Join others in Diamondale for hours of crafting

Members of TangleMania Club and Craft 911 will join together to share ideas and have lots of fun tomorrow, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at SmittenDust Studio, 257 South Bridge St. in downton Dimondale. “The studio is the only 1900-era building on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson Streets, next to the ice cream shop. This non-teaching event is … Continue Reading →

Create 'Fabric Blooms' with book by Megan Hunt

Looking for a way to liven up last year’s spring and summer wardrobe, or want to add more color to your home decor? If so, “Fabric Blooms, 42 Flowers to Make, Wear & Adorn Your Life” (Lark/$17.95) can help you do just that while having lots of fun adding your own sense of creativity. Author Megan Hunt, … Continue Reading →

'Artist Talk: Marion Coleman' today at MSU

National award-winning contemporary quilt artist Marion Coleman will give a talk today at 6 p.m. at Michigan State University’s Museum Auditorium. Coleman specializes in pictorial quilts on African American history and culture. Her quilt “Ruby Bridges: What A Difference A School Makes” is currently on view at MSU museum. Coleman says, “This quilt is important to … Continue Reading →

Please help me find the top of my desk!

Hmmm…, just wondering if I can get a bit of help clearing some of these craft books off my desk? If interested, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com, and let me know what crafts you’re interested in, like spinning, sewing small items, beading, quilting, weaving, knotting, pom poms, metal jewelry making, sewing for the home or dressmaking. I … Continue Reading →

Learn more about 'modern quilting' Nov. 21

Members of the Cameo Quilt Guild will offer a presentation by Debbie Grifka, vice-president of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, who’ll discuss the main characteristics of modern quilts in her lecture titled, “What Do They Mean By Modern Quilting?” The lecture will be held Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 … Continue Reading →

Craft Show at Fraser High School Saturday

The Fraser High School Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual fall craft show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 (free for those 5 and younger). No strollers are allowed. Fraser High School is at 34270 Garfield Rd, between 14 and 15 Mile Roads. For more information, call (586) 565-2768.

Life's A Stitch! craft group holds first meeting Sept. 10th

Come September, there’ll be a new craft group in town called Life’s A Stitch. Members plan to gather every Tuesday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Affirmations Community Center,  290 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale. The first meeting is set for Sept. 10th. Persons, ages 18-100, are invited to join the group in a “safe and fun environment in which … Continue Reading →

The Material Girls in Dearborn celebrates sixth anniversary

Join The Material Girls, LLC as it mark its sixth anniversary of its brick and mortar shop by attending a celebration at the store this Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “We’ll be serving birthday cake and having some specials for that day,” writes owner Barb Fricano. The Material Girls is located at 1850 Grindley Park St., … Continue Reading →

CAMEO Quilt Guild host quilt show and boutique May 10-11

Members of the Cameo Quilt Guild will host a quilt show and sale May 10 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and May 11 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the UFCW Hall, 876 Horace Brown Dr. in Madison Heights. Numerous quilted items will be sold throughout the show, and there will also be a silent auction of donated quilts, ranging in size from 12 … Continue Reading →