Creative sewing program set to begin

Submitted Photo Pictured is Deborah Kuczynski displaying one of her creations.

Have you ever wanted to create something really special with fabric, but had no idea where to begin? Now you can.

The CREATE Project is pleased to present the “Creative Sewing Program,” held at the West Courtney Street Community Center, at the end of Maple Avenue (off West Courtney Street) in Dunkirk. The building is handicap accessible.

Local sewing enthusiast, quilter and seamstress Deborah Kuczynski will present the “Creative Sewing” workshop. She will share sewing techniques with beginners as well as sewers of all skill levels. Local sewers and quilters are invited to join the fun! Individuals will be asked what they want to make and Kuczynski will help them make it. Some ideas for beginner projects are a tote bag, a pillowcase, a placemat, or a vest.

Sewing machines will be available for community use, but participants are invited to bring their own machines if they have them. The cost is $5 (cash) per session, paid directly to the instructor. Everyone is welcome. Children are free, but need to be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, there will be no exceptions.

The time is 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays on the following dates: Jan. 17 and 31; and the third Wednesdays of the next three months: Feb. 21, March 21 and April 18.

Questions may be directed to the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, the CREATE Project Lead Community Partner. The CREATE Project is an arts-based community intervention designed to help the Dunkirk-Fredonia community embrace the goal to become free of child-abuse and neglect, and to become a place where children can grow to their full potential.