Our Service Projects

  • Operation Santa for Service Men and Women
  • Squares for Warm Up America
  • Blankets for Project Linus
  • Hats and Scarves for Turning Point Shelter, Monroe NC
  • Chemo Caps & Turbans for Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews NC
  • Premie and Newborn Caps for Presbyterian Hospital , Matthews NC
  • Scarves For Mens Homeless Shelter
  • Operation Helmet Liner

Friday, November 16, 2007

Modular Knitting Workshop

A Modular Knitting workshop was held on the first November meeting during our Mint Hill Stitching Session. Aura has been learning all about this exciting technique from the book by Iris Schreier Modular Knits. Here Shelia demonstrates how to attach equilateral triangles using two different colors of yarn.
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By connecting triangles a beautiful scarf suited for a beginner begins to take shape. The bright colors are achieved by using Noro Kureyon Yarn. I purchased Noro Yarn at the Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill. This yarn does require handwashing and I've been told it does soften after washing.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This is Aura modeling her finished Modular Knitted Scarf. The pirate next to her is Barnacle Bill and it was created by one of Aura's friends.
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Fall 2007 October Meeting

Charlotte Harkey one of the owners of the quilt shop Quilt Patch Fabrics joined us during the October 23rd meeting. Her store operates on 1017 Stallings Rd in Matthews.

Charlotte brought several quilts she has made and shared tips for constructing quilts as well as tips for organization. She has put together a ring binder in which she documents details and pictures about every quilt she has made. All the information is kept inside medium size sheet protectors which are available at office supply stores. Everyone enjoyed Charlotte’s visit and many were inspired to give quilting a try. She had fun too sharing about her passion and will try to come back sometime next year. If you’d like to visit her website the address is: www.quiltpatchfabrics.com

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