Upcoming Events...



"Hat Not Hate" Initiative - Ben Franklin is accepting donations!

With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness of the impact bullying has on children, teens, and adults by rallying together and crafting blue hats to proudly wear throughout the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

You Can Help: Make and donate a blue hat! We will be collecting hats until July 20th, 2019 to mail to Lion Brand Yarn. They will distribute the hats to schools around the country. We have free patterns to choose from. With your help we hope to create a new "craftivist" movement to send the message that bullying is unacceptable.

Places where you can work on your hats:
- Attend our World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 8th.
- Join our Charity Hooks Group that meets the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1:00 - 3:00.

Hat Not Hate





Local Yarn Store Day

Sat. April 27, 2019. Show support for small businesses while driving awareness and celebrating your love of knitting or crocheting. We hope you'll stop by! While here, make sure to fill out a comment card for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Local Yarn Store Day




May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Day Make & Take

Sat. May 4, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Star Wars lovers, mark your calendar for this fun Make & Take event on Saturday, May 4th, the official Star Wars Day! Stop by between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to make this "CHOOSE WISELY" round 9" frame for only $8. No registration needed. Everyone is welcome!

May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Day





Klutz Hands-On Demonstration

Sat. May 25 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Bring the little ones to sample some of our NEW Klutz Jr. Products. The kids will create and decorate clay treats using the Mini Bake Shop no-bake, air-dry clay kit. While supplies last. No registration needed.

Klutz Kids Hands-On Demonstration





Make & Takes and Demos

Join us each week to learn something new and create inexpensive crafts. See our schedule here.

March is National Craft Month





World Wide Knit in Public Day

Sat. June 8, 2019. We invite all knitters and crocheters to join together socially here at Ben Franklin to bring exposure to the craft and also introduce others who would like to learn. Work on your own project or watch Tandy show you how to use the Knifty Knitter to make hats. It's a great time to work on a #HatNotHate hat for the Lion Brand Yarn charity mentioned above.

World Wide Knit in Public Day





Northcott Stonehenge Block Party

We are one of the many quilt shops participating in this international Northcott Stonehenge Quilting Challenge! It will run from March 15th through September 30, 2019. We have a unique block just for you (click here to purchase it on our online store)! Collect 12 or more blocks to use in a quilt design for a chance to win a 9-day trip to England! Ask us for more details. (stop by, or call us at 360-794-6745 ext. 1121)

Northcott StoneHenge Quilting Challenge





FREE Card Making

Every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (See the cards here)
Each week we will be teaching you how to make a beautiful and unique card! It's free... so come join us upstairs in the classroom. No registration necessary.

FREE Card Making class





Saturday Sampler 2019

Quilt: Wing & A Prayer GEMSTONE

We meet on the 1st Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 9:30 am

Saturday Sampler 2018





Patchwork Barn Quilt - Block of the Month 2019

This is a series class that will occur every first Saturday of the month from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

(2019 Dates: 1/5, 2/2, 3/10, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 7/14, 8/10, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7)

Fee: $10 per class. Plus supplies. Pattern is included. (register for each class separately each month. View our calendar here)

Carrie & Terri will guide you through this beautiful block of the month by Laundry Basket Quilts. Learn 24 different blocks, appliqué and how to pull it all together. Finished quilt size is 74 1/2" x 78 1/2".

Patchwork Barn Quilt - Block of the Month




Late Night Sew

Sat. April 27 from 2:00 pm- 10:00 pm Sign me up!
Sat. May 18 from 2:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Sign me up!
Fee: $10 (receive a $5 coupon at the event) Learn more
- Bring your sewing machine and your latest project, and enjoy an evening of sewing.


Crop Night

Sat. May 11 from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - FULL, call the store if you want to put your name on a cancellation list (360-794-6745 ext. 0).
- Everybody needs to pre-register for this event so we can prepare. First 36 people to register & pay for this event will have a guaranteed spot upstairs in the classroom. You receive a $5.00 coupon the night of the event.



FREE GROUPS - everyone is welcome!


FREE - KIDS Yarn Yoga (for kids ages 8-16)

>> Starts May 26, 2019!

We invite needle crafters ages 8- 16 to join us the last Sunday of every month, starting May 26th, from 2 – 4 pm. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, any child with needle crafting projects. This is a support group only, not a learn to knit/crochet group, though our employee (Tandy) will be available to assist with questions regarding learning new techniques or problems with their projects. Join us for this fun time with other crafters who share your interests. This is a free, walk-in group. NOTE: we don't do yoga, it's just the name of the class.



FREE - Yarn Yoga (Knit & Crochet)

(We don't actually practice Yoga. That's just the name of the class)
Every Wednesday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
- You do not have to register for this workshop. Just come and have fun! Learn more



FREE - Charity Quilting "Stray Threads"

Check our calendar for dates and times. Bring your material, supplies and sewing machines and get ready to sew for charity.



FREE - Charity Hooks & Needles

We meet every 2nd Sunday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Join us for crocheting & knitting adult & child hats, mittens, socks and scarves, blankets and more for charity. Basic crocheting & knitting skills required. Ages 18+. Bring your own supplies. All donations are given to Regency and Cocoon House for teens.



FREE - Open Sew

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a day of sewing! Catch up on your current project, or start a new one and share ideas with others! No need to register in advance.



FREE - Card Making

Every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (click here for pictures of the cards)
Each week we will be teaching you how to make a beautiful and unique card featuring some of the latest products and techniques! It's free... so come join in the fun. No registration necessary. No experience needed.



Birthday Party Program

Creative Parties for Creative Kids!
2 hours in our large classroom + 1 fun birthday craft = A memorable birthday bash! LEARN MORE
Call our event coordinator for more details and to make your reservation: 360-794-6745 ext. 1107