Monday 8 July 2024

June 2024 Meeting Recap

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.

  • Welcome to the June AGM meeting of the Ottawa Garment Guild

  • 2024-2025 Executive Committee - Election results for the new season
  • Congratulations to the following members who will be on the Executive 

    • Leah Stolarski - President
    • Laura-Lee MacDonald - Vice President
    • Laura Gibson - MacGregor - Treasurer
    • Lianne Wallace - Secretary
    • Kimberly Low - Events Coordinator
    • Jean Montminy - Workshops and Sew-in Coordinator
    • Kallie Auld - Social Media Manager
    • Member only events

      • June 22 - Movie Night at the NAC 

      • September 1st - High Tea @ Billings Estate 10:30 am
      • $20.70 per person
      • Gluten free and Devon cream options are available for and additional $3.39
      • Museum admission is included
      • Parking on site and OC Transpo services nearby Pleasant Park
      • Limit is 24 total and final number of sign ups are required by August 16
      • Tickets for members can be purchased here

    • Presidents Report

      • Thank you for a fabulous year
      • Hybrid meetings - on the whole successful
      • More workshops held
      • Membership this year  was 81 
      • Celebrated our 6th anniversary 
                        Plans for the Fall
      • Continue with Hybrid meetings
      • Continue with an event on third Saturday of the month
      • Pre-season members High tea - September 1st
      • Make sure you are on the mailing list!

    • Treasurer Report 

      • Details available on request, summary slide
      • Major expenses this year included insurance fees, Zoom membership, event and workshop rentals and fees, PO Box

    • Cake and Clothing Swap

    • June #OGGPOM -  Garden Party 
      • See below for more info

    • Sew and Tell! and Pattern  Fabric of the Month (#oggpom): 
      • Thank you all for sharing your #Linen makes
    You can find June's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

    Pattern of the Month for May: #GardenParty
    • Inspired by end of summer event the High Tea at Billings Estate our Pattern of the Month is to sew a garment fit for a summer garden party. 
    We shared the following as inspiration: 
    • Sew Over It: Martha Dress
    • Closet Core Patterns: Pauline Dress
    • Bella Loves Patterns: Linda Dress
    • Victory Patterns: Sofia Dress and Top
    • Sew Love Patterns: Joelle Dress
    • Nina Lee: Kew Dress and Skirt
    • Vikisews: Esther Dress
    • Tilly and the Buttons: Mabel Dress and Blouse
    • Style Arc: Belle Woven Dress
    • Jennifer Lauren Handmade Kinfolk Dress 

    Remember when it comes to show and tell 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 the next two months we will be virtual so please post your makes on Discord  using  #virtualOGGPOM or email them to if you want them including in the meeting slides