Our clubs are low-key alternatives to more project oriented workshops. Each Club meets generally once a month to stitch, explore and inspire each other. We often end up eating together too. You are welcome to bring any appropriate project to the meeting to work on, or do the project the group is involved with, with no big commitments. Unlike some other shops, we encourage you to do YOUR thing. Nothing makes us happier than when you take a technique or idea you found here and make something unique. ( and we LOVE when you share it with us in person or on our Facebook page !) Please scroll through and find something that sounds like fun. If you are new to a club please let us know you are planning to attend.
Crazy Quilt Club
Hosted by Diane Johnson, the group talks, stitches and often, eats. All levels are welcome.
This Club will now meet on the third TUESDAY of the month!!
Please mark your calendars. Meetings will run from 1-4 and the cost per meeting is $18.00 Looking forward to seeing all of you.
You can simply bring the Crazy Quilt project you are working on, or materials for the new project, The Crazy Cat. This adorable sleeping kitty will looked great curled up on your favorite chair or bed. The pattern is from Simply Vintage #20 Autumn 2016 – their sample is a wool black cat with simple stitches; mine is done is pastels with more elaborate embellishment to coordinate with my living room. Let me know if you plan to do this project; the mag patterns need to be re-printed as they “layer” to fit more on the page. Bring the following:
*Fabrics for piecing; optional – any lace and trims you might want to catch in the seams as you piece
*Sharpie pen and waxed paper to mark foundation
*Basic sewing supplies and sewing thread
Handstitchers Club Second Tuesdays, 10-12
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. After a break for lunch, our Stumpwork and raised embroidery club meets at 1:30 pm. Scroll down for more on that. This is a vintage one being used in a quilt by one of my customers. She bought a bunch of them already done, and gave me the rest of the unstitched stamped blocks. So I am simply sharing the wealth. This is our summer project. I have one or two of the stamped blocks for each of you. You will need a hoop 8 inches or larger, basic supplies for embroidery, and the following colors of stranded floss ( Numbers are DMC )
Pink 603 Dark Pink 600 green 988 Dark green 986 light blue 799
Blue 798 Purple 553 Tan 3864 Light Brown 3826
The blocks came originally in a pack of 6, and called for 6 skeins of the tan, so you will need a full skein of that but the other colors don’t require as much, no more than a half skein for a block. At the May meeting I will share a handout and Key. Please let me know if you will want one or two blocks, they are 18 inches square.
** I still have some left, if you want more please just ask for them.
Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery Club.
Stumpwork is the name of a type of embroidery that is raised and very dimensional. This group will meet on the Second Tuesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for $10.00 per meeting. Bring your current project. If you are new to this group let us know you are coming so we can set you up.