Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fifth Saturday Program - A Great Succes

by Sheila Bhoannon

Fifteen members registered for our third successful Fifth Saturday Workshop and made a Pet Screen Summer Tote. We all had a great time and left with finished or nearly completed tote bags. The July 30, 2016 program was led by Michele Parker, assisted by Debbie Tollin, with special thanks to Ellen Rogers for provid- ing the pattern and detailed instructions. Kaye Gonterman ordered the required supplies and prepared kits for each attendee, who brought two fat quarters of their choosing for the tote’s focus fabric.
These totes make great beach bags because sand can fall through the screen bottom and sides; however, they can also be used as purses and everyday totes. The fifteen designs were quite diverse despite everyone using the same pattern and the themes included fruit, dolphins, batiks, water, bugs, graphics and fish.
You don’t want to miss the next 5th Saturday programs! Kumihimo Japanese Weaving is scheduled for October; registration information is in this newsletter.
A honeycomb smocked ornament workshop is planned for the first Saturday in December since the
th Saturday is New Year’s Eve. This fabric manipulation technique can be applied to garments to create inter- est. Details will be available soon.
Then in April 2017 we are planning a quilted tuffet workshop! Go ahead and mark your calendars now and plan to spend every 5th Saturday with your sewing friends learning something new.

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