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Visitors Welcome!


Dec 9: Embroidery SIG - Holiday Sewing

Dec 3: Pins & Needles - Fill Ditty Bags

Dec 10: Creative Sassy Sewers - Holiday Party

Dec 15: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Dec 17: Anything Sews - Canceled due to Chapter Party

Dec 21: Zoom WWCanceled

Dec 26: Sew Chic - Check with Leader


Jan: Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader
Jan 7: Pins & Needles - Check with Leader

Jan 14: Creative Sassy Sewers - Drawsting Jewelry Bag

Jan 18: Zoom WWCheck with Leader

Jan 19: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Jan 21: Anything Sews - Check with Leader

(new venue 2642 Bee Ridge, lime green bldg)

Jan 23: Sew Chic - Check with Leader


Feb: Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader
Feb 4: Pins & Needles - Check with Leader

Feb 11: Creative Sassy Sewers - Boho Necklace

Feb 25: Zoom WW- Check with Leader


Feb 18: Anything Sews - Check with Leader

(new venue 2642 Bee Ridge, lime green bldg)

Feb 23: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Feb 27: Sew Chic - Check with Leader



ASG Information Brochure

Current brochure for those interested in joining our ASG chapter
Designed to print double sided and folded into a 3 sectional brochure.
ASG Chapter Trifold 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.9 MB


Chapter Holiday Party

Date: December 17

Time  10:30 am- 2:00 pm

Location: Sun Outdoors

Cost: $15.00

Reservations: required, Contact Us


Next CAB Meeting - Jan 13 @ 9:30AM

Chapter Members Welcome


Subscribe to or visit our Chapter Calendar for our meeting locations and program information




 Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download.

Deadline for next issue is Jan 1, 2022



Events Photographer

Calendar Manager

Website Assistant

Social Media Manager

Domain Email Manager

You Tube Manager


Our chapter's 2022 policies can be downloaded from the Members Only page.


Zoom Meetings: Go to zoom.us 
For the best security, create a Zoom account, download the Zoom app or client and log in to join us. You can watch this video on how to sign into a zoom meeting if you choose not to register. 


Link to all our Public You Tube Videos.

We have Community Service and ASG Members Only videos of our recorded content


To find the Zoom Session information click on the Calendar date that you want to join. 

Community Service Opportunities

SMH NICU is seeking scent cloths for babies to use in the absence of their mom. Finished Scent Cloth sizes are about 7" square. Cut two pieces 7.25 x 7.25 inches. One from cotton and one from flannel. Place sqaures together (flannel is back piece) and hem all sides 1/4 inch. Contact Jackie for distribution and fabric, if needed. 


Tidewell Hospice needs wheelchair and walker caddies, fidget mats, small pillow covers, journal covers, foley bag covers (request for navy or gray fabric only, in twill or a heavy fabric or fleece).  Please contact Jackie Pettit for videos and instructions.

Healthy Start Sarasota needs receiving blankets in cotton flannel (about 28-30” square).  They request no knit or crochet items and no edging in which infants can get tangled. Also do not include any items that would pose a choking hazard.  

Circus Arts Conservatory in Sarasota needs volunteers to help to sew and alter costumes for their up coming shows.


Manatee Memorial Hospital NICU/newborn unit needs newborn hats, knitted or crocheted. Please use only baby weight acrylic and/or nylon or cotton yarn,  NO WOOL. See pattern pdf below.  Contact Paulette for delivery pickup.

Contact us for more information. 

NICU Hats.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 388.2 KB
Community ServiceWe track our reported volunteer time and money donations and report the information to CAB. If you sew for local, national and international charity agencies and organizations please tell your NG Leader at your next Neighborhood Group meeting. 

Looking for Inspiration? The calendar below is a list of dates in the world of needle crafting. 

THANKS for letting us sew...

Opening your doors to our Neighborhood Group meetings means A LOT to us! 

Central Manatee Library in Bradenton, Evelyn's Home in Charlotte County,

 Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota,  Sarasota Sews in Sarasota, 

  Shannon Staub Library in North Port,  South Manatee Library in Bradenton

What is an NG? Its a Neighborhood Group!  

We are real people meeting in real buildings to sew real things. And we have a blast. So take a moment to step away from the world of virtual reality and mosey on down to your nearest NG. Better yet, bring a friend with you!

When you do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/65-0891250, AmazonSmile donates to our Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Sewing Guild.

ASG Volunteer Forum

Are you new in your ASG Volunteer position?  We have an online group of past and present ASG volunteers who offer mentoring and provide answers to your many questions. Experienced Volunteers are also welcome to join.  Visit our ASG Volunteers Group to apply.