2020 is here and I’m restless to connect with my fellow sewists!

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There are several quilting groups in the area but nothing for those of us who sew garments. So why not reach out and start something!? A group of like minded sewing enthusiasts to gather periodically to swap ideas, fabric and knowledge.

That being said, I thought I could start out with a quick survey to see just how many people would want to participate in such a group and what the group could look like. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey. I will be collecting responses throughout January and putting together a plan that I will share with everyone who submits this survey and on this blog in February. I had to remove the survey due to spam. Sorry! Please feel free to contact me via the contact form on this website.

A Little About Myself and Sewing

I think of myself as a fiber artist, but I mostly sew garments. Things to be worn; costumes, purses, aprons and such. This year I’ve decided to start sewing with intention and make things that fit into a wardrobe using mostly fabric in my stash. So just before black Friday I decided to go through my pattern collection and choose the patterns that I will attempt to make in 2020.

Pattern Purge

I’ve been sewing since I was very young. My mother taught me how to read a pattern and cut fabric. I struggled so much because she was left handed (I’m right) and nothing ever seemed to make sence. I managed to sew in a straight line most of the time, but my fabric choices were bad and I ended up throwing projects away because they were unwearable. I ruined my machine because I didn’t know how to use it and I dulled my 1st pair of Gingher’s by using them for paper. YES, I used by Gingher’s on paper!

Needless to say I quit sewing. At least until my x-husband bought me a nice computerized sewing machine for my birthday in 2000. I didn’t ask for it, but he assumed that since I was female, I would be able to use it and fix his shirts for him. Ha. But once I got over the indignation, I realized that this was an opportunity to really learn how to sew.

Flash forward to 2019, classes at the local community arts center, YouTube, Craftsy and other online tutorials, and I consider myself to be fairly accomplished. No longer do I use my precious Gingher’s for anything other than fabric!



  1. Diane Anderson on January 5, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    happy to join your new sewing circle

  2. Sue on January 5, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    …thank you so much for jumping into the new year and asking others to join in the fun of creating
    It seems everything is in Bend , so refreshing to join others close by.
    Thanks again!
    Sue Padden

  3. Cindy on January 6, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I’m also excited to join a group closer to home. I’m not a strong night driver so the shorter commute home (along with hauling my stuff around) would be nice. I want to master sewing so one day I can make garments

  4. Marci Jones on January 7, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    New to the area . I haven’t sewed in years but this peaked my interest. Also it would be a way to make some new friends

  5. Marci Jones on January 7, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t sewed in years. I am retired now and this sounds interesting

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