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« on: January 04, 2007 12:52:35 PM »

I want to create, with the help of a lot of good crafty people, a Kansas City division of the Church of Craft (http://www.churchofcraft.org). The CoC is an organization that has groups in several big cities already - plenty of them you can read about in the other city forums. In each city, there's monthly or weekly (depending on the members) meetings to have people get together and do crafty things. It's about being with other crafty or creative people, and sharing experiences, techniques, research, ect. I think KC needs one, and I've already talked to the lady in charge about starting one here.

Nothing is required, nothing is necessary, and you don't even have to be crafty already...wanting to be is enough. I've already started collecting lots of project ideas to share.  I'm hoping there's some interest in this, because I'm pretty excited about trying to get it started. I've also made a post over in the Kansas forums (sorry if you're seeing this twice), hoping to garner plenty of interest. If you're in KC and you are an artist, writer, knitter, musician or other creative or crafty type person and you're interested, let me know.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 11:38:24 AM »

Cherith, I joined this forum to meet other crafty people in Kansas City. Have you had any interest so far? I'm definitely up for joining a KC division of the Church of Craft -- please let me know!

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 02:58:37 PM »

I've had a bit of interest from some people outside of Craftster.  Currently I'm thinking about places to host us and will try and get a first meeting together sometime in February.  Thanks for your comment!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2007 08:12:02 AM »

We're having our second Church of Craft meeting this coming Saturday, April 7th at the Urban Arts + Crafts store in the Briarcliff Village Shops. 

We're going to attempt a project this weekend, so I wanted to make a post with some details for those of you that weren't at our last meeting, or those of you that were but might not remember. 

April 7th, 2007 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Project: Make Your Own Journal, or Blank-Page Book
Meeting at: Urban Arts + Crafts in the shops at Briarcliff Village (send me PM if you need directions)

Supplies:
Cardboard cut to the size of your book, folded in half.
Fabric One piece large enough to cover the cardboard width-wise three times.
Paper At least 20 pieces cut just slightly smaller than your cardboard cover piece
Regular Desk Stapler or Needle and thread (I used crochet thread)
Ribbon or other embellishments






Everyone is welcome.  I really hope people can make it!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007 12:50:20 PM »

Our next meeting will be Saturday May 5th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm, same place - Urban Arts + Crafts in the Briarcliff Village Shops.

I don't have our next project lined up, but I'll post as soon as I do.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007 06:58:08 AM »

So do we bring whatever we happen to be working on at the time?  Or do you work within themes (ex:  one month it is paper crafting, another it is fiber, or clay, etc.)?  Or do you focus entirely on the project of the month?

Sorry for all the questions.  I'm just curious to know which section of my craft room I should drag along with me  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007 08:24:18 AM »

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I'm just curious to know which section of my craft room I should drag along with me.

Haha!  I'm totally with you there.  I just got one of those big rolling craft totes for Christmas, so I drug that along with me to the last meeting. 

I think in the future we'll do some "bring whatever you're working on" days.  We can't do projects all the time, ya know?  However, for now, I AM trying to keep us busy, and give people a good reason to show up.  I think having a specific project to work towards is a good idea.  I'm not sure what it'll be yet for May though.  I had a good idea, but I don't think it's the right type of year for it.  When I decide on a project, I'll post up the project and supplies and everything like I did for April - I also brought a crap load of extra supplies for people to trade, or use if they didn't have the necessary stuff.

They have a lot of space at Urban Arts + Crafts, but I'm also trying to stick to crafts where we won't have to spend an hour cleaning up afterwards too. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007 11:28:46 AM »

May 5th, 2007 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Project: The "Rapunzel" Scarf
Meeting at: Urban Arts + Crafts in the shops at Briarcliff Village (send me PM if you need directions)

Our next scheduled meeting for the CoC is this Saturday, May 5th, at the Urban Arts + Crafts store in Briarcliff Village. I know that it's Cinco de Mayo and several people may have other plans for the afternoon, so if you don't think you can make it at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon, please let me know ahead of time. I'd rather be polite to our gracious hosts at the store and let them know ahead of time if we don't need the space.

If you are planning on coming this weekend, I've got a great project / swap for us to try out this weekend. I'd like to try and put together what's being called the "Rapunzel" scarf. It's a really fun project that you don't need to know how to knit or crochet or anything to make.

Supplies: Yarn (and lots of it) or fabric, or ribbon or all of the above!  Here's where the 'swap' part of this project comes in. For this project you need about 30 very long strands of yarn or fabric scraps or ribbon. When I say long, I mean about 10ft, although depending on how long you'd like your finished project to be, that length can vary. My idea is that we all bring scraps for this project, and with luck there will be enough of us to swap bits and pieces to make some really funky results.

