Sew Chicago’s Festive Holiday 2016


Sew Chicago celebrated another year of learning, support and camaraderie with our annual holiday brunch. This is the third year that we held our brunch at Troquet River North, where we enjoyed a warm welcome and a variety of tempting menu selections.


This year, Linda made the table extra festive with centerpieces that showcased her machine’s decorative stitches and made good use of fabrics that have aged long enough in her fiber archive.

We continued our traditions of sewing-related gift exchange and party favors. This year’s  favor included samples of fine Japanese hand sewing needles compliments of Sarah Veblen.


Another tradition we continued was brainstorming ideas for program topics for the coming year. The result was a full calendar of programs for 2017, which are now posted on our Calendar Page.

Sew & Tell included Stephanie’s latest Appleton Dress from Cashmerette Patterns, Debra’s latest ensemble from Style Arc Patterns made of scuba knit and Linda’s hand-knitted shawl and the details of her centerpieces, which fold for easy storage.

For the second year in a row, brunch was followed by a field trip to Fishman’s Fabrics, where some of us found some absolutely irresistible additions to our fiber archives. At least some of these discoveries are destined for projects in early 2017.

All of us at Sew Chicago hope you are enjoying a very happy holiday season. We send our best wishes for a happy and creative 2017.


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