Monday, June 15, 2015

Annual Sewing Room Tour

The song from "Carousel" says "June is bustin' out all over", but for sewists like us, it's usually fabric that is bustin' out all over!   Bustin' out of sewing rooms, closets, guest rooms, basement storage, you name it.  But since June is also when the Sewphisticuts hold their sewing room tour, one person in the group gets some motivation to contain the bustin' out piles of fabric, at least temporarily.  This year Veronica agreed to host our group, so she had to get going on the clearing out so that we would be able to see into her sewing space.  The photos show she had some success.

She has her sewing machine on a low table to the left and a long-arm quilter against the wall to the right.  The shelves hold some decorative items as well as books and patterns.  A folding cutting table is in the foreground.  Fabric is stored below the table and in the closet, and there is a small wardrobe (out of frame) that stores notions and small items.  She has made good use of every inch of space! 

We had show and tell, but my camera battery was dying so I didn't take any pictures, sorry to say, since we had some beautiful quilts and interesting garments and crafts.

Next month we were planning on doing a program on installing a lapped zipper, but we all liked a potholder with a quilt pattern design so much, that we decided to try to make that at the next meeting.  Everyone also liked Sue K's art quilt and many of us would like to learn that technique, so that may be a program at a later meeting.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Scenes from the Tag Sale

The old saying is that "many hands make light work."   I think the people who set up and broke down the tag sale this past Saturday would hardly call it "light" work, but it would not have been possible without the many helping hands that took part.  A very nice profit was cleared, so it was a successful day.  We had hoped for more shoppers and had way more fabric left over than we wanted to see, but with everyone's help, it was not going to waste.  Here are some pictures from the day.