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.
Advanced students may work on developing their ability to work with color or improve their improvisational piecing skills.
Other students may chose to work on an assortment of projects.
From ten in the morning until ten at night, I work with each student individually, going around and around the room making sure everyone is moving their work forward.
Students can sign up for one, two, or three days.
All proceeds from this event go to support the Wrangell Mountains Center’s mission of educating individuals about art, science, and place.
Now doesn’t that sound SEW FUN? I’d love for you to join me.
PS- Yummy home grown lunches and dinners are provided.
And I serve fancy cocktails at eight! Cocktails and irons, what more could a sewer want?
For complete details on how to sign up, click here. It’s SEW fun, really, it is.
I wanna come sew with y’all. SC is too damn hot! Alas…….
Carole- I wish you and Sue would come out. I know you would really enjoy the other participants and the adventure! Stay cool.
Ok, so I knew you were wonderful, and generous and handy to have around… but now you are MIRACULOUS, giving and gracious too! Love what you are doing and I want to now if there are any little shacks for sale in McCarthy. Keep an eye open for me – I want to come! Summer, winter and between.
Bethany- I would love to see you out here! You would fit right in!
i think I can come on Friday and Sunday and I plan to work on my pantry curtains…. love, gma patt. Plan to sleep at your house tonight in the futon room…. warn walt and fletch please
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Sounds good Grandma! Safe Travels!
Truly sew fun! I would love to have an Alaska adventure and include three days of sewing in McCarthy! Putting it on my bucket list!!
I think that is a great idea! Debby it would be great to have you out here!
Heh. I could want NOTHING more than irons and cocktails.
Aw man, I could really use a sewing weekend away. Wish I could come. Have a great time!