THINK BLUE Summer 2014 Sewing Challenge

Once or twice a year, our Guild has a sewing challenge issued where those who wish to participate may. This year, we have a challenge for the summer as we break, with results to be seen when we reconvene in the fall.

The theme for this year’s Guild Sewing Challenge is BLUE, as suggested by Tory LeBlanc.

Think blue jeans. Indigo. Denim jackets and skirts. Crazy, dramatic up-cycled/refashioned denim with lace and embroidery and beading.

Or go in the opposite direction, fabric-wise. Blue velvet. Blue satin. Blue sequins.

Blue has so shades and intensities. Baby blue. Sky blue. Teal blue. Turquoise blue. Rich purply royal blue. Midnight blue so dark it looks black.

Blue is also an emotion. When you’re feeling sad and blue, what clothes you pull on for comfort?

Lady Sings the Blues – the jazzy glamour that burns hot.

What about when something comes out of the blue? Unexpected. Be it fabric that falls into your hands, or an idea/design that suddenly pops in your head.

The fun in this Challenge is the way you interpret the word BLUE. Play with it, twist it, make it yours. Then sew it up and show it to us at the October 2014 meeting. Plain and practical, or creative and clever, we want to see
them all!

If you have any questions or concerns, or want to share your delicious idea
with someone, contact Tory LeBlanc.

I Pledge to Sew More and Less in 2014

I Pledge to Sew More and Less in 2014.

My incredibly inefficient sewing I’m less than proud of to tell people about, and how I will change that in 2014.

What are your sewing resolutions for 2014?

Class — What Goes in Your Purse?

This will be a class on what goes into your purse. There will be 3 possibilities, and you can pick which one you want to complete. All require the same techniques and can be personalized. The first option is a purse organizer pattern that the teacher, Nancy McKenzie, developed. She will email you that pattern if you like for a $5 donation to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers project. The other two options are organizer wallets that can be purchased on the internet. They are from PoldaPop.

Teacher: Nancy McKenzie

Dates: March 15, 2014

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Class — Rain Wear – FULL

This class is now full. Should a spot becomes open, Guild Members will be notified.

In this class you will be working with rain wear material. The pattern is McCall’s #6517.  This will be an unlined rain jacket.  Class will cover seam finishes, fabric types, making seams waterproof, and care of water proof garments.

Teacher: Fay Gunter

Dates: March 1, 2014

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Class — Beginner Serging

This will be a half-day class of basic serger, so if you are new to serging or looking for a refresher course, this is the class for you. We will go over all the parts of the serger, threading for 4 thread basic serging, 3 thread wide, and 3 thread narrow.  This will give you most of the basic threading you will need. If we cover this in time we can do a very simple project with our stitches. Questions and answers about what your serger can and can’t do and how to do it.  Please bring your serger, in good working order, serger thread that matches the threading on your machine, (for example my machine has pink, yellow, green and blue) and 4 cones of whatever basic color you want to rethread your serger with before you go home so you are ready to sew when you get back to your sewing room.  Also bring your serger manual and all accessories that go with your machine, pen and paper for taking notes, and some scissors.

Teacher: Pat Nicholson

Dates: February 15, 2014 (half day)

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