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
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
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 lovecouturesewing.com. 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 tinyurl.com/microwave-popcorn-bags.
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
NEW: WAITING LIST FOR NONMEMBERS
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.