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Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

Location: 25 Mill Street Rockport, Maine 04856

Description: Our woodworking school offers courses in furniture making and related skills such as carving, turning, marquetry and finishing.

Contact:,, 207-594-5611

Category: carpentry, cabinetry,

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Ploughshare Institute for Sustainable Culture

Location: 608 Dry Creek Rd. · Waco, TX 76705

Description: Our goal is to transmit a vision for a cohesive, integrated agrarian way of life, but one that aims toward bringing forth complete individuals and whole families in a supportive and tangible context, a context respectful of the natural environment. We are dedicated to recapturing and perpetuating a sense of intentional community which includes rediscovering and perpetuating the knowledge and skills that can provide for essential human needs (both socially and spiritually as well as materially) on a sustainable basis.

Contact: http://www.SustainLife.Org,, (254) 754-9600

Category: Gardening, Beekeeping, Poultry, Dairy Cows, Dairy Goats, Horse, Organic, Gardening, Orchards, Bread/Pizza, Cheese making, Soap making, Basket making, Fiber arts, carpentry, Blacksmithing, Pottery, Quilting

Nifty Homestead

Location: 900 1st Ave South, Suite 205A Seattle, WA 98134

Description: Nifty Homestead was founded to help aspiring and expert homesteaders learn and grow. We post resources on gardening, raising animals, natural building, sustainable energy, and tons of other topics related to homestead living.

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Category: Milling , Carpentry, gardening, Urban Farming, Off the Grid, Plant ID, Aquaponics, Poultry, Beekeeping, Goats, Permaculture, Soapmaking, Quilting, Knit, Fiber arts, Weaving

Quilting in New England

Location: Claremont, New Hampshire

Description: Our goal is to provide a place for all quilting enthusiast to join together to share their love of this art. From sharing events, news and information, we hope to make this site a valuable source of information and inspiration to all who join.

Contact:, (603) 443-7742

Category: quilting

Laura's Sewing School

Location: 785 Massachusetts Avenue, in Arlington, MA. 02476

Description: Making quilts and taking classes about them, attending lectures at the quilt guilds I have joined and being open to others suggestions and hints, have given me a huge repertoire of techniques and tricks to make sewing easier. I have been able to customize my teaching to the students needs and learning style. I love to pass on what I know and open a creative realm to others to enjoy.

Contact:,, 781-646-2463

Category: quilting/sewing

A Notion to Quilt

Location: 623 Mohawk Trail Shelburne, MA 01370

Description: We will continue to service machines, provide quilting services and scissor sharpening. We also organize quilting retreats and classes.

Contact:,, (413) 625-9644

Category: quilting/sewing

Quilts & Treasure, Inc

Location: 56 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Description: Known for our friendly service and fun events, Quilts & Treasures offers a wide variety of premium cotton fabrics, books, patterns, notions, threads, embroidery collections. Additionally, as an authorized Pfaff dealer, we offer sales and service of the brand's home sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, as well as Tutto luggage and Horn & Koala sewing machine furniture.

Contact:,, 413-525-6647

Category: quilting/sewing

Black Cat Quilt Shop

Location: 1085-A Main Street Holden, MA 01520

Description: Black Cat Quilt Shop is the area's premiere quilting store for quality fabrics, patterns and notions. We feel we have one of the larger selections of fabrics locally. But more importantly, Black Cat Quilt Shop is about providing a pleasant environment where quilting beginners and experienced quilters, alike, can come to learn and improve their skills.

Contact:, , 508-829-6411

Category: quilting/sewing

New England Fabrics

Location: 55 Ralston Street Keene, New Hampshire 03431

Description: or 83 years we’ve been the serving the greater Keene and Central New England community as the regions largest family owned Fabric & Decorating Center with 9 departments in our 17,000 Sq. Ft showroom. Free monthly classes.

Contact:, (603) 352-8683

Category: quilting/sewing, crochet/knitting,

Woodcrest Farm School

Location: 5604 Dairyland Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278

Description: A family farm that finds great joy in sharing the heritage of the land, breeds and skills unique to the Orange Grove area

Contact:,, 919-933-5105

Category: Cheese making, Blacksmithing, Crochet / Knitting, Quilting, Dairy Animals, Homesteading

Soule Homestead

Location: 46 Soule Street Middleborough, Massachusetts 02346

Description: The mission of the Soule Homestead Education Center is to support and maintain a community-based nonprofit education center for the benefit of area schools and the general public while preserving and enhancing the historic Soule Homestead. Hands on learning opportunities include environmental programs, organic farming activities, traditional crafts, and cultural events.

Contact:,, 508-947-6744

Category: ecology, organic farming, gardening skills, fiber arts, spinning, weaving, quilting, food preservation, carpentry, basketry, sustainable agriculture

Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

Location: 24 Eliot Street Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Description: The Eliot School inspires lifelong learning in craftsmanship and creativity for all. We offer classes and workshops in woodworking, sewing and fiber arts, painting, drawing, photography and other crafts.

Contact:,, 617.524.3313

Category: carpentry, cabinetry, knitting, crochet, fiber arts, quilting, weaving, basket making,

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