Thursday, November 24, 2022

December 2022: Holiday Party & Annual Fabric/Pattern Swap


Our annual Swap Party is on! 

Bring fabric (clean and labelled for content and size if possible), patterns, and notions - all in good working order - to swap with others. We will have a short meeting, then break for swapping and snacking. If you'd like to contribute to the potluck table, please bring finger food only - sweets or savouries are welcome.

And don't forget to take your dishes and leftover swap items home again :) 
Masks are much appreciated indoors while you're not snacking.

Non-members are welcome to attend and check out the Guild -- $5 at the door for non-members

Monday, October 17, 2022

November 2022 Meeting: Meg Healy!


Looking forward to our visit from London's own Meg Healy! Learn more about her journey from Fanshawe to New York, from Burda Style to Sew News and beyond as she shares her varied experiences in the sewing world with us on November 8. 

The meeting will be held in the Upper Hall of St James Anglican Church, as usual (enter by ramp door on Hamilton St). Masks are appreciated indoors. 

All welcome, bring a friend :) 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October POM Challenge!

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What's our member's challenge this month? Since Fall is settling in, get stuck into your fall sewing by choosing to make something with an autumnal fabric -- corduroy, fleece, wool, flannel, sweater knit -- it's up to you. Make something that you can wear (or carry) to our November meeting!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

October 2022 Meeting: Drag Costuming with Edie Violet


October's meeting should be high-energy fun as Kyle Sherwin, aka Edie Violet, reveals his process for designing and creating drag outfits for himself and for his clients. Kyle will give us a quick background on drag performance, and will share his steps to create showstopper costuming. The presentation will be illustrated with a trunk show of gowns and headpieces he has created over the years. 

Join us for some fun and learning on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, 7 pm. at the Upper Hall, St. James Anglican Church, 41 Mornington St.

Guests are welcome, $5 at the door. Masks are not mandatory but are appreciated indoors. 

Friday, September 9, 2022

Sept 2022 Meeting!


Join us as we return to regular in-person meetings at our original venue, 
St James Anglican Church (41 Mornington St, Stratford -- Upper Hall)

We look forward to reinvigorating our Guild with new and returning members and lots of new ideas for garment makers in this area. Our September meeting is a great chance for you to sign up, to learn more about our Guild's activities in the upcoming year, to volunteer, chat, and generally have a super fun sewing focused night out with other garment makers! Can't wait to see you all there :) 

*please note that masks are required indoors at this venue

Monday, August 29, 2022

2022/2023 Season is almost here!

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The new season of the Stratford Garment Guild is almost here!

We will be offering in person meetings; unfortunately hybrid meetings aren't easily accessible at our location. But if necessary, we may switch to a fully online format for certain meetings.
Details of our first event will be announced soon! Looking forward to seeing you at 7:00 PM on September 13 at St James Anglican Church! Masks will be required for participants at the venue.

MEMBERSHIPS: fees for the 2022/2023 year are $35/year, $5 drop-in fee for one meeting.
You can renew your membership/join us ahead of time by using the online form and e-transferring the membership fee to ,or you can do it in the person at the first meeting.