In the blog’s continuing effort to inform the membership about what it takes to put on meetings and events, our Sew Day Coordinator, Diana, has this to say:
Name: Diana L.
Position: Sew Day Coordinator
Job: Plan Group Sewing events. This includes sew-days and the post-meeting sew-cials.
Hopes: I’m hoping to have monthly sewing events. I’m shooting for a varied schedule to accommodate people’s needs (Saturdays, Sundays and Friday evenings). Once the ball is rolling for these events, I might plan activities or challenges for some of these events, such as technique demonstrations and instruction, or challenges to make something in a short period of time. We might also try to run a charity-only sewing event, where our group primarily focuses on charity sewing for the day.
Successes: One Sew Day in January, two more already booked (March 23 5-11pm and April 21 10am-10pm).
Information: I plan to document a list of potential host locations for group sewing events, along with the contact information and costs involved. I also plan to list out the “best practices” (once we figure these out) for bringing shared items such as irons, ironing boards/mats, design walls and snacks.
If you have ideas for Diana for locations or anything, leave a comment or contact Diana at a meeting. If you can demonstrate or bring something for an upcoming sew-cial, see Diana as well.