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Visitors Welcome!



 Anything Sews - Tabletop Trivets

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Needles & Threads with Fabrics

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader
 Pins & Needles -Snap Bag Making

 Sew Chic - Check with Leader

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWVision Journals



 Anything Sews - Embellishing Capris

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Christmas projects

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader

 Pins & Needles - No Meeting

 Sew Chic - Check with Leader

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWCheck with Leader



 Anything Sews - Charity Project

 Creative Sassy Sewers - "Strippy 2" Quilting

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader

 Pins & Needles - Vintage Hanky Projects

 Sew Chic - Check with Leader

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWCheck with Leader



2023 Upcoming Events

ASG Conference: July 27-31


Next CAB Meeting - June 9th @ 9:30AM

Chapter Members Welcome


     Members who would like to receive birthday cards are asked to contact Kimmie, our Sunshine Chair, with their birth month. 




 Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download.

Deadline for next issue is Jul 1, 2023



Events Photographer

Website Assistant

Social Media Manager

Domain Email Manager

You Tube Manager

Zoom Manager


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


Zoom Meetings: Go to zoom.us 

The Zoom join link and program information is sent to all members as a Blast Out, contact us to be added. 

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


ASG 2023 Conference

ASG Conference in New York City will be held July 27- 31. Online Registration is now open to members.


Judy H. has a Brother Ped-Basic for sale.  This is for storing embroidery designs for those who have older machines.  It is made for Windows 09/98SE/MW/XP/2000. It is brand new and in original packaging. She is selling it for $20.00. Ebay has a listing for this model in range of $150+. 



Rachelle C is selling her Viking Epic Sewing and Accessories — Asking $120.00 for everything:

  • Extension arm for Epicsewingmachine
  • Husqvarna embroidery arm case
  • Leather sewing machine feet storagebook
  • Printed Husqvarna Epic user manual with Stitch Bible with colored photos
  • Husqvarnaheavyduty


Use our contact form to reach them. 

Hi Ladies, I havebeen asked to write about my sewing education endeavors and share my adventures at the Yellow House, so here goes. 
    I have become an active member of the Visual Art Center of Punta Gorda. It is a non-profit organization that supports artist in the community. About a year ago the VAC (Visual Art Center) began renting a house (the Yellow House) which is located in History Park in Punta Gorda. It is for the Fiber Art Artist to gather, conduct and attend classes at. 
     As a fiber artist it is like having a club house for me and all my creative artist friends to gather, learn, inspire and educate. We welcome all those who wish to expand their creative life journey and learn/discover the world of fiber arts. Artist of all levels are accepted there. Experts work with beginners and everyone in-between to inspire and share their knowledge. We all share our love of creating and support each persons artistic endeavors. 
     I myself have taught a Wearable Art Garment  6 week class...twice. In the class individuals get inspired, design a garment, get fitted and sew a one-of-a-kind art garment. This class was a success in part thanks to ASG. This chapter of the ASG has loaned us 5 sewing machines which I use in my class. Some students have a machine and are encouraged to bring their machine in if they need instruction in it's use but most use the user friendly machines that ASG provided. Thank-you for your support. We are truly using the machines to further the art of sewing. The public has asked for a beginner/reintroduction sewing class so this spring/summer session I am offering "Dust Off Your Machine" class. There seems to have been a wave of " sewing machine phobia" going around and some people want a class to get reintroduced to their sewing machine and the world of sewing.
     There have been so many wonderful classes this winter. I took a vintage journal class and have now made 3 separate journals, 2 for genealogy  (to document the men and women in my family) and 1 as a memorial to my recently deceased dog. 
      I also took a class ( 4 weeks-1 day per week for 3 hours) on silk screen printing. We have a huge room for dying and painting fabric. The place is full of supplies which are available for students to use, experiment and create with. Classes are more like scheduled play dates. Students are often having so much fun they want the class to continue past its scheduled sessions.
     We do have open studio time on Monday and Friday afternoons. They are supervised/proctored but no class instruction. You just come and play/create using our stuff and place. Often other fiber artist are there and offer help and inspiration for whatever you are working on. People often use open studio time to make up a class they missed.
     Many of our artist are snowbirds and are preparing to go back north. But many people are staying here year round and have asked for Yellow House activities to be scheduled for this summer season too. So in answer to this, a few of us that are here in the summer are offering a few varied classes. We are trying a new format. The classes will be offered condensed into 1 week ( 4 days-- 3 hours a day)
      Well, if any of this sounds interesting to you and your creative journey then go to Visual Art Center of Punta Gorda on your computer, click on classes and check out what we are offering and when. The cost is quite reasonable and ladies, Punta Gorda is not the other side of the world...it is just a ways down the road and well worth the trip! ................Happy creating!........Evelyn

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. 

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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. 

Our members are currently involved in:
1. Teaching sewing on Monday and Saturday evenings at the  Bradenton Central Library.
2. Teaching sewing at the Englewood Library.
3. Helping with a textile project at the Boys and Girls Club, at both the DeSoto and Palmetto branches in June and July which will use in items that have been donated to us. 
4. Loaning 5 of our machines to the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda. 

We are seeking member input on how best to utilize our other machines in storage.

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

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!

THANKS for letting us sew...

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

Manatee County Library System, Sarasota County Library System, 

 Charlotte County Library System, and The Modern Sewist.

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.