Friday, May 30, 2014

May Meeting Wrap-Up

We had a great time at our May meeting; spending some time sharing a meal, playing some games (with fabulous prizes) and sharing our projects with each other!

Here are just a few of the amazing projects some of our guild members have completed or are working on:

At the June meeting we will be having a workshop/presentation on the "Modern Aesthetic".  Elizabeth B. will be talking to the group about what makes something "modern" and Jenn will be sharing a modern sewing project with us. 

Xandi wants to remind you all that our WIP swap will wrap up in June.  If you took a WIP home in April, and have made something from it, please bring it to our June meeting for a little show and tell.  I cannot wait to see what everyone came up with!  For those who missed the kick-off, WIP's are "Works in Progress", those bits of things you have lying around that you don't think you will ever get to finishing.  Those who wanted to get their old WIP's off their hands brought them to the April meeting to pass on and have re-purposed.  The projects didn't have to start out as quilts and don't need to end as quilts.  If you took a WIP in April you still have time to turn it into whatever you want; a tote bag, journal cover, pin cushion, mug rug, mini quilt, place mat or anything else you can think of.  Just bring it with you to share at our June meeting!

As always, if you have something to share with the group, please bring it for Sew and Share!  

Can't wait to see you all in June! 

June Meeting
Thursday, June 26
DOWD YMCA, 7th Floor

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Meeting this Thursday 5/22

Don't forget that our May meeting is one week early this month.  We hope you can join us for our "end-of-the-year" party this Thursday 5/22 at 6:00.

Bring an appetizer/sweet/any food item to share and come have some fun.  We will be welcoming the new board and committee members that will start at the June meeting.

6:00 - 8:00

Let's have fun with some games and prizes!
Bring a food item to share with the group.
Bring sew-n-tells.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sew-In This Saturday

Ready for a fun DAY of sewing!!!  Come join us at the Super Sew-In this Saturday.

Saturday, May 10
Carmel Presbyterian Church - Ligon Hall
2048 Carmel Rd.
8 am - 8 pm 
(Come any time and stay for whatever works for your schedule)

Ligon Hall is the building behind the church and beside the playground.  You can park right at the building and easily bring your things into the hall.

There is a small kitchenette with a refrigerator.  Feel free to bring your lunch or any snacks you may want to share.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CORRECTION for May date

I had the wrong date for our May meeting. The correct date is May 22.

May Meeting
Thursday, May 22

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Upcoming dates & events

Thank you to Amanda and Elizabeth B. for the binding program at our April meeting!  I really liked seeing the different techniques and having several options for binding projects.  Elizabeth mentioned several good blog posts regarding binding and forwarded those to me:


Saturday, May 10:     Super Sew-In
Carmel Presbyterian Church - Ligon Hall
8 am - 8 pm (Come any time and stay for whatever works for your schedule)

Carmel Presbyterian Church - 2048 Carmel Rd.
Ligon Hall (Building behind the church and beside playground)

Thursday, May 22 End of the Year Party

NOTE CORRECTED DATE! Meeting is May 22

Dowd Y - 7th Floor Conference Room
6 - 8 pm

May is the end of our membership year.  (In June we will be welcoming our new board!)
Let's have fun with some games and prizes!
Bring a food item to share with the group.
Bring sew-n-tells.

Hope to see you there,
Karen E.

Make Welcome

At our April meeting Beth P. discussed the Make Welcome sewing group.  Here is some more information she forwarded and a link to their website and blog.

source: makewelcome blog

Here's a little more info about our refugee sewing group.  We are called Make Welcome and we currently have seven Burmese women who are learning to sew.  Three of them have been able to buy their own machines through our sewing machine sponsorship program.  We meet three times a month
(usually) and are working on a variety of projects including embellished hand towels, rice bag totes and pillows, and cloth napkin sets.  We've also made headbands and fabric flowers.  We are hoping to do a bit of simple clothing sewing and also some quilting.

To learn more about the group, you can visit the website

We update the blog several times a month with stories about what we're doing in class and also with information about refugees.

We welcome donations of fabric, thread (not too old), zippers, buttons, scissors, irons, and other useful sewing tools and notions.  

Thanks so much.  Have a great day!