Sew-Quilt-Create: Get Stitching at Your Library

Monday, August 15, 2016

​If you're crafty and you know it, head to your library. Virginia Beach Public Library is hosting a daylong sewing and quilting retreat Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. The free event for anyone age 16 and up includes talks by local quilting guru Mary Menzer at 10 a.m. and local fabric designer Alison Glass at 2 p.m., plus make-and-take classes, fabric sales and more. 

Register in advance to secure your spot for up to two free make-and-take classes that will be held throughout the day. Basic sewing skills are required. Projects include beading and embroidery, modern mini quilt, fusible wall hanging and zippered bag. You'll need to bring your own sewing machine and accessories for the modern mini quilt and zippered bag sessions.

All materials for the make-and-take projects will be provided, thanks to funding from the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library and donations from local businesses. Registrants will receive a goody bag and have the chance to win additional prizes. Vendors will offer fabrics, tools and related materials for purchase.

For class registration and additional details, visit

About Virginia Beach Public Library
A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.

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