Current Meeting Schedule 2023

To be added to the email distribution list, with a link to the video meetings, contact Pat at colosewingpros@gmail.com.

All meeting times are Mountain time. Meetings are now (as of May 2022) on the first Monday of the month in the evening. Unless otherwise specified, they are held at the Koelbel Library in Centennial, CO (South Denver).

August 28 6:30 (Instead of Labor Day) – Discussion of Pricing your Work
Refreshments: Yvonne

October 28 6:30 (Fourth Monday) at Above and Beyond’s Littleton store (10201 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127, 720 440 9654, near Kipling and Bowles).  We will have Patrick from Above and Beyond Sewing Machines teach us about sewing machine maintenance. Bring a machine with you.
Refreshments: Denise

November 6 6:30 – To Be Announced
Refreshments: Karen? or Carol

December 4 – Holiday Party
Refreshments: Potluck

Past Meetings

August 8 4:30 – Picnic near Jane’s house
contact Pat at colosewingpros@gmail.com for address.

July 3 6:30 – Chapter 2 of Angela Wolf’s Book: How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business
Refreshments: Jane

June 5 6:30 – Luc Roelens of Trims on Wheels
Refreshments: Jane (Was zoom only meeting)


May 1 6:30 – Ralph from Denver Design Incubator
Refreshments: Clara

April 3 6:30 – Unique Artwork Buttons with Sara Tempest
Refreshments: Toni

March 6, 2023 – Charity Sewing at Koelbel Library (Zoom for Book Discussion)
6:00 Set up for serging and rotary cutting.
6:30 Charity sewing starts.
7:30 Break to discuss Chapter 2 of Angela Wolf’s Book.
8:30? Short Business Meeting.
Refreshments: Anne

February 6, 6:30 pm: Alan Oakes (rescheduled)

January 2, 6:30 pm: Alan Oakes

Our speaker Jan 2, 2023 was not able to attend due to airline troubles. Instead, we started working through Angela Wolf’s book “How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business.” We will start from the beginning and discuss the first 11 pages. Below are links to two sources for the book. Even if you don’t get a chance to read this section in advance, you are invited to join the discussion.Angela Wolf Pattern Collection (angelawolfpatterns.com)Amazon.com: How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business (Home-Based Business Series) eBook : Wolf, Angela: Kindle Store

December 17 – Christmas Party Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at Jane’s house.

November 7: 6:30 pm Discussion by member Clara Dittl on SIlks, and possibly a Conference recap

October 3: Art Bierschbach will talk about Client Follow-up.  This includes when to contact annual clients, how to say things, and how often, to contact a client.

September 25, 2022 at 1 pm we will meet at the Denver Art Museum.

September 13th (TUESDAY, not Sept 5 – Labor Day) – Voting + Strategic planning

August 1st, 6:00: Potluck at Marci’s house.

July 11th, (not July 4!) All About Zippers with The Zipper Lady

June 6th, 6:30 pm
Standards of Quality and how they apply to different areas of the industry. – No Zoom
Presentation by Chapter President Anne Kuehn

May 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Presentation by Pat Bornmann
Myers-Briggs: Know Yourself, Know your Client, Know their Customer

April 11, 2022 at 6:30
Zepplin Station, 3501 Wazee, Denver
Meet-and-Greet Networking meeting with ASDP and Fashion Design communities

March 28, 2022 at 9:30 am
Presentation by Carol Phillips
Croquis: Sketch Freely!

February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am
Tour exhibit at Denver Art Museum:
Suited: Empowered Feminine Fashion

January 24, 2022
9:30 am Business Meeting
10:30 am presentation by Bethany Siegel on eCommerce