UPCOMING EVENTS ARE POSTPONED, CANCELLED OR ARE TAKING PLACE VIRTUALLY
FOR MORE SPECIFICS CHECK WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS ON THE “CONTACT US” PAGE.
Keep on Stitchin’: Thursday, October 1, 6:30-8:30 PM, Zoom, check with leader
CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING: Saturday October 3, Noon via Zoom
Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting: Saturday, October 3, following annual meeting, via Zoom
The Material Gals: Thursday, October 8, 7-9 PM, Upcycled Shirts, via Zoom
Loose Threads: Wednesday, October 14, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Thursday’s Threaders: Thursday, October 15, 10-12, Check with leader
Creative Threads: Tuesday, October 20, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Happy Hoopers: Wednesday, October 21, 10-12, check with leader
Designing Ladies: Tuesday, October 27, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Skipped Stitches: October 28, 10-12, check with leader, Back at The Curch!
Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting: Wednesday, November 4, 10:00-Noon, via ZOOM
Keep on Stitchin’: Thursday, November 5, 6:30-8:30 PM, check with leader, via Zoom
Loose Threads: Wednesday, November 11, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
The Material Gals: Thursday, November 12, 7-9 PM, Men’s Tie Projects, via Zoom
Creative Threads: Tuesday, November 17, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Happy Hoopers: Wednesday, November 18, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Thursday’s Threaders: Thursday, November 19, 10-12, Check with leader,via Zoom
Designing Ladies: Tuesday, November 24, 10-12, check with leader, via Zoom
Skipped Stitches: November 25, 10-12, check with leader, Back at the church!
OUR MEMBERS HAVE NOT BEEN SITTING IDLE:
WE HAVE BEEN MAKING MASKS!!!!!!!!!!!! OVER 5,780 AS OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
THE MASKS HAVE GONE TO BAYCARE, THE HOMELESS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (HEP), ASSORTED NURSING HOMES, THE VA, FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
WE HAVE BEEN SEWING CLOTHING AND PILLOWS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
THE MATERIAL GALS HAD A MARKET TOTE BAG CHALLENGE
HERE ARE SOME OF THE FUN THINGS WE HAVE DONE. IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER YET, COME JOIN US FOR MORE GREAT EVENTS.
At our Annual Chapter meeting in November 2019, we had special “sewlebrity” Emma Seabrooke, who shared her secrets and know-how in making your own trim to add to existing clothing
We had fun making SLOW POKIE SLOTHS in June 2019
IF YOU LIKE TO SEW, AFTER YOU LEARN OUR TECHNIQUES YOU WILL LOVE TO SEW.
We had a great time learning sewing techniques in February 2018. Margaret Islander was known for sewing techniques she learned from her work in the garment industry. Karen Pieczonka, a Certified Island Sewing Systems Instructor wowed us with the Island Sewing Systesm Sew Better, Sew Faster program. She e showed us tips and trick for seam allowances, cutting, marking, interfacing, preserving a pattern, bundling, operating the sewing machine, sewing efficiently, easing sewing curves, crimping, and sew finishes. Even expert sewists will learned something. Members reported going straight home to try them out.
WORLD OF WHIMSY TRUNK SHOW
Sisters Celeste Beck and Merri McKenzie are living “The Dream.” Their Goatfeathers Studio is a mixed media and fiber arts space dedicated to the love to textiles. They have loads of fun exploring fabric manipulations. They include their redesigned fabrics into purses, jewelry, dolls, quilts, wearable art and much, more. Their enthusiasm is infectious. Their ideas are unbridled! You will believe them when they tell you they travel by Unicorn. Its going to be a fun ride. We had so much fun in January 2018! Check out their Facebook page.
A VISIT TO THE DALI MUSEUM TO VIEW THE ELSA SCHIAPARELLI EXHIBIT
Elsa Schiaparelli was regarded as the most prominent figure in fashion between the two World Wars. Her designs deliberately subverted traditional notions of women’s roles and beauty, embracing and exaggerating the transgressive nature of fashion. Schiaparelli explored bold Surrealistic themes in her designs, heavily influenced by artists, especially Dali, with whom she often collaborated. The vibrant colors, experimental fabrics and elegant handmade decorations set her apart from other designers of the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the most notable clients for Schiaparelli’s haute couture designs included the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson; heiress Daisy Fellowes; and actresses Mae West and Marlene Dietrich.
Schiaparelli wrote that she “invented” her dresses, and the designs were known for their elegant and daring aesthetic combined with exquisite craftsmanship – a marriage of new ideas with traditional craft. Her designs were like the paintings of Dali in that they combined renaissance precision with wild imagination and dreamlike visions. Their fashion and art both delighted and shocked the senses and that approach was a trademark of their collaborations; their works embodied a sense of freedom and possibility that enlivened popular culture during a tumultuous time.