It seems that spring has come early this year. We live in the heartland so we cannot be too sure that winter is truly over and the flowers will begin to bloom, but we can be sure that this is the time of year we can shake off the cabin fever and try some new things or learn some new techniques. And the chapter has some great opportunities for getting out to let your skills and imagination blossom
The new year brings some changes to the Kansas City Chapter. Mary Spence has finished her term as chapter president. We offer our deepest thanks to Mary, a wonderful chapter president, who provided inspirational leadership to the chapter. Also we thank Mary Meyer, Publicity and Cathie Santa, Neighborhood Coordinator who are taking a break from the chapter advisory board
I’m happy to inform you that all of the more recent recordings of the ASG Online Classes will now play on your IPad, tablet or smart phone. National is also in the process of converting all the earlier classes so that they too will play on these devices for your on-the-go viewing pleasure. The newest addition to the online classes is an Intermediate Series on Machine Embroidery.
ASG has an outstanding list of classes planned for the coming months so watch for new class announcements soon.
We managed to keep the snow away on Saturday, November 15, and have a fun time at our Annual Meeting.
During the business meeting, the current President (Mary Spence), Secretary (Debbi Scheufler), and Treasurer (Susie Wood), all of whom were unopposed, were re-elected. Then, Betsy Blodgett of Indygo Junction – and our former Education VP – treated us to a trunk show of purses, totes, and other creative items from Indygo Junction
Saturday, November 15th, 10:00 a.m.
Join us on Saturday, November 15, 2014 for the Annual Meeting and Election. Our program for this year's meeting will feature Betsy Blodgett, who will host a Chapter Fashion Show. Betsy, a long-time Kansas City ASG member, is with Indygo Junction Patterns and Crafts, Amy Barickman Designs. She will be bringing garments constructed from Indygo Junction patterns, which attendees may model. Or, you are welcome - and encouraged - to wear something you have made from any pattern in the fashion show.
Please welcome new CAB members: Christy Zehnder, Membership; Debbi Scheufler, Secretary; Judy Rouse, Community Service; Mary Meyer, Publicity; and Meg Green, Website Manager.
A few more members must attend tomorrow's Annual Meeting or return proxy ballots to reach a quorum.
Let us know if you will be attending, or submit your proxy ballot, if you will not be there.
The Annual Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, KS 66205.
If you plan to attend, please email Betsy Blodgett at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end
of the day on November 5, 2013, letting her know you will be present. If you cannot attend, please vote using the proxy ballot available on the website. Ballots must be returned to Robin Pruitt no later than November 5, 2013. Her address appears at the bottom of the ballot, which can be accessed in the Members Only section of the Kansas City ASG website. Use the password (LoveToSew2013) to enter the Members Only section of the site, and print the ballot from the link at the top of the page.
Bring your favorite dish to share at the potluck dinner beginning at 6:00, followed by the business meeting and election, then the highlight of the evening – a presentation by Kim Eichler-Messmer, an
Assistant Professor of Fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute. See the Fall Newsletter for details about Kim’s impressive background and accomplishments. We are sure to learn a great deal!
See you there!
Don't miss the first Design Your Dream Prom Dress contest webinar this Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:30pm Central Time. This is the first in a monthly series of webinars to learn the ins and outs of creating a prom dress design and getting it to market. The webinar will take about 30 minutes and will end with a live Q&A with Robin Spindt from Attitude Couture. Prior to the webinar, you can listen to the first training video, located in the ASG Online! members area.
This contest and webinar is open to all Junior ASG members age 14-22. To learn more about the contest, visit DesignYourDreamPromDress.com.
September 14, 10am
Midwest Geneolgy Center
3440 S Lee's Summit Rd
Nellie Don: A Stitch in Time
September 15 2pm
Central Library/Kansas Public Library
14 W 10th Street
Kansas City, MO
We Were Hanging by a Thread
Ann Brownfield, Curator of the Kansas City Garment District Musuem