Saturday, October 18, 2014

Update for Make A Difference Day

Final details for our Make a Difference Day activities this year are nearly complete.  Specifically, our store-front location has been named.  You can find us in the former Jumpin Jakes/Hallmark store (across from DeS Jewelers).  Closest entrance is at the center of the Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall.  Turn left and we are the second storefront on the right.  See you there!

Just a reminder, here are the rest of the details for that day:

Support Our Local Veterans Sew-In
Make a Difference Day Activity
Sponsored by the Hudson Valley NY Chapter, ASG

Saturday, October 25, 2014
From 10AM -3PM
Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY

Supported by The Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall & Viking SewN'Vac

You are invited to join us in making lap robes, walker bags and wheel chair bags for our local Veterans. All are pre-cut and ready to sew, but you do not need sewing knowledge to participate. Tasks like pinning and pressing are available for those without sewing skills or who are unable to bring a machine.

Come for as much or little time as your schedule allows. Are you a student requiring community service time for graduation? This is a great place to earn your certificate!
Please email us at or call 229-8958 to register your participation.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Prepare to Make A Difference!

With the annual Make-A-Difference-Day event coming up soon, the Sewphisticuts were busy Wednesday night finalizing preparations.  Fabric has been cut and pinned for numerous walker and wheelchair bags as well as lap robes.  Some other miscellaneous projects were cut and readied for easy sewing  by anyone who may drop in that day to help.  We're looking forward to a successful day of sewing on Oct. 25th at the Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall.

In other news, several Neighborhood Groups are looking for new leaders:  Charity Chics and Valley Stitchers.  The Chapter Advisory Board also has some positions that need filling, and elections are fast approaching at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 2nd.  There is a Sew-In coming up on Nov. 15th as well.

Our November meeting will be a planning meeting as we map out program ideas for the upcoming year.  We had two programs from the last year that we had not gotten to, so Stained-Glass Quilting and Free-motion embroidery are two ideas that can be carried over.  For the next meeting, members should bring ideas for programs, suggestions for where to have our annual December dinner meeting, and any small items that they might be making for holiday gift-giving, to share ideas and inspiration!

We had some show-and-tell - pictured here.  Sorry for the blurry one;  the flash wasn't turned on.
Peggy made a table-runner.

Mary showed a Quillow she had made.