January 2019 - Annual Charity Sew
MASG members frequently donate their sewing skills on an individual basis, all year round. But every January, we pick a charity and come together for a sew-a-thon. This year, we will be making making tote bags and pot holders for DAIS.
Details for this event will be announced soon, but typically, there are two sessions planned - one during the daytime, another in the evening. You and a guest are welcome to come to either session, no sign-up required.
We welcome sewists of all ambitions and abilities! There's always a job to be done!
**This special event will be held at a different time and location than our regular meetings. Stay tuned for more information. **
Friday, February 18th, 2019 - times TBA
And Next Month...
February 2019 - Super Show and Tell
Super Show and Tell is an entire meeting dedicated to sharing our members' projects. Gather up all of those finished masterpieces - quilts, bags, garments, costumes, and everything in between. If you sewed it, you can show it!
We love to soak in the creativity and enjoy hearing the stories behind the fabric. Who is it for? What were the challenges? What did you learn to do differently next time? Does the fabric have a special significance? If you used a pattern, be sure to share the pattern name and number with us.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
7 to 9pm, Agrace Dining Room
5395 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI
Local Sewing Events:
See the most recent newsletter for a listing of local sewing related
events and conferences.
December 2018 - Holiday Party
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.
November 2018 - Decades of Style with Virginia
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.
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.