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Mar 17: Anything Sews - