November 2009. We had a total of 10 women at the workshop, 6 new seamstresses. It was SO MUCH FUN! We of course started with crumb cake & coffee talk and then had our go at pillow making. My mantra all day was, "Perfection is Not Our Goal." Because that is something I needed to hear when I was a baby seamstress (which I'm now only a toddler [and growing...]).
When I first entertained the idea of learning to sew, I wanted to learn two things: the basics & a creative process. Eileen taught me the basics, but I stumbled through my creative process. I longed for sewing sisters. Which is what inspired this workshop. I wanted to help women conquer their fear of the sewing machine and inspire them to create beautiful things. And I think both were initiated. We didn't follow a pattern per se, I just designed this basic pillow and taught the ladies how to make it. (And frankly, I'm still completely intimidated by patterns. I WILL conquer that one! And it will probably be inspiration for future workshops;).
Here are a few pics that Eileen took during the workshop: