Spring Fling 2016

South Puget Sound Chapter of ASG held their 10th Annual Spring Fling Saturday, April 16th at the Fife Community Center.  We had 10 teachers volunteering their expertise to teach 12 different classes for a total of 17 sessions.  Classes ranged from 90 minutes to three hours in length.  There was a large block of tables set-up for open sew to be used for the day or as drop-in between classes.  A great place for large projects needing room to spread out in.  There was a nice buzz around all the tables as classes got underway and people settled down to sewing and chatting.  Tips and techniques were shared as well as chatting to catch-up or get acquainted with each other.

This year’s projects were ambitious and generally needed more time than what was allotted. While many projects were completed, Sunday was a second “Spring Fling” day for me!  I completed the Swirl Skirt and Crop Top for my grand-daughter’s doll as well as finishing the ties on the Terry Kitchen Towel dress.  I’m thinking others were doing similar sewing!

The Fife community Center was an easy-access building with good parking, good lighting and ample room.  For those that ran chilly, a quick trip to the restroom solved the problem.  It was a little like a sauna!

Lunch was a nice break and provided time to check-in with others on what they were doing.  We enjoyed a build-your-own salad with plenty of choices accompanied by corn bread and two different soups.  The line-up for food was a bit slow.  This wasn’t as big an issue as it could have been since people were finishing up sewing or moving to prepare for their next class.  Dessert was a pretty “Spring Fling” cake brought in from Costco.

Watch for aprons, kitchen towels, hot pads            ,  iPad pyramid cushions, an assortment of zippered pouches, bags and inserts.  Also t-shirts, teddy bears, doll outfits, pin cushions and hanger covers in Show and Share time at upcoming NG meetings.  Cindy will be doing an encore class at Gypsy Quilters’ next meeting for those that still want to take the project bag class and couldn’t.  This is also an opportunity for anyone that didn’t quite finish during class to come and git’r done.

We wrapped up the day at 4.00pm with volunteers helping with take-down, ensuring we left the venue properly swept and cleaned.  Thank you to Judy Moritz for her organizing this event.  Thank you to all our wonderful volunteer instructors who generously shared their skills and knowledge.  Special thanks to those who stepped in to help with set-up and clean-up.  Last, but not least, thank you to all who attended making Spring Fling 2016 a fun day!