Archive for March, 2009

General Meeting — April 7, 2009

March 31, 2009

1:30 and 7, Extension Center
We’re having our annual Spring Tea! We’ll have a fashion show of the garments made for our Classic White Shirt challenge.
Betty Brees, 838-3709

April Tea Challenge — Classic White Shirt
Have you been reading Threads magazine recently? They asked several designers to update the classic white shirt, and the results are fabulous! (Check them out in the Dec 2008/Jan 2009 and Feb/Mar 2009 issues.) We’ve decided to see what our members can do for the April challenge. Let’s see your white shirts! The guidelines are simple — if it’s white or off-white and worn as a top, bring it for our fashion show!


Watching the Web

March 30, 2009

Have you seen the wide variety of sewing videos available on the web? It’s amazing! And much of it is free…
Nancy Zieman has episodes of Sewing with Nancy at
Threads magazine has many videos, including a great fly zipper video by Sandra Betzina,
For the young and hip among us, Threadbangers is a web video series on sewing and crafts:
BurdaStyle has video (and photo) tutorials on techniques, like flat-felled seams, and projects, like belts or bags:
And, of course, the Big Daddy of video on the web, YouTube. Considering the videos featured in email and TV news, you might be surprised at the number of quality sewing videos available on YouTube. If you google YouTube, you will see a search box in which you can enter “sewing” (and get approx 48,000 hits!) You might enjoy the videos produced by the Hot Patterns folks

Hutchinson Neighborhood Group — April 2

March 30, 2009

7pm to 9pm, Delos Smith Center, 101 W. 1st
Jackie Proffitt will be demonstrating mitred corners and we’ll be showing off the results of the “Unloved Fabric” challenge.
Marion Cathcart, 620-669-1265

Derby Neighborhood Group – March 26

March 19, 2009

7 pm. Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S Woodlawn, Room 11E

Lyla and Helen Flippo will show us how to make an envelope purse.

Nona Mackey,, or 316-253-2910

West Side Neighborhood Group – March 17

March 10, 2009

9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (lunch on your own or with group), Extension Center, Bison Room

We’ll be making Rolynesters!

Denise Dias, 722-7721 x116

East Side Neighborhood Group – March 17

March 10, 2009

7 pm. Needle Nook Fabrics

Meeting topic to be announced.

Theresa Corle, 689-6702

Hutchinson Neighborhood Group – March 7

March 2, 2009

8am-6pm, HJC Lockman Hall, 2nd Floor

We’re having an all-day Mini Sew-a-Thon Retreat! Bring a sack lunch and snacks. Don’t forget your Sew and Tell.

Marion Cathcart, 620-669-1265

General Meeting — March 3, 2009

March 1, 2009

1:30 and 7, Extension Center

Martha Flanagan will tell us everything we want to know about bamboo; she’s bringing examples in bedding, bath, kitchen accessories, clothing & textiles, and flooring. Bring your items for Sew and Share.

Betty Brees, 838-3709