There are some VERY creative ladies living in our Commons. A lively group gather monthly to sew, stitch, knit, quilt and create together. Sometimes they work on an agreed-on project (like needlepoint Christmas stockings) and sometimes they come together to work on their individual projects.
A few are novices, but most are experienced with impressive skills. Cherrie Kridler was invited to conduct a quilting workshop and her home quilting room is very impressive. Maria Bianco has been stitching and creating projects since she was a little girl.
Together… this group of ladies has a bank of knowledge …. quilting, knitting, smocking, and crocheting.
These are not classes – but a shared time of creating.
For more information contact Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org).
One recent project: A “crazy quilt” was started by Beverly Nolan’s mother years ago. Beverly sewed all the hand embroidered blocks together, added two of her own and finished the quilt herself with more hand embroidery and a pieced border. This was finished with the encouragement of the whole CLC Sewing Group to boost her on. Good job, Beverly!
This quilt is named “Vintage Remembrance” and the group is working on sewing the top, one block per month. It will be a 12 or 13 month program, at this rate. Most are on block #3 at this time in the same colorway as in the photo on the right. One group member is working on this same quilt, in the same manner, but with bright colors on a white background, named “Sparkling Gems”
The same pattern in the two different colorways give two completely different looking quilts! Still others are working on their own projects which include hand applique, hand embroidery to knitting.