Tuesday, February 20th 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stop by the lobby at the library as members of the Conestoga Stitchers work on different projects such as smocking, embroidery, tatting, knitting, and embellishing burial gowns. Members will talk about their projects and be able to answer any questions that patrons may have as they demo their needleart creations.
About the Conestoga Stitchers Needlearts Group:
The Conestoga Stitchers are a group of needlework enthusiasts who meet monthly to learn new techniques, strengthen existing skills or to just work on UFO’s (UnFinished Objects). We started our group as a local chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America or SAGA in September 2001 and have shared learning about smocking, heirloom sewing, embroidery, quilting, needle-felting and many other types of needlearts over the years.
Along with education in the needlearts, our main emphasis has been involvement in a national service project called Wee Care. This program sews tiny gowns, bonnets, sacques and other items and donates them to local hospitals to clothe babies who die at birth or shortly after. The project is a gratifying experience for many members to participate in, and each member is encouraged to stitch at least one item to donate per year. While no longer affiliated with SAGA, we still participate with LGH Women and Babies to provide gowns and other items for their bereavement program, as we have done for the past 16 years.