Winter 2019

ARNOLD M ILLS COMMUNITY HOUSE                                                                                 POST OFFICE BOX 7433                                                                                                      CUMBERLAND, RI 02864                                                                                                             401-475-1433, www.AMCHRI.ORG

Nancy Abato, Coordinator ********* Christine Macaulay, Assistant Coordinator

REGISTRATION FORM In-person registration will be held on Saturday, January 19th, from 9am to 1pm. After this date, mail-in registrations are accepted, if space is available. ALWAYS INCLUDE A SELF-STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR CONFIRMATION AND MATERIALS LIST. Registration checks are payable to the Arnolds Mills Community House. Material’s fees are payable to the instructor. Fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled. The AMCH is located at the junction of Hillside Road and Abbot Valley Run Road in Cumberland. View items at:


BEGINNER KNITTING: Learn the basics: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Additional classes will be available if needed.                                                                             Reg. fee $7.00                                                                                                                            Thursday, January 22nd 6:30 – 9:30                                                                                         Nancy Abato, Instructor

CHARITY SEWING-HEART PILLOWS: We will be making Heart Pillows for the January and February charity sewing. The pillows are medium sized pillows filled with fiber fill. It is used by breast cancer patients for comfort and support of the surgical area. Completed pillows will be donated to Woman and Infants. Please bring your sewing machine to help make this project a success.                                                                    Wednesday, January 23rd 2:30 – 5:30 Wednesday, February 27th 6:30-9:30             Brenda Paquin, Instructor

SMALL FABRIC CANDY DISH: Whether you make this candy dish for yourself or as a gift, the treats it may hold will look and taste even better when your sweetie knows it came from you.                                                                                                                                            Reg. fee $7.00,                                                                                                                         Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 – 10:00                                                                                       Laura Machowski, Instructor

CHILDRENS’ S CLASS- FOR THE BIRDS:  In this class we will make special bird feeders for our feathered friends.  Children can choose different shapes to form specially shaped bird seed feeders. We will not be using peanut butter in this project so anyone with a nut allergy need not be concerned. Children should leave with 4 -6 completed feeders. Reg. fee $3   Materials $8.00                                                                                                  Saturday, January 26th 1:00 – 4:00 pm                                                                                 Brenda Paquin, Instructor

LOVE NOTES TABLE RUNNER: Make a Valentine’s Day table runner in pinks and reds or mix it up in the color scheme of your choice for any season using fat quarters or scraps. Basic sewing skills required.                                                                                             Reg. fee $14.00                                                                                                                              Tuesday, Jan. 29th & Feb. 5th 6:30 – 10:00                                                                       Christine Macaulay, Instructor

FLANNEL SHIRT TOTE BAG:  Breathe new life into a flannel shirt by sewing a cute, yet functional tote bag to the size of your shirt choice.                                                         Thursday, January 31st    6:30 – 10:00                                                                                        Reg. fee $7.00                                                                                                                                 Laura Machowski, Instructor

PLAID TOTE BASKET:  This 8 x 10 x 12-inch tote is woven from natural and dyed reeds creating the look of plaid.  The basket has a solid oval pine bottom and is finished with an inserted oak handle.  You may finish the basket with a clear oil spray.                                 Reg. fee $14.00  Materials $30.00                                                                                             Tuesday, February 6th and 13th   6:30 – 9:00 pm                                                                  Robin Langevin, Instructor

POLAR BEAR CENTERPIECE:  Make this plush and plump polar bear holding a giant snowball to brighten up your table for the winter. Sewing machine required only if purchasing unsewn kit.  Some basic hand stitching required for both.                                     Reg. fee $7.00   Kit unsewn $16.00  Sewn and ready to stuff  $20.00                            Thursday, February 7th  6:30 – 9:30 pm                                                                             Christine Macaulay, Instructor

UFO:  Have lots of fun with fellow crafters working on your unfinished projects. An instructor will be there to assist you in completing your projects. There will be a potluck lunch, so sign up for what you would like to bring.                                                                    Reg. Fee: $10.00 (pay that day)                                                                                           Saturday, February 9th,  10:00 – 4:00 pm                                                                                    Lee Rao,  Instructor

FEBRUARY KIDS CLASS:  Sensory Play – In this class your child will create a calm down sensory bottle.  They can fill their bottle with glitter,beads,loom bands, etc. Once the bottle is finished, it will be sealed permanently to avoid accidents. The bottle will be safe from leakage.  The second project will be creating a stress ball with sensory water beads & balloons. Children will learn how to assemble one in class, then leave with water beads they can grow at home and a balloon to complete their project. One of the fun parts of making this stress ball is watching the tiny water beads “grow”. This process takes 24 hours soaking in water. Supervision is advised during assembly.                                           Reg. fee $3, Materials $6.00                                                                                                     Saturday, February 16th    1:00 – 4;00 pm                                                                                 Brenda Paquin, Instructor

FOLD & STITCH WREATH:  Who says wreaths are only for Christmas?  Not sew!! This project will be completed in two classes and you will decide the theme you prefer.  Assembly is identical whether you choose to make a wreath for your wall or to surround a candle on your table.                                                                                                                        Reg. fee $14.00                                                                                                                           Wednesday, February 20th  6:30 – 10:00 pm                                                                              Brenda Paquin,  Instructor

EASY PEASY LOOP-IT SCARF: Ultra soft yarn featuring unique preformed loops are used to create a fashionable and easy scarf that appears to have been knitted.  Does not require knitting skills, needles or hooks to make this scarf.                                                     Reg. fee $7.00                                                                                                                                 Thursday, February 21st  6:30 -9:30 pm                                                                               Carolyn Martin, Instructor

LOOPS SEED STITCH COWL:  An easy, quick cowl that can be made by anyone. The preformed loops on the yarn allow you to knit and purl without tools or having any knitting skills.                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 28th 6:30 -9:30 pm                                                                                      Reg. fee $7.00                                                                                                                               Carolyn Martin, Instructor


KNITTED SLIPPERS:   Make these easy and comfortable slippers in very little time using large needles and double strands of yarn.  They really work up fast.                                 Reg. fee $7.00                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 7th  6:30 – 9:30 pm                                                                                          Nancy Abato, Instructor

STORM AT SEA QUILT-FINISH CLASS:  The Storm at Sea quilt journey moves into the final stage as we gather to assemble our blocks into beautiful quilts!                        Wednesday, March 13th, 20th & April 3rd  6:30 -9:30                                                            Reg. fee $21.00                                                                                                                                    Pat St. Germain, Instructor

EASY BULKY SWEATER:  This sweater can be made for an adult or a child.  The pattern is easy and made with bulky yarn so it will work up quickly.                                    Reg. fee $14.00                                                                                                                        Thursday, March 14th & 28th   6:30 – 9:30 pm                                                                       Nancy Abato, Instructor

UFO: Have lots of fun with fellow crafters working on your unfinished projects. An instructor will be there to assist you in completing your projects. There will be a potluck lunch, so sign up for what you would like to bring.                                                                          Saturday, March 16th 10 – 4:00 pm                                                                                                 Reg. fee $10, pay that day.                                                                                                                 Lee Rao, Instructor