The October meeting was presented by Helene Cox. It was chock full of valuable information about needles - both hand sewing needles as well as sewing machine needles. Of course, with needle information, thread information is also needed. Helene brought many samples of various stitch outs using the different threads and needles so that members could see the difference. We are so thankful for our members that are willing to share their knowledge and our ability to learn from each other!
In October Cindy Foose came and did a fabulous workshop for the guild. Students enjoyed the facility at MaryJo's fabric store's classroom - lots of space for sewing and cutting, excellent lighting, and of course, shopping possibilities!!!
Students enjoyed 3 days of learning all kinds of tips from Cindy and getting plenty of hands on help and advice.
The November meeting was well attended and lots of Show and Share items were brought in for everyone to see and enjoy. Gail presented a program talking about the different Artisan programs that SAGA has to offer and shared her experience with the guild. She had samples from her Artisan classes as well as samples from other members that have participated. It was an informative program and it was interesting to see all that goes into participating in this valuable program that SAGA offers.
It's so nice to be able to get up close and check out every detail of the garments that are brought in. Of course, having the seamstress there to answer questions is always wonderful!
Busy Christmas sewing happening!!! These 3 outfits were completed and at the Nov. meeting! Pretty impressive to be done so early. :)
Of course, stitching talent isn't limited to sewing and smocking, this gorgeous hardanger picture was brought in. There are many, many hours of stitching in this beautiful piece of art!
We also enjoyed seeing several quilts that were brought in! What a group of talented ladies we have in the guild!!!
The hand embroidery on this Wee Care gown is absolutely stunning!!! What a blessing this will be to a family!
As you can see, it has been a busy couple months. It seems everyone has been busy stitching something!
We're looking forward to our Christmas gathering in December and some delicious food and fellowship.