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Updates from MakerCraft Studio - March 4

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

We have gotten the building permit! This is a BIG step, and our electrician is already hard at work. Here he is installing lots of floor outlets.

Rob and Joe have been working on the porch. They repaired water damage, raised up the whole porch to fix its sagging (we have new period columns to replace the old 4 x 4's), painted new floor boards, and replaced the old roof with a lovely green metal roof.

Patti and Cass attended QuiltCon last week in Raleigh, NC, where we got a chance to learn, gather ideas, network, and shop! Here's video Patti recorded that shows how big that event was!

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Patti and Cass have also been busy sewing for the space. We spent this past weekend at a retreat where Cass worked on two quilt tops for the bedrooms, and Patti made the top for a wallhanging and most of a shower curtain for one of the bathrooms.

We have gotten even more donations from friends and supporters, and we can't tell you how much that means to us! If you'd like to help, check out our "wish list" on our website (www.makercraftstudio.com). If you'd like to donate money (either as an outright donation or as prepayment for a future class or retreat stay), you can mail us a check (payable to MakerCraft Studio) to the address at the bottom of this email, or we accept PayPal at info@makercraftstudio.com.

This week, more electrical work will be happening, and Rob will begin framing the new bathroom. We are clearing the back room on the lower floor so that Rob can start framing the rooms back there.

Thank you again for all the support you've shown us!

~Patti and Cass

6 South Main St, Mont Alto, PA 17237
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