Big News

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January has been an intense month for me – new job responsibilities due to my promotion, getting old machine repaired, buying a new sewing machine – and (drum roll, please) Big News – I’m the new organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup Group!

Yep, the group was about to be abandoned because the founder of the group, Meghan (who blogs at Meg Made This), didn’t have time to maintain it any longer.  So I decided to step up and be the next organizer. Meghan designed the lovely logo for the group – don’t you love it?

In between work stuff (and not sewing, blogging or anything else) I was running around trying to find a free and available space for the group to meet. I finally ended up applying to use the Community Meeting Room at the Berkeley Public Library. And I just heard that my application was accepted.

So our first big Meetup “Pattern Swap, Spring Wardrobes & Pattern Giveaway!” will be at the Berkeley Public Library (2090 Kittredge at Shattuck) on Saturday, February 22, 10:45 am to 12:15 pm. We’ll pass out one ticket per pattern you bring, which you can exchange for another pattern. Because this event is open to the general public, this will make it fair to everyone who comes. Any extra patterns left over will be donated to the nonprofit East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland.

Also, Christine Haynes has graciously donated one of her Emery Dress patterns for a giveaway drawing at this Meetup! Thank you Christine!

Here’s the event sched: Patterns displayed/organized (10:45 to 11 am); Pattern swap (11 am to 11:30 am); Giveaway drawing and discussion of spring wardrobes/fabrics (11:30-12:15).

Kirsty of Tea and Rainbows will be helping me set up for this event before she takes off for Australia. Thank you Kirsty! I’m really looking forward to meeting other Bay Area Sewists. To RSVP for the event, just go to the Bay Area Sewists Meetup page. I hope to see you there!

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Author:Chuleenan

Chuleenan Svetvilas is a writer who sews and collects hats and shoes. She is a fabric addict and loves classic films and vintage clothes.

8 Responses to “Big News”

  1. March 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Howdy! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://theseedsof3.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/ive-been-nominated-for-a-liebster-award-squee/

    • March 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

      Oh,hey Melanie! Thanks so much for nominating me! Somehow I missed your comment. I really appreciate it! I’ll check our your post.

  2. February 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    How cool, congrats Chuleenan! Sounds like you will all have a blast. Meeting other sewists in person is the best!

    • February 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks, Catja! I can’t wait to meet other sewists!

  3. February 15, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Congrats, “C” on your new appointment to head up the meeting group. It will be a blast.

    Was just stopping in to give blog love.

    Take care, girl.

    Your girl, Lyric
    http://www.sewcroandquilt.wordpress.com

    P.S. I had to move to the .com side of WP; please consider following my new blog as you did the old. Thanks a gajillion. Also, my FB is https://www.facebook.com/sewandcro

    • February 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks, Lyric! I’m really looking forward my first meeting! And I’ll check out your new URL. I hope things are going well at your new digs!

  4. January 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    oh man! I really wish I was in the bay area for this… maybe we will have to think about moving!!

    • February 1, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      Hey Angela – wish you could come! One good reason to move. ;)

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