The Mending Café stitching stories, nurturing courage
The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is cracked. California is splitting off. There is no East or West, no rhyme, no reason to it. We are scattered.
Dear Lord, lest we all be somewhere else, patch this work. Quilt us together, feather-stitching piece by piece our tag-ends of living. our individual scraps of love. "Crazy Quilt" Jane Wilson Joyce
6 Thursday mornings, 10am-12 October 4th through November 8 at The Nest space @ First Churches
Yes, we will create a story cloth/quilt together. No, you do not have to have any sewing or quilting or fabric experience. Do bring your questions, your sorrows, your small joys, your heart threads because this is about more than making something . It is not called the Mending Café for nothing. Of course there will be tea, and hugs if you need them.
Rev. Sherril Willis will bring her quilting expertise, her straight talk and her great big heart to the table. She'll work with us to design and make our own unique story cloths using a wide variety of fabrics an textiles. We can decide together if we want our stories to join in a larger story, in the story-cloth/quilt making traditions of African-American, Native American, Hmong, Mexican, Amish and Hawaiian women.
Suggested Sliding Scale: $20-40 per session, but pay what you comfortably can.
The Nest @ First Churches is located at 11 Center Street, Northampton, MA, on the second floor. Regretfully, at this time, this space is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. However, if this series is something you are definitely interested in and you do have mobility challenges, please do let me know, and I can potentially make arrangements for another space.