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We recently held our first UFO Night and it was a success! The shop was full of quilters sewing, cutting, and chatting. There was more food than the kitchen table would hold and no one went away hungry. Sunday April 14, 2013 will be Olde Towne Stitchery's second UFO event from Noon to 5:00 PM. Come and bring a pot luck dish to share for lunch, an unfinished project you want to work on or a new project to start. Cut out your next project on our large cutting table, sit and finish that binding you have been meaning to get to, bring your applique or a project that you would like advice on how to finish. .
Space is limited to 10 participants so register early. With a little rearranging we can make room for six machine sewing stations.
A special discount coupon will also be given to participants for any shopping they want to do that afternoon.
Pre-registration is required. When you come by the shop or call to register please indicate if you are going to bring your sewing machine and also what type of dish/snack you will be bringing.
Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20th Olde Towne Stitchery will be participating in the Chesapeake Fiber Arts Retreat to be held at Good Samaritan Church at 20850 Langley Road, Lexington Park, MD. Check out class schedules, pictures and descriptions at 2013 Fiber Arts Retreat. Sign up for a class, take in a small quilt show ($3.00 charge for non-retreat participants) or check out our vendor tables.
After the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we started an effort to collect 26 Quilts of Kindness to donate locally in honor and memory of the 26 lives that were lost that day. We have so far collected 24 quilts. As soon as we have the desired 26 quilts, we will distribute adult quilts to Hospice of St. Mary's and the Charlotte Hall Veterans' Home, and childrens' quilts to St. Mary's hospital and Project Linus. So if you have a charity quilt you made or are just finishing up with no destination in mind, please bring it by the shop and we will make sure to get it to one of those locations.
Our classes were sparse over the holidays, but We have begun spooling up for Spring. Some new classes and some old favorites are on the schedule and more will come in the next few weeks. Please check the "Classes" tab if you are interested, If you would like a class that's not shown, contact Kathie at the store and she will consider scheduling a class especially for you. Because our classroom is so small, we will usually conduct a class for as few as one student. If you see a class that's scheduled for a time that's inconvenient for you, let us know and we may be able to re-schedule.
Ed is now semi-retired and ready to begin making house calls to service vintage sewing machines. If you have an old cabinet model sewing machine that's just too heavy to haul in for cleaning and adjustment, call the shop and Ed will call you back to set up an appointment. Cost for in-home basic cleaning and lubricating is just $60. If you can carry your machine in to the shop, cost for basic service remains $40.
To keep up with the goings-on at the shop (new product arrivals, new classes, specials, etc.) see our blog at http://www.oldetownestitchery.blogspot.com/