Saturday, September 12, 2015

The ASC members are busy creating new items for the 2015 Fair!

Mark your calendars!
Annisquam Sewing Circle Annual Christmas Fair & Luncheon
Saturday, December 5, 2015

As the ASC members move into the fall activities, high on their to-do lists is creating new items for the handcraft table, testing recipes for the gourmet table and researching trends in holiday greens decorations.

"What America Ate" Project

Michigan State University has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project, "What America Ate," which will digitize culinary materials from the Great Depression era. This digital archive will feature a range of culinary resources from 1930-1942 and will be freely available to the public for educational purposes. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.

One of the areas that will be emphasized is community and charity cookbooks from throughout the United States. The cookbooks published by the Annisquam Sewing Circle have been selected for digitization.

The website,, will launch in 2016 and is scheduled for completion in 2017.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Looking ahead in 2015...

This is the time of the year we promise ourselves we will do all those indoor projects that get set aside quickly on the first warm day.

Seed catalogs are arriving. Plans are being formulated. Spring is not that far off!

The Annual Annisquam Sewing Circle
Spring Plant and Gourmet Food Sale
will be held

Saturday, May  23, 2015
in the grounds of the
Annisquam Exchange
134 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930-1248

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Marry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thank you to All who helped make
ASC 2014 Christmas Fair and Luncheon a Success!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Annisquam Sewing Circle Annual Christmas Fair and Luncheon 2014

Come early for the best selection!
Open and free to all. Gifts for everyone on your list.

A reservation for the Luncheon a must! Reserve a table for your group - please call Linette French at 978.283.2247.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Fair 8:30a - 12:30

Luncheon 12:30
Village Hall
34 Leonard Street
Annisquam, MA 01930

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The ASC members are busy creating new items for the 2014 Fair!

We have heard there will be a "Connie Mason Annisquam Lighthouse Door Stopper" among the offerings again this year!

Each created in needlepoint just for this Fair!

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair & Luncheon
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Fair 8:30a - 12:30, Luncheon 12:30
Village Hall
34 Leonard Street
Annisquam, MA 01930

Sunday, October 5, 2014

30th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show 2014

The 2014 Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014
10am - 5 pm.
Annisquam Village Hall
36 Leonard Street, Gloucester MA 01930

The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show this year celebrates it’s 30th anniversary with an exciting collection of work from 40 different artists. The art encompasses landscapes, portraits and abstract water colors while crafts include jewelry, fashion, ceramics, paper art and printed fabrics.

The majority of the artists - including many who are new to the show this year - are from the Cape Ann area. One of the highlights will be an original painting entitled My Gloucester Sunset 2 by the award-winning artist Dorothy Arnold. Generously donated by her family, it will be sold through a special raffle during the course of the show.

The show will be held in the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Annisquam on October 11 and 12 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Admission is free. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Annisquam Village Church.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Annisquam Sewing Circle Plant & Bake Sale

Don't miss the ANNISQUAM SEWING CIRCLE'S ANNUAL PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 24th from 8 am to NOON!

The PLANT SALE includes a wide array of the freshest, brightest Annuals and Perennials from a leading, local garden center. There will be hanging baskets, bedding plants, rose bushes ~ all chosen to thrive on Cape Ann. You'll also find precious perennial plant treasures dug from our member's gardens at a bargain prices!

Entertaining Memorial Day Weekend? Likewise not to be missed is our BAKE SALE TABLE with delicious pies, cakes, and savory treats. Many items will be prepared from recipes in our award-winning Annisquam Sewing Circle Cookbook, " A Circle of Recipes,” which celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the Sewing Circle. “A Circle of Recipes” cookbooks will be sold at the sale and make a wonderful hostess gift. Come early for the best selection at this always-popular MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENT! The plant sale is in Annisquam, Gloucester, off Rt. 127. Turn at Leonard Street at the Annisquam Village Church and follow the street to the Village Hall.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Wrapping Paper Wreath

Wrapping Paper Wreath

Roll 8 1/2"×11" pieces of leftover wrapping paper around a smooth pencil to create slender tubes. Connect with clear tape.

Cut a 20" doughnut shape out of corrugated cardboard for the base.

Divide the base into four sections to evenly distribute the tubes.

Apply a stripe of glue around the base and arrange the tubes.

Play around with color and pattern as you layer the paper.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Now the Fair is Over . . .

Thank you all for making the 2013 Annual Christmas Fair & Luncheon a success.

The Members of the Circle are all ready planning for next year! In the meantime have a wonderful winter. See you in the Spring for the Plant Sale.