Registration opens today for October's Open Studio! Join us in the Spoonflower Greenhouse on Tuesday, October 22, from 6-9pm to work on your sewing project of choice or start something new with expert advice and instruction on hand. We've had so much fun since we launched this event in August, and, I must say, it has been so inspirational to see what our community has in the works with craft projects that range from quilts to coffee cozies– last month, we actually saw the "cat's pajamas"!
Clockwise from top: Anne's quilt, Rachel's comic book coffee cozy, and Lisa's "cat's pajama" bottoms!
As we head into colder weather, we have quilts on the brain, and starting at this month's Open Studio, we're going to initiate a social quilting bee for the holidays!
For any attendee interested in participating in the quilting bee, we will provide coordinating fabrics for folks to complete a 12" x 12" quilt block in a pattern your choice at any of our crafting socials, Pins & Needles or Open Studio, in October and November. Folks will leave their finished blocks with us, and, at December's Open Studio, we will finish the quilt to be donated to our local chapter of Project Linus for the holidays!
Our local chapter of Project Linus has donated over 26,000 blankets to ill or traumatized children since 1996, and we were delighted to host a "Mini" Make-a-Blanket Day this past June in the Greenhouse to whip up some cheater quilts! Our local "blanketeers" are incredibly active, and we are so excited to help spread some love and security for the holiday season with a collaborative project! Head over to our Meetup page for full details and to reserve your spot in October's Open Studio!