ASG Off to a Roaring Start (Sep 2017 Meeting)

September 12 saw the first 2017-18 meeting of
Atlantic Sewing Guild

Our Autumn Meet-up did not fail to fulfill expectations.  Many old & new friends excitedly buzzed the registration tables – after all, we’d been waiting to get back at it since June!  Our new members are already contributing to the great ASG energy.  Many people contributed during the run of this grand evening, which bodes well for this upcoming year.

A Warm Welcome from President Lorna with approval from VP Suzanne

Lorna inspires us with her outfit in which she created fabric for the top with bits from other projects.  Suzanne wears an ASG favourite sew, her Farrow dress.

Presentation and Discussion of many Independent Pattern companies

Leanne, Cindy and Kathleen each spoke for a few minutes about their experiences with ordering, downloading and creating from the Indies.  It was interesting to hear the different perspectives.  Our members have such varied interests and skills that the ensuing discussion and questions were lively and informative.  No doubt there will be more Indie garments shared with the guild in coming months.
As promised, here is the link Cindy mentioned, for a blog called Diary of a Chain Stitcher.  For the adventurous among us, it is a list of independent pattern designers (oh my! – don’t get so lost that you miss our next meeting-)

Cavalcade of Creations

EDGAR’S McCall’s 6044 – the Oh Canada & Agate Energy versions

NORMA’S CANADA 150 quilt (that’s our home on top centre!)
BRENDA with new friend from old pattern

We’re happy that new member ANGELA showed the top  she refashioned from a Mexican dress


We’re also pleased to welcome newbie KATHY, who sewed her lucky granddaughter a Vogue 9043 coat

Who can keep up with our MARILYN?  This time it’s variations on Butterick 6247.

BARB”S world of Emmaline & Peek-A-Boo bags.
ANITA shows us a Clone she created from one of her favourite dresses.

We’ll miss MINH at next meeting, so he showed his own design for the Summer Challenge – he used 8 Fabrics.  Such an over-achiever is our Minh!


  • Please bring your Summer Challenge projects to share at the Oct. 10 meeting: a garment made with a minimum of 3 visible fabrics – can’t wait to see them!
  • Bits & bobs – haberdashery & scraps & interesting smalls wanted for next meeting, which we’ll use in the November Great Halifax Sewing Bee
  • Your Devoted Executive has surprises to share
  • Slow Fashion October 
  • Visit the Atlantic Sewing Guild on Book of the Face Atlantic Sewing Guild
  • We’ve been eagerly looking forward to the showing by Brenda of her husband Bob’s landscape quilts Bob’s quilts, which had been postponed due to nasty weather last winter.   We’re finally going to able to have her presentation, which is rumoured to be very very interesting (as are all the wonderful things Brenda shares with us!)




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