Sew-N-Sews news

Pat Kovarik

You see the Sew-N-Sews name and article every month. Do you ever wonder what we do or what we’re about? Why don’t you come and see? We do all sorts of sewing: garments, quilts, embroidery, and we even have beading classes; we’re always learning new things or new ways of doing “old” things.

In September, we had Penny Sturgis (aka the Bag Lady) demonstrate some of her bag/tote patterns. She is very knowledgeable and creative.

In October, we’ll have one of our own members, Sandy Bealmear, demonstrating scarves. You won’t want to miss this interesting and fashionable demonstration.

What else do the Sew-N-Sews do? We have a beading class every month which is supplemented by an “open beading” to continue projects and finish started projects. We offer classes to members every month, and the project is displayed along with a sign-up sheet. Classes are for members only, so if you see something you’d like to make, you’ll have to join. We also have a speaker or presentation at every meeting, which is varied enough to meet everyone’s interests. We have a talented group of ladies, the Dolly Dressers, who rehab donated dolls and make darling outfits. And we can’t forget our Pads for Paws group who make dog beds, which are donated to Operation StandDown, among others. They use donated fabric and cut it down to small pieces for stuffing into the dog beds. Larger pieces of the fabric are used to make the shell of the dog beds. Over 500 dog beds are made/donated each year.

What else can I tell you about the Sew-N-Sews? Come and see for yourself. Attend our October meeting on the 11th (the second Wednesday) at 1:00 p.m. in the Navajo Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. We’ll also be at all three of the Community Days. Stop by our table, see some of the items the members have made and ask your questions. We’re looking forward to meeting you and sharing our love of sewing.