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« on: June 26, 2006 11:31:08 AM »

After attending the pride parade this weekend and talking with a friend about the best way to fulfill my lifelong dream of actually being *in* the parade on my own float, I have decided to start a stitch-and-bitch group of sorts called Crafty Queer... we'll have regular (at least monthly) crafting sessions and we'll definitely have a float in next year's parade! Wink

Here's the description from our yahoo group:

Crafty Queer is a group of queer, queer-minded and queer-friendly individuals in the Twin Cities metro area who enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, making zines, and embroidering naughty sayings in inappropriate spaces. We are united by queer culture, and an overwhelming desire to make Stuff.

If anyone is interested, discussions have just begun about when and where our first meeting will be. Any and all peoples at any all crafting levels are welcome!

You can sign up for the mailing list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/craftyqueer/
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006 10:22:37 PM »

I love Crafting, and I love Queers! Hooray for both!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 07:37:46 AM »

Woohoo! I second that! Wink You're welcome to join in any of our activities if you've got the time.

On a side note, I'm glad you posted in my thread... my gf and I have been keepin an eye on you around craftster... not cause we're creepy stalkers, but because we both need new tattoos  Grin That octopus hoodie you made was super-sweet!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 04:52:44 PM »

How fun! One of my friends back home in Indianapolis is a parade float designer and he's also on the Indy Pride board. I love to see the stuff he makes! Yay for Pride Parades!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2006 09:16:54 AM »

Ohmigod, how awesome would it be to put Float Designer on your business cards??

We've already decided that we are going to knit & crochet some rainbow flags for our float next year.  Cheesy And I'm sure we'll need folks to whoop it up with us, so keep that in mind a year from now and invite yourself to be in the parade with us! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006 09:18:59 AM »

I haven't gotten to go to Pride since 8th grade Sad
And that's like 7... 8 years ago now...
But this group sounds like megafun!
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2006 10:04:55 AM »

Our first ever Crafty Queer meetup is going to be July 22nd at my house. Everyone with an open mind is welcome. You should bring your project, or if you don't have one right now, ask me for ideas... I've probably even got some supplies you could use.

PM me for time & location details!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006 03:13:27 PM »

I just joined this group. sounds like a cool way to meet some cool crafty people!!! hooray!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006 09:12:59 PM »

bumming that I'm busy on the 22nd, I hope to make the next!
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009 02:04:10 PM »

is this still happening?  i live in st. paul and work in mpls.

also:  i've started a new group blog for queer crafters.

http://queercraft.wordpress.com

and i'm looking for authors or artists to feature.

queercraft is a group blog for queer crafters to share projects, ideas, inspirations, favorite crafted items, or anything relevant to queerness as it intersects with gender performance and the politics of making/creating.

feel free to PM me here or email me at aionolit at gmail dot com.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009 02:16:15 PM »

We are having a Craftster meetup tomorrow, if anyone has missed that thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221304.170

It's not Queer specific, but we'd love to see anyone who can make it!

Also, would you like me to sticky this thread?
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009 09:55:45 AM »

goodness, i got busy yesterday and missed it. darn the laundry!
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2009 10:26:47 AM »

We missed you! I was dying to interrogatetalk to you about cross stitching!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009 06:51:52 AM »

i'm so sorry!  i promise i'll make a better attempt next time. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009 07:24:20 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2009 12:42:20 PM »

Yup, ya missed a good meet!
I'm not gay, but I'm Gay-Friendly and really miss all the 'evolved' folks I knew in California. I've been in the Midwest for several years now, and I still get hit with culture shock more often than I care to.
Hope you can make it to the next meet!
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2009 09:06:41 AM »

Hi there... everyone from this group is still crafting, but we haven't met in a long time. I am thinking about trying to get some regular meetings going once again, so I'll post something here if we're organizing anything again.

I heard about the craftster meetup last month but was unable to make it because the heat went out in our car! It's going to cost an arm and a leg to fix it, so we're just waiting for warmer weather and taking the bus in the meantime. Anyway, I'm sorry I missed it and I've been following the other thread, so maybe I can make another event in the near future!
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2009 09:12:28 AM »

Oh, yikes! Car trouble is the worst! I hope we'll all get to meet soon!

I stickied this, so maybe it'll get noticed more.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2009 09:33:47 AM »

Thanks! You rule!  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2009 09:38:10 AM »

 Cheesy

I really want the TC craftsters to hang out more! There are so many of us...and we're so cool.  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2009 01:09:25 PM »

oops-- posted wrong reply in the wrong thread.

is anyone planning a get-together?
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2009 02:23:43 PM »

I am crazy busy with work, a new puppy, and trying to find an apartment, so I won't be able to do anything til things settle down. I just wrote a featured article about meet-ups and it links to this post and the other meetup post. I hope that'll drum up more interest!  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2009 08:47:13 PM »

This sounds really cool!  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2009 08:48:42 PM »

Here is the article: http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=477
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2009 04:44:36 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2009 03:13:18 PM »

are folks still meeting?
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2009 03:55:39 PM »

I'd love to have a meetup soon!
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2009 08:05:34 AM »

I'm going to be out of town for a couple of weeks, but I'd love to do something in December!
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2009 08:08:19 AM »

Craftster will have a booth at No Coast, if anyone is around you should stop by and say hi! I'll be posting details about it soon in an official announcement.
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2010 02:19:35 PM »

Hey..... is this still going on? I moved back to MN a while ago, I'd be all about a trans-friendly craft group!!
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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2010 09:27:51 AM »

I saw that someone new joined our e-mail list this week... hopefully you? If so, welcome to the group! I am sure there are some of us on there who would still be interested in meeting up semi-regularly... I will try and organize something soon!
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2010 10:13:33 PM »

If it is a craft-specific mailing list, no, it's not me! (but if you have one, pass it on please!)
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2010 11:08:03 AM »

Hey!! I'm going to be in St. Louis Park all through May (I normally live far northwest, too far for public transit) -- anyone interested in a little meet in the south metro?
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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2010 06:22:00 PM »

I am in S Mpls, I'd be up for something!
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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2010 07:45:05 AM »

What's everyone doing this Sunday? May Day Parade? I would be up for a pre/during/post parade meetup or maybe a crafty happy hour sometime this week or next week.
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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2010 07:54:24 AM »

I will be at the parade/festival for sure!
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2010 04:11:43 PM »

I won't be able to make it this sunday for the parade, but the weekend after that I'm open, as long as public transit provides for me :]
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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2010 06:41:58 PM »

Hi, all! I am looking for some local crafters who make nerdy things for an exhibition happening in a couple of weeks. Does anyone know anyone?

I posted some more details here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=349294
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« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2010 07:39:10 AM »

Okay, so I have been sort of crap in terms of getting people together on any sort of regular basis. It's just too hard!

So... my partner and I joined another craft group in town and it has been fun, so I wanted to invite anyone on this thread to join us if you have time on Thursday nights from 7-9pm.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358727

The group meets in NE Minneapolis and is easily accessible by the #17 and the #10 bus. If you need directions, you can PM me.

They are part of a group called the Geek Partnership Society (GPS) that is sort of a federation of nerds who do stuff together. October's focus for the craft group is masks, but really you can bring any project you are working on and just hang out if you want.
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