We used this month's meeting to do some brain-storming. Everyone contributed some ideas and wishes and we were able to block out a schedule for the upcoming year. We have some pretty interesting stuff coming up!
For next month's meeting we are going to explore knitting and crocheting, specifically as decorative edgings added to items we've sewn or purchased. Everyone is invited to bring books, patterns, samples, or directions related to this topic.
Judy agreed to do a program on making bias binding. Date to be determined.
Several of us want to know more details about making handbags, such as interfacing choices, to achieve a more professional look. We hope to find someone with experience to do a program for us.
Ronnie suggested an exploration of crazy-quilts, so I agreed to present some research on these at one meeting (probably in March), with the following month being devoted to sewing some samples.
June will be our sewing room tour - Peggy volunteered to show hers again since it has been redone since we were last there.
July is planned to be a Pillow Project sewing meeting to make pillows for the hospitals and rid Connie's attic of donated fiberfill.
Everyone wanted to return to doing Make-a-Difference-Day; Connie volunteered to organize it. We made a list of possible groups to benefit and Connie will get back to the group soon about projects.
Also on the table - some field trips in the nicer weather, most likely on a Saturday, perhaps to FIT's museum in NYC. Suggestions for any other interesting places are welcome.
We had some Show-and-Tell also. Pictures follow.
|Kathia made a portable ironing pad.|
|Kathia made a "waste can" for sewing scraps.|
|One of 4 placemats Maura made to match her inherited china.|
|A machine-embroidered quilt by RoseAlice|
|RoseAlice's paper-pieced quilt|
|Judy's slacks made of brushed twill.|
|Maura's fake mink vest, not quite finished|
|Maura's corduroy slacks - fabric from last May's tag sale.|