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More *Sew Simple* Badges for Girl Scouts!

Saturday dawned bright and chilly, but it was cozy and cheerful in our sewing studio!

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Here we are working with a local troop of Girl Scouts, helping them earn their *Sew Simple* Badges!

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A happy Girl Scout

The girls learned quickly and had lots of fun practicing machine sewing and hand sewing skills. Our program for the girls is varied and comprehensive. They learn some machine sewing basics and several hand stitching techniques. They get an overview of  fabrics, an introduction to how to read  a pattern sleeve, how measurements work and they get time on the sewing machine to try their skills with their sewing project.

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Hard at work ...having fun!

We donate time and expertise plus the use of our beautiful space and wonderful sewing machines. It’s a great way for us to give back to this great and supportive community! Plus some girls sign up for our sewing classes. WIN:WIN all around!

Darlene…Sewing Diva

Darlene has been helping us here at the sewing studio since last summer and the depth of her knowledge about everything sewing never ceases to amaze. Darlene started her sewing career when she took her first sewing class at the Girls Club at age 10. It was love at first sight and and she has not stopped sewing since! With a degree in Textiles and an extensive background both in garment construction (industrial and home sewing) and window treatment design and production, Darlene is a real asset. Darlene teaches everything from basic sewing techniques to advanced production techniques. Fitting and alterations are another of her strengths.

If it’s about sewing, Darlene wants in! She often has a tip or piece of information that will get sewing students to a higher level. She is innovative and a problem-solver and she has endeared herself to our students with her unique vision, crackerjack sewing skills and delightful personality. Darlene is a wonderful addition to our group of sewing teachers!

Welcome Susanne!

Susanne is the latest addition to our group of sewing instructors and she is a real asset. Susanne has been sewing for close to 50 years. She has 25 years of quilting experience alone! Plus she has a friendly personality, infinite patience and enjoys teaching all ages. We are so lucky to have her join the studio. Susanne will be teaching our one day Custom Quilted Totebag class in May. Can’t wait!

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