Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas fair December 1, 2018

Perry McIntosh shares a save the date for the Annisquam Sewing Circle annual Christmas fair stressing that it’s traditionally slated after Thanksgiving which comes early this year. Don’t miss it!

Dottie's Wreath.jpg
courtesy photo, Annisquam Sewing Circle, Dottie’s wreath

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Annisquam Sewing Circle 
Annisquam Village Hall, 32 Leonard Street, Annisquam, Gloucester

“For years, residents of Cape Ann have lined up at the Annisquam Village Hall before the doors open for the annual Christmas Fair to purchase the beautiful greens, gifts, and gourmet goodies made by the ladies of the Annisquam Sewing Circle.

The fair is known for its beautiful wreaths, but there will also be decorated boxwood trees and mantle and table centerpieces suitable for smaller spaces.

The abundance and variety of handcrafted items will dazzle the eye—sweaters, socks, hats and mittens; placemats, potholders and monogrammed dish towels; needlepoint tree ornaments created by the members of the Annisquam Sewing CIrcle just for this fair, as well as many more one-of-a-kind items that will not be found anywhere else! Once again, Circle member Grace Murray has knitted one of her unique hats (her 335th!), which will be offered in a silent auction. Only one of these hats becomes available to the public each year.

Beautifully wrapped foods and baked goods grace the gourmet table —from homemade preserves to fancy cakes, gluten-free items and even Food for Fido and your Favorite Feline. The fair also features a glittering display of costume jewelry which for many shoppers is a destination itself. Hostess baskets and grab bags are also popular traditional items at the fair.

A delicious three-course luncheon will be served at 12:30. Tickets are $18 and reservations are recommended (visit

Founded in 1837, the Annisquam Sewing Circle is one of the oldest continuous independent societies of women in the United States and is the oldest one on Cape Ann. All proceeds from the Fair are contributed by the Annisquam Sewing Circle to Cape Ann community programs.”


2 thoughts on “Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas fair December 1, 2018

  1. This is quite a tradition that goes on year after year in the close knit communities of the Island call Cape Ann from the Blackburn circle around where everything is connected to community. Thanks Catherine great walk back to Memory-Squam. 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    “Dedicated to community togetherness and winds have blown hard during many a storm but the community always held on”…

    Now…Carpenters Karen (RIP)

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