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 This fun group usually meets on the THIRD Saturday of the month. Hosted by Diane Johnson, the group talks, stitches and often, eats. All levels are welcome.
We get started about 12:30, go for about 3 hours and the cost per meeting is $18.00 The club is run by Diane Johnson. Looking forward to seeing all of you. As always, please let me know if you’re planning to attend so I can have Diane send you the supply list and any needed information for the current project. You can also simply bring the crazy quilt related project you are currently working on.
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.
In April we will start a Blackwork Embroidery Project.
Our summer project, beginning in June is a stamped cross stitch block. I have one or two 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.
Stumpwork and Raised Embroidery Club.
Stumpwork is the name of a type of embroidery that is raised and very dimensional. This new group will meet on the Second Tuesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm for $10.00 per meeting.
Our project for November is a holiday elf, winter fairy, or guardian angel figure from the book Wee Felt Folk, by Salley Mavor. I will provide the bead for the head, the chenille stems, wool roving for hair, and the needed glue and of course patterns. You will need your basic hand sewing and embroidery supplies. You will also need to bring some felt scraps, wool or acrylic is fine, choose by color. most of the pieces you will need are in the 2 inch range. You should also bring embroidery floss in colors that coordinate with your felt. You need colors for hands/mittens, feet/boots, stockings, and sleeves. If you desire and have a source you can use acorn caps for hats, and silk flowers and leaves for garments, but these embellishments are optional. You might also want a pin back, magnet or ornament hanger for finishing.
We will be deciding our plans for the club over the winter so if you have ideas please bring them.