Crafts are Alive and Well at The Andover Hub

By Susan Chase, Andover Hub

Several informal groups of quilters, knitters, needle felters and those working on other handwork projects meet regularly at The Andover Hub (the former town hall at 157 Main Street) and welcome new participants at any time.


A gathering of quilters that began meeting on alternate Wednesday mornings last fall has since expanded to include knitters, crocheters and others, and now meets every Wednesday at 9 AM.  

Those interested can drop in with a current project and work on it while chatting.  For more information on this sociable group, contact quilter Kathy Ordway at 735-5618 or knitter Donna Duclos at


A needle felting workshop last winter has morphed into an informal weekly gathering that meets on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM., and welcomes both beginners and those with experience.  Needle felting is the craft of using a special felting needle to create small felt figures or shapes out of wool. Nadja Hebert, a skilled needle felter who taught the class, is glad to help others with their projects and also serves as the contact for this group.  Those interested are welcome to drop in or to contact Nadja at 735-4084 or at for more information.


A summer art class for kids and knitting class for adults are in the works, and The Hub is open to other craft- and art-related offerings as well.  If readers have ideas of things they might like to teach, are willing to help organize, would like to see happening in Andover or would just like to be kept posted on what’s going on at The Hub currently, they can send an email to