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Guest speakers at Guild meetings

Pictures of Gloria Drysdale’s “Crazy Quilt” Coats, and Necklaces

At our December meeting, we got to see and hear about Gloria Drysdale’s “crazy quilt” coats made by her Mother, Violet Drysdale. Her Mother learned to embroider from her grandmother when she was only five years old. In 1974, Gloria’s Mother made her “crazy quilt” coat and literally covered it with hand embroidery. She drew with her threads as others would draw with a pencil. Look at the results below with some close-ups.

Gloria also brought some gorgeous handmade necklaces she has recently made, of which we also have pictures. Enjoy!

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Meet Shevon O’Toole, Our Steampunk Speaker Scheduled for January 2013

At most of the Atlantic Sewing Guild’s monthly meetings, we have a guest speaker. Many are being confirmed at this point, but one who has confirmed is Shevon O’Toole, owner of A Private Affair Party Planning & Decor and award winning costume designer. Shevon will be talking to us about steampunk fashion.

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