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.
ASG’s April meeting features The Great Halifax Sewing Bee, an evening inspired by the BBCTwo’s popular show, The Great British Sewing Bee. With three seasons under its belt, the British sewing show has a huge international fan-base.
To pique your interest, I’ve provided links to two shows, the first from Series 1 (Season 1 in North American television speak) and and the second from Series 3. (You can find most episodes on the Internet by Googling The Great British Sewing Bee.)
Two women popular in the sewing world, Ann Rowley and Tilly Walnes (Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons), were contestants in Series 1.
Series 1, Episode One
While every series/season has featured men sewists, Series 3 is outstanding for male representation.
Series 3, Episode One
From the spark of an idea to a full meeting’s program, the ASG Executive have worked hard to pull this event together. We hope our mini-adaption of the Great British Sewing Bee will make for a lively and entertaining evening.
Please note: Due to time limitations, there will not be any Show and Tell, and the library will be closed, for this meeting only.
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Below is what the Atlantic Sewing Guild has planned for the 2013-14 year. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday, at St Theresa’s Rectory on the corner of Dublin and North in Halifax (see map below). If you are in the area, we hope you will come out to join us! Please feel free to bring a friend or two as well!
Our meetings often feature guest speakers, workshops and/or special event. This is in addition to these more regular activities:
- “Sew and Tell” of what we made
- Guild news and operations discussion
- Time to browse through our library
- Time to socializing about sewing and related matters
- Among other items.
Special Events Planned for Meetings
For 2013-14, these are the special events the Executive has planned for our meetings, with much input from members last year. Thank you! Please check back on our ABOUT page for updates. Meeting agenda changes will sometimes be updated here with a separate post. You can check back here at your convenience, or subscribe by email or RSS feed via the menu on the right of the page.
Sept. 10th, 2013
- Membership drive
- Guest Speaker: Linda Martin – Textile Painting
Oct. 8th, 2013
- Membership drive
- Fashion Show:
- Challenge Sew & Tell
- Summer Sew & Tell
Nov. 12th, 2013
- Show & Tell – Sew It Now (SIN) group (a subgroup of the Guild)
- Guest Speaker: Genny Killin – “Hats”
Dec. 10th, 2013
- Silent Auction for Food Bank
- Christmas Quickies
Jan. 14th, 2014
- Guest Speaker: (to be confirmed)
Feb. 11th, 2014
- Sew & Tell – Sew It Now (SIN) group
- Fabric Sale
March 11th, 2014
- Guest Speaker: Sheila MacDonald – “Ironing essentials including leather”
April 8th, 2014
- Mini workshops Merry-Go Round
May 13th, 2014
- Guest Speaker: Cindy Heulin – “Organizing a Sewing Room”
June 10th, 2014
- Extended Sew and Tell for all
Cost / Membership
$5 per meeting or $30 for a one year membership
FREE for students with active student ID card!
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