Saturday, February 26, 2011

Guess who had the best display at the Family Centre Open Day?

Well there is only one answer to that question! It was the ASG of course - and the Southern Hills group in particular.

Here is the new mural painted by a local artist which now adorns the Centre as a commemoration of its 21st anniversary.

The ASG banner was a stunning backdrop to our display.

Many thanks to Jean, Linda, Stella, Ingrid and Karen who all
made contributions to our tables as can be seen here.

The lap top and projector were a fabulous success, thanks to Ken Henrickson who helped set things up. When we had trouble with the disk drive, we simply resorted to the next best thing in technology - Youtube!

Many thanks go to Jean, Linda, Elizabeth, Anne and Karen who gave up much of their Saturday morning time to attend the celebrations and look after our display.

We had quite a few interested people chat to us and indicate interest in pursuing sewing.

There was no doubt that our display was the most varied and the most interesting and we had more people looking after our display than any other community group.

Despite the heat, which was fairly intense all morning, the event was a success.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Well done Karen

Karen, you have done it again. The photos and text you posted from our last meeting have captured the spirit and fun of the meeting.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February's Meeting

Last Sunday's meeting was a jam-packed afternoon of learning and sharing.

Ingrid was a wonderful presenter and showed us all how to make a pattern from a ready-to-wear garment. Maureen's jacket was the perfect garment for Ingrid to explain how to check the grain line, how to mark the seam lines, how to join-the-dots, and why it is important to record as much information on pattern pieces as possible.

A short movie of Ingrid's presentation can be found here:

We are now looking forward to seeing Maureen's finished 'copied' jacket in lovely stretch denim later in the year at our 2011 Challenge Show and Tell.

Sunday's Show and Tell

Why make one when you can make another one? Maureen made another version of her morphed pattern skirt.

Maureen's knit top complete with perfect V neck and lace embellishment.

Stella has been busy whipping up coat hanger covers ...

... and bags.

Genevieve had much to share with regard to practising good sewing techniques. She shared her gorgeous silk top and beautiful jacket.

Jean showed us the start of a dress that she is copying.

She then shared a sewing job that was done for Ken in Bali before attending a Scottish evening.

Elizabeth completed her skirt and top from beautiful flowing blue silk which she modelled for us.

Ingrid made a bag from a Burda Style pattern that inserted a mobile phone pocket into.

The amazing thing about the bag is that it folds up into itself to make a very small bundle.

Ingrid also modelled a skirt she had recently sewn up.

We are now all looking forward to our March meeting which is an all day workshop presented by Kay Platts.