Swig and Stitch

You know those places you can go to paint and drink wine with your friends? Have you ever wished they offered something like that with fiber arts? Well the National WWI Museum offered such an event last night!

This free event was offered in conjunction with their Color of Memory exhibit (go if you’re able!), and we got to spend some time looking at the historical pieces that inspired the night’s project, an embroidered postcard!

Quilt designer Denniele Bohannon was our instructor. She designed the postcards and made us kits! We had four designs to choose from, and I chose the poppy.

And of course there was wine!

Half-finished poppy postcard

What was fun and different about this event is almost none of those in attendance were fiber artists, much the same as most who attend those paint nights wouldn’t call themselves “painters.” They were interested in the history and willing to learn something new. It brought great energy to the evening.

Most of us finished our postcards during the two hour event. I’m beyond happy with mine!

Finished poppy postcard

The museum is offering another event this weekend. Their regularly scheduled Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle is Saturday morning at 10:30. Come to that, and then check out Color of Memory if you haven’t yet!

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