WEIRTON - The Nifty Needles neighborhood group of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild met at the First Christian Church on Main Street with 10 members in attendance.
Leader Carol Village introduced guest Vivian Tustin.
Susan Maze reminded members of the ASG Christmas tea Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh. The neighborhood group will hold its Christmas party in early December in conjunction with the Wintersville neighborhood group.
During show-and-tell, Dolly Grossman displayed a floral zipper pin in Pittsburgh Steelers colors; Kay Nixon showed an X-stitch square to be incorporated into a quilt for a terminally ill child and a pocket shawl in a faux cable design similar to that used in Irish fishermen's sweaters; Dale Negle modeled a quilted jacket and ruffled knit scar; Nancy Linn a ruffled knit scarf; and Susan Maze, a ruffled knit scarf, zipper pin and fabric corsage.
Village presented a program on mag mats, or coasters. Each member was given a packet of fabric and pumpkin and leaf patterns for embellishment. Members were asked to bring the completed mats back for the November show-and-tell.
Negle also held a refresher class on ruffled scarves she presented last month.
Nancy Sanders will be leader for 2013, and Kay Nixon her back-up.
Sanders had a display of sewing notions for members to share. Dolly Grossman will give the November program.
Members posed for photos wearing past projects, including aprons, pins and scarves for inclusion in the Pittsburgh chapter's monthly publication, The Pinpoint.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the church. Guests are welcome.
For information, call Village at (304) 748-8573 or Maze at (304) 723-2038.