Awkward Animal Portraits Quilt Series: October’s Release

Awkward Animal Portraits Quilt Series: October's Release {an Art School Dropout's life}It’s not the first of the month, but it’s close! It’s time for another Awkward Animal Portraits Quilt Series release. Samarra and I like to be respectful, and our Animal friends like their down time and don’t like to talk business on weekends. So we agreed to wait until today to share our newest pattern! Continue reading

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Upcoming Classes: October 2017

I had talked about joining a makerspace back in May, and my love of the place has continued to grow. I have started helping with the social media side of things, and just last month I have started teaching classes!

All of these classes are held at the Makersmiths in Leesburg, VA. Just click on the links below for more details.

My upcoming class schedule for October:

Upcoming Classes: October 2017 {an Art School Dropout's life}

Hand Sewing – Intro to English Paper Piecing – Hexagons

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Upcoming Classes: October 2017 {an Art School Dropout's life}

Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine – Lined Drawstring Bag

Saturday, October 21 at 11 AM - 1:30 PM

Upcoming Classes: October 2017 {an Art School Dropout's life}

Machine Sewing – Cookie Selling Costumes Workshop

Saturday, October 28 at 1 PM – 3:30 PM

My Mom is a Sewing Superhero…

My mom is a sewing superhero {an Art School Dropout's life}

I don’t talk much about my family on the blog or social media, because I don’t feel like it’s fair to share their lives without their permission. Plus they all like their privacy.

I’m making an exception today, because I NEED to share how my mom is a sewing superhero…

Many brides and wedding parties in the Baltimore/DC metro area were hit hard when bridal superstore Alfred Angelo closed abruptly a few weeks back. My mom was the main seamstress at their Columbia, MD location and handled hundreds of dresses a month. Most of these dress alterations had been pre-paid to Alfred Angelo, and my mom had not received a paycheck in weeks. She cares about all of her customers though, and continued to work on their dresses. Even after the doors officially closed she had 87 dresses on hand that still needed to be picked up, she continued working FOR FREE! You can read all the details and more about the closing in the Baltimore Sun article they wrote about here...

Baltimore Sun: Columbia Seamstress Scrambles to Help Brides Affected by Alfred Angelo Closings

My siblings and I have gathered together to help her out in any way we can, plus a friend has graciously offered up space for her to work in. We also started a GoFundMe to help her offset any costs and pay her bills.

GoFundMe: Offset Costs for Denise

Also, Any proceeds from sales in my shop from now, until August 18th, will be added to her GoFundMe page.

If you could share these links, and get the word out, I would love it! This is a new situation for my family and I. We don’t normally ask for help, and aren’t really sure where to go from here. Any help is appreciated!.

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