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Nov 4, 2014 Tuesday
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis US

Are you tired of being the one assigned plates and paper napkins at holiday dinners and parties? In this class you'll learn all the skills you need to work your way up from "just bring ice" to being trusted with a side dish. We'll go step by step through basic recipes which are delicious left plain and then learn to dress them up. You'll learn all the tips and tricks to garner all of those coveted "YOU cooked this?!" comments. Recipes will be vegetarian friendly and we will be using recipes containing dairy, gluten (including white flour), sugar and some processed ingredients, though not necessarily all in the same recipe. If you have any allergies, intolerances or foods that you avoid, please reach out to us before signing up to ensure this class will be beneficial to you. You will leave the class with a booklet containing the basic recipes with lists of ways to fancy them up, PLUS the confidence to rock your next holiday pitch in.

Bring one of the following:
a 6 pack of any local beer
a book that you love with a note why
a surprise from a local Indianapolis business
Blue Buffalo or "I and Love and You" adult cat food
your favorite cooking ingredient (sauces, jams, herbs, aioli, anything you love!)

About the teacher, Darcy Marlett

Darcy is an Indianapolis public relations professional who currently works for the National Chimney Sweep Guild. She honed her cooking skills as a student at IU cooking for (sometimes hungover) friends. Along the way she learned how to create big meals for friends and family even when that group includes one vegan, three who keep kosher, and four voracious bacon eaters. Outside of work and cooking Darcy is an avid volunteer, runner, hiker, and roommate to a 15 lb cat named Bing.

Nov 9, 2014 Sunday

Learn to Applique!

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Indy Reads Books
Indy Reads Books at 911 Mass Ave
Indianapolis US

In this class you will learn the basics of a hand-sewing technique called needleturn applique. Applique is a means of creating pictures with fabric, and is commonly used in quilts (though its uses extend far beyond them)! You can create any shape or combinations of shapes you like - and, unlike in piecing, curved shapes and layering of shapes are no problem at all. Many people find the hand-stitching of applique to be a soothing, meditative activity. Everyone will leave the class with a completed 8" square with a simple applique on it, and a set of instructions on how to make their applique into a pillow. If you have them, please bring a smaller pair of scissors (thread nippers) and a hand sewing needle or two. This class will work for even those who have never sewn so much as a button before. Sophie will be leading this class with her mother Diane, who loves to make quilts and just about anything else out of fabric! Applique is one of their favorite techniques to use in their quilts, because of its artistic potential, and also the time and love its inclusion in a quilt demonstrates. To be sleeping under a beautiful blanket you know someone who loved you hand stitched is a special feeling!

Bring one of the following:
100% cotton machine quilting thread (not hand quilting, at least 1000 yds please)
100% cotton quilting fabric or cotton flannel for baby blankets to give away (at least 2 yds please)
a spiral bound graph paper notebook for making quilt plans and knitting patterns + a book you love with why you love it written inside
a water and air soluble quilter's pen for making impermanent marks on fabric
heirloom flower or veggie seeds for our gardens
local organic produce or honey
organic dark chocolate bars
organic whole bean coffee to get the creative juices flowing every morning

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie Faught is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true CRAFTSMANSHIP. The first craft she devoted herself to was the playing of the saxophone. To that end, she has performed jazz music in New York City and other locations around the country and world (not to mention around town here in Indianapolis!), and is eager to help build appreciation for jazz music wherever she goes. More recently, she has become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring, and garment design. She makes most of her own clothes and wears a custom creation every day! She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by CRAFTSMANSHIP... cooking, eating, writing, conversing, BEING. Whatever you do, do it with devotion and love and freely share the beauty you create with your fellow human beings!

Nov 16, 2014 Sunday
Trade School Indianapolis
95 Barter Ave
Indianapolis US

*//THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL EVENT, JUST A PLATFORM TO PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT//* Trade School is an all-volunteer effort and will be closing unless we receive your support. After two years of all-volunteer work, we've grown to the point where we have real monetary costs and need extra hands to continue running our school. You will never have to pay money to attend Trade School classes...but we do require support to be able to successfully organize our school. This is a yearly fee & exchange that will support Trade School operations and keep our all-volunteer school open. Please note that this is simply a pledge and you are not paying anything at this time. You can visit our Memberships page above for more information about what each pledging option is.

Bring one of the following:
35 volunteer hours in exchange for a Teaching Fellowship for 2015
40 volunteer hours in exchange for a Student Membership for 2015
a $20 Teacher Fellowship for 2015
a $25 Student Membership for 2015
a $40 Student Membership for 2015 (includes t-shirt)
an amount higher than my pledge because I fully support this mission!
your support in another fashion (have other ideas? choose this one!)

About the teacher, Trade School Indianapolis

Trade School Indianapolis is part of an international collective of alternative, self-organized schools that run on barter. Each school is organized cooperatively by a group of volunteers. The Indianapolis branch launched September of 2012 and in 2014, became a coordinator for Trade School Everywhere, helping new Trade Schools open all over the world! Our mission is to provide non-traditional education focused on mutual aid and respect that makes ideas, skills and resources available to the creative community. We are actively working to create safe spaces for people and ideas, and our organization is always learning and evolving.