Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo  (www.portal-rodeo.com)

 Sewing & Crafting

This “Sewers, Crafters and Artisans” group usually meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month, from noon to 3:00 pm, in the Portal Rescue Classroom. Check the Community Calendar page to see when the next meeting will be  held.

Depending on how the days go and the types of projects folks bring there is a possibility of the following:

  • Small groups formed
  • Classes or tutorials offered
  • Show and tell of projects
  • Community service, perhaps a mending/repair day
  • Classes for children

Using the Portal Rescue classroom is a privilege and needs to be respected. We need to pack out what we pack in including all rubbish. As a general rule the kitchen is not to be used unless arranged in advance.

  • Wear a name tag
  • Bring any projects you want to work on
  • Bring a friend
  • Bring a show and tell of something you’ve made
  • Bring your own scrap bag

Sunday Dates for 2024 

January 7, 28

February 4, 28

March 3, 17

April 7, 21

Community Quilts

Community Quilts meets weekly in the Portal Rescue classroom on Mondays from 10 to 12 to make quilts for children in need. Anyone with a desire to help is welcome. There will be opportunities to learn to quilt as we work as a group to make comfort quilts for kids going through tough times.

Our first meeting is Monday, January 8 and that day only we will meet from 10AM to 2PM. Anyone that has children’s fabrics they would like to donate are asked to contact Marilyn. On that day we will be making ‘Kits” with donated fabrics and will need 100% cottons for quilt tops, batting and backing. Backing can be cotton, fleece or minke. Most quilts will be about 40” x 60” give or take.

Our Community Quilt dates are the following, all times are 10-12 except January 8.

January 8, 15, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 19, 26

March 4, 11, 18, 25

Visitors, crafters and sewers are welcome to visit or work in the classroom during Community Quilt hours.

In consideration of the use of Portal Rescue’s Classroom:

All persons who attend functions in the Portal Rescue Classroom are expected to exercise safe personal behaviors (such as carrying flashlights for nighttime events, avoiding trip hazards, and being watchful for snakes). Attendees assume responsibility for their own safety and for any damage personally attributable to them.

If you would like to be added to an email list contact Marilyn Forestell at MLForestell@gmail.com

The First Gathering - September 23, 2023