We’re featuring local artists this month at Always in Stitches (the quilt shop where I work) and I was so excited when they told me they wanted to feature me too!
There are several local artists being featured, such as Linda (a hand-quilter) who is offering a class on how to hand-quilt.
Ron Bastin, a local beekeeper whose honey we carry at the store is coming mid-month to tell us about how he collects honey. He’ll be bringing some bees in an observation hive so you can see them up close. He’ll also show participants how to make a beeswax candle. What a cool presentation!
Emma O’Brien is a yarn spinner who will show her students how to dye yarn, so we’re carrying undyed (natural) yarn in the store. Emma is bringing a real sheep outside the store for you to see and pet!
All month long,we’re having a trunk show of Vawter Wool showing how yarn is made, from sheep to skein. Stop by the store to see sheared wool, carded wool, and blankets, coverlets, and garments made of wool.
Finally, at the end of the month we are having a Shannon trunk show. You won’t believe how soft their Cuddle fabric (minky) is, and the variety of textures and colors. Not sure how to use it? They’ll show you all the tips and techniques of using this wonderful fabric. Throughout the month, you can take any of several Shannon Workshops to learn how to make infinity scarves, blankets, strip quilts.
So stop by Always in Stitches this month if you can and say Hi and pet my quilts. On display (from right to left starting at the top) is Mirage, Peppermint Twist, Summer Social, Charming Stepping Stones, and Berry Cross. You can also purchase Mirage, Summer Social, and Charming Stepping Stones in my online shop, and soon Berry Cross and Peppermint Twist as well.