News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Thimble Collectors International (TCI) announces that its 16th Biennial TCI Convention will be held August 29-September 1, 2008 at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Downtown Philadelphia, PA. Don't miss the great programs, including a huge Sales Mall, a Beginner's Seminar, an auction and the "Thimble Road Show" where you ask the experts. TCI is more than just about thimbles - activities encompass all needlework tools. Join TCI now and receive quarterly bulletins with great articles and information on needlework tools and the upcoming convention. For more information, visit our website at www.thimblecollectors.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Jina Samulka, VP Membership at 607-723-2065.
Photos and articles on the 2006 convention in Seattle, Washington are available on request.
TCI, a non-profit organization, is the premier group for collectors of thimbles and other needlework tools. Through its quarterly bulletins, biennial conventions, published booklets and network of regional groups, TCI promotes research and friendship. For more information on TCI, go to www.thimblecollectors.com.
History: TCI has as its roots four national thimble collecting groups. Meetings were held as early as 1970. At the fourth national meeting of these groups in August 1976, the attendees expressed a need for a more formal organization. An Ad Hoc committee was formed to develop a constitution and By-laws and to propose a slate of officers.
In August 1978 TCI held it's first convention in Northbrook, Illinois. From its simple beginings of sharing information in a newsletter, Round-Robins and small group meetings, TCI has remained true to its mission to share information and build lifetime friendships. Thimble Collectors International will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in 2008.