Stitching Creations & Community

Janesville, WI Gatherings: MON. 1-3 PM, Italian House, 1603 Racine St. THURS. 6-8PM, Basics Co-op, 1711 Lodge. FREE, all ages, genders. Spin, knit, crochet - any portable stitching is welcome - no membership requirements! Visit and support: Visit our store:

Friday, September 26, 2008



CoDoS Coffee Shop
119 N. Main St., Janesville, WI
10:00 a.m.
(2nd and 4th Saturday of each month)

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Monday, September 22, 2008


Join us on Sunday, September 28th for a field trip to
National Alpaca Farm Days
5546 W. Plymouth Curch Road, Beloit, WI
Meet alpacas, experience the fiber and see spinning demonstrations. Alpaca products, raw fiber and rovings will be available for sale.

Join us on Sunday, October 12 for a field trip to
Rainbow Fleece Farm's Autumn Fiber Extravaganza
W7181 Hustad Valley Road, New Glarus, WI
Attending will be Jane Grogan, Madison "fiber dabbler" to demonstrate small frame weaving, Joan Grosse with creative drum carding, Michelle Martin leading a hands-on needle felting session and more! Buy yarn or roving from the barn, see new spinning blends, find hand-cranked socks, washable wool blankets, needle felting kits and supplies, silk scarves, chemical free lamb, turkey, and chicken...and don't forget the overstock sale! Something for everyone at this wonderful little farm in Wisconsin's rolling hills.

For information on how to join in the fun, call 608.752.9248

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Need a Quilting Frame?

SnB has been approached by someone who wants more space in her home and would like to offer one large and/or one small quilting frame to anyone who could put them to good use. Please call 608-752-9248 if you could provide a loving home to these quilting frames.

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Join Us at ArtsFest '08

Join SnB stitchers and spinners as we demonstrate, share, and sell at ArtsFest'08! Then enjoy all the other hands-on arts activities and performances over this 2 day celebration of the arts in Rock County. ALWAYS a fun event for ALL ages and best of all, it's all FREE!!!!! For more information or a schedule of artists and performances go to

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008



Peggy Wireman
, author of Connecting the Dots which addresses the complex relationships between family and community, and between community and other players affecting family and community life, including the private sector, government, nonprofit groups, and religious organizations will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, September 23 at the Democratic Party of Rock County's monthly meeting, United Steel Workers Hall, 1620 Shore Dr., Beloit.

Peggy Wireman is a freelance consultant in community and economic development. She has extensive experience working as a legislative aide in Congress and in the executive branch in both Democratic and Republican administrations. She is also the author of Alice in Bushland: Fact and Fantasy in the Bush Administration, Urban Neighborhoods, Networks, and Families: New Forms for Old Values, and Partnerships for Prosperity: Museums and Economic Development.

Democrats, disillusioned Republicans, and others interested in learning more about the Democratic Party of Rock County are invited to attend. For more information
visit the Coordinated Campaign headquarters, 1300 Milton Ave., Janesville; 432 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, or contact Tim Rutter, Chair at 754.1891,, or visit


It's not going to end without your help! As yet more soldiers from our area are deployed from Rock County this week ( please join the weekly peace vigil each Tuesday, 4:00-4:30p.m., on S. Main St. by Congressman Ryan's office (Olde Towne Mall) as we send our message to Washington that the war must end. All our best wishes and good luck to our young SnB newly-wed knitters, Steve and Nicole, as he begins his career with the Marines and she starts college classes.

Sensory Overload at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival 2008

The annual Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI
is always a spectacular way to spend a beautiful
end of summer weekend with classes, demonstrations,
exhibits and vendors.

Some SnB regulars had a field trip this year!
(Left to right: John, Paula, Debbie, and Jennifer)

We hope YOU will join us next year at this sight, sound,
touch, scent, and even taste extravaganza for all ages!

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Participation Opportunities

The Janesville Farmer's Market continues through October.
Be sure to stop by when you see us at the market and try your hand
at "giant knitting"
(demonstrated below by SnB "regular" Becky) !

New FREE Classes Offered

Available beginning September 13, 2008
Beginning Saturday, September 13, CoDos Coffee Shop, 119 N. Main, Janesville will be the site on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month for free spinning, knitting, and crochet lessons, trouble-shooting and general stitching advise by "Stitch 'n Assist", an affinity group of the 2 Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch gatherings. Those who want to learn but need to know what to bring, which instruction will be available on a given Saturday, or volunteers interested in assisting others, should contact SnA at,, or call 608.752.9248.

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