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West Michigan Yarn Quest Passports are now on sale at Chicks With Sticks!

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It's April Fools Day, but it's no joke that West Michigan Yarn Quest passports are now on sale!

West Michigan Yarn Quest is back May 12-20!  Passports are $10 and are now available at Chicks With Sticks!  Participating shops are:

  • Chicks With Sticks, Portage
  • Country Needleworks, Jenison
  • Garenhuis, Holland
  • Henny's, Caledonia
  • JT Stitchery, Rockford
  • Knit & Spin, Montague
  • New Ewe, Newaygo
  • Threadbender, Grandville

Visit each shop between May 12-20 to get your passport stamped and save 15% on all regular-priced yarn.  Each shop will also have daily door prizes you can enter to win each time you visit the shop during the quest.  Visit all eight stores to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!  Details are on your passport.  Passports are available in limited numbers so don't delay!

To get you ready for Yarn Quest, we are offering a free pre-quest project you can knit or crochet.  This little wrap can be knit or crocheted up quickly - grab a skein of fingering weight yarn and get started on yours to wear during the Yarn Quest!

Upcoming Classes:

Stranded Colorwork

*NEW* Intro to Crochet - Amigurumi:

Join Molly on April 11 and 18 OR May 2 and 9 to learn to make stuffies that are all the rage now. By learning some basic crochet stitches and crocheting in the round, after this class, you will be able to make all sorts of things from stuffies to hats.  No crochet experience is necessary!

Kids 11+ and adults are welcome.  A minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 students are needed. More info and online sign up by clicking the link here.  


The Tunisian Crochet Handbook by Toni Lipsey

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners with Toni Lipsey: The canceled December class is back on for Saturday, April 15 from 10 am - noon!  Class is full right now, but please call and ask to be put on the wait list if you're interested.  Toni will also be around from 12:30 - 2:30 pm for a book signing that is open to anyone and everyone!


Our next Beginning Knitting 3-session class will be May 17, 24, and 31, 6-8 pm.  Online sign-up is available here. (Please note that these dates are a correction from our previous newsletter!!)


Thursday Night Yarn Therapy is available most Thursdays from 6-8 pm. Join us for help or just to hang out with like-minded folks!  Next sessions are April 6, 13, 20, and 27.


Thank you for making us your Local Yarn Shop!


The Chicks With Sticks Crew,

Amy, Michelle, Ann, Darlene K., Orell, Jane, and Darlene C.

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We are open at 5401-3 Portage Road in beautiful Portage, MI
Monday - Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

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