The Annex Open House

Last night we hosted an Open House for the Annex, our new studio space and artist-in-residence accommodations. We couldn't be prouder of what we've done over the last three weeks and it was such a treat to share it with so many of you. The bright white space filled with textiles, the smell of butternut squash soup and a hazelnut cake baked by none other than Lizzy House was more than I could have hoped for and then all of you came. I am honored. Honored that you took time away from your work, your family, your books/televisions/knitting/Monday-night-football to see The Annex. To meet my friend, Lizzy. To share in this next great adventure.

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The space is perfect for large works. These quilts designed by Lizzy fill the large white walls and instantly inspire me to make the next thing. To get out the needles and finish off those socks. And cut into that precious piece of Liberty Tana Lawn to make a fall blouse. To piece together blocks of color and sit and hand quilt lines of stitching around each star. The Annex was created not only to provide you with space to create but to also inspire each of us to step into the unknown and create something new.

 

 

 

Thank you for coming to the Open House. I hope we see more of you. I hope you'll join us for Lizzy's Champion Ribbon workshop next Saturday. I know I'll be making Noah and I some ribbons to celebrate the Annex. And seriously, Gather Here Peeps are the kindest, sweetest, most generous people on either side of the river. Seeing you gather around Lizzy's quilts, touching the stitching, chatting with one another about what you were making and what you dreamed of making, truly made my heart overflow. Seeing so many lovely crafted bags, gorgeous knitwear, and one little girl in a to-die-for corduroy coat was a testament to this age of handmade. And we can't wait to see what you make next. What we can make together on this corner of Broadway and Lee in mid-Cambridge. Thank you.

 

 

 

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