March National Craft Month



Upcoming EVENTS...


National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day

Friday, March 29 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
We have been in the community since 1989 and it's because of you that we have been successful at keeping our doors open and able to offer great merchandise and fantastic customer service. We hope you'll stop by on March 29, National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day, to shop with us! Thank you for your support!

How it started: In 1975, Adrian Sr. and his young family moved to Monroe and opened a new family retail business, the Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store. Adrian, his wife DeAnna, son Adrian C. and daughter Tracy worked together and became an important part of their community. After 44 years, the Monroe store continues to offer great customer service and traditional and trending art and crafts.

Adrian C. grew up working in his parents store, learning the craft store business and the importance of community involvement. He bought the Bonney Lake store in 1989 and settled in to build a business with his family. His store has provided arts and crafts in addition to employment to Bonney Lake for 30 years. As a local business owner, Adrian knows the importance of being active in his community, and while his kids are now grown, his involvement continues in schools and charities.

His parents, now retired, continue their involvement in the Monroe store, and Adrian now oversees the management of both stores. Thank you for shopping local, you are the reason we are in business today.

Mom & Pop Business Owners Day





Demos for March National Craft Month

We'll have Demos and a few Make and Takes on Saturdays and Sundays in March.
Check our list for dates and times. Scroll down to see the 3 Make & Take projects.

March is National Craft Month - demos and Make and takes


Decorating Cupcakes, Sat. March 30 between 1:00 - 4:00 pm. No registration needed. ($3.50)

Decorating Cupcakes



Bunny Wood Board, Sat. March 30 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. No registration needed. ($5.50)

Bunny Wood Board





Yarn Yoga - Knit and Crochet (FREE)

(We don't actually practice Yoga. That's just the name of the class)
Every Wednesday of the month from 4:30 - 7:30 pm

If you love knitting or crocheting this is the class for you. Come enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters. Maybe you will learn something new, or help someone stuck on his or her project. This class has no instructor.

No need to register. Click here to see our class calendar for dates.

Yarn Yoga





"Dimensions" Quilt Block of the Month

by Stephanie Soebbing

Each month during our Quilt U class (details below), Kathie will present the block and give a demonstration (of what NOT to do!). You can pick up your packet then or any time after that evening.

First month $50. Each month after will be $19.99.

Dimensions Quilt Block of the Momth


Quilt UniversityQuilt University - Monthly

Every 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. (except in March, we will meet on the 3rd Tuesday, March 19)

FREE! Level: all. No registration needed for this free education. Techniques, rules, fabric, thread… there are so many elements to making a quilt. Come and see what's new and exciting in the textile world. As a sewist, we love to learn and share. Be a part of the exciting world of textiles. "Non" quilters are welcome. We will make you a quilter in no time at all! Instructor: Kathie Conlee



Birthday Parties

A two-week notice is required for planning time, which consists of selecting and preparing a craft for the party and guests. Reserving a date and time for a party is subject to availability of the classroom. To schedule a birthday party or if you have any questions, email Christy Fuller, Class and Event Coordinator or call 253-862-6822.



Crafting Space Rental

Looking for space to work on your projects?  You can rent space in our classroom! LEARN MORE