Machine Knitters, Southeastern, PA

This blog is now under the domain of Streets Smarts Fiber Arts. The transition from Spring City Knitters Club to Sophisticated Stitches Club and now Streets Smarts Fiber Arts has been quite a journey. Though this blog will undergo many new and exciting changes machine knitting will still be one of the fiber arts featured Look for information on sewing, machine embroidery, hand knitting, and many other fiber arts related subjects.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Club schedule, Oct 2011 to September 2012

October 22, 2011 marked the 9th anniversary of the Sophisticated Stitches Club. It seems like yesterday that the club meet at Tammy Noble’s store, Knit and Sew, Spring City, PA, 610-792-1202. So much has changed, yet remain the same. Back then we started with 12 members. Today we have 12 members. The difference is they are not the same 12 members we started with. Yes some members who joined the club in its first year are still with us. But only three of the club’s original members that met back in October 2002 remain. We are grateful to all of our members for supporting the club.

When the club first met members had a variety of skill sets and owned different machines. One of the major differences between now and then is that in the beginning Tammy did all of the club’s demonstrations. At yesterday's meeting, we discussed the idea of having demonstrations and workshops led by non-club members. However, we quickly realized, we didn't need them. Many of our members have the confidence to do demonstrations and workshops. This is a testiment to their improved skill set and their ability to pass on their knowledge to others. Bottom-line is those who have stayed with us and supported the club are now “leaders” as opposed to “followers”, “teachers” rather than “students”. Yes, we all can learn more but having in-house talent is a huge plus for our club.

When the club was founded our visitor policy was three free visits per club year. Now it’s one. Our dues were $15 per year. Now they are $25. We pay to meet at the First United Church of Christ. But thanks to Tammy’s years of generosity we were able to “save” the dues money and can afford to pay for a meeting place.

The First United Church of Christ
145 Chestnut St.
Spring City, PA 19475
(Parking in the back.)

We welcome owners of all machines brands (Passap E6000, Duomatic 80, Brother, Studio, Singer, Toyota, Artisan) and gauges (fine gauge 3.5mm to bulky 9.0mm). Need assistance with Design-A-Knit or Garment Designer? We can assit.

The Sophisticated Stitches Club’s upcoming meeting schedule is listed below. Our meeting day is Saturday and we meet from 10AM to noon.

December 17th, 2011
January 21st, 2012, (Pottstown Knit Out, Snow date January 28th, 2012)
February 25, 2012
March 24th, 2012
April 28th, 2012
May 19th, 2012
June 23rd, 2012
July 28th, 2012
August 29th, 2012
September 29th 2012

Hope those in the Philadelphia area will consider us when looking for machine knitting support.



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