Are there any advanced sewing class in Atlanta

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Hello, My mother is having empty nest syndrome and she said she was
interested in learning more advanced sewing techniques. I don't really know
anything about sewing, but my mother has created some very nice stuff, and
seems to be more advanced than beginner classes that I've found through
Google. I wasn't really sure where I could find some classes for her in
Atlanta, GA. I looked at some colleges, but them don't seem to offer any of
the classes I was looking for. Sorry if this is pretty basic, I'm sure there
are advanced different types of sewing, so I'm not really sure what I'm
looking for. I know she doesn't want to do knitting, and quilt making, but
I'm not sure how to classify what she does. I found the below site, and a
few more like it, but they don't seem to offer any of the advanced classes
she said she was looking for. I guess the closet thing I could come up with
would be like advanced dressmaking, but I'm not sure if that is a real
classification. Thanks for any help offered.

http://www.atlantasewing.com/Schedule/schedule.html#Beginning

-- Zipper



Re: Are there any advanced sewing class in Atlanta
Dear Zipper,

All the stuff on this website is pretty basic, and not dressmaking.  I
have a dear friend who teaches at Savannah School of Art and Design.
Her name is Jackie Kueler.  You might have your mother contact her,
tell her Teri Jones referred her, and she may have some contact in the
Atlanta area who can help.

Teri


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Savannah is WAAAAY far away from Atlanta -- several hours' drive at least.

Melinda, whose mom's family is based out of Savannah and who has many,
many happy memories of visiting Savannah Beach

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"Melinda Meahan -  wrote in message > Savannah is WAAAAY far away from
Atlanta -- several hours' drive at least.
Telephones, Dear Melinda, Telephones!
Juno



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Savannah School of Art and Design has a campus in Atlanta now,
http://www.scad.edu .

siobhan



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Juno wrote:
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I know that, but you don't have the class over the telephone.

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"Melinda Meahan - > I know that, but you don't have the class over the
telephone.
No you don't but Terry suggested that she contact the woman with the hope
that she would have a name of someone in the Atlanta area.
Juno



Re: Are there any advanced sewing class in Atlanta

This might be worth a shot....  One of our (pretty much all the "regulars"
on here have bought from this place) fabric shops is www.fabric.com  They
are based in Atlanta and they have several folks on staff who do sew.  I
would be willing to bet if you called them, they could point you to some
classes for your mom.  Really nice folks tell them that the sewing boards
pointed you in their direction.  ;)  I'm sure if they can they will help
you.

Sharon
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"Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
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One thing to look into is the local chapter of ASG (American Sewing
Guild).   They have an Atlanta chapter here is thier website
http://www.asgatlanta.org /

Thier website also has links to local atlanta vendors, some of which have
classes. In addition to the store link you posted.

I am a member, in NM, and can say most guild chapters have "special
events" that bring in national speakers for advanced classes.
Many of these guilds are also in close contact with the local vendors,
(fabric and quiltshops) and are informed about what type of classes they
offer.  And just because you are not in quiltmakeing, don't immediately
discount the quilt shops, some of them do have a few garment classes.
From using industry techniques to patern drafting.  Also most guild have
"programs" at meeting where you can learn new information from each other.
We also have discounts availiable to many vendors, local and national.
There is also a national yearly convention.
All in all the yearly "dues" more than pay for themself in the benefits of
membership.

Aside from the "organized" guild meetings and such, you Mom will meet a
group of women (and maybe a few men) that share a hobby.  In our group
there have been some friendships made by  people that may have not
therwise met.

Oh yeah..and the ASG National website..is:   http://www.asg.org /
In case anyone other than the OP wants to see if their is a guild in thier
area.  I know other sewing guilds exist internationally, simply because we
have had "visitors" from them at our national convention, but I don't know any
of their acronyms.

Raelynn

Re: Are there any advanced sewing class in Atlanta
Well thank you all for your help. I haven't found anything yet, but you gave
me some good leads. Thank you again for your time.

-Zipper

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