Thursday, April 14, 2016

Going Crazy, part 2

On Wednesday night, the Sewphisticuts continued their topic of Crazy Quilting by trying to make their own crazy quilt pieces.  Most used the flip-and-sew method, attaching one piece at a time in such a way so as to cover some of the raw edge of a previous piece.  One of us used the fusing method for a small item with correspondingly small pieces.   By the end of the night, the group had a couple of pieces finished, or nearly so.

Four different takes on crazy quilting

 During the business part of the meeting, we decided on a slight schedule change for our calendar since we had nothing planned for the May meeting (left blank originally in case we had to cancel a meeting through the winter).  After some discussion, the group decided to move the July program up to May, so next month we will be sewing post-surgery pillows to donate to the local hospitals.  In July, we will probably be making personal hygiene kits for donation to Days for Girls (click on the name to open the link for more information).  So next month will be another "bring your machine" meeting, either sewing machine or serger.

We also had some Show-and-Tell.  Pictures follow.

Peggy's bag

Maura's fleece sweater

Maura's Moto jacket

Connie's quilt

A memory quilt from Connie

Judy' s vacation slacks: she's prepared to overeat!

Judy made a belt. 

Cotton shirt from Peggy.

Peggy's convertible bag/backpack

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hello HV - ASG members!  Do you remember Margaret Hubert?  She was our speaker as last year's Annual Chapter meeting and we enjoyed her so much that we've invited her back!  

In this class, Margaret is teaching us how to create your own Free Form Bag....she'll have lots of hints & tips.  There is a small amount of easy and fun prep work, and you decide whether to use crocheting, knitting, or both in your own creation.  See the flyer below for the details and sign up ASAP.  Don't miss out on this opportunity.  (Registration will be opened up to non-members after April 1.)  Happy Spring Everyone!