Sunday, March 3, 2024

March 2024 Meeting

Monday, March 11th, 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Library (Room A)
5600 NW 122nd St.
OKC, OK 73142 

What Happens When We Die?

No, we're not talking about the philosophical question. We're talking about something much more important...

Like most sewists, quilters, and crafters, Amy Jo Garner has accumulated an ample supply of fabric, notions, and other materials. And as someone who often acquires stashes of secondhand textiles and supplies, she has spent a lot of time thinking about the people who once owned the fabric, patterns, notions, and sewing machines that she ended up with.

Did they know that their families would abandon their treasured stash in a storage unit? Did they expect it to get dumped in a thrift store donation box? Did they realize that whoever had to empty their sewing room would put a large portion of the contents in a dumpster?

Amy Jo Garner is a sewist and fiber artist who found herself starting a small secondhand textiles resale business more than a year ago when she found that she was ending up with more textiles, patterns, and other sewing items than she could possibly use in her own art practice. 

Amy stores these unwanted materials in her home, her studio, and in a climate-controlled storage facility, because the world is already overrun with textiles destined for the landfill or the incinerator.

Join us on Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 at the Northwest Library in OKC. Amy wants to start a conversation about how we - as creative people - can make a plan for what should happen to all of our cherished textiles, tools, notions, patterns, and machinery once we pass from this world.

Let's call it 'Crafty End-of-Life Planning.' We'll see you on March 11th!

QuiltCon 2024 Recap

Several of our members attended QuiltCon last month in Raleigh, North Carolina. For those of us with FOMO, we'll get to live vicariously through their recap at the March meeting. We can't wait!

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