What's New...

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Visitors Welcome!

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FEBRUARY:

 Anything Sews - Retreat, Bag Making

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Alterations Q&A

 Embroidery SIG - Swap

 Pins & Needles - Strawberry Tote

 Sew Chic - House Dress

 Sew SocialZippered Pouch

 Sew Wearable Technique Sharing

 Zoom WW- Printing on Fabric

   

 MARCH:

 Anything Sews - Tee Shirt Pattern

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Jewelry Travel Bag 

 Embroidery SIG - Embroidery on Clothes

 Pins & Needles - Bradenton Field Trip

 Sew Chic - Carnation Flower Pin

 Sew SocialMachine Appliqué

 Sew Wearable Technique Sharing

 Zoom WW- Doll Making 

 

APRIL:

 Anything Sews - Brown Bag Reveal

 Creative Sassy Sewers - Check with Leader 

 Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader

 Pins & Needles - Quilt as You Go

 Sew Chic - Check with Leader

 Sew SocialComfort Dolls

 Sew Wearable Technique Sharing

 Zoom WWCheck with Leader 

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

 

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Link to all our Public You Tube Videos.

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

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HALL of FAME:

Community Service Awards, Member of the Year and Special Recognitions are listed on our Hall of Fame.

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2024 Upcoming Events

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MORE RIDERS NEEDED FOR OUR

Expo Bus Trip, Mar 14, deadline Feb 29

to avoid trip cancellation!!

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Next CAB Meeting - Mar 8 @ 9:30 am

Chapter Members Welcome

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Members are encouraged to upload their photos when attending programs and events. Check out our Photo Page for more information. 

 

If you want to see what members have uploaded please visit our SGCASG Smug Mug photo site or click on the photo below. 

NOTICES

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 Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download.

Deadline for next issue is Apr 1, 2024

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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.

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Position VACANCIES:

Historian/Photographer

Social Media Manager

Domain Email Manager

You Tube Manager

Zoom Manager

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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.

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

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FOR SALE (ONE-TIME OWNER)
Bernina 710 Sewing Machine purchased in May 2013.  The machine was just serviced. Additional included items: knee lift, extra-long Free Arm, Extension Table, attached magnifying glass with two different lenses, 24 bobbins, Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR), and 15 additional feet.  Accessory storage box, maintenance items included are screwdriver, oil, needle remover, cleaning brush, etc.

Price firm $2,100. Contact Judy H or use the Contact form and provide your name and phone number.
The 710 features include: Color Touch Screen, Bernina Dual Feed, Total Stitch Control, Bernina 9 Hook, Programmable Securing Function, BSR Functionality, Straight Stitch and Zigzag, Pivot/Hover Function, 680 Stitch Patterns including Alphabet, 5 Sewing Alphabets, 200 Decorative Stitches, Button Sew-on Program, 11 Buttonholes including Eyelet, 29 Utility Stitches, 23 Quilting Stitches, and 2 Darning Programs.
The Bernina 710 is equipped with the BSR function. The BSR foot provides high-speed free-motion stitching assistance with both straight and zigzag stitch options. The BSR keeps stitches consistent at variable sewing speeds, offering confidence for the beginner and additional assurance for the experienced quilter.
The feet included are: Ruffler, Darning (hopping), Buttonhole, Zipper, Patchwork, Reverse Pattern, Patchwork with guide, Reverse Pattern with Clear Foot, 4 mm Hemmer, Blind Stitch, Patchwork without Guide, Echo Quilting and Ruler Foot.  NOTE: All feet on the Bernina 440 fit on this 710.



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. 

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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.


Special Thanks to Smug Mug for hosting our photos at no charge.


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.