PARTIES: Special projects & Quilting Circles
PARTIES and EVENTS
If you are looking for a unique experience to share with friends and family for a special occassion, consider planning a party or event with Crafting a Calmer Self. Plan a party that has a creative edge and creates something you and your guests will treasure long after the event is over. Mark a special life event with a personalized masterpiece made by friends and family.
- Quilting Circle Parties
- Aromatherapy & Mixing Parties
- Jewelry Making
- Yarn Dying and Fiber Arts
- Art, Painting, Clay, Mixed Media
All materials are provided. Guests only need to come with an open mind and creative spirit. Parties can be held at your home or facility; parties can also be held in the Crafting Calmer Self coop studio. Fees and materials vary depending on number of attendees and project. For information, email debra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quilting Circle ~ a truly personal experience
Experience the time old tradition of the Quilting Circle to make a special event or milestone in your or a loved one's life. Guests participate in a hands-on and creative experience, each making a piece of a larger quilt. What a wonderful way to capture something special about each of your guests! No prior experience is necessary and guests do not need to be quilters to participate. All ages can participate. All materials are prepared prior to the event so guests can start quilting their quilt square right away. The instructor is there to give instruction, tips and help as needed. Different levels of project are available to accomodate your needs, time and skill level. Once guests have completed their square, all the squares are collected and assembled later by Crafting a Calmer Self. Once fully assembled, a lovely quilt is delivered to you to keep for yourself or give to a special person. Perfect for bridal and baby showers.
The American tradition of quilts dates far back as colonial times. Early purpose for quilts rose out of necessity for warmth and coverage. Women would use what materials were handy and make creations for their families and homes. Quilts were often made to record a specific event of celebration, such as the birth of a child, a wedding, a festival, or an anniversary. Quilting became a social pastime where women would gather to work together. One tradition was that each woman would make multiple squares of their personal trademark or design; then the women would share these squares amongst themselves for each woman to make their own quilt.