May 2021 meeting
The May 11 meeting will feature Hudsonville-based Etsy shop owner Kim Scherer of Kim Scherer's Korner, who will be talking about sewing activewear.
Because the restrooms are under construction at D.W. Richardson Park — behind our regular meeting place at the Plainfield Senior Center — and the Senior Center is not yet open for public meetings, we will meet again by Zoom.
Kim will be discussing some of the online shops she recommends for fabric and patterns:
April 2021 meeting
The GRASG April Chapter met again on Zoom. The business meeting was followed by a lively group of our own members sharing. This meeting was the end of the Wool Challenge and definitely had some beautiful pieces that our members made. One item by a new member of our chapter was a most impressive wool coat styled after the red coat of Nancy Pelosi. We definitely have a lot of talent among our members.
Along with the display of wool items, members shared their favorite sewing tools. We had a lively display of many different items that make sewing easier. Seam rippers, in their various styles and shapes and functionality were mentioned the most. But, all in all, everyone took away at least one tool idea they had not thought of before.
March 2021 meeting
Our Zoom meeting this month featured Elizabeth Rasmusson from Fabric.com. Her very interesting presentation on wools was fascinating. She discussed about nine types of wool, where they came from, their properties and their most suitable uses.
Following her presentation, she let us know we're eligible to sign up for a 10% business discount on purchases from Fabric.com. Watch the meeting video in the Members-Only section to get instructions.
February 2021 meeting
Our Zoom meeting this month featured Maxine Steadman, who spoke about clothing adjustments for people with disabilities: how to alter existing clothing and favorite patterns to create garments that help individuals with challenges stay more independent.
The American Sewing Guild is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sewing as creative, rewarding activity for all.
Advancing sewing as an art and life skill