresses in outgoing emails
are hidden in an attempt to thwart webcrawlers and other cyber-nasties
that troll the net and "mine" addresses for SPAM.)