Lecture:   Not Another Casual Coat: Why’s and How’s


What begin as Rachel’s “Year of the Coat” has become her decade of the coat. She will share with you the Why’s and How’s she began this journey of creating coats that tells stories, celebrate events and documents fabric collections. She will be showing some of her most recent garment as well as some of her old favorites.


Roosevelt Room – Q-80    

Free for members; $5 guests at door


Saturday Workshop:   Fast Seminole Piecing


Students will be creating units that are made from long strips, and then sewn together, cut and remade into patchwork patterns. I will begin with simple pattern and progress to more complex patterns that builds on your developing skills. The strips will be suitable to be used in a small quilt, wall hanging or garment. Please note: this class will focus on Seminole techniques, as opposed to Seminole piecing and is suitable for experienced beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers.


Multipurpose Room – M-50   

1:30 to 5:00pm, 3 ½ hour class

Maximum number of students:  20

$55 members, $70 guests  

Kit Fee:  $10.00

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Sunday workshop:   Sewing for the Body and the Soul


In this workshop students will begin to create a garment that will “speak” for them.  Using a traditional or contemporary pattern students will be encouraged to create a one-of-a-kind garment that will reflect individual personality or ethnicity, that create a mood, make a social or political statement or that expresses humor.  A variety of construction and embellishment techniques will be explored.  Students will be mixing contrasting prints, colors and textures to create a personalized masterpiece.  With the addition of buttons, beads, bell baubles, braids, ribbons, molas, and/or lace each student’s garment will make a unique and individual statement. In this class students will initially focus on garment design, fabric selection and layout.  Rachel will work with students to complete the design phase and then move on to the construction of a garment.


California Hawaiian Mobile Home Park   

3637 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

10:00 to 4:30 PM   6 1/2 hour workshop

Class size: 18 students

$85 members, $100 guests 

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