Hey Long Island! Are you free this Saturday? Want to come sit and sew with me?
I have the opportunity to start a new quilting group at the Rockville Centre Public Library and I'd like all my quilting friends from real life and blogland to join me. (10 am - noon) Everybody's welcome, any experience level. We are going to talk about quilting, not just focus on learning a new technique, so the more people in on the discussion, the better.
Why did I want to do this, you may ask? Well, I've been thinking..
What I need right now as a quilter is not more images of quilts through social media, more fabric, more patterns, over-inspiration, but time to focus on what's in front of me. I'd like to pay more attention to actual quilts and quilters, focus on and study specific patterns, and try to figure out what appeals to me and why. Are you interested in being part of a quilt discussion group of sorts?
Come sit and sew with us and discuss the craft of quiltmaking.
What we'll do:
Please bring some hand sewing to work on. If you're new to hand sewing, I can teach you how to EPP. This is going to be mainly a discussion group. There will be show and tell, of course, and opportunities to get to know other quilters but not just what they're making, but how they feel about what we do.
Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Quilters are always happy to teach and share.
The schedule looks like this:
November 8 -- Quilting Communities
November 22 -- Shapes and Patterns
December 6 -- Process, the steps of making a quilt
December 20 -- Dating quilts, quilt labels, gift quilts
Please come ready to share and learn.
If you have questions about techniques and what you're working on, that's great, but it's more of a sharing group than a teaching group. Please join us. We will also spend some time each week exploring the library's quilt book collection. You can find inspiration or give inspiration.
For more information and directions to the library: http://rvclibrary.org/
You can totally get there by public transportation, it's only a 3 block walk from the Rockville Centre LIRR station! (or a $4 taxi)