PAST CHAPTER EVENTS
In addition to our Neighborhood Groups programs, we offer a variety of chapter-wide events. Here's a sampling of our activities.
Mug Rug Adventure
Participants made four mug rugs and bonded with sewing friends while sewing this project and over lunch. We finished the day with afternoon coffee/tea using our new mug rugs, along with a cookie exchange.
The workshop was conducted by Melinda Hazelman, Acme ASG Neighborhood Group.
Heirloom Sewing by Machine
Attendees created a fancy band, a sampler that provides an opportunity to learn a variety of techniques. Irene Falco, the talented ASG member who conducted the workshop, put together kits that contained heirloom sewing supplies for the bands as well as take-away instructions.
Exploring Shiva Paintstiks
ASG member Pamela Kohn conducted a variety of small, hands-on workshops to introduce members to the creative world of Paintstiks.
Master quilter Lucille Clark took us on a quilting journey, with examples of both heirloom and modern quilts.
It's Not What You Wear . . .
It's How You Wear It
Janet Wood Cunliffe is co-owner of Fashion Fit Formula and the person responsible for the mathematical formula that helps women look and feel better in their clothes.
FFF is a series of mathematical calculations based on 12 vertical (linear) measurements of YOUR body. Once your data is entered into the FFF, the results easily enable you to identify clothing that will work wonders for your figure right off the rack, and what pieces may need minor tweaking to make them look fabulous - not frumpy! With a wonderful series of slides with real-life examples, Janet provided ample proof that her formula works.
Buttons & Hems Demos
Developed by ASG member Carolyn Velechko, attendees come away with new-found skills to do their own hem and button repair. This program is offered occasionally at various libraries around northern New Jersey.
Kit Bags for Days for Girls
Our Clifton Clippers Neighborhood Group spearheaded a charity sewing project: making kit bags for Days for Girls. Over 100 bags were sewn by our members and donated to the organization. We are happy to report that the bags, along with sanitary supplies, went to Compassion Evangelical Hospital in Mamou, Guinea, West Africa.
American Girl Doll Raffle
Our American Girl Raffle (doll with a custom-made wardrobe) fundraiser was transformed into a benefit for a worthy cause when the winner donated doll and wardrobe to Yes She Can, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates Girl AGain.
Girl AGain is a resale boutique for American Girl dolls and all their accessories and books. It is a first-of-a-kind incubator and laboratory where they nurture young women at work without the pressure of a for-profit business. They apply the most effective training techniques that conventional employers, as well as autism employment entrepreneurs, can use as they begin to hire people on the autism spectrum.