Thursday 27 April 2023

April 2023 Meeting Summary

April 2023 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.
  • Opening Remarks and Events
    • May and June meetings will be hybrid (in-person and virtual)
    • June meeting will feature a handmade clothing swap
    • Frocktails planning is starting - Planning for Late Sept/Early Oct - Looking for volunteers for the committee!
  • Elections and Member Discussion Space
    • President and Vice President spots for 2023-24 open up for nominations
    • Looking for volunteers to test out Discord as a place for member discussion!
      • Email if you are interested.
  • Katherine from WinnipegSews/Fabric Collective spoke to us about the circular textiles.
    • Fills the space between retail fabric and thrifted fabric, helping fabric find a new home to be loved!
  • Sewing SOS
    • Kate asked how to steam wrinkles out of ultra suede:  Suggestions include: using a handheld steamer or hanging in the shower to steam.
    • Stephanie asked how to safely dispose of sharps like needles or rotary blade:  Suggestions are to use a plastic container or something puncture proof.
  • Sew and Tell!! and Pattern of the Month (#oggpom)
    • Thank you all for sharing your SPRING inspired makes ! 
    • Don't forget to use #oggpom for your OGGPOMs and #oggsewandtell on Instagram for other projects you would like to show off.

You can find April's slides (and all of our past meetingshere!

Pattern of the Month for April

April's OGGPOM is to New to You! Sew with something you didn't buy at a regular fabric store! Something you picked up at a thrift store, flea market, fabric swap or gifted from family. 

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!