Monday, March 2, 2015

March Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:30AM - 11:00AM  at the Sewing Room in Inverness Corners.

Program: Brenda Duncan will present the program with a demonstration of the cast on flowers and review of the "Apliquick Tool" by Lynette Anderson.

Supplies you need to bring to practice the cast on flowers:
     1.   Floss thread
     2.   Milliner needle
     3.   Fabric, may be pleated or flat.

 Don' t forget to bring your 'Show and Tell' for all to see

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Members

Welcome to our newest members: Brenda McKewen and Lynn Leonard

BSAGA February Meeting

The BSAGA Feb.11 meeting was at the Sewing Room  There was a full house with 16 members and 8 visitors present.

Wee Care Gowns                                There were 8 new Wee Care gown added.  Thank you Kathy Bizzoco, Sandi Boylan and Maria Warnock. These ladies did a great job ....beautiful.

  Show and Tell:

  •   Kay Shelnutt made a cute child's dress from a class she took at the Sewing Room.
  •   Jo Ann Cherry made a dress with shadow work appliqué  and a coat with hat to match for her granddaughter.    

Program:            Crocheted Edge for Baby Blankets  by Jennifer Cornett

Jennifer  gave out written instruction and demonstrated the technique for crocheting on blanket edge..  She provided sample-hemstitched fabric for us to use.    She discussed fabric choice for blankets and hemstitching.    An excellent program.    Thank you Jennifer.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

                     Birmingham Smocking Arts Guild
                               February 11, 2015
                               The Sewing Room
                                     9:30 - 11:00

We will be privileged to have Jennifer Cornett as our guest teacher.  Jennifer is a very talented heirloom seamstress and also an employee of The Sewing Room where we meet.  She will teach us how to crochet an edging around a hemstitched blanket.  It makes a beautiful baby blanket or a larger blanket.  Supplies to bring are:

1.  Crochet hook, size either #6 or #7
2.  #8 DMC pearl cotton thread is preferred, but if you have          another thread which you prefer for crocheting a                      decorative edge, feel free to use it.
3.  Scissors

Hemstitched blanket fabric will be supplied for learning and practice.

Looking forward to seeing you there!  Bring a friend and something for "show and tell."

                           Birmingham Smocking Arts Guild                                                            February 11, 2015


Monday, January 26, 2015

SAGA Mystery Smock-Along

The Smock-Along is here.  This  is a good way to learn to smock, and when you finish you will have a baby gift.   The supply list is up, so gather your supplies and pleat your fabric.  The first clue will be posted next Monday.   So lets get ready to smock.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BSAGA January Meeting

Meeting was  at the Sewing Room on Jan.14 with a great start for the year with 14 members and 3 visitors present.

 There was a program to make kits of Wee Cares gowns. Jeanne Welsh had made a kit of the fabric, which members used to cut out the gowns. These kits are provided  to members who finish the gowns, smocking and sewing, and then the gown is returned to the guild.

Sandi Boylan  got the year started by bring some finished Wee Care gowns and a hat .  Than you Sandi.

We had show and tell:

  • Glenda Horton bought a beautiful full lace dress, she made for her granddaughter.  It took you breath away!  
  • Renee Galloway brought a beautiful smocked dress.    
  • Kay Shelnutt showed some embelliment she had done on a shirt with her machine.   Everyone  would  want one of these shirts.

Welcome to our new Members: Two of our visitors joined our Chapter.

  • Melissa Erikson
  • Leland Smiley