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2024 Save the Dates UPDATE

 

SEWING RETREAT

August 14 to 17, 2024


FARMSTEAD INN; 370 S Van Buren St; Shipshewana IN 46565

TREAT YOURSELF and ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE with members who share this common bond, love of sewing.

  • Limited to 25!

  • OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS: call Farmstead Inn at 260-768-4595 for ASG Lansing Clippers. Overnight rooms have a TV, coffee pot, refrigerator, microwave, iron & ironing board, hairdryer and free wireless internet. Room Check-in is 3pm on the day of arrival. Check-out by 11am on the day of departure. Stay for as many days as you like beginning Tuesday August 13, 2024.

  • SEWING ROOM is open Wednesday Morning thru Noon Saturday and includes: ironing boards, irons, one large cutting mat & 2 cutting tables. A kitchenette is off of the sewing room and tables are set up for snacks. Tables are 8 feet long.

  • WHAT TO BRING: Cutting mats, sewing machine (cord & foot pedal), notions, projects, supplies, large headed pins (requested by the Inn), pressing cloths and a snack to share. Finger food, coolers, and crock pots are ok.

  • Reserve your hotel room now for 2024 by calling the Farmstead Inn at 260-768-4595!

  • Think ahead to 2025 and save August 13 to 16, 2025 for the annual retreat!

 

 

Click on the PDF to download the 2024 sign up form.  Or click on the link here to register on-line sign up or use the QR code on your phone.

 

ON LINE SIGNUP:  

https://tinyurl.com/ClippersRetreat2024  

 

Annual Challenge

Each year the Lansing Clippers presents a new challenge for members. 

  • The 2024 challenge is to Reduce, Reuse, or Upcycle.

  • The project must be fiber arts related.

  • The project must be made during the 2024 calendar year (started after January 1, 2024 and completed by the December 2024 Guild meeting).

  • The project must use ONLY material that you owned on January 1, 2024 - no new materials.  Reduce your stash, reuse items you have, upcycle old items in to something new. 

  • Drawings for prizes will be awarded at the December monthly meeting.

  • Everyone who completes the challenge will be eligible for the drawings

Special Sewing Series

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Time to Finish!  Your Jacket or Table Runner

Date:  June 8, 2024

Place: St David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI 48917, USA

Time: 10am to 3pm

What to Bring:

  • Sewing machine, bobbins, serger and POWER CORDS and FOOT PEDALS.

  • Sewing sundries - thread, interfacing, etc. or whatever you need for your projects.

  • Your jacket pattern and instructions; muslin; cutout jacket pieces and fabric (bring any scrapes) and any other supplies you need to complete your jacket.

  • Your table runner pattern and instructions; fabric pieces for the project; and any other supplies you need to complete your table runner.

  • If you have finished your jacket or table runner, or just want to sew, bring charity projects or other projects and sew for the day.

 Lunch:

  • Bring your lunch and beverage

  • A snack to share (if you like)

 

Do you love to SEW?  Beginning in March 2024, the Lansing Clippers, as a guild, will be working on two sewing tracks.  All members are encouraged to join in and make a jacket or a table runner.  At the March guild meeting we will get READY to sew with a focus on patterns, materials, and basic preparation.  In April we get SET to sew with a focus on adjustments and techniques.  In May at the guild meeting, we will review construction and finishing steps and then you SEW!  WE will be finishing up in June with a sew-in.  So, join in the fun and camaraderie, learn something new, and have a product to show off. 

Garment Track

The jacket pattern is from Helen’s Closet.  It is the Moss Jacket and cost $16.00.  After we learn how many members sign up (pay your $10 registration fee) the guild will order patterns for members who are signed up.  If you complete the jacket, you will get a $10 reward in June and you will have the pattern.  Here is the link to the pattern.

https://helensclosetpatterns.com/product/moss-jacket

If you don’t like the style of the Moss Jacket, we suggest the Loren Jacket from Style Arc at $12.77

https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/loren-jacket

You will need to buy this pattern directly.  You will get the $10 reward if you complete the jacket by June.

Quilting Track

We know that a lot of you quilt or you would like to quilt.  In this track you will learn basic quilting skills such as cutting and sewing triangles.  The table runner pattern is free at All People Quilt and can be downloaded as a pdf file.  This pattern has many applications for holiday, seasons, and favorite colorways.

https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/table-runners/colorful-hexagon-table-runner

 

Please make your decision by the January 16, 2024 guild meeting on which track – garment or quilt; and if garment which jacket pattern you will use.

 

 

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