Stitchers' Sewing Fest is Oct. 2

Stitchers' Sewing Fest is Oct. 2

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The Wayne County Stitchers is a group of sewists that meets once a month to talk about sewing projects, plan events and community-service projects, and further the art of sewing and needlework. Some meetings are planned as sew-ins where members bring their sewing machines and work on their projects or a member will teach a hands-on class, and the Stitchers also go on occasional field trips.

Four years ago the group decided to sponsor an event for local persons interested in sewing. Classes were presented on projects of all kinds, how-to classes, sewing-machine maintenance and more. Local vendors showed their sewing-related wares, scissors were sharpened, there was a fabric fair and more. Interest in the event has grown each year with attendees coming from the Columbus area and beyond.

This year is the fifth annual Sewing Fest, to be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, just north of Wooster. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with classes being presented from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Door prizes and raffle items will be at 3 p.m. The ladies at the church will prepare food for lunch at a nominal cost, or attendees can bring a sack lunch. Admission is $10.

Meetings of the Wayne County Stitchers are held the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Parkview Christian Church, 1912 Burbank Road #2114, Wooster. Dues are $10 per year to help defray costs of community-service projects and Sewing Fest expenses, and after the meeting/program, many members share lunch together at a local restaurant.