Do you quilt? Crochet? Knit? Any needlework is welcome. Bring your ideas and projects to the Oak Grove Stitchers Circle. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. Beginners and experienced crafters are welcome as we share ideas, and teach each other new skills.
Beginners can check out these titles to get started:
Creativity flows freely from the Lee’s Summit Knits and Needles group. Beautiful and amazing items are knitted, crocheted, and quilted. This group meets the first and third Thursday each month at 1pm to share ideas, tips, and patterns. Bring projects you are stuck on, show off something you have actually finished, or just come to find new ideas for projects to start. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Quilting Group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Red Bridge Branch. They work together to make quilts for different charities and group homes. Recently, they were featured in the Neighborhood News section of the Kansas City Star. Their front page picture shows the ladies holding a quilt made for Jim and Peggy Donovan’s daughter, who is graduating from high school in 2012. Her grandmother, Mary Donovan, started the quilt a few years ago and has since passed without finishing the quilt.
When I want to do a little needlework, and I always do, I look for inspiration at the library. There are wonderful books for knitters, crochet, tatting, quilters, and some kinds of needlework you've never heard of. Also, I like to go to YouTube and get great instruction for special techniques.
Fall is my favorite time of year: cooler temperatures, frost on the pumpkins – and ragweed! Football season starts too, which ensures my husband will be occupied in front of the television, and I will have some time to work on my sewing projects.
Come join me, Mary, and the rest of the ladies (we do have an occasional man also) on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. We do a variety of projects; we have made pillowcase dresses, baby items for charity, several wall hangings for our branch, and much more. We do a variety of needlework, crochet, quilting, knitting and more. Sometimes we have a project we're working on as a group, and other times we just do our own projects or help each other out with something we are working on.
Do you like to color with crayons, paint, or take pictures? These are just a few techniques you can use in quilt making. If you have ever gone to a quilt show or to a quilt shop, you have probably seen some of these techniques.
Fall is the time of year that my interest in quilting and knitting is renewed. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the "Original Quilting and Sewing Expo" at the KCI Expo Center near KCI. Observing the many projects that other crafters have produced is always an inspiration to me. Wonderful hand and machine quilted items, embellished sweatshirts, classes, presentations, lectures, talks, workshops, shopping — the list goes on.
MCPL has many resources to inspire you and make your mind race with ideas galore. Get inspired with these books: