Ten years ago(!), Nancy responded to a notice Wendy put in the ASG Chicago Newsletter inviting members who were interested in a Neighborhood Group in downtown Chicago to contact her. Since then, Sew Chicago has welcomed new members from the city and suburbs and explored the finer points of garment sewing in an enthusiastic, supportive environment. Along the way, friendships have formed, skills have been refined and much laughter has been shared.
To celebrate, our newest member Ashley created this fabulous cake.
And Steph, our Chief Creative Officer, presented everyone with a lovely needle book that she made using ASG fabric and vintage buttons from her collection. What a labor of love this was.
We feasted on Mediterranean specialties at Kurah Mediterranean restaurant in their loft space. The waiters got quite the workout carrying everything up the stairs!
Steph printed menus and Nancy helped with setup.
Valerie, president of the ASG Chicago Chapter, made a special treat for Wendy and Steph.
As always, there were fun and useful sewing-related gifts in our grab bag and everyone wrote down their wish list for programs in the coming year.
And almost everyone had a Sew & Tell to inspire us all.
From all of us at Sew Chicago, past and present, our very best wishes for a very happy holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.