Dolly Mommas By Shari Fuller Twice a month a group of 15 women meet at Beth’s Creative Stitchery Bernina Shop in Columbus, Ohio to sew American Girl size doll clothes for their grandchildren and nieces, for sale, and occasionally for themselves. This group includes a variety of people such as retired teachers, office workers, real estate agents, and nurses and is lead by Carol Clements, a former designer and writer for Creative Needle. Carol uses her talents to help design modern clothes and assist with early American patterns. Everyone has different ideas about color, fabric, and trim which makes for interesting combinations
that inspire future projects. Being typical women sewing sometimes well often times takes a back seat to talking and laughing. We try to share as often as we can especially on the hard to find items. Their group is open to everyone. Their current project, a sleeping bag and pillow that Carol has revised from an old commercial pattern, will be paired up with fake pizza for a fun slumber party theme.
One of the things this group does is purchase supplies together which makes it easier for them to get their hands on hard to find items as well as get the best prices. Still, free is always better so let’s do a little
giveaway here for our brand new exclusive coral and blue cameo buttons. Leave a comment below to be entered in a drawing for a package of each of our new cameo buttons (6 blue and 6 coral). The drawing will be on October 30th. Interested in organizing your own group? Contact Joan Longbrake via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org