Aiken Stitchin' Belles Chapter
Aiken, South Carolina

Origin:

The chapter was founded in 2001, and membership currently includes 18 primary members and 1 person with dual membership.

Meeting Information:

Regular meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Aiken Public Library, 314 Chesterfield Street South, Aiken, SC. Handicap accessible. Handicapped Accessible.

During 2016, our classes have included a Hardanger biscornu and beaded bracelets, along with other projects. We held a very informative class on finishing techniques in June.

Members may elect to do the project of the month or may elect to work on past projects or projects of their own at the meetings.

In 2015, we held an exhibit in the Aiken County Library during the month of March and in October, in conjunction with the local ANG, held another exhibit in the Aiken County Historical Museum. We are now planning for another display at the County Library for the spring of 2017.

Membership:

Annual dues are $50.00.

Guests:

Guests are always welcome and may visit twice before being asked to join.

Special Interest Groups:

Stitch-ins are held on the first Monday of each month at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC, from 10:00 AM until noon.

Outreach:

We have two on-going outreach projects: making Habitat for Humanity samplers for new Habitat homeowners and stitching bookmarks for the Aiken County Library summer children’s program. In addition, we are also supporting the Aiken County Museum in the face of local budget cuts by donating time to help them clean and dust the displays.

Newsletter:

The AIKEN STITCHIN' BELLES newsletter is published every other month. Advertising is $25.00 per 1/4 page per year.

Contacts:

President:

Mary Dell Telander, mdt07@atlanticbb.net

Treasurer:

Anne Phillips, valerieanne@bellsouth.net

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