Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Beginners Quilting Circle Forming at the Library
Ellen Heath, local quilter and Library trustee, is organizing a Beginners Quilting Circle at the Library. During a program titled Do You Think You'd Like to Make a Quilt? on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., Ms. Heath will use slides, a trunk show, and a sewing demonstration to explain exactly what a quilt is, show some of the techniques used in quiltmaking, and provide a view of the many types of quilts.
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring this program as the opening event for the Beginning Quilters Circle. The program is for anyone who has ever dreamed about making a quilt or wondered what is involved in creating one. No experience is required.
The Friends are also providing funding for the purchase of sewing machines, tools, and supplies so that interested members of the community who may not have the necessary equipment can meet at the Library to learn how to make quilts.
The Circle will begin meeting in April on every second and fourth Monday of each month. Participants may bring their own sewing machines and supplies or use those made available through the Friends’ funding. The Courthouse Quilters Guild of Frenchtown, NJ, has donated fabric.
Two local businesses are cooperating with the Library in this project. At Piece Quiltery in Palmer has offered a discount to members of the Circle as well as a special field trip to the shop. The Singer Sewing Center in downtown Easton is providing a discount on sewing machines purchased for the project.
While there will be no formal classes, Ms. Heath and volunteer Claire Coakley will provide individual lessons and support so that participants can work on projects of their choice. All are welcome, from those who have never used a needle or sewing machine to experienced clothing makers who want to branch into quilt-making.
Sign-ups for the Circle will begin at the March program, but new members will be welcome at any time.
No registration is required for the March 26 event. Meetings will be held in the Catherine Drake Room, which is handicapped accessible from Church Street. For more information, contact Ms. Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 610-258-2917 ext. 307.