Sunday 24 July 2022

June 2022 AGM Meeting Summary


June AGM Meeting Summary

If you weren't able to join us, please read on for a short recap. Members are welcome to request the full minutes by e-mail.
  • Updates

    • Thank you to everyone for making this season a success
      • All time high of membership - 94!
      • Frocktails returned!
      • 11 out of town speakers since we went virtual in April 2020.
    • Congrats to our new executive committee members!
      • Stephanie Houle as Social Media Manager
      • Renee Michienzi for Special Events Coordinator and events co-ordinators
      • Thank you and goodbye to Leah! we hope to still see you online!
    • Sew-ins have been scheduled July and August, check your e-mail for details! 
    • A workshop and possible event are planned for August.
    • Plans for next season:  
      • We have secured St. Mark's Church for next season, but decisions about in person or remote will be made closer to September.
      • Virtual option will be available for in-person meetings, but their format is still a work in progress.
  • Financial Update: Guild in good standing, members can request details.
  • Constitution Changes.
  • Speaker - Our own Laura-Lee talked to us about the Worth of our Sewing
    • Don’t worry about what you make is worth to anyone else.  What is it worth to you.
  • Sewing SOS:
    • Where to find 1 inch swim elastic: Blackbird, Club Tissu, Etsy, Edgewater, C&M Textiles. ¾” elastic from Emerald Erin works for the Cottesloe bottoms.
    • How to make sure collars lie flat:
      • Make sure the facing is a teeny bit smaller than the outer collar, so it holds its shape
      • If it's a stand-up collar, I find hand-stitching the base before topstitching helps keep it flat.
  • Pattern Sew and Tell! (#oggpom): 
    • Thank you all for sharing your
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show! You can also share pictures in the Facebook group to be included at the end of the meetings.
You can find June's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for June/Summer:

Summer's OGGPOM is to show off your Most Worn Makes for Summer! Share your Swimsuits/rash tops/vests, Maxi dresses, Jumpsuits, shorts! Think about what your cost of wear might have been and why it is your most work make.

Remember it doesn't have to be something you sewed this month, you are welcome to share any past makes!

You are welcome to sew for yourself, a family member, a friend, or whoever you would like!  Remember to post your makes in our Facebook group, or on Instagram using #OGGPOM so we can see what you're up to!