Church of Craft at VAC 

Join the pope of pipe cleaners, the priest of pom poms and the bishop of beading for a totally new type of worship. On Sunday, Dec. 27, Visual Arts Collective will host the monthly meeting of the Garden City Kraft Mafia's Church of Craft. Makers and doers of all kinds are encouraged to drag their current craft projects--quilts, jewelry, clothes, art--to VAC, where they will cluster around sewing machines and glue guns for an evening of creativity.

Started in spring of 2009, Boise's Church of Craft is part of a much larger Church of Craft network, which has expanded to include 13 branches in cities like New York and Portland, Ore. Secular and nonjudgmental, Boise's COC seeks to draw people together "to inspire each other, learn from each other, entertain each other and create a more vibrant maker-culture in Boise."

Need a final reason Church of Craft is nothing like the church that you're used to? At this mass, you can grub down on more than a bland wafer and a sip of cheap wine. COC encourages attendees to bring a potluck dish and some dough to purchase a glass of beer or wine.

Sunday, Dec. 27, 5 p.m., 21 and older, FREE, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297. For more information on the Garden City Craft Mafia, visit

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