The last year has been a bit of a crazy one for the RI Stitchers, but we’re still here and still stitching! We’re still meeting on a monthly basis, still going out for stash runs at the (somewhat) local stitch shops, and being waaaay too bad about enabling each other with stash enhancement. That’s what these gatherings are about, of course! :)
As the group has developed, we’ve changed things a little bit to make it easier for the stitchers who are interested in joining us:
Our “formal” (if it can be called that) meeting schedule runs from September to May every year. Summers are a little crazy with vacations and such. There still will be impromptu gatherings from group members in the summer as their schedules allow.
We are now meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am until 2pm at the Warwick Public Library. This change was done to assist a couple ladies who have another previous obligation on the 2nd Saturdays. Some of our stitchers continue stitching past 2 pm, but that’s when we need to give up the reserved room at the library. :) There may be changes to this from time to time if another group books our preferred room ahead of us, but we’ll know this two months in advance.
We are not doing weekday gatherings at Barnes & Noble. We tried them a few times, and people who’d expressed interest never showed up. The table options and lighting isn’t particular good for stitching anyway, so it really wasn’t an ideal spot. So Saturdays it is! That doesn’t mean we’re not open to other times – but we’ll treat those as impromptu get togethers.
Our first two stitch dates for the 2012-2013 calendar are:
- Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9 am to 2 pm in Room 100, Warwick Public Library.
- Saturday, October 20, 2012 (same location and time as above
Hope to see you there!