Wednesday, May 19, 2021

June 2021: Barbara Emodi's Sewing Journey


June brings us to our last regular meeting of the season! We'll be having some member chat and time for sew and tell, so don't forget to brag about your makes :) 

We'll also be welcoming Barbara Emodi, Nova Scotian sewist, blogger and author. Barbara has written for Threads magazine, been a regular contributor to the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, published a book of sewing tips called Sew: the garment making book of knowledge and has a long-time blog, Sewing On The Edge, where she talks about sewing, social concerns, and her life as a travelling sewist! 

We're sure to be entertained and informed by Barbara's visit so be sure to mark down the date of the meeting so you can join us for some relaxed sewing chat. 

May Challenge: Activewear!


The Guild challenge for June's meeting is to make yourself some Activewear -- in whatever way you define that. 

Whether it's cycling, marathoning, swimming, or simply gardening or playing, let yourself get active in a way that makes you happy!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

May 2021: Erica Schmitz and My Body Model


On May 11, 7 pm, join the SGG for a conversation with Erica Schmitz, founder of

We'll learn about how and why Erica started this website, why having a croquis that looks like you is so empowering, and experience the delight of playing paper dolls for grownups as Erica leads us through a sketching exercise. Can't draw? Don't worry, it's magical how this process makes drawing so easy, and wardrobe planning as much fun as the making part of it! Bring paper, pencil or pen, and some wardrobe ideas and get ready for fun.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April Challenge: CreativeBug!

Our challenge, set in April for a May reveal, is to explore the many classes in CreativeBug, via your local library. Most libraries in our region have access to this database, and you can access it with your library card! 

Pick a project -- whether sewing or otherwise -- and make it to share with other members at our next meeting. Have fun exploring! 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 2021: Maintaining your Machine, with Bernie Tobisch

Join us Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm on Zoom as we welcome Bernie Tobisch. This author & frequent podcast guest has been repairing machines for over 30 years, and will be sharing troubleshooting & maintenance tips with us.

He recommends attending with your sewing machine handy so that you can follow along & ask any questions particular to your machine. Hope to see you all there.

(Ps - Don't forget your Vacation Ready project! 🙂🌴 )

If you are not a member and wish to join us for this meeting you can etransfer the $5 drop-in fee to & send another email with your name so we can send you the link 🙂


Monday, March 22, 2021

March Sewing Challenge for April Reveal!


Don't forget about our Monthly Challenge for April's meeting -- since we've now spent a year under Covid restrictions, and so have been unable to take our dream vacations, your assignment is to make something that you *would* have worn on vacation, had you taken one!

It doesn't matter what kind of vacation it might be, it's just YOUR dream that matters!

Be ready to explain where you would have gone and why 🙂

Monday, March 1, 2021

March 2020: Visible Mending with Arounna Khounnoraj


Join us on Zoom, Tuesday March 9, 2021 for a presentation by Arounna Khounnoraj, of the creative arts studio Bookhou in Toronto. She'll be sharing tips on visible mending and her latest book, also called Visible Mending!

Explore her website and social media to learn more, and get excited about hearing from her live on Zoom.