Singer Educational Center, 1407 Crescent Dr., Corpus Christi, TX
Meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Program: 10 am – 11:30 with Show and Tell. Workshops: 1 pm – 3 pm
2017 program and workshop schedule
NOTICE: DUE TO HURRICANE HARVEY OUR SEPTEMBER 12th – TUESDAY GROUP MEETING IS CANCELED.
OCTOBER PROGRAM: ACCESSORIZING FOR A CRUISE.
- Cruise with us and wear something appropriate for your chosen destination (Mediterranean, Alaska or Hawaii). Consider modeling what you have made during our “Show Your Style”
- During our program, help us accessorize a little black dress. Bring jackets, scarves, jewelry etc., and we will watch a fun transformation.
- Sign up to bring something for lunch
- REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR DRAWING TICKETS YOU HAVE BEEN COLLECTING – YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE ONE AT THE DOOR Lots of PRIZES… tons of FUN!
WORKSHOP: Community Service Project. Led by: Karen Barnes and Minerva Neely. In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month our workshop will be making cancer hats for cancer patients. Members are encouraged to bring their extra soft fabrics to help in creating these hats. No charge workshop.
NOVEMBER PROGRAM: A BED TURNING (A Quilt History). Presented by—Harriet Tillman. Harriet Tillman, a member of ASG-CC for close to twenty years, states a “bed turning” was quite similar to our “show and tell” of today. In earlier times, women did not have many opportunities to get together socially. When they did, each would bring a quilt to share. They would lay them out on a bed, one on top of the other. Each woman would take a turn to tell about her quilt as it was held up for everyone to see and admire. Harriet will have a selection of her quilt collection and will give a history of each one. Harriet encourages the Guild members to bring their favorite/cherished quilts and give the history of each as part of her program.
Harriet enjoys everything about sewing and especially those things that offer a challenge. Little did she know that by making a “pot holder” when she was four years old and learning how to sew, embroider and crochet from her mother, that she would eventually sew everything that is sewable-clothes, wedding dresses drill team and cheerleader uniforms, Ritter dance costumes, sails, headliners for cars, dolls and doll clothes, flags, banners, paraments, stoles, quilts, and rein-actor uniforms. (Whew!) She got her first Singer, a 99K, when she graduated from Del Mar. It went with her to San Marcos, as she completed her education, where she made most of her clothes, finishing them as she was going downstairs to go on a date (her dorm mother was known to check her latest creations for left-in pins prior to going out the door—ouch, a sticky situation!). The sewing machine also garnered her extra spending money as she mended things for her college friends who did not know anything about sewing! Her most memorable sewing project was making King High School’s first drill team’s uniforms back in 1968, where her sister was a teacher and drill team organizer. She made all 55 uniforms and says what she would have given for a serger back then! Her current focus is embroidery and quilting—we can’t wait to see what your next project will be!
WORKSHOP: Hems. Fourth and last in a series of four “SEWING 101” workshops. Through her persistence in learning how to sew as child, her father bought Molly her first sewing machine when she was high school and she is proud to say she still has that sewing machine! She loves sewing for her family and working with the high school students on their various projects. Molly will share her love and knowledge in this last workshop where you will experience using different types of hems on garments. You will learn how to do a rolled hem, a blind stitch, using bias tape to finish a hem and the best way to hem jersey fabric. Supplies needed for this workshop are: your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies, a serger (if you have one), a rolled hem foot, a blind hem foot and pieces of various fabrics i.e. cottons, knit fabrics, jersey fabric, wools, linens (any type of fabric on which you would like to perfect a seam!
DECEMBER 12th 11 am – 2 pm – *notice location change: Parkway Presbyterian Church.
Our annual Christmas party – bring a dish and a friend