February 18th - Upcycling
Join Pamela Ziegenhagen to learn about the art of upcycling. Pam is a film-maker with a passion for changing up your wardrobe without buying new. She is a member of Wearable Art Midwest based in Minneapolis. This meeting will kick off our 2023 Member Challenge: Upcycled or Zero-Waste Garments. Guest are welcome to attend.
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Sewing Lounge - Special Event
Luana Bank, Polk City
February 11, 2023 - 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Bring your hand sewing or machines and spend some time with other makers. You can bring projects to work on or just stop in and say hello. Stay for a little while or all day. Non-member guests are welcome.
Sewing Room Tours
Central Iowa sewing rooms are open! Take a look! Discover clever organization tips and systems. Find out how to set-up comfortable cutting, sewing and pressing stations. Learn about the process of creating a sewing room. Glimpse at a few special sewing keepsakes.
Take a Sewing Room Tour
Check out the January makes!
On the Runway
The December meeting showcased Central Iowa Chapter members makes on the runway. Enjoy the Show.
View the Slideshow
Get to Know the Elected CAB Members
Do you have ideas, questions or suggestions for Chapter programs and activities? Would you like to get to know fellow members? Meet Denise, Tracy and Rosanne.
Get to know elected CAB members
At the next Chapter meeting look for an "I can help!" button on the name tags of members who are willing to answer questions about techniques, patterns, fabric, alterations and more. Bring a project that's stumping you and hail a member with a sticker.
Sewing Guild at the Quilt Show
Central Iowa Chapter promoted sewing at the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Show in late September. Thanks to the members who represented the Chapter by providing items to display and tending our booth.
Learn to Fit Pants
Central Iowa Chapter member Rosanne is leading a series of pants making classes. Participants will make a muslin, which can be used to sew trousers, jeans, leggings, joggers or shorts that fit.
Goal: Learn to fit pants for yourself and others.
Participants: Members only. Three to five participants per class.
Cost: Nominal fee to support the Chapter.
Location: Rosanne's house. Open to other locations.
Time: Tentatively three 2- to 3-hour sessions.
Interested: Join the class or get more information.
The Tabula Rasa Jacket Challenge garments and State Fair entries were featured at the September Chapter meeting.
Sewing Retreat October, 2022
Three days and nights, of sewing, food, fun and fashion! Denise lead an optional class on sewing leggings.
View retreat photos