It's time to so some spring cleaning and go through your stash! Bring your leftover yardage or fabric that you know doesn't really work for you but could be a beauty on someone else. But please don't bring tiny scraps - bring pieces that are at least 1/2 yard so people have enough to make something.
Before you arrive, please sort your fabric by type: cotton, wool, knits, prints, solids, etc. [and label your fabric with your name and if you have time, note the yardage and if it's 100% cotton, wool, a blend, etc.
Then if your fabric doesn't get selected, you have the option of taking it back or] [updated in bold] it'll be donated to the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse (http://www.creativereuse.org/). [If you're driving, please let me know if you can help with delivering the leftovers to the Depot. Thanks!]
And here's some exciting news! Tasia, the Canadian designer behind the indie pattern company Sewaholic Patterns (http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/), will be donating her latest pattern for a giveaway! It's the Gabriola Skirt (http://sewaholic.net/introducing-the-next-pattern-the-gabriola-skirt/) - a beautiful maxi skirt, which you can buy here (http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/gabriola-skirt/). Thank you Tasia for donating your pattern to our March meetup! And be sure to check out her Sewaholic blog (http://sewaholic.net/). It's coming from Canada so there's an outside chance it might not arrive in time but I can always mail it to the drawing winner.
All Bay Area Sewist members get a 20% discount at Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics (http://www.stonemountainfabric.com) on meeting days! So stop by their great store (2518 Shattuck Ave.) before or after our meetup - let them know you are a Bay Area Sewist member and show them the email I'll be sending members the day before the meetup. You can show the email on your smartphone or a printout.
Saturday, March 15, 10:30 to 12 pm
10:30 am to 11 am: Place fabric on tables and browse
11 am to 11:30 am: Pick your fabric - to be fair, we'll have one round where everyone can pick one fabric. Then everyone can pick a second fabric, and so on.
11:30 am to 12 pm: Discussion of fabric care and sewing tips, and Sewaholic pattern giveaway drawing!
Location: Berkeley Public Library
Community Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
2090 Kittredge at Shattuck
(near Downtown Berkeley BART station)
Note on Parking: There is metered street parking but it can be tough to find an open spot. You may want to park in a lot. There are a couple within walking distance of the library (for example, lots at 2150 Kittredge St., 2061 Allston Way, 2020 Kittredge).
Suggestion: You may want to park at MacArthur BART (free parking on weekends) and then take BART to Downtown Berkeley stop. The library is less than two blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART stop.
Wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is not sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library. Groups and organizations may use meeting rooms when they are not being used for activities sponsored by the Library. Permission to use the meeting rooms does not imply Library endorsement of the goals, policies or activities of any group or organization. For more information on meeting rooms at the Berkeley Public Library, visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.