Stitchfest is a free drop-in program which meets on the second Thursday of each month, from 2:30 to 4:30. The meet-up is held in the Multipurpose Room on the 1st floor at the Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford NY 10523.
If you knit, crochet, or practice other fiber arts, this is the perfect group for you. Join a group of friendly crafters to share an afternoon of stitching, socializing, and support. Stitchfesters gather together for fun, to learn, to admire finished projects, for inspiration, to get help with new skills, and enjoy the company of other yarn enthusiasts. Bring your current project or start a new one by borrowing our materials, generously supplied by the Friends of the Library.
No registration is necessary for this drop-in program. While staff or peer support is often available, this is not a class.
We are very casual; if you can't make it at 2:30 pm, come whenever you can. If you have leave early, go ahead. The meet-up does end promptly at 4:30 pm; therefore if you need help please come as close to 2:30 pm as possible.
Please join us, everyone is welcome. And remember, there are no mistakes in knitting or crocheting, just design considerations.
Stitchfest and all the Library programs can be viewed on the Library Events page.
Stitchfest is generously supported by the Friends of the Library through an annual donation.
Stitchfest was first conceived by staff member Kate Colquitt as an intergenerational meet-up program where Seniors could teach knitting and crocheting skills to Teens. She called this program Knitter's Knot.
In 2014 staff members Eugenie Contrata and Laura Burk took over and were joined by volunteer Doris Gordon. The meet-up moved from the Teenburgh area of the Library to the 1st floor Multipurpose Room and was permanently scheduled for Thursday afternoons.
In 2016 Sada was invited to bring her quilters into the meet-up, and Stitchfest was born.