The group is for women 45+ (single or married, ranging from 45-75 in age) who love creating beautiful crafts be it knitting (3/4 of us are knitters), needlepoint, quilting, cross-stitch, crocheting, rug hooking, or other crafts such as altered books/art, beading, collage art, decoupage, etc., and want a way to make new friends and finish projects at the same time. You are invited to come to the founder's home in Kensington/Silver Spring, MD every Sunday from 2:00-5:00 (coming weekly is NOT mandatory) to get inspired, learn about other crafts and have fun. "I have decided to do this in my home because, like the book club that meets here monthly (9th year) I can keep the meeting size to about 20 people, which is far more condusive to making friends and sharing than a large hall of 200 people".
Again, coming to every meeting is not mandatory (but hope you do).......this should be fun and not an obligation. I serve hot tea, coffee and sodas with members bringing snacks like biscuits/cookies/scones, cheese and crackers, etc. to share along with good conversation and laughter. While you work on your own projects, help each other with projects if you're stuck, learn a new skill (like knitting) and join in on beach retreats and weekend trips to workshops, shows, fairs, speciality shops, etc. for those interested.
The Founder is a self employed business woman and artist/crafts person......who loves knitting as well as most of the needlework venues mentioned in first paragraph. She also pursues the arts in general: theater, music (Jazz, Rock, Blues, Opera, etc.), and galleries as well as antiqueing/flea marketing, the beach, reading (personal and Book Club), traveling (including day and weekend adventures), taking art/craft workshops, Indie and "good"movies, Jane Austen, cooking, etc. She and other women friends regularily do many of these activities together and are always open to new people joining in from the club.
If interested, please write me a bit about yourself: needlework/ craft interests, other interests, what projects do you want to finish, what do you do if you are still working, how old you are, what area you live in, etc. If you appear to be a good fit, I'll ask you to call me so we can talk a bit first to know each other a little better. I look forward to meeting you,