Community service: Santa Claus Girls

At the March 2021 meeting, Pam Smith proposed that GRASG participate in the Hats and Mittens project for the revised Santa Claus Girls/Toys for Tots program for 2021. We are all asked to lighten our stash of fleece and make some mittens and hats for older children ages 7-14 years old. (Many people donate cute little things for toddlers.)


Save your donations until late fall, when we can hopefully meet again and give them to the Community Service chairpersons to deliver. 


Lined mittens of fleece are quick and easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Check your stash for fleece scraps and get started warming the hands and hearts of many local children. Here are a few free patterns from Fleece For Fun to get you started:

2021 GRASG Retreat

Dates: October 22-24, 2012

Location: Blue Gate Garden Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana 



Double occupancy room: $230*

Triple occupancy room: $200*

Non-member cost is an additional $50 (the cost of membership, so why not join?)

*Cost is based on 15 people attending. If 20 or more attend, the cost would go down an additional $15.


What's included

  • Hotel room for two nights
  • Friday evening meal
  • Saturday breakfast and evening meal
  • Sunday breakfast and lunch

All meals will be catered in-house.


To reserve your spot

Contact: Barb Marconi or Nancy Bender


Save the dates for next year's GRASG sewing retreat

  • October 14-16, 2022

Anne Loveless

Looking ahead: We are looking forward to having ArtPrize winner Ann Loveless present a trunk show at an upcoming 2021 meeting and hold in-person workshops the following day. As of yet, no specific date has been firmed up. Stay tuned' we'd love to have you join us.