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.





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.




gather here's blog chronicling the opening of our stitch lounge, experiments in craftiness, and all things fiber.


15 Strawberry Lane Kickstarter Jen Gubicza Kids Union Square Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk for Megan Lally to benefit Metastatic Breast Cancer Mimi Kirchner Fiber Camp Andover Fabrics Quilt-A-Long Jenean Morrison Ape and Bird silt grey Eling Chang donations pom pom quarterly handkerchief gh gift guide Lowell hierro community yarn Etsy double gauze Marathon Monday Rident Present Susan Gibbs Esmé Harriet Goodall livingsocial Melissa Wallace reservations Squam Cat Dress Kitty Kitty Craft hanky Clinton O'Dell NJStacie Made City by the Sea Ceramics quilting bee service Megan Nielsen American Hustle Quilt for Japan packs flickr pool, Ravelry group, thank you fiber trunk show Sweet Lydia's help deer and doe rhode island indie dyer team work trunk show Jeanette Eberhardy Studio MME inspiration kids sewing Eat Boutique 2014 Holiday Market cookies Vessel Candle Co tiny mochi mochi What We're Making The Orange Owl guest post flickr kids craft camp Catnap Pearl Bracelet Mike Burke Academy Awards yeiou craft show Eling Chen The Annex Feelings cat toys tori kendrew inman square Chase Karissa Kloss props needle felt Architextures Heather Lins Pints n Purls opening bootees handcrafted mfa constellations Basketry aaron bouvier video Heather Ross tobinfood One Fund Boston Abigail McMurray quilting Community Catreach Juniper Moon Farm emma fritschel seed stitch cowl, magnum giveaway thread follower jewelry documentary gather here gift guide By Hand embroidery pattern Toil and Trouble Boston Strong linen core New Leaf kid president bmqg Handmade Holiday Show ignite craft Boston movies addi rockets Enting Fibercraft 12 days of Constellations Cambridge Liberty Tana Lawn introductions Movember Alicia Fessendon Something's Hiding in Here Events alegria grant Pansy Maiden 2015 Holiday Market Lizzy House Zooguu Candice Cruz Crafty Cocktails The Little Hop Shop Boston General Store hats holiday party 10-ply Ryan Johnson Susan Wilson Guest Artist War of the Worlds Swans Island American Made serger candles handmade holiday Vendor Feature appliqué stitching April Paffrath solutions at work Daisy Janie Kim O'Brien Getty Emily Luong Red Sox vendor spotlight Team Austin Ari and Sarah Donate Migration Goods Past MB by brigid carla goodwin Elsa Garrison Noah Dubreuil Bama Bound Quilts Mission: Small Business tutorial Tricopot plantain Good Stuff Loomination embroidery paper Roost Books pottery Christina Kosinski patchwork bernina Ecoclimate Lab Smith Dry Goods Marissa Falco Egg-a-go-go Christine Tobin panda saartje retro recipe The Forger Spun Monkey Classes MOO Margravine doublegauze Shortcake Scraps Fleur de Fiber Roku Hat midcentury Cynthia Treen sewing machine repair socks Acadia Love Pigeons we are family Event toymaker stationary special guest Red Cross Donation moving knits Annex seam ripper Morgan Nolte bias tape maker Betz White kitchen + kraft Sara Honeywell Wheaton College KnittinK Sarah Coyne party Dirty Water DyeWorks Debbie Bliss 12 days of Making ornament little pancakes crochet handmade birch fabrics Liz Smith Thank You costumes Cloud 9 make something The Uniun skinny tie Manos Maxima Emily Chionchio Japan SewMaryAnn Made in Lowell one heart boston Summer Camp Boston Abby Berkson Ceramics Black Market Modern Vintage Red Cross, Disaster Relief Happy Owl Glassworks Christmas Fashion Camp The Spun Monkey Merchant and Mills Visit Your Local Quilt Shop handmade fashion week to boston with love Knit Collage boston modern quilt guild Basket Weaving workshop Virginia Johnson jersey ECHS Sale quilts for boston Rhinofluff Lush Beads studio Indiegogo Moda Prizes Addi team gather here overlock washi Raffle panda triplets team gh brill Tim Kardatzke open house Maritza Soto In the News K'Obrien Jewelry 5K Joplin Missouri gh moves to Inman zine cynthia rowley DPN Becky Tanger Katy Westcott charley harper Katrinkles Craft Party semi-annual fashion sugar sugar kids sew Cambridge Arts Council the salty supper charity Gemstone Geometry Calendar Future disaster relief Monta Lertpachin Abigail Swann Fluoro Needle and Spatula Molly Akin Superstorm Sandy The Merriweather Council sidewalk sale RIPD double pointed needles chainstitch Briar Rose socktober Red Gate Stitchery Moonstone and Moss sewing machine manos Oscars Carrie Adams knitting Amy Small
Gather Here