"I'm a quilter and I started late, so I'm really passionate about it, and I thought it would be wonderful to get a quilting group started in Easton, and through the library, because the library is really establishing itself as a lifelong learning center in addition to being a place to get books. But unlike a quilt shop or a quilt guild, a library can't say, 'You can only come if you can afford your own sewing machine, your own fabric, your own rotary cutters, and mats, and rulers.' So, in order for us to welcome anyone from the City of Easton who wants to learn to quilt, we needed a grant to get sewing machines and equipment. The Friends of the Library have given us a grant, and I also have two private donors. My quilt guild has donated fabric, that's the Courthouse Quilters from Frenchtown, New Jersey. And the local quilt store, At Piece Quiltery, is offering to open in the evening just for us so that she can teach about colors and choosing fabrics. She's giving our members a discount. The sewing machines will be at a discount from Singer Sewing Center on Northampton Street. So we're trying to really do it through the community. We're having an opening event called, 'Do You Think You'd Like To Make A Quilt?' on March 26th at the library. And you can call the library for information or check the library's website."
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