Mini Maker’s Faire
The San Antonio Mini Maker’s Faire was huge fun in the Central Library on March 23rd! There were children everywhere, full of curiosity and questions. It was surprising and pleasing to learn that many of them are already doing some basic sewing or stitching. Most were enchanted by Mary Hodge’s unicorn card embroidery. Many parents showed interest in the beginning embroidery class at Encino Library, April 15th. It was fun for the workers and we hope to be included next time, armed with small projects to offer those curious minds and hands.
The SANG table was positioned next to the Chihuly installation, which beautifully complimented the guildbanner.
Encino Library – Beginning embroidery April 15th
Outreach will be teaching a beginning embroidery class at Encino Library, April 15th. The cute project of three little bunnies includes strait stitch and french knots.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that resonates with many of us and SANG has participated by stitching samplers to present to new home owners. We have committed to make 15 samplers for a dedication ceremony in August 2019. This is a call to ask for your time and help in making it happen. We can supply more samplers for future dedications, but need about 15 for each event so please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are stitching and when you have a completed sampler so we can plan accordingly.
The San Antonio pattern is available HERE
Outreach for 2019
We are already rockin’ and rollin’! The calendar is full of information about stitch-ins at various libraries across San Antonio, providing time to enjoy good company and to demonstrate the legacy of fine needlework in everyday life. SANG has been accepted into the SA Mini Maker Faire at the San Antonio Central Library, 600 Soledad, on March 23, 2019.
‘Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.’
Time is short to put together our exhibit and to decide what we want to demonstrate in a small space. We need volunteers from 10:30 to 3:30. Suggestions and volunteers are welcome! www.sanantonio.makerfaire.com
There are four additional projects for this year:
- Creation of 20 angel ornaments to go on a giving tree at St. Marks UMC the Saturday after Thanksgiving. (See article describing the project in the Feb 2019 SA Samplings)
- Fifteen Habitat for Humanity SA Samplers to be presented at the July 13th New Homes Dedication. Let us know if you plan to stitch a sampler and if you have a pattern already or need a pattern and supplies.
- On-going collection of threads for Threads of Blessing, bring to any regular meeting.
- On-going collection of travel-sized toiletries for Meals on Wheels of San Antonio. We will not sew bags this year, please save pretty bags to use for presentation in November.
The angel ornament project is open to your choice of pattern, method, and materials and you are encouraged to share resources and information with other SANG members. Let’s make them so beautiful that we would love to see them on our own tree!
This is just a start so check this space often for links to projects and updates. Let’s stitch and have fun!
Carol Powers, VP Outreach