ASDP Sewing Friends and Follies

photo ASDB banner with Edye and Monica

Edye and Monica acting silly under the Fit For Art sponsorship banner.

We love to get together with sewing friends to learn, share, and of course shop.  Each October we attend the National Education Conference of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP), a trade association I have belonged to for over 20 years.  This year’s conference convened last weekend in Minneapolis and Fit for Art Patterns was one of the sponsors.  Here are some photo highlights of our trip and the conference events.

I have been serving on the Board of the new ASDP Charitable Foundation which was launched at the Conference.

The Foundation Board

The Foundation Board

 

The Foundation Board had a little toasting party to celebrate our hard work.  We also distributed invitations to donate to the Foundation alongside dessert at the Keynote Luncheon.

Desert and a giving card!

Dessert and a giving card!

 

 

 

The Member showcase is always a highlight of the conference.  Both Carrie and Rae were models.

Janee's Dress

Janee’s Dress

 

 

 

Carrie wore garments made by some very talented ASDP members including this lovely dress made by Janee Connor.  Enjoy the close up of the lovely back details.  Thanks to Edye for taking the photos.

What lovely details converging in the zipper.

What lovely details converging in the zipper.

I modeled my new Beautiful Geisha’s Jacket with pegged Eureka! black pants.

Beautiful Geisha's Jacket.

Beautiful Geisha’s Jacket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to Sue for modeling the 42nd Street Dress.

A big thank you to Sue for modeling the 42nd Street Dress.

 

And the lovely Sue Tenney modeled my entry in the Threads Magazine Challenge for “Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art”.  It was a tap dancing dress inspired by the Broadway Musical, 42nd Street.

 

 

 

Edye and Monica took a Couture foundations class with Pamela Rowland.  Here are some photos of the fun they had.

STitching the bust cups!

Stitching the bust cups!

Modeling their creations with the instructor.

Modeling their creations with the instructor.

Juliette striking a pose.

Juliette striking a pose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Banquet on Saturday evening, the Baltimore Chapter members who were in attendance modeled their lovely shoes first, and then their dress-up outfits.

Shoes for a party

Shoes for a party

Enjoying the party

Enjoying the party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edye and Robin enjoyed an organic martini at the Minneapolis airport before we flew home Sunday evening.  We were so tired, but so glad to catch up with our friends and to learn something new.

Robin and Edye enjoying a lovely martini

Robin and Edye enjoying a lovely martini, but energized by our visits with ASDP friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Where do you go to meet up with your sewing friends? Hope you have as much fun as we do!  RAE

Look at all the luggage!

Look at all the luggage!

 

PS.  All these photos were taken with i-phones so if they appear a bit wonky, just go to www.fitforartpatterns.com to read this blog post in order!

4 Responses to “ASDP Sewing Friends and Follies”

  1. Janee October 21, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    What a nice surprise to see photos of my sheath dress in this blogpost! Thanks so much to Carrie for modeling it, and for sharing it through your blog. It was so wonderful to see you all at conference – I hate to think it may be a year before we see each other again.

    • Rae Cumbie October 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

      Janee, we loved seeing you too. RAE

  2. j backert October 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    so wonderful!

  3. j backert October 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    If I ever get control over my health, I would volunteer to be a a roadie for FFA.

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