Here’s a little peak at a beautiful embroidery project made by out friend and former volunteer, Stef Wolf. She made about 20 embroideries inspired by what her friends eat for breakfast. Aren’t they amazing?!
Yup. Our favorite sewing dude, Steve, is back at the workshop with his crew of sewing men and boys. “El faBROca” is a sewing circle for men and boys and dudes and bros. Join the party every third Friday of the month at 4:30pm.
Note: folks of all genders are welcome to attend our normal open hours.
Here’s Blaize, one of the core collective of volunteers leading a mini workshop at the Museum of Art and History last Friday. The museum hosts artsy interactive events every third Friday of the month. If you haven’t been yet, go check it out!
The Fábrica will be handing out calendars and selling some goodies at the MAH Art Market tomorrow. And we’ll be selling raffle tickets for this beautiful handmade octopus!
There will also be a bunch of other goodies made by Fábrica volunteers and other local artists. Come check it out!
Saturday (TOMORROW) 11 to 5 at Abbott Square on Cooper St behind the Museum of Art and History.
The quilt pictured above could be yours! Made by Fábrica volunteer Christine Ellis, this beautiful piece of textile art will be raffled off to benefit the workshop on Valentine’s Day. Tickets may be purchased at the workshop during open hours; they cost $1 each or $5 for six. For the next two weeks the quilt is on display at the workshop. Stop by and take a look.
This quilt has an interesting story, like many of the treasures that come through our shop. The squares came to us from a local woman whose quilter mother had passed away several years earlier. The squares were expertly crafted, but were never assembled. Indeed, they likely would never have been assembled like this. However, as we sorted through the boxes of donated fabrics and quilt squares, Christine noticed how many of the squares used similar fabrics in different quilt square patterns. There was consistency in the colors and designs; they looked good together. So, Christine assembled the pre-made blocks, found complementary materials for the back and border, and quilted the project. The resulting “orphan block” quilt is finely made and has a lovely story.
We just finished our new calendar of classes for February, March and April of 2012. There are a few important things to point out:
- We’re now using a snazzy google calendar to display the classes; hopefully this makes it easier to read and schedule.
- We’ll have new OPEN HOURS ON MONDAY. Starting next week, Jenn and Blaize will be hosting from 4 – 7 PM. Wahoo!
- We have a new teacher on this Calendar: Christine will be teaching QUILTING SKILLS at the Crazy Quilts class in April.