September brings cooler evenings and that cozy fall feeling, which makes it the perfect time to embark on crafty projects. Columbia City quilt shop Stash, which opened last spring, takes an old craft to new heights with piles of eye-catching fabric patterns—including funky flowers, pretty plaids, geometric goodness and, er, gnomes.
Shop owner Stephanie Snider helps you get started with semimonthly Get Quilting! classes on the basics of piecing ($30 plus materials), and if you don’t feel like doing the binding yourself, Stash will happily bind your masterpiece for you ($3.25 per linear foot). The shop also offers assorted weekly classes, including Sewing 101 (for needle novices), Oh Baby! (for DIY baby gifts) and Feeling Domestic? (home décor projects), which range from $15 to $30, and free drop-in sessions for crafting and knitting. (For those who aren’t craft inclined, Snider also does custom sewing.) Stop by this month (9/20, 6–9 p.m.) for a little inspiration from local quilting queen Boo Davis and her heavy-metal-inspired work.
Columbia City, 3829B S Edmunds St.; 206.535.8179; stashquiltshop.com