I hope you all are enjoying your spring sewing. Spring sewing can be so much fun. The fabrics and patterns are usually a little lighter and more colorful. Some people are sewing for special occasions like graduations or weddings. It is so nice to be able to make a truly one-of-a-kind garment or gift for your friends or family. There are so many places to get ideas for your projects online and in magazines. Our ASG chapter is a great place to get inspiration and learn new techniques. In April we hosted, Eric Drexler from Sulky of America. Eric packed two days full of projects and information that demonstrated new uses for some luscious Sulky threads and a variety of stabilizers. At the end of the weekend we left with lots of new knowledge and ideas to use in our own sewing room.
If you were not able to make it to the Sulky event, our Chapter has several more opportunities for you this year. We are planning a trip to the Sewing Workshop for a day of sewing with Linda Lee, a fall sew-in at the Fabric Chic facility in Parkville, and an opportunity to join us for a charity sewing events. For more details see page 2-5 and 8 in this newsletter and on the chapter website.
It’s a little early to talk about our annual meeting on November 2nd, but we are doing things a little bit differently this year and you may want to make your plans. The annual meeting will be held at Unity Village. To encourage anyone who would like to attend, the annual meeting, where we discuss chapter business and hold an election of chapter officers, will take place between 9:00 and 10 a.m. We will have some great door prizes and have another pin cushion exchange. The cost for the annual meeting will be $5. After the annual meeting there will be an optional all-day presentation by Nancy Nix Rice that you can sign up for. By holding the meeting and the presentation separately you can choose one or both. So start thinking about a pin cushion to bring for the exchange and keep watching the website for an opportunity to sign-up.
Our chapter neighborhood or special interest groups are places where you can meet friends that are on similar sewing journeys. Make a point to check on the website to find a group meeting that looks interesting. You will likely learn something and make some new friends.
The Winter 2019 edition of the chapter newsletter - Stitch'n Times - is now available on the members page.
Even though it always seems to sneak up on us, the old chapter year is winding down and the new chapter year is gearing up.
As I sat down to write the President’s message for this newsletter, I decided to tally up the number of newsletter messages I have written. I think I concluded this is my 18th article. I found it amazing that there have been that many articles written and I am still as excited as ever to talk about my love of sewing, the American Sewing Guild, and the ASG friends I have made!
It was a good day! One morning I was driving near a fabric store. I didn’t really need anything but I was close and I was inspired by the Garment Group’s Sew-With-a-Plan Show and Tell. I was looking for a pattern for a top I