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Thread: room to spread out

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    Hey all,
    After reading about all the difficulties quilters have with basting or squaring up their quilts, I decided to do something about it. On Saturday afternoons at 2pm, I am opening up my church fellowship hall to all crafters. We have long tables that can be moved around and put together. I have decided to call it a Crafters Bee. I decided to open it up to all crafters as a place to share, socialize and work on your project. I gave the information to the local quilter’s guild and fabric shops. I started this on Oct. 15th and did have some quilters show up to square up a quilt. We also had some that wanted to cut out a pattern. I did some cutting out and worked on finishing a knitting project. So if you live in the area come on down.

    Location: Trinity Episcopal Church
    2nd St. and Walnut
    Muscatine, Iowa
    Time: 2pm until ?

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    that's a great idea!

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    What an awesome thing to do for others! I bet you get a lot of response from people.

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    Wish I lived closer!

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    Great idea to meet new people in your area.

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    What a marvelous idea! :thumbup: I wish I lived in the area, so I could stop by.

    Hopefully the word is spread that you are offering this wonderful gift of your time.

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    I've been trying to get the idea of a 'Crafts and Coffee (and cakes!)' going in a few different places here in Sweden ... just the idea of a number of like minds gathering in a place with enough chairs and tables for all, bringing along existing crafting projects of all kinds and making some progress on your own whilst rubber-necking at what others are doing .... lovely!

    You inspire me to try again ... I will use my inadequate Swedish the next time I see someone from the village committee!

    In the meantime I will think fondly of coming to one of yours, but it'll have to be a virtual presence I'm afraid!

    Helen

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    Wondeful idea!

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    Hmmmm ... Let's see now ... how long will it take me to get from Alabama to Iowa? Wishful thinking ... but sure would like to take part in it! Have fun!

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    Awesome idea. I'll bet there are alot of people so glad you thought of that.

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