January 2019 – Vol. 20.1
Upcoming Guild Events
February 2: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting
February 9: Valley Neighborhood Meeting
March 2: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting
March 14-17: Spring Retreat
March 16: Annual Membership Meeting
April 6: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting
April 13: Valley Neighborhood Meeting
May 4: Anchorage Neighborhood Meeting
May 11: Valley Neighborhood Meeting
August 9-10: Alaska State Fair Sewing Entry Dropoff
A Note From Our President
Dear Sewing Sisters,
My first ever Presidential address, oh my!
It seems like we always have to unbury the sewing room every January after Christmas. I finally got all the miscellaneous stuff like wrapping paper and canning jars that migrated into my sewing room during the holidays put away. I’m happy to be making progress on some of the projects which were started at the fall retreat. January is a great time to working on your fair entry projects! While the 2019 exhibitors guide isn’t available yet, the 2018 guide is available on our website to assist in project planning.
My sister and I took a road trip to Eagle River this morning and visited both the fabrics stores there. As you are probably aware, Eagle River suffered a lot of damage during the November earthquake. Twisted Sister’s Quilty Pleasures said they were closed for a week but are back in full swing and have even opened up a new classroom (3 doors down from their store). Quilt Cache stated that business has been markedly down after the earthquake and they thank everyone who has come in to shop recently. Both of these stores usually give AK Sewlutions members retreat discounts, so please mention the guild when you shop local so they know we are coming in to support their store. I walked out of both stores a bit lighter in the wallet and my shopping bag a bit heavier!
Spring Retreat signup should be launching in February and I hope to see many of you there. New prices are listed further in the newsletter to assist with your budgeting.
Thanks to everyone who joined the belated 2018 Holiday Party & Annual Chapter Meeting!
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
Valley | Northern Lights Chapel | 7550 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy
February 9, 12-2pm: Skinny pincushions. Learn to sew this handy accessory for convenient pinning at your sewing machine. Just bring a fat quarter and your machine! See the pattern here.
April 13, 12-2pm: TBA
May 11, 12-2pm: TBA (last meeting until September)
Anchorage | Senior Activity Center | 1300 E 19th Ave
Saturday, February 2, 11am-2:30pm: Chemo caps. Please bring a favorite chemo cap pattern or bring your own project. Not able to make it to the meeting, or want to get ahead? Try the pattern here to get started.
Saturday, March 2, 11-2:30pm: Retreat Prep. Get a jump on the retreat by preparing your materials.
April 6, 11-2:30pm: TBA
May 4, 11-2:30pm: TBA (last meeting until September)
Spring Retreat Price Update
Alaska Sewlutions receives a 10% rebate if 15+ members 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 these rates.
1 night: $78.75
2 nights: $120.75
3 nights: $162.75
4 nights: $204.75
Day only (noon to midnight): $15
Day with breakfast: $25
Online signup coming soon!
Community Sewing Opportunity
Seams Like Home is currently collecting pillowcases for kids with special needs in Washington that are participating in a camp: the drive will be open until March or April, so drop off handmade or good condition, kid-friendly pillowcases today.