November 2018 - Decades of Style with Virginia
Back to our regular meeting place!
Last year, Virginia, owner of Gayfeather Fabrics, delighted us with her personal collection of garments. They featured independent designers and fabrics from her shop. Some of these garments had a few years under their belt, which inspired this year's program.
This time, Virginia will share a more in depth look at the fabrics and patterns she's met during her sewing career and 19 years as a store owner. What has changed, stayed the same, and what are the enduring customer favorites.
Tuesday, November 13th, 7-9pm
Agrace Dining Room, 5395 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
And Next Month...
It's time for our annual Holiday Party complete with a project exchange! Participation is optional, but a great way to try a new technique, create a new connection with another member, and bring home something cool.
This year's item is "something used to carry, cover, or hide something else."It's completely open-ended to fit your forte! Some ideas include: a pencil case, coin purse, shopping bag, furoshiki, book bag, tote bag, laundry bag, dress bag, holder for sewing tools, variety of fabric boxes, or a jewelry pouch.
Need some ideas? Our Pintrest board can get you started. Many pins have tutorials attached for guidance. www.pintrest.com/madisonasg2013
Also, consider bringing a treat to share! We always have a great dessert and appetizer buffet to complement the festivities. If you bring something, a list of ingredients is very appreciated!
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
**Note the earlier time
for more holiday fun!**
6 to 8:30pm, Agrace Dining Room
Local Sewing Events:
See the most recent newsletter for a listing of local sewing related
events and conferences.
October 2018 - Field Trip to the Electric Needle
This local shop is a favorite amongst MASG members. The Electric Needle has recently expanded to house some 3,000 bolts of fabric, including cottons, flannels, knits, linens, wool and hand dyes. There's now more space for classes and a complete dye studio!
September 2018 - Felting with Jennifer Angelo
"My goal is to craft felted wearable art. These works provide not only warmth but also a sense of peace and comfort inspired by my five-year stay in New Zealand. I feel it is important to keep art close to the heart, which is why my works are wearable... I produce these lightweight garments using a technique called nuno."
August 2018 - Swan Creek Sewing Circle
Mary Kay and Eileen, third generation members of the Sewing Circle, will share the history of Swan Creek Sewing Circle, how it adapted over the years to changing social and economic conditions, and their personal and family members' experiences growing up in the community created by the Sewing Circle.
July 2018 - Midwest Fiber Arts Trails
Along the Trails and Across the Miles; A Community of Fiber Arts. Jennifer will talk about the lightning bolt beginning of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails. Along, with giving an overview of community building and sharing stories and images of the amazingly cool people and fiber art she's met on the way, she'll talk about inspiration from local fiber artists and what it means to take a leap! When it's up to you--just begin.
June 2018 - Living to Dye with Lou
MASG and CAB member Lou Berryman will present her knowledge of fabric dyeing with examples of dyed fabric and garments sewn from them. Join us for a discussion of dyes and techniques available to the home sewist.
May 2018 - One One Thousand
MASG goes on a field trip to One One Thousand. Artists include: Lauren Paul who has loved working with textiles from the age of five and now is focused on rug hooking. Melissa Jenkins is a tapestry weaver, jewelry maker and also creates home décor and wearables. Amanda Kroening is a loom weaver.
April 2018 - Tara Curtis
Tara Curtis, Local Inventor of the Wefty Needle and EZ Miter will talk about her tools and process. The Wefty Needle is used to weave fabric which can be used in garments, bags, quilts.
March 2018 - Who Said Sew?
Local designer Natalie Santini from Hungry Hippie Sews - Natalie is a sewing pattern designer and avid enthusiast of sewing in all its forms- from clothing to bags to quilts. It is her passion to make sewing patterns that everyone can understand, even the beginner Sewist. Create without focusing on rules or perfection- including garment sewing. She’ll go through sewing clothes that flatter and making them from cut up quilt tops or fabrics not used conventionally. She is self taught- so the talk will touch on how she used to say “who said so?” when people/experts would tell her she couldn’t make something with “that”. . . Behind every good sewer is confidence.
February 2018 - Super Show and Tell
Super Show and Tell is back! This meeting is always a hit. Don't miss out on seeing the brilliant sewing our members do. Learn from their experiences and leave inspired to elevate your own projects! Creativity is contagious!
January 2018 - Charity Sew
We have three great projects ready for you to contribute to. All sewing levels and abilities welcome! Leave your machine at home, bring a friend along (guests welcome!), and contribute to programs from right here in Madison. Charity sewing is encouraged throughout the year, but it's always a good time sharing these special opportunities together.