Stitcher's Playhouse was opened in February 2005 by best friends, Ann Barnett and Jeanne Phipps, who both learned to sew at a young age. This love of sewing continued and after many years in other professions, these two creative people decided owning a fabric business of their own would be fun! Stitcher's Playhouse is located less than a mile from downtown Smyrna in a yellow house that was Ann's childhood home.
Once inside, customers see the love of fabric in all the projects on display. Children's garments that once were the primary focus of Stitcher's Playhouse have been joined by a large selection of quilting fabrics, books, and patterns. In addition, the shop offers a wide range of classes for all skill levels--from beginner to advanced. Class size is limited to six people so everyone is assured of receiving personal instruction. Visit Stitcher's Playhouse and be inspired to create something beautiful!
We are pleased to have Bonnie Myszka teaching our summer sewing camps again this year. She is a master teacher and enjoys sharing her love of sewing with all ages. Your aspiring young designer can choose from camps in June and July.
Our older campers will be making a lined beach bag with a fabric of their choice. The outside pocket is mesh and is large enough to carry shoes or a wet swimsuit. The roomy interior is perfect for carrying books, a change of clothes, or to take shopping. There's also a wide-rimmed sun hat that can be made to match the beach bag for that perfect summer ensemble!
Kay saw this quilt in a recent issue of BLOCK Magazine and thought it would be a fun class. It takes one 42-piece roll of 2-1/2" strips (known as a jelly roll or strip set) and 4 1/2 yards of background fabric. Strips are sewn together with the background fabric and cut into wedges using a 45-degree template. Adding the coordinating outside border requires another 1 1/2yards of fabric. Finished size: 76" x 92"