It is that time of year again. Yep, it is time for SEW FUN 2015. The event is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 24, 25, and 26. I would really like if you just dropped whatever else you had planned for those days and journeyed to the heart of Alaska to study with me. We can dream right? If only we could Jeanie blink ourselves places, or better yet, travel through the world wide chimney system like Harry Potter.
I have hosted several versions of SEW FUN for the past four years out here in McCarthy, Alaska at the Old Hardware Store which is the home of the Wrangell Mountains Center.
The Wrangell Mountains Center is a non-profit educational and research facility located in the heart of the Wrangell St Elias National Park. We provide educational programing and research opportunities to visitors and the local community–everything from a Family Music Camp, to science and art programing for youth, to lodging for scientists study ice and voles, to SEW FUN.
SEW FUN is a three day stitching extravaganza. The first SEW FUN was actually called Creative Cloth and was a formally structured art quilting class that eventually evolved into a class I now teach called Abstraction of Place. We hiked for inspiration and then translated that information into cloth. It was a great week of quilt making.
The next year I realized that there really aren’t a lot of art quilters in this little town, and what residents really wanted wasn’t to make art quilts–they wanted to sew curtains for their cabin’s, up-cycle old clothing, make aprons and other useful objects. So, I changed the class to be more centered on individual student needs.
I provide the sewing machines,the fabric, and the notions necessary to create a wide assortment of stitched projects.
Each student selects a project within their skill range, and we work together to make that project a reality.
For complete details on how to sign up, click here. It’s SEW fun, really, it is.