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Embroidery Workshop to Support Afghan Refugees

Our hearts have been heavy watching the current events unfolding in Afghanistan.  Crafting with purpose is one thing we can do. We want to support and welcome new refugees in our community and we need your help! How? We are making a quilt that will be auctioned off.

Please join us in making embroidered quilt squares! Kelsey + Nicole of Village Fabric Shop and Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch invite you for an evening of stitching for this great cause. During this gathering we will stitch messages and images with the theme of 'welcome' onto pre-cut quilt squares. If you don't know how to embroider, we will teach you! If you do know, you can work on a piece in community with other artists and makers.

Village Fabric will collect the quilt squares made at the workshop and sew it up into a finished quilt. The shop will then auction the quilt, with all the proceeds to benefit CWS Greensboro.

CWS Greensboro will also be present at the workshop so we can learn more about the important work they do.
Following emergency evacuations from Kabul that ended on August 31, an unprecedented number of Afghan refugees are expected to land in the US in coming days: at least 75,000 by some accounts. CWS Greensboro will be welcoming hundreds of these newcomers to North Carolina and working with the community to provide them with safety and hope. They have lost everything and will need help securing housing, paying for food and clothes, and finding jobs. Together, we can welcome home these new Afghan neighbors and support them as they rebuild their lives.

This workshop is free of charge but if you are able, please bring a donation to support Afghan Refugees.

Date: October 10th from
Time: 4pm-6:30pm
Location: Village Fabric Shop

We will have all the supplies you need to complete your quilt square.
However if you have an embroidery hoop, extra floss, embroidery needle, or embroidery supplies you like to stitch with, please bring them along.

All ages and abilities welcome!
Children under the age of 12 should have an adult attend the workshop with them. Please note that embroidery uses sharp needles.

This workshop will be in the shop. Since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Masks are required.

We are excited to gather together and make a community impact using our crafting skills.

Image by Badass Cross Stitch 


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.