April 5, 2018

April, 2018


Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm.,  All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at (Holiday Ham) for dinner at 5:30.
Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis
Brar!!  I am ready for spring weather!  We need some warm, dry weather!  I everyone had a great Easter and you were able to enjoy the day! We went to my sister’s house and had an egg hunt and brunch.  We had dinner at my house with of course, another egg hunt!  Fun day- but I was tired afterwards. 

I hope everyone is ready for our “pillowcase project”.  I have been wanting this finished project for the last couple of years - I am ready!  Make sure you have your finished edges done for Tuesday night’s meeting.  We will pleat the strips for smocking at the meeting – so if we could have a couple of pleaters at the meeting that would make the work go much quicker.  Vivian will also have the pearl cotton thread for the smocking at the meeting. 

I hope everyone will be able to make it to the meeting Tuesday. 
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in April – April 24, 2018 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We really need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been cut and pinned.

Mark your calendar: Saturday, May 21 – Germantown Community Library, 1:00 – 4:00
Check out the website! www.howtofestival.com

Planning has begun for the 2018 How-To Festival. As an alumni presenter, we have been extended a special early invitation for the 2018 event. Just like last year, we’ll be helping people to learn new skills in a friendly, free, hands-on environment.

The community will be invited to the library to rotate between tables and decide what they would like to learn. To enhance the learner's experience, we are encouraged to make our presentation as hands-on as possible.

We need MASG teams from 12:30 – 2:30 (includes setup) and 2:30 – 4:30 (includes takedown)
Please sign up for a time at our April and May meetings.  We can be as creative as we want to be.  The more pleaters and more projects the better!

Photos from 2016



Birthdays

April 9 - Judy Potter
April 28 - Laurabeth Adams

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 Teresa Baker:
There is an Instagram page for us... check out Memphisareasmockingguild on Instagram. Any pictures are welcomed. Seriously, don’t be shy or reserved. We WANT people to see everything we are doing.
Anyone who wants to can bring things to our meeting and I can take photos to be posted. The more info you have (patterns, fabric, class techniques, etc), the more I can post. I do not post faces of children unless you say it’s ok or unless they belong to me.
This picture is a First birthday dress I made for a friend using “Baby Square Yokes” by Cherry Williams




Glynda Whitlow - An adaptation of CC Adelaide by Lezette.  Parker pants in corduroy.  From a workshop for Linsey


Media Reminders:
Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!

March 12, 2018

March 2018


Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm.,  All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at  Holiday Ham for dinner at 5:30.

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis

Our Smocking Guild gathering was a success! Thanks to everyone who came out and for those of you who brought items for display and the delicious food and drinks!  Virginia, thank you for everything- it was delicious.  One guest came by just to see what plate was used for the dress in the invitation.  We hope we will have some new ladies come to our meeting this month. 

I know we have a few ladies looking into bringing in a teacher for a class, which would be great!  If you have any ideas please bring them to the meeting.  We could also take a “field trip” to a class if you know of any not too far away.

I am so looking forward to spring this year!  It has been unusually gloomy and wet lately – but the few beautiful days we have had were so uplifting.  On a good note though, I have gotten to work more on some sewing projects since I can’t work outside.

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in March – March 27, 2018 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned.

Birthdays
Chris - March 1st
Phyllis - March 2nd
Glynda - March 24th  
Vicky - March 29th

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Susan recommends reading:
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk – a great historical fiction novel that blends the past with the present.  I’ve enjoyed the mystery behind the embroidered sleeve from long ago.  A good read or listen!

Kit made this dress for her granddaughter’s (Gwennie) first birthday for her Alice in Wonderland theme!


Photos from our membership tea in February! Thanks again to all for help! 





Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.
Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!

February 12, 2018

February, 2018

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm.,  All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at McAllisters (just east of Holiday Ham) for dinner at 5:30.

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis

February is National Smocking Month! 

We are headed into a very busy season for smocking and sewing for Easter!  There are some darling new smocking plates for Easter this year.  We have them at Lace Cottage.  There is also Sit and Smock at Lace Cottage every Thursday in February from 5-7pm.  Please join us. 

We are still looking for programs this year!  Let’s get our calendar filled with some new projects.  I know you have some “oldies but goodies”!  Please think about leading one of the meetings for this year.

I hope everyone gets a chance to come to our tea for National Smocking Month at Lace Cottage on February 24, 2018!  I believe the time is from 10:00am until 12:00 pm.

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in Februry – February 27, 2018 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned.

Birthdays

Feb. 4 – Sarah
Feb 18 – Cheryl

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Teresa Has Been Busy!



Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!

Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.


See you Tuesday!

January 6, 2018

January 2018

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend!

Do you have any program ideas to be presented? How do you share your smocking or sewing talents with others?

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy Holiday season.  I want to thank Kittie for hosting our Christmas party!  Beautiful home with great food and gifts….and great company! 

I really enjoyed my holidays spent with family who were all able to come for a visit.  Although we had a few people sick over the holidays we had so much fun. My son came from Nashville and was able to stay for the long weekend. 

I hope everyone is looking forward to 2018.  We need to get things moving this year, so please sign up to teach us something new!  We could also plan on having a couple of outings if everyone would like.  Bring your calendars and ideas to the meeting.

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Check out this great New Year’s resolution – SAGA and MASG membership!

Have you renewed your national SAGA members


By mail

If you don't want to join online, you can download the online form. Complete the form and mail it with your payment to SAGA at:
Smocking Arts Guild of America , P.O. Box 150917, Nashville, TN 37215-9998     Volunteer for SAGA!

Have you renewed your MASG membership? Please send your $15 check for local dues to Susan Batson or bring cash/check to our next meeting.

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in January – January 23, 2018 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned.

This will be our first Wee Care workday of 2018, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

Fun at our Christmas dinner/party! Thanks for these photos, DiAnne!







Birthdays

Jan 23 - Vivian

Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!

Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!

(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!



December 7, 2017

December, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be our Christmas Party at Kit Hadskey's home on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 pm. Her address is 2884 Fosterdale Cove in Germantown. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! 

Food Items List for Christmas Party include
DiAnne -ham,
Glynda-carrot soufflé,
Jane -dessert,
Alexis-salad (crunchy romaine toss). 
Sara (?) - corn casserole
Teresa - homemade sourdough bread and dessert
Laurabeth - 2 veggie sides - green beans and cauliflower au gratin (?)
Amy - dessert  (key lime pie)

Thoughts from Phyllis

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I began the Sunday after Thanksgiving having some of my female cousins on my mother’s side of the family over to bake.  We do this every year and I value our time together more and more each year.  We make recipes that our families have enjoyed over the years and put together boxes of baked goods for each family (15 of us) to enjoy over the season.  That is a lot of loud women in the kitchen! 

I am trying to make the Christmas outfits for my grandsons, but they keep coming over to my house!  I am getting very little done.  They are very busy when they are there.  I am thinking it is going to require staying up all night in order to finish.  Ugh! 

As I pause and reflect over this past year, I am so thankful for each of you in my life.  I enjoy our time spent together and always learn something new when I am with you!  This is such a special group of women and am so proud to be a member. 

May each of you and your family be blessed this holiday season!

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Check out this great New Year’s resolution – SAGA and MASG membership!

Have you renewed your national SAGA membership –

1          Online (www.smocking.org)

2           By mail

3
If you don't want to join online, you can download the online form. Complete the form and mail it with your payment to SAGA at:
Smocking Arts Guild of America , P.O. Box 150917, Nashville, TN 37215-9998     Volunteer for SAGA!

Have you renewed your MASG membership? Please send your $15 check for local dues to Susan Batson or bring cash/check to our next meeting.

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in January – January 23, 2018 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned.
This will be our first Wee Care workday of 2018, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

Show and Share:
Amy – Christmas outfit for her granddaughter Ryvers in Denver (Note the bow.)


Birthdays
None in December

Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!