Club News

Handstitchers Club 

Second Tuesdays,  10-12 Meeting outside (weather permitting) $10.00 per meeting

The only rule with this group is that you cannot bring your sewing machine.   We can and will help you with just about anything made with a needle.    We sometimes do projects together as we explore a new technique or really cute pattern.  

Second Tuesdays,  10-12,   $10.00 per session. Meetings on October 12, November 9, and December 14.

Healing Garden with the fancy setting

For October we will learn how to make a cord and tassel from embroidery floss for finishing ornaments. In November the Redwork ornament is our usual priject and in December UFO’s are invading. Supplies will be sent out in the email so be sure that our email isn’t going to your junk folders.

Art Explorers Club Third Thursdays, 4-6 pm Meetings October 21, November 18, and December 16 $10.00 suggested donation

Bring show and tell and curiosity – oh and a non alcoholic beverage if you want.

IS there an artist inside you that wants to get out?? Did you discover during lockdown that you like to make things from fabric and threads?? Are you an independent maker, or fabric artist? Are you needing some friendly guidance or just a group of like minded people to bounce ideas around with?

Improvisational Piecing

With Diana’s training as a certified Art Teacher, and her extensive background in textiles she is in a unique position to mentor and coach those who wish to use fabric and threads as a means of personal expression. Topics discussed can include technical issues, design strategies, art and textile history, current fabric events, cultural influences, personal mythologies, getting the work out to the public and whatever else the group needs. Show and tell is highly encouraged. It is a good idea to bring a notebook or sketchbook for jotting things down as ideas tend to be fleeting and we can generate lots of them.

Crazy Quilt Club  

Meetings on the Third Saturday of the month 10-1.    $18.00 per meeting

Starting again on July 17.  

Hosted by Diane Johnson,  the group talks, stitches and often, eats.   All levels are welcome.

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Crazy Quilting sample

Hope you’re all doing well. Can’t wait to actually SEE all of you! Diana and
I are staying in touch about how we’ll do things. I’ll follow her
handstitchers lead.

So that brings me to my part of things – a new project! I chose the Betty
Pillsbury heart pictured above as my inspiration. The nice thing about the
heart shape is that it’s so versatile! You can use it on a handmade or
purchased tote as pictured, a pillow front, a quilted background for a wall
quilt or use it as is. I’ve done that a few times attaching hem tape ties
(or ribbon) and hanging the heart from a vintage wood hanger. No worries –
you don’t have to decide right now how you’ll use it; you may wait until
your heart is done.

OR – you can bring your own project to complete.

So, start choosing fabrics and embellishments! The heart shape is a little
less than 10″ high and wide so be sure your foundation is at least 14″
square. I’ll have a piecing pattern ready for you and I have some great
embellishing techniques in mind including couching and floral sprays.

As always, let me know if you’re planning to attend AND if you’d like the
heart pattern. See you SOON!!!

4 Responses to Club News

  1. jane says:

    i miss you!!!! when ya coming over????

  2. Dale Morrow says:

    Interested in a quilting class

    • Dale, Begin by checking out the offerings on the skillbuilders page, and the showcase page to see if any of them are right for you. If you have your heart set on something that is not there then come in to the shoppe and we can talk about it and arrange for private instruction. –Diana

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