Wednesday, August 9, 2017



We are looking for nominations to fill all three elected CAB positions:


These three positions MUST be filled to continue as a Chartered Chapter. The elected positions are for a one year term and a member may be elected to the same position for four consecutive years. The President nominee needs to be a current member of CAB.
Names to be included on the ballot for these three positions must be received by September 14, 2017. Please send to Shirley R. The ballot will be mailed out by the end of September. Look for it in your newsletter. Please return your ballot by November 1, 2017.

Election results will be presented at our Annual Luncheon on Saturday, November 4, 2017. 

In addition to these elected positions, our chapter has nine (9) additional participation opportunities that are vital to keeping our Chapter in good running order. The newly elected President to the CAB will appoint the following non-elected positions for 2018:

Retail Liaison 
Neighborhood Group Liaison 
Blog Manager 
Newsletter Editor
Family & Consumer Science Member at Large


We know there is a lot of interested members who would like to participate. YOU can make a positive difference in our Chapter.  These 9 positions may be appointed, but our incoming president will need to know who is interested. Please contact Shirley R. to share your talents by throwing in your hat to volunteer. She can also give you information about any position or help you decide which one you would best fit. If you are unsure if you have the time, ability, experience of seniority (time in the Chapter), please attend the next CAB meeting and you understand that none of us works in a vacuum, we are a community of sewers and care for and help one another! We need your help and your participation to make our Chapter stronger and more effective in fulfilling the wishes of our membership. These positions can be shared with another member making it even easier! Come join us and make our Chapter even better as many new ideas are welcome!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

       Chapter Event- Textile Conservation and Preservation

Tuesday August 15, 20176:00-7:30
Clifton Park Halfmoon Library Rooms A and B (upstairs)
475 Moe Road 
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Kayla Silvia, daughter of Latham NG Leader Learay Silvia, will be giving a presentation on conservation treatments of textiles. This will include her experience with textiles, as well as furniture and objects. Kayla will provide tips on how to store some of your textile heirlooms and names of local conservators.
Kayla’s impressive education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration on Art History, with minors in Chemistry and Apparel Textiles. 
She has over 3000 hours of internships in the field, including Peebles Island in NY, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Kayla will be leaving for Glasgow, Scotland in the fall to pursue a two year study program in textile conservation.
Most of us own a textile we would like to preserve, whether it is a family heirloom, or something we picked up along the way.Please join us for a fascinating presentation with a question and answer period to follow.
Remember the library is air conditioned and has an elevator!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer means bare-ing it all?

I received a LLBean catalog and browsed the swim suits. They are quite nice and a bit pricey for those of us with a sewing machine and a stash of stretch swimsuit fabric and a bit of elastic. Here are some links to help you along with this endeavor if you are so inclined.

How to Sew a REAL bra into Your Fave Swimsuit Pattern - The Sew ...

Adding Bust Support to a Swimsuit: Boning & Cups - Curvy Sewing ...

add bra cups to a shelf lined swimsuit - see kate sew

Bra to Bathing Suit - Tasha Delrae

Be Bold: How to Sew a Swimsuit You'll Really Love, Part One - Craftsy this one is FREE! Use our link first ok? Just incase you are so inclined to buy something while you are there!

Swimwear Basics | Seamwork Magazine

Sew Along Day 2: How to Sew on Swimsuit Fabric & Linings - Peek-a ...

How to Sew Elastic into Swimwear - Indie Sew look at the wonderful pictures!

Good luck!  Be sure to send me pictures. No need to model...unless you want to!