The Guild’s 90+ Pillowcases Charity Donation!

Last month, some members of our Guild got together to sew some pillowcases for children at the local IWK children’s hospital. Members donated materials from their stash or bought for the purpose, then mixed and matched what came together at a sewing day to produce much of the pillowcase batch you see in the gallery below. Some took material home or continued their sewing at home to finish off the large bundle of over 90 pillowcases that you see below.

Thank you very much to everyone who donated and/or sewed the pillowcases! They look fantastic and I’m sure a lot of kids will love them!


Judges’ Ravings of Garments Produced at the Great Halifax Sewing Bee, Part 1/3

With the sewing bee done and garments submitted, we take an overview of the garments produced before getting to the details as raved on by the judges!

First up is the Team Yellow.

These videos will be presented in the ordered in which they took place. In the next post, we will hear what the judges thought of Team Green’s and Team Purple’s garments.

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Final Check In Before Judging at the Great Halifax Sewing Bee

This is the final set of videos I have before the judges’ comments. My phone ran out of space as I had not realized I was filming in HD the entire time. As a result, I didn’t catch the final minute. However, someone else had space on their phone for the judges’ comments which I hope to post later this week!

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Off and Sewing at the Great Halifax Sewing Bee!

Team Purple was the first to get sewing as you’ll see in the video below. On this second round of walk about videos about 10 minutes in, most teams had already gotten to the sewing!

From here on, there will be a slightly uneven distribution of team videos. That was not intentional. Some teams were a little more camera shy than others so their wishes were respected to allow them to focus on the sewing.

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Initial Minutes of the Great Halifax Sewing Bee

In this first batch of videos, you’ll “meet” the teams via video clips looking into their initial minutes. Clips were taken walking around so whatever was happening, happened. We did not have a camera at all the stations so these are not edited clips from a full session video.

hab·er·dash·er·y — the goods and wares sold by a haberdasher or the shop of a haberdasher.
hab·er·dash·er — a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons, zippers (in the United Kingdom). 

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The Great Halifax Sewing Bee Pictures

Here are the pictures from our April meeting that was the Great Halifax Sewing Bee, as a little preview for what’s to come in the videos over the next few weeks.

Photos are in chronological order of when they were taken. Please click any to enlarge and scroll through.

As more photos are sent to me, I’ll add them in. Should plenty more be added, I’ll send a reminder for people to have another look at this post. Most people were pretty involved so there’ll likely only be new photos of finished garment.

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