Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Photos of 20th Birthday Fashion Parade

Fatima shows off her dress
Mary & her dolls
Meewon - founder of the MWSG in 1986
Mala's dress

Ann's beautiful jacker
Ardy & Jean in Ardy's creations
Ruza and a dressing-gown for her grand-daughter

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Sewing Group Turns 20!

Help us celebrate the sewing group's 20th birthday.
A fun night of food, music, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
We will even have a fashion show!
Hope to see you there!

There will be no sewing that day as we will be preparing for the party.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

SAVE THESE DATES! Volunteer can play with your children whilst you sew

 We are happy to welcome the lovely team from Ivanhoe Grammar to sewing group again this autumn.
They are lead by their teacher Rod Sommerton and the students provide fantastic assistance including coordinating activities for young children, helping with the vegetable patch and general assistance with things like fund-raising.  

We encourage all mothers with young children to bring them along to the following sewing sessions: 

Saturday 7 May 2.30 - 4.30pm
Saturday 21 May 2.30 - 4.30pm
Saturday 4 June 2.30 - 4.30pm

We are so lucky to have their enthusiasm and support so please introduce yourselves to these visitors and make them feel welcome.

If you have any questions, please ask Laura, Angela or Michaela.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Spring Flowering Bulbs fundraiser

A Ranunculus near the hall (my favourite)
As we get into Autumn, it is time to think about planting bulbs which will grow in the Spring and give beautiful flowers.

You can support the Multicultural Women's Sewing Group by buying bulbs or selling them to friends. Ask Mich, Laura or Angela for a printed order form, or click here to look at the bulb catalogue online.

A brave daffodil in front of the church last Spring

Tesselaar bulbs are good quality, come with planting instructions and don't need much care or skill. Once they finish flowering in spring, they will die down and most will multiply and flower again in following years (In Melbourne, tulip bulbs will need to be dug up and put in the fridge before re-planting).

How do I order bulbs? Find someone with a printed catalogue, choose the bulbs you want and tell them your order.
Look at the online catalogue, choose the bulbs you would like.Text or email Ange or Jennifer telling us your name and how many of each pack you would like. Each one has a letter from A to Z.

How do I pay? You can pay us when we give you the bulbs, or before. You can also pay by EFT directly to MWSG: BSB 633 000  ACCOUNT: 155 00 3312 So we can track payments, please include a reference in the EFT transaction. Use BULBS followed by your surname eg BULBS SMITH

When do I need to order by? Email or text your order to Jennifer or Angela by 31st March.

Jennifer           0416 049 647 or jypmok@gmail.com
Angela             0402 765 928 or ange-stock-arts@optusnet.com.au

When do the bulbs arrive?
We will get your bulb packages back by about mid-April - perfect for an autumn planting! You can pick them up at Sewing Group or we will contact you about how to get them to you. (We won't be able to post them).

The Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group Inc. REALLY appreciates your help.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Asylum Seeker Women's Event 18 March -can you help?

Asylum Seeker Women’s Sewing Session & Lunch
Friday 18 March
11AM - 2PM

We’re happy to again be hosting a group of asylum seeker women as we work with them to each finish a simple project.

We are looking for women to help one-to-one with using a sewing machine, but also some help with cutting and ironing. Or if you knit or crochet, come and help beginners with that.
It is sure to be a really fun day and there will be a delicious lunch provided by Lentara Uniting Care.
If you are interested in helping part or all of the time, please get in touch with Jennifer on 0416 049 647 or jypmok@gmail.com

Friday, 11 December 2015

Mary is very happy

Mary is from Sri Lanka and has been attending sewing group for the last couple of months.  At her first session, Mary carefully wrote down the English names of all the items in her small sewing box.  Mary's English is actually very good!  She was very happy when she recently completed this nightgown!
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Mary's nightgown Dec 2015

Jane's leather purse

Two of our newest members, Jane & Minna have been busy making beautiful purses.  Here's a gorgeous tasselled item that Jane recently completed.
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Leather Purse with tassels by Jane Dec 2015