In June, we had our Annual General Meeting to take care of Guild year business, including elections for some new Executive members. However, that was after we welcomed back Deepika Prakash, founder of PatternReview.com, as guest speaker. This time, she spoke to us about Indie Sewing as members had picked this among several topics about which Deepika was willing to talk to us.
Can someone teach sewing machine maintenance virtually via Zoom? Apparently, to be polite, heck ya!!! Maybe it’s not so obvious, but one person who certainly could was Canadian sewing machine technician extraordinaire, Bernie Tobisch! He is also the author of You and Your Sewing Machine, and Sewing Machine Reference Tool, and he was our Guild’s guest speaker for our May 2021 meeting that got turned into a machine maintenance class for a good portion of it.
For the last sewing challenge completely within the 2020-2021 Guild year, we went practical with a challenge to sew something you need. It could be anything – garment, accessory, art, experimental for something you need to know, etc. The key was that you “needed” it in some way.