We had the most fantastic time last night at our first ever SE Michigan Crafters Meetup. I was overwhelmed by the response with only a week’s notice — over 25 people showed up and I don’t know that we could have handled many more as our room was chock full of energetic crafters.
The space was amazing. A number of people commented on how great the room (which normally functions as the church’s youth room) was for what we were doing. There were comfy couches for knitting and handworking and plenty of tables for sewing.
a pool table and ping-pong table for cutting and a bar area (can I even call it that if it’s in the youth room? hee.) for snacks:
It was a good thing I didn’t really plan on getting anything done (my cohost Karen called me “The Bride”) because I spent the whole time orbiting the room with a plate of food in one hand and a coffee in the other. I did make a point of sewing one cloth napkin in the last half hour so that if Mr Rae asked me what I made I could say “SEE?”
Everyone brought their own projects which made it super easy to plan. It was so fun just to walk around and talk to everyone: I got to pick Caroline’s brain on how best to deal with the quilting issues that have popped up with my Far Far Away linen quilt (turns out she is an experienced quilter), talk blogging shop with Melynda, Kristy, and Jill, rant about the Sewing Revolution with Emily and Lisa, talk Weekend Sewing with Shari (who had gone to the week before mine in Vermont this past summer) and quiz everyone else about what they were working on. So much fun to see everything from quilts to baby booties to felt play tents being constructed in one room.
Special thanks to Trinity Church of Livonia for letting us use this amazing space. We will be back! And another special thank you to Karen for helping me plan, get the word out, and bringing the Starbucks. Right now I’m looking at my calendar and thinking Friday December 10th for the next one, but we’ll see how December shapes up. I’ll be sure to post about it when I know for sure so you can RSVP if you’re thinking of joining us!