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Thread: starting a sewing group

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    Senior Member Grammie Sharon's Avatar
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    What do you think of this idea? I was thinking of trying to start a group at church that would meet once a month for anyone interested. It would not be just for quilters but could be knitters or crocheters too.We would do charity projects. In December we house MCREST at our church. It is through our county services and we house people for a week. Our church provides a place to stay and meals. This year we will have women and children. I think we take about 20. I was thinking we could meet during the year and work on small lap quilts or knitted or crocheted ones or even layettes to present to our guests. I know I would have to run this idea by our priest and parish council but thought it might work. I think we would enjoy meeting and working on projects and then present these projects to those in need. It might brighten their day. I was wondering what anyone's thought were about doing this? I do belong to a guild and we do charity projects, but I thought this would bring women and men? together in our church. Thanks for listening.

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    Senior Member Baysidegal's Avatar
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    We have one at our church that meets on Mondays 10AM - Noon.
    Everyone brings what they are working on..crochet, knitting, quilting, etc...its fun.

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    We have two groups at my church. One includes knitters and crocheters who are making prayer shawls. The other includes quilters who are making quilts to be sent overseas. One meets on Saturday mornings; the other meets on a weekday.

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    I think it is a wonderful idea!

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    Gday, i don't think your alone on the get togethers, They are a GR8 idea. if not for the charity but for the social side of it all. It is always nice to get another persons outlook on things. Go for it. I love social gatherings. :)

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    Love that idea. I wish there was one near me at a time i could attend :cry:

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    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
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    Sounds very much like a 'Quilting Bee' except it's a 'Sewing Bee'. Always nice to get together with others that have the same interests.

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    Sounds like a great idea to me! Let us know how it works out for you :D:D:D

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    I think that is a great ideal. Please keep us updated with how it is going. Who know, you may inspire others on this board to start one. :thumbup:

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    We have a group at my church called BUSY HANDS, they have been meeting of Wednesdays for many years. Each person brings their own project. Covered dish on the 1st Wed of month. At least 2 generations attend the group.
    Go for your idea. Bringing people together can be fun for all.

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