What's New...


Visitors Welcome!




 Anything Sews - Mesh Beach Bags

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Rope Bowls

 Embroidery SIG - Embroider and Tell Swap

 Pins & Needles - Library Displays

 Sew Chic - Community Sew- Humane Society

 Sew Social- No Meeting

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWGroup Teach



 Anything Sews - Camden Bowls

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Annual Meeting

 Embroidery SIG - Tile Scenes

 Pins & Needles - Ditty Bags

 Sew Chic - Skill Building

 Sew Social- Mini Fabric Book

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWBindle Bag



 Anything Sews - Christmas Trees

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Prairie Point Hot Pads

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader

 Pins & Needles - Charity Sew-NICU sheets

 Sew Chic - Christmas Party Favors

 Sew Social- Name Tags

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WWCapsule wardrobe



 Anything Sews - Chapter Christmas Party

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Christmas Party

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader

 Pins & Needles - Christmas Party

 Sew Chic - Check with Leader

 Sew SocialDrawstring Pants/PJs

 Sew Wearable Check with Leader

 Zoom WW- No Meeting                     



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



Link to all our Public You Tube Videos.

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


2023 Upcoming Events


Sep 9-23 Officer Election ballots

Chapter Member Voting is now underway! 

Cast your vote by clicking on the link in the email you received or by using this link



Sep 30: Community Sew Along 


9:30 am to 3pm at the Braden River Library 

(4915 53rd Ave E in Bradenton)

Join us in making Scent Cloths and sheets for SMH NICU babies.


Next CAB Meeting - Oct 6  @ 9:30AM

Chapter Members Welcome


2024 Hold the Date 

Sewing Retreat Feb 12-15, 2024




 Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download.

Deadline for next issue is Oct 1, 2023


Evening Meetings

Contact Us if you would like to start up an evening group in person or on Zoom. Any new or current member is welcomed to become a group leader or co- leader.


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.



Events Photographer

Website Assistant

Social Media Manager

Domain Email Manager

You Tube Manager

Zoom Manager



2023 Community Service Awards, Member of the Year and Special Recognitions will be added to our Hall of Fame. Announcements will be made in our Annual Meeting.


Annual Meeting

Sarasota Gulf Coast ASG Chapter Invites you to

Join us for

 Our Annual Chapter Meeting - Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

The Meadows Country Club - 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota

Held in the upstairs Ballroom from 11:00- 2:30.

Doors Open at 10:30 AM


Make your Reservation by September 30, 2023

with your Neighborhood Group Leader.


Ticket Prices are dependent on your meal selection, and include gratuity, speaker fee, and room charge:

$47  Petite Filet of Beef, Char-grilled 5 oz. Filet, Port demi sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans with Grape Tomatoes

$47  Grilled Salmon, Roasted Tomato Ber Blanc with Cucumber Relish, Mashed      potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans.

$36 Three Cheese Ravioli, With Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Sage, and Shitake           Mushrooms in a Brown Butter Sauce with Fresh Vegetables in a Light           Lemon Cream Sauce.


Program:    Fabrics & Patterns-Make Them Work Together by

                               Mary McCarthy - a Certified Sewing Instructor

          Mary has a great passion for sharing what she knows about sewing, fit and design.  She will be giving a lecture and trunk show.


Yes, we will have RAFFLES which will include handmade projects, gift card, 50/50 and door prizes! Buy some tickets and win!

We are requesting that you wear your own name tag and receive a free door prize ticket! No name tag -- penalty - pay $1 to the Charity Sew!

Our annual meetings are always a great way to spend the day! See you there!

Community Service Opportunities

SMH NICU is seeking crib sheets and scent cloths. Our 2023 Chapter Sew Along project will be crib sheets. Fabric will need to be purchased by the chapter to satisfy the requirements. Monetary donations can be mailed or given to our Treasurer. Please annotate the purpose as being for crib sheet fabric purchase

The scent cloths are 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
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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.