With a variety of local restaurants, fun-filled attractions, incredible lodging and 32 miles of pristine beaches, it is no wonder that Alabama Gulf Coast is the ultimate beach destination. Fourteen golf courses call your name whether you are a pro or just want to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boast dozens of local artists’ studios where creativity reigns supreme. Among these many fabulous distractions, the Son Sewers have organized an active Sew Powerful Chapter that includes excellent participation from the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. For example, the church building is used for ‘sit ‘n sew.’ Their Mother’s Day Out and Gulf Kids make the encouragement cards. The church’s Youth assist with tracing and cutting patterns. Resale Heaven supports the Chapter with fabric and notion donations. It is definitely an all-encompassing ministry.
A vibrant local quilting community can be found in and around Gulf Shores. Not to be missed is the Azalea City Quilters Guild Festival of Quilts held annually in Mobile featuring over 300 quilts, many made by quilters outside the immediate area. The Island Quilters Guild of Gulf Shores adds to the creative nature of Baldwin County, Alabama. As the area is teeming with creative fabric artists, it should be no surprise that members of the Son Sewers hail from neighborhoods in Mobile, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Craft Farms, Aventura, Pennisula and even from Pensacola, Florida. Snow Birds are welcome as well.
And if you live nearby, or visit the area, please consider joining Son Sewers, a spirit filled Chapter that welcomes the opportunity to serve as God guides. Come to Sew/Sow: card making, cutting, embellishing, sewing, ironing, pattern tracing. All skill levels welcome.