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Get Your Stitch On

If you knit, quilt, make costumes or clothes, crochet or are into any other form of fiber arts, then the 300th's Fiber Arts Committee wants you. They're meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday May 6 at St. Brigid's Parish Center.

The following was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee.

If you sew, knit or stitch, and want to get involved in getting ready for Lexington's 300th anniversary, the 300th's Fiber Arts Committee is meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday May 6 in the library in the . All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

From Massachusetts Avenue, the Parish Center is the building to the left of the church. The library is the first room on the right as you enter through the front doors on Massachusetts Avenue.

The 300th celebration kicks off Friday, Sept. 21, with special events scheduled through Memorial Day weekend 2013.

Anyone who knits, quilts, makes costumes or clothes, crochets or any other form of fiber arts should come May 6 to the meeting with ideas and suggestions. Kits will be available for those interested for making tie pillows and costumes needed for a musical revue of fashion through the 300 years 1713-2013.

Two quilting groups are being formed to create quilts to be donated to the town. Other items will be sold or auctioned to help defray costs of the 300th celebration at the Country Fair on opening day Sept. 22 and at the Musical Fashion Show Revue Oct. 27.

"This is just one of the many ways to volunteer to make Lexington's 9-month birthday party a success," explained Jessie Steigerwald, committee co-chair. "To volunteer for other activities or to find out more about the celebrations, go to lexington300.org -- or email volunteer@lexington300.org. We hope the entire town will join in the preparations as well as the celebration."

Co-chairing the Fiber Arts Committee with Jessie are Tanya Morrisett and Kim Coburn. Anyone who can't attend meetings but wants to participate by making their own creations or is in need of a kit can call or email Corrine Steigerwald at 781-861-7190 or corinne.lex300@gmail.com.

Gini Shevrin May 05, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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