"Community Sew"

An event series brought to you by Piedra y Sombra Designs, a studio of Suzanna Productions.

In 2023, Photographer Artist Melanie Gonzalez at Suzanna Productions has had the honor and privilege to produce free public programming in Kingston, NY with community artist partners such as 
Good Work Institute (via Sara Carlson, Growing Films), 
Maureen Schell, (Bard College Costume Designer), and Unfettered Arts Gallery (via Jennifer Edwards).

View past events and updates copied below.

December 2023

The Kingston Library: Upcycled Costume & Fancy-Dress Contest Results

UPDATE: One of our attendees to October 2023's COMMUNITY SEW won a local costume award!

From Mariel F., the young sewist's also talented mother: "¡Daphne ganó la competencia de disfraces reciclados!"

She won a competition of recycled costumes made at Unfettered Arts Gallery's/ Suzanna Productions' Community Sew workshop! Congratulations to Daphne and all contest winners.

October 2023

Community Sew 10.07.2023

Local Artists facilitating at 
37 O'Neil St. Kingston, NY 12401

10am-3pm Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Free community sewing, bring your projects and questions to bring your ideas to life with technical help from local sewists. Refreshments served, donations welcome.

Hosted by Suzanna Productions, Unfettered Arts Gallery, Alessandra Gonzalez and Maureen Schell, Costume Designer at Bard College.

(Background Image by Jennifer Edwards at our "Sew Hot!: Caribbean Themed Community Sew 08/05/23).

August 2023

Sew Hot: A Caribbean-themed Community Sewing Day

TWO-PART SERIES, AUG. 05 and 10/07 at 
37 O'Neil St. Kingston, NY 12401

Refreshments and sewing machines and equipment provided. 

Bring your sewing machine or hand sewing kit with your sewing project and get your questions answered and if you like, sew your CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL costumes.

Participating Sponsoring Artists
-Jennifer Edwards at Unfettered Arts Gallery
-Melanie Gonzalez at Suzanna Productions
-Priscilla De Conti, head costume designer for Seasoned Gives' Caribbean Carnival (08/12)
-Alessandra Gonzalez, local vocalist, musician and sewist.   

This event is free, open to all ages and $10 suggested donations are accepted! One-of-kind sewing kits provided with your donation.

More about the Organizers/Artists

June 2023

Summer Sew-Stitch! Community sewing day

Saturday JUNE 3rd, 2023 10am-3pm

Community sewing meeting

Bring your sewing project, mending or sewing questions to Unfettered Arts Gallery for a day of sewing, snacking and learning!

Moe (Maureen Schell, Costume Designer at Bard College) and Melanie Gonzalez (Artist Photographer at SuzannaProductions.com) and will assist you with sewing guidance and tips.

We will have sewing machines and notions, you are welcome to bring your own machine or hand sew.

Refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome!

April 2023

Upcycle Chic- DENIM!

Saturday, April 1st, 2-5pm
Unfettered Arts Gallery
37 Oneil St Kingston, NY

Local professional artists and textile workers are teaming together to bring you this fun, creative workshop where you will enhance your general sewing skills, and make something durable, useful and beautiful to your everyday life.

We bring you "Upcycle Chic- DENIM!", a sewing class with Moe (Maureen Schell, Costume Designer, Bard College) & Mel (Melanie Gonzalez, Artist Photographer at Suzanna Productions) to be had at Unfettered Arts Gallery, a makerspace spearheaded by Jennifer Edwards.

Clean out your closet, bring your favorite decommissioned denim clothing. Melanie and Moe will share tips and tricks for how to transform your favorite jeans into a fun apron, tote or basket.

Register HERE.

Sewing Meet + Greet hosted by Mel, Moe & Sarah @ GWI

Saturday, February 25th, 2023 1pm - 3pm
The Greenhouse @ GWI 68 St. James St., Kingston, NY

Free sewing meetup hosted at Good Works Institute.

Brought to you by Melanie, Sarah and Maureen; three sewists in Ulster County.

"Bring some sewing, bring your machine. Come sew!"

Refreshments provided. Free event, donations accepted.

Information provided about Mel and Moe's upcoming sewing classes in the area.

Event Producers:
Melanie Gonzalez @ Photographer Artist at Suzanna Productions
Sarah A Carlson @ Growing Films 
Maureen Schell, Costume Designer @  Bard College.

(Thanks everyone who made it out in the snow!! - MG)

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