American Sewing Guild, Huntingburg

The Huntingburg chapter of American Sewing Guild met Aug. 12 with 10 members present in the Activities

Center of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Thank-you cards were read from some receiving comfort quilts. The pillowcase count is now 838,639. 

A slate of officers will be completed at the September meeting for election in November.

Items of interest shared were an appliqué scissors, seam ripper/stiletto combination and a “piecemaker” key ring received as a gift.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates are teaming up with the Dubois County Leadership Academy and the Department of Child Services. They are needing supplies for children up to age 18 who are going into foster care. Bags are needed to carry these items at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Members will come together at Shirley’s Sewing Stuff to make bags. Fabrics will be supplied; bring a sewing machine if possible. Unfinished projects were shown with the intention of completion for the November meeting. Included were knitting and crocheting items, a cape, summer top, Halloween wall hanging, quilt blocks, fleece vest and a bag with machine embroidery.

Show and tell items shown were baby afghans, lap quilts, a threaded painted eagle, knitted cap and mittens and covers for small notebooks with pencil holders.

For the October meeting, members are asked to bring some Christmas craft or item they have made for inspiration. Brenda DeMotte demonstrated making a pin cushion.

The Sept. 9 meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Activities Center. The chapter will celebrate National Sewing Month with the usual finger foods and refreshments and the return of the “ugly” fabric completion.

Visitors are welcome.

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