Sewing Guild Newsletter

December 2019 - Vol. 20.4

A Note From Our President

Hi Sewing Sisters,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day and wasn’t up to midnight on Christmas Eve trying to finish last minute projects. I managed to get a tree skirt done for a friend and she loved it.

Don’t forget that our neighborhood group meetings start again in January. Bring a friend, bring two friends! Did you know that non-members are welcome to attend a meeting before joining? This gives them a chance to check us out before buying a membership.

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! See you all in January.

Julie Gleason, Chapter President


Upcoming Events

Jan. 4: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting

Jan. 11: Valley Neighborhood Meeting

Feb. 1: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting

Feb. 8: Valley Neighborhood Meeting

Mar. 12-15: Spring Retreat

Mar. 14: Chapter Meeting

Apr. 4: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting

Apr. 11: Valley Neighborhood Meeting

May 2: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting

May 9: Valley Neighborhood Meeting

August 14-15: Fair entry intake

August 16: Fair judging

August 17: Fair display

August 27-September 7: Fair; sit & sew volunteers welcome

September 8 & 12: Fair entry pick up

Sept. 19: Anchorage & Valley Neighborhood Meetings (tentative)

Oct. 3: Community Service Sew

Oct. 27-Nov. 1: Fall Retreat

Oct. 31: Chapter Meeting

Nov. 14: Anchorage & Valley Neighborhood Meetings (tentative)

Dec. 5: Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

Educational Opportunity

The couture sewing class “Inspired by Chanel” will be offered January 3-8 in Palm Springs, California and still has a few spots open. You can view info about this and upcoming classes at Barbie McCormick and I are fortunate to partner with Claire Shaffer where she shares her vast knowledge of couture techniques and showing of original designer garments.

Linda Homan, LH Design, Love Couture Sewing


Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

In January, our neighborhood groups will be making microwave popcorn bags. If you can’t make it to the meeting but still want to join in, check out instructions at

Fabric needed: (2) 12 x 22-inch pieces of 100% cotton fabric. Bonus points if it’s snack themed!


Saturday, January 4, 11am-2:30pm

Senior Activity Center | 1300 E 19th Ave


Saturday, January 11, 12-2pm

Northern Lights Chapel | 7550 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy

Spring Sewing Retreat

SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 12-15, 2020

Alaska Sewlutions receives a 10% rebate if 15+ retreat participants stay overnight for 2 or more nights: reserve your spot early and stay for 2+ nights!
12 members must attend on at least 1 night to receive the rates below:

1 night: $78.75

2 nights: $120.75

3 nights: $162.75

Day only (noon to midnight): $15

Day with breakfast: $25


To take advantage of the generous rebate available and encourage potential new members, a waitlist will be available for the 2020 Spring Retreat. Stay tuned for more details from our retreat coordinator.