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February 2023

Members In Focus
Judy and Margaret
Fashion Club Volunteers

Featured in the American Sewing Guild email, January 27, Chapter News

Judy

ASGIE Member -

over 30 years, one of the first 10 members of the original Inland Empire Chapter which was called the Riverside / San Bernardino Chapter at the time; member of the Orange County Chapter before that

 

1st VP / Hospitality

Corona Neighborhood Group Leader

12 Months Challenge

Judy and Margaret student sewing class.jpg

Margaret

ASGIE Member - 10 years

Treasurer / Publicity

Corona Neighborhood Group Leader

“Congratulations to Judy from the Inland Empire chapter for sharing her love of sewing with some 7th & 8th graders at a local school that has a sewing club. And a big shoutout to Margaret who also attended as Judy's assistant. Judy gave an engaging presentation about the two-fold top that really got the kids excited to do some sewing. Great job, ladies!”

Judy used the 2-fold top to show the different fashion options of this one top. Margaret suggested this pattern because there are only two seams and can be made in so many different ways.  The students began by designing the tops on paper. 

Each student received one yard of black t-shirt knit fabric which was donated by Sandra and her husband at the Fabric Shop in Pomona.  Judy put together sewing kits so the students “would be able to see their creations come off the drawing board so to speak.” With a variety of sewing levels in the group, Judy’s extensive beginner sewing kit of 17 items included scissors, pins, measuring tape, thread, and a seam ripper. Kits remain in the classroom to use during class.

In the kit was this lovely note from Judy to the students.

“I hope you will be able to use this sewing kit for many years to come. You may not end up designing or making your own clothes, but you will be able to at least sew on a button, hem a pair of pants or do some mending. Hopefully you will develop a lifelong love of sewing as I have. It is a useful skill to have.”

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