Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SEAM Meeting at Z Fabrics featuring Quilt Artist Hannah Thayer Johnson

Sunday, February 9th,  2-4pm
Free and Open to Everyone!

Maybe it's the polar vortex, but lately I've had quilts on the brain. Considering what a cold winter we've had, it made perfect sense to invite quilt artist Hannah Thayer Johnson as our guest speaker.  You may have met Hannah already, as she is our lovely Sun & Mon Z Fabrics gal, but did you know that after hours she fiendishly sews incredible quilts? Please join us on Feb. 9th for treats, warm drinks and quilts by Hannah! As always, bring what you've been working on, we'd love to see it!

Hannah Johnson is an artist from Kansas City, Missouri who has shown quilts since 2008 in various group and solo shows in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. She explores uncommon materials and reinterprets traditional patterns, honoring lineages of quilting as a self taught survival skill. Imperfection, dirt and visible use is sought and anticipated. She's made a large body of hand quilted work since 2007, in non traditional, not square shapes. Currently she is concentrating on quilts made entirely by machine, without a single hand stitch. Check out her blog:!

Monday, January 6, 2014

January SEAM Meeting at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

The next SEAM meeting will be on Sunday, January 12, from 2-4 pm at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply.

In addition to hanging out and chatting over our handwork, there will be time to talk about our favorite patterns. If you have any projects you have made from your favorite patterns, it would be great if you can bring them, and even if you can't, it will be fun to hear about what patterns other people love, and what their hints and suggestions are for working with them.

Abby will be sharing about the Roller Skate Dress from Oliver + S. She just made one for the shop, and has plans for a bunch more - they are so much fun to make!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SEAM Meeting This Sunday at Z Fabrics!

Sunday November 3rd,  2-4pm, at Z Fabrics

Free and Open to Everyone!

Fall is a great time to slow the pace, right before we wind up for the Holidays, Yikes! And with a new baby at Z Fabrics, little projects that I can pick up and set down are what I'm all about right now! Join us for some hand stitching - felt applique sachets (stuffed with balsam, they make sweet little gifts) or bring what your working on (We want to see it!).  Plus we just got a Keruig (thanks Grammy Cheryl!), so the hot drinks are on us!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Meeting at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

Catie and Abby will be hosting the next SEAM meeting at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply on Sunday, October 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We want to celebrate fall with some seasonal craft projects. Catie will teach how to make a simple fabric pumpkin, and Abby will teach how to make felt ball acorns.

So, come up to Belfast on Sunday for a beautiful fall drive, and make some pumpkins and acorns or bring your own project to work on. We will have time for show and tell, so bring any projects you would like to show off, or bring something you are struggling with that the group could offer suggestions about.

See you on Sunday!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


 SEAM is celebrating summer at Alewives Fabrics with a BLOCK PARTY!  Free and open to all!  Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 we'll be making "St. Louis Sixteen Patch" blocks. The Sixteen Patch is a very easy block, even for a beginner.  If you've never sewn up a quilt block before, but always wanted to try, we'll help you get a couple made at the meeting.  Bring two fat quarters with you (one red and one white) and we'll stitch up these blocks for a charity quilt (or two... or three!).   Bring your own machine or use one of ours here at the shop. Rotary cutters, mats, rulers and irons will be available to use, but feel free to bring your own tools, too.  We'll be serving refreshments, and it's also the last day of Alewives' 20% off Midsummer Clearance Sale. See you there!
 PS...  Don't forget that we'll be doing show and tell, too!  Bring your latest project, a favorite fabric, a handy tool... anything you'd like to share with your fellow sewing enthusiasts and artists of Maine! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Umbrella Tutorial at Z Fabrics!!

S.E.A.M. Meeting at Z Fabrics:  Learn to make your own spectacular umbrella (it's much easier than it looks!)  Don't miss this meeting, it's gonna be a blast!

Sunday,  July 7th 2-4pm 
FREE and Open to all who are curious. 

Laminated cottons are a great way to give your old umbrella new life, transform it into something beautiful and functional.  Now you can look forward to rainy days!

Bring an umbrella (with the fabric still on so we can make a template) and tracing or freezer paper, and I'll show you step by step how to create a pattern and assemble your very own.

Questions? Let me know - Mary at Z Fabrics

Exciting new developments are happening with SEAM!!!  From now on, we will hold MONTHLY meetings!  SEAM will take place on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00pm...mark your calendars accordingly! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

June Seam Meeting

The June SEAM Meeting will be at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply 

on Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm

The topic will be paper piecing hexagons. There will be a demo and supplies for everyone to try some out. You are welcome to come by to sit and chat, try out some hexagons, or work on your own handwork project. There will also be time for a show and tell, so bring something to show everyone. If you have any, we would love to see your own hexagon projects (finished or unfinished!).

Hope to see you on the 2nd!