A Fun Two-Day Workshop In Cooper

Another fun workshop in Cooper at the Cooper Community Center (CCC) held on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 sewing quilted tote bags.  Each participant had her sewing machine and tables with plenty of space for laying out and piecing fabrics. It was so fun that some chose to extend the workshop to two days. 

The instructor, Marcia Carlow, had a set-up demonstration table with inspirational samples, a cutting table, and an ironing station.  Marcia generously gave individual attention to each attendee throughout the day, especially to those with limited experience with quilting.  Laughing and exchanging fabrics and advice provided a nice comradery during the day.

 Refreshments of coffee and donuts in the morning, a lunch of vegetable soup, croissants, smoked salmon, chicken salad, vegetable platter with dip, desserts, and non-stop coffee, hot chocolate, and beverages throughout the day were provided by the “Friend’s Café”. 

Some more experienced quilters finished their bags, which were very beautiful, but most had not by the end of the day.  So, they assembled at the center the next day for a continuation of the workshop.  The small children of one attendee played with the games and toys in the Resource Center, and were given a table for their own coloring and crafts.  One young man, son of an attendee, served as supervisor of the children allowing the mom time to work on her project.  The babe-in-arms, when not sleeping, was enjoyed by all (some might not have had the joy of holding a baby for many years.)