Chicago Craft Social on June 18th

Chicago Craft Social
Friday, June 18th
7pm - 10pm

Vineyard Church
2495 Howard Street (behind Jewel)
Evanston, IL 60202

What is a Craft Social?
This fun-filled event is a chance to craft and meet amazing people.  Whether you want to learn a new craft, meet like-minded crafters or hang out with your friends for the night and make cool stuff... Craft Social is the place.  You can bring your own projects to work on and share with new friends, we have plenty of space to create in.  We also have over 20 different projects in every genre of craft from paper crafting to painting.  You will decide at the event which two projects you would like to make and then sit at a table and create.  While hand crafting your nifty little project, you will meet new friends, professional crafters or maybe even someone who likes macrame just like you!

Will I know what the projects are before the Social?
Most projects will be in place before the Social and announced here on the blog a couple days prior to the event.  Everyone will receive a guide of the event so they can navigate which tables they would like to join.  Seating is limited at each table and there will generally be two "seatings" for each project so that everyone will have ample time to complete their craft.

What do I bring to the Craft Social?
Most projects require you to bring nothing but a smile but if you see a project in the list of projects that will be listed here on the blog next week, check to make sure that you are not required to bring any supplies in order to participate.  Depending on the project table you hope to join will determine what you should bring along.  We recommend everyone bring a pair of scissors and a friend (just make sure they register)!

Does it cost anything to attend?
Yes.  The fee to attend the Chicago Craft Social is currently $25 per person and there will be limited availability at the door.  On site availability will be announced on the morning of the event on the blog.  Everyone must register so that we can plan the event appropriately.  We only have a limited number of tickets and space, so register early as this event fills fast.  We will not be able to accomodate walk-ins at the door, all tickets must be pre-paid.  There are no refunds but you can transfer your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend.

Where is it?
At the Evanston Vineyard Church,  a former electronics warehouse located on the border of Evanston, Rogers Park, and Skokie (behind the Jewel).  There is plenty of table room at this event and ample FREE parking.  You can also get here simply by taking the Red Line to Howard and then the Pace 215 bus.  Directions and map.

Who runs the project tables?
At this event, we have professional crafters, every day crafters, craft businesses and self-run projects planned.  We have some great companies and crafters who have generously joined in to sponsor a project.  If you would like to be a sponsor for this event or an upcoming Craft Social or you are interested in becoming a project leader, email us at craftsocial(at)gmail(dot)com.  This is a great way to connect with crafters.

Is Chicago Craft Social doing any projects for the community?
Yes, we are!  Thanks for asking.
At every Craft Social, we choose a charity that we would like to craft for and support.

Other Special Information...

No kids under 18 are admitted at this event (except nursing babies).  With scissors everywhere, this would be no place for small children.

No alcoholic beverages permitted, again because of the all the scissor madness.

Some of our sponsors have generously donated some special gifts and everyone will receive a goodie bag when they arrive at the Social.  Our Sponsors are being announced on the Chicago Craft Social blog, so stay tuned for more information about what we have in store.

All attendees will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival and you may enter to win one of our fabulous door prizes.  Depending on your craft of choice there are lots to choose from and you will get to decide which one you would like to try your luck at winning.

If anyone has any other questions, concerns or suggestions... please email Craft Social at craftsocial(at)gmail(dot)com.

We hope to see you at Craft Social!


Anonymous said...


Where/What does the $20/$25 go towards? Also, in the past, the different projects that will be presented were posted. I wanted to see them before registering. Will you have those details available before registration w/ the discounted fee ends?

Thank you!

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

Yet another "crafty" reason, next to the Renegade Handmade events, that I wish I lived in Chicago!

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed in the cost this time around. I understand projects cost money, but this is more than double the cost of the last one. Plus the projects are not posted. This has led my friends and I to have our own craft gathering instead.

Maria said...

I'm really looking forward to this event! The projects look like a lot of fun. And $25 is a great price for being able to take home the project that we make AND a goodie bag, make new friends, learn new crafts and have treats and refreshments at the event as well! Thanks for putting this together!