There's a lot of great scarves using this technique here at Craftster just do a search for 'Rapunzel' if you're curious.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2007 08:32:22 AM »

I just remembered that the meeting was tomorrow -- Yay! It is still on, right? I am searching Rapunzel right now... Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2007 10:36:48 AM »

Yup, it's on!  Hope you can make it. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007 01:30:52 PM »

I'm starting a new project that CoC members are welcome to join in on.  Read more about it here on Craftster, or at the Read Books, Will Journal project forum.


Also, our next meeting is Sunday June 3rd, 2007 at the Latt Land across the street from Urban Arts + Crafts in the Briarcliff Village shops.  It's going to be a 'bring whatever you're working on' sort of day.  Same time as usual, just a different day 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2007 08:18:41 AM »

this sounds awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2007 01:42:01 PM »

Hey Everyone.  It's that time again!  The next Church of Craft meeting is this coming Saturday - July 7th, 2007 at Urban Arts + Crafts in the Briarcliff Village shops, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  Please let me know if you don't think you'll be coming.  The ladies at the shop let us use their space for free for our group, and I don't want to take it up if no one is going to be there. 

This month, I don't have a project for everyone to work on.  However, I would love to have some discussions about ATCs (Artist Trading Cards).  If you don't know what ATCs are you can read more here on Wikipedia or just show up Saturday.  You don't have to work on an ATC during the meeting though, bring whatever you'd like, or just bring yourself!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2007 04:15:25 AM »

How do you get on your e-mail list for future meetings.  I just discovered you and would like to participate in the future but this Saturday is already full to the max for me.  I'd love to meet with others that share an interest in crafting.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2007 05:42:18 AM »

ATC's have been on my list of things to try.  I've sort of made one, but I was not real thrilled with it.  It will be nice to brainstorm with other people on the idea since no one else knows what they are.

I'll plan on going, but I might have to leave early.  I can't remember for what now, but I know I promised my cousin I'd do something with her Saturday night.  I wish I knew what it was  Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2007 10:38:15 AM »

Jeannie: I'll add your name to my list here on Craftster.  I usually send out a PM a week in advance.  If you wan to plan ahead for next month, our meeting is usually the first Saturday of each month. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2007 07:47:05 AM »

Hi. Can you add my name to your list as well? Thanks!
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2007 10:59:15 AM »

Sure thing!

Next meeting will be August 4th, usual time and place.
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2007 01:03:54 AM »

I'm very curious about this...  Smiley

I'm in Warrensburg in August (UCM, f.k.a. CMSU, student). Anyone else?
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2007 09:19:00 PM »

This is just a reminder that the next Church of Craft meeting is this Saturday, where we'll be having an Arts and Crafts swap!  This is your chance to bring any craft supplies, half finished pieces or crafty whatnots to show to other people and see what you can get in return.

As usual, we'll be in the back room at Urban Arts + Crafts in the Briarcliff Village shops, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  Please let me know if you don't think you'll make it.  I'd like to get any notice if it doesn't seem like we'll have many people.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2007 11:57:04 AM »

Can you add me to your list also. We are moving to KC, MO this coming Saturday.
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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2007 07:43:38 AM »

Hey everyone! The Church of Craft meeting for the month of October is going to be this Sunday (Oct. 4th), not Saturday. The Urban Arts + Crafts store is all booked up in October, so we'll be meeting across the street at the Latte Land in the Briarcliff Village shops. Same time as usual, 2:30pm to 4:30pm. There's a small room to the right when you enter the store, it should accomodate a few of us and give us room to work.

One of our members is getting married the following Tuesday (Oct. 9th) and I've been giving a lot of thought lately to photography and scrapbooking as a result. I'd love to come together this Sunday and talk about different techniques and ideas for Scrapbooking. I know this is a popular hobby that some people feel strongly about one way or another. If you're not into scrapbooking, please feel free to bring any project you're currently working on and just spend some time with us. If you have any scrapbooking books or materials, please bring them along so we can all share ideas!

Hope to see you Sunday!
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« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2007 08:53:03 PM »

Everyone, the Church of Craft has added the Kansas City group to their website.  If you're interested in updates, please sign-up for the newsletter at the website, http://www.churchofcraft.org/doors/ it's much easier than trying to keep up with everyone through Craftster every month.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2010 08:20:00 PM »

hi,
   i'm new to kansas city, i dont really know anyone and i would love it if there were something like this for me to go to! i love art, so meeting with other crafty people and learning new techniques could be fun. is there anything i could do to help, i cant really do much because im in a pretty bad situation right now but if there's anything small at this moment that i could do like making flyers or something i would love to help! oh, and my name is heather by the way Smiley
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