Crafters

05.19.20

    Check out our new Online Shop!  

     

    Spring Sale 2021! 

    Get to Know Us

    Crafters was formed in the 1990s as an opportunity to get together and learn a different craft each gathering. When Gen Salisbury became leader the group was changed to each member working on whatever the member enjoys doing. The group continues “make as you please” to this day. Crafters has since grown to over 25 ladies of varying talents who hold three craft sales per year: The Spring Craft Sale which is held in conjunction with the Women’s Club Salad Luncheon, Fall Festival and at the Christmas Boutique sponsored by the Women’s Club. From these craft sales, the GA Crafters have donated nearly $100,000 to Guardian Angels for capital projects.

    For those unable to join our group but enjoy making crafts, Crafters also accepts donated hand-crafted items throughout the year as well as fabric and craft supplies. Please put them in our Giving Center box or bring them to the Teen Room on Wednesdays.

    The GA Crafters provide advice and learning opportunities in the following areas (you do not need to be a member of the group): crochet, embroidery, knitting, quilting, and sewing in general.

    Visit the Crafters Corner in the weekly bulletin for notices or to learn what the Crafters have been up to. A more complete list of our activities will appear in the Angel News.

    Our group is not just about making crafts. We are also a fun social and supportive group that have the best potluck lunches on the third Wednesday of every month! No membership fees, come and go as you please, work on whatever projects you choose. If you are interested in joining us, we meet every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Teen Room. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Smith through email here. All are welcome!


    Updates

    April 2021:  The GA Crafters have resumed meeting in person on Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00.  All who are fully vaccinated, including the two weeks, are welcome to meet without masks and social distancing.  The excitement is overwhelming among members!  Also, plans have been laid for our annual Spring Craft Sale on May 1 and May 2.  See flyer above for details.

    January-March 2021:  Exciting news!  The GA Crafters were given their own space in December .  Work began in mid-January to clean out the Preschool office (M6) and shelving began construction.  It took awhile, but all of our supplies and merchandise have been moved, tables are ready for crafting and the coffee is hot!

    December 2020:  It’s not too late to get last minute Christmas and Holiday gift!  The GA Crafters are still busy crafting and have lots of items that can be easily mailed to let loved ones know you are thinking of them.  Check out our On Line Shop; just click on the logo at the top of this website!

    November 2020:  The GA Crafters are now meeting via Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 10:00.  We will continue until we can meet again in person.  If you would like to join in, please email Barb Smith at the above link and we will include you in the Zoom link.

    October 2020: Our Craft Sale was a huge success!  Many thanks to those who attended and purchased our hand made products.  We will have another sale sometime late Spring, 2021.

    September 2020-Sept 2020—Our Online Shop is now open for business.  Just follow this link to order familiar items.  Also, the Crafters will be hosting a Craft Sale in POH, October 17, 9:00-3:00 and after the 10:00 Mass on October 18.

    July 2020-During the months of June and July, the Crafters have been meeting outside at Edgewater Park (link to map) at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in Woodbury; SE corner of Colby Lake. As long as weather permits, we will continue to meet at the park. Should it rain, we will meet in POH (masks required).  We welcome all who would like to join us.

    May 2020—Crafters will be selling craft baskets, quilts and other items as part of the Silent Auction during the Virtual Fall Festival.

    April 2020—Discussions have begun to expand to online sales through this website.

    March 2020—Crafters have suspended all meetings until further notice by the Parish Office as to when we can meet again as a group. Watch the bulletin for the date when we will be resuming. Until that time, you are welcome to join our Zoom meetings at 10:00 on Wednesdays. Please call the office for details.


    Mission Statement 

    GA Crafters are a social group who works to use their God-given talents to create fundraising crafts which will help provide for the physical needs of the Guardian Angels Community. The GA Crafters also supports the Prayer Quilt Ministry as needed. The group welcomes all GA parishioners as well as non-parishioners to join.

    Vision Statement
    1. Inspiration – Getting the idea 

      We know that God has given us interests and talents in many areas of arts and crafts and that these gifts can be used to build the church community. We search for ways that our creative energy may be useful or  enriching to others in our community and beyond.

    2. Implementation – Getting to work

      Using the best resources and materials available to us, through donations of supplies, or wise individual investments, we can create, craft and become absorbed in the work. Making crafts with others allows us to create friendships and appreciate different ways of approaching and executing the project. Because we have time to listen and respond, our conversations can become times of social gatherings; sharing wisdom, mutual support and prayer.

    3. Finishing – Releasing

      As we finish each project and share it with the group, joy and admiration is shared among the crafters, remembering that God has worked through each one of us. We support the work of the Prayer Quilt Ministry and its goal to embrace individuals in our church community who are in need of prayers. We invite the church to become actively involved by tying a knot on a quilt and saying a prayer for the individual parish member in need.

    4. Giving back

      The craft projects made for Guardian Angels will be used at various fundraising events that will, in turn, support the needs of the church and continue to fund supplies for the Crafters.

    5. Teaching - Passing on our expertise to others

      Helping others to learn the skills that we have mastered keeps the crafts alive and gives them new outlets for growth. By teaching and displaying our gifts to others, we help to build our community of Guardian Angels and we encourage others to join us.

     

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