Archive for January, 2007

Remember the Beadles?

January 24, 2007

Remember the bead-shop-within-a-fabric-shop we visited in Tulsa? The beaders have moved into their own space: 106 S Main St., Broken Arrow OK 74012. You can email them at thebeadles_ok@yahoo.com

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Do You Have the Ugliest Fabric in Town?

January 22, 2007

Prove it! The rules for the Ugly Fabric Contest have been posted at http://jjlangel.wordpress.com/wichita-asg-fiber-arts-frenzy-2007/ugly-fabric-contest/

The deadline for entries is Saturday, March 10, 10 am, at the Fiber Arts Frenzy. Winners will be announced at 1 pm the same day.

The winner will get a silly trophy, some more ugly fabric, and a prize. Plus bragging rights, of course…

Road Trip to See Sandra Betzina?

January 7, 2007

Sandra Betzina will be in Kansas City on April 21, presenting an all-day seminar (not hands on). Is anyone interested in driving up there?

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Retreat!

January 7, 2007

Our January retreat this weekend was very productive! We were all so focused on our individual projects we pretty much forgot to play with stamping…so I guess we’ll just have to do it again some time…

Mary Ann was working on an evening gown to wear to a reunion:

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Barbara made a Fajita skirt for her granddaughter:

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Dora Mae pieced a patriotic vest:

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Theresa sews so fast that Saturday she wore a shirt she needle felted, stamped AND sewed on Friday!

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We did have one brave soul working on curtains…the big cutting tables and lack of four-legged helpers made wrestling that fabric a bit easier:

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As for Becky, Marilyn, Shirley and Julia…well, I didn’t get their pictures taken. Oops!

We had a lot of fun, some truly wonderful soups, and got a lot of sewing done. You should join us next time!

We All “Felt” Fine

January 6, 2007

At our January meeting, Pat Plett of Knits ETC taught us about handmade felt. She discussed wet felting, starting from fiber, woven fabric and knit fabric. janmtgpat03_blog.jpg

She then showed us needle, or dry, felting by hand and machine. Very cool!

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Welcome to ASG Wichita!

January 6, 2007

The Wichita chapter of the American Sewing Guild is starting a blog!  We’ll be posting chapter news and photos.   Please join us!