Welcome to Chelsea, Alabama, found in the very center of the state. Chelsea is part of the greater Birmingham metropolitan area, but big city life pales in comparison to the friendly, family-oriented community you will find in Chelsea. The community celebrates the 4 th of July with the Big Kaboom and Christmas with the annual parade. Flags along the highway salute every patriotic holiday. A favorite event is the bienniel Birmingham Quiltfest that showcases local talent. Adding to the hometown camaraderie is the Sew Powerful PurSEWverence Chapter, which is supported with prayers and notecards by Bold Springs Presbyterian Church.
The enthusiastic members of the PurSEWverence Chapter are excited to be part of the ministry of Sew Powerful. They love sharing fabric and ideas for embellishing the colorful purses they make. The chapter officially meets monthly, but the members are so dedicated they often meet informally in between meetings to sew a few extra purses. Non-sewers will be busy creating encouragement cards to put inside each purse. Chapter meetings consist of social interaction, prayer, sharing new information about Sew Powerful, and exchanging some sewing tips and tricks. All sewing levels are welcome, with members coming in from all over Shelby County, including from Chelsea, Sterrett, Westover, Pelham, and Birmingham.