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Many studies point to the seemingly obvious advantages of creative activities for children, and it’s now widely accepted that learning to sew in particular can help children to:

  • develop finger dexterity, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
  • build their self-confidence
  • cultivate patience, and an appreciation for the process of creating
  • enhance visual acuity through working with fabrics of various colors and fabrics
  • relieve stress
  • uncover hidden abilities and talents

Requests for children’s sewing sessions at the Cultured Expressions Sewing & Quilting Studio prompted us to include some introductory Young Beginners sessions to the lineup of classes for February thru April.

The Young Beginners classes are project-based, so the students will come away with not only a knowledge of how to use a sewing machine and other sewing basics, but also with a functional item they can show off and enjoy long afterwards.  Students age 8-12 will create an African Print Patchwork Pillow, while the teens will stitch up an African Print Drawstring Backpack.

For details classes, private parties and the Studio’s other unique offerings, download the schedule at CulturedExpressions.com/studio, or call 866-MUDCLOTH (866-683-2568), or visit in person at 1417 Main Street in Rahway.  (HOURS:  Wed 4-8pm; Thu 12-6pm; Fri 12-6pm; Sat 10-6pm)

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One of the many highlights of our recent Wine Lovers’ Quilt Retreat  was our visit to the Rocky Mountain Wa Shonaji Quilt Guild’s opening reception for “Botanical Expressions”.  The quilts are on display thru September 27 at the Blair Caldwell Library in downtown Denver, CO, and each peace is a true visual treat!  I took lots of pics, these are just a few:

Not only do these ladies show off their amazing fiber art talents, but they’re all so warm and welcoming, complete with gifts for each attendee, games, and of course an inviting spread of snacks and lite fare.  Cultured Expressions is fortunate that their reception has aligned with our retreat dates for the past three years, and we now enjoy a standing invitation to their annual reception.

Congratulations on another beautiful show, ladies!  If you’re in the Denver area, check out their work  ; )  For details on next year’s retreat, August 7-11, 2019, contact us.

 

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Today I’m thrilled to share the news that I’ll be a part of the mainstage lineup for the 4th Annual Roc-A-Natural, on Saturday, May 13 in NYC!  I’m demonstrating my favorite headwrap and bodywrap ideas, on a variety of live models (I still might have a few openings if you’d like to model, contact me!).  Headwraps aren’t just a fashion choice, they’re a lifestyle choice, and I’ll sow you how you can incorporate your favorite African fabrics into your everyday life. Of course, I’ll be vending too, so come hang out with us for some no-sew fashion inspiration!

For updates, follow @culturedexpressions and @rocanatural.  See you there  ; )

Coming Up May 13: We'll Be Wrappin' at Roc-A-Natural!!

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