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Last year I finished off one stitching club and then ended up waiting over six months to release the next one. Not so this time! The intention with this series of clubs was to have them run one after the other, with only a few weeks between them. And I’m back on that schedule. Yay!
This is the third in my Exploring Your World Stitching Club series. We started Around the House, then went Out in Nature, and now we’re stitching About the Town. Think of this collection of embroidery patterns as representing your favorite places to visit in your town.
These places are better than running errands because they’re the places you go to that bring sparks of joy: a cup of coffee, a good book, freshly cut fabric, and more!
This club is part embroidery and part English paper paper piecing (EPP). The result is a hexagon-shaped embroidered mini quilt that is almost entirely stitched by hand.
As always, embroidery is at the heart of the project. This club features six sets of tiny embroidery patterns representing favorite shops and spots you might visit while you’re about the town. I like staying home, but if I were to spend a day with a friend in my town, we’d go to all the places these patterns feature. Each week’s pattern is made up of three tiny designs, so you actually get 18 tiny motifs.
The About the Town Stitching Club begins on July 11, and club members will receive an email with a new pattern or set of instructions each Tuesday for the 8 weeks. If you sign up after the club starts, you’ll still have access to all of the emails and files that have already been sent.
As mentioned, this is part of a series. Which means that if you end up signing up for all four parts, you can combine all of the Exploring Your World patterns into one large quilt using EPP templates. (You’ll receive the pattern for that during the club.)
This kind of project is so much fun to do in groups, so tell your friends and then plan some gatherings so you can all stitch About the Town together!
Don’t have friends who stitch? This is also a great way to meet people from around the world who are stitching along! You can do that by sharing your progress online with the hashtag #AboutTheTownStitchingClub (and then interact with others doing the same!).
Sign-ups are officially open now, and they’ll remain open throughout the club so you can join anytime. However, the introductory price of $5.00 is only available until the club starts! (That’s the total price you’ll pay for the entire 8-week club!) Once July 11 comes, the price will go up to $8.00.
NOTE: If you are outside of the US or Canada,
When you sign up you will receive a PDF containing a list of supplies, templates, and some instructions to get you started.
If you have any questions, please ask them here and I’ll answer right in the comments. Or, feel free to email me (molliejohanson at gmail) or reach out via social media.
Let’s stitch about the town!
PS: As with the other clubs in this series, each weekly email will contain prayer points for those who like to pray while they stitch. If that’s not your thing, don’t worry…it’s small and easy to skip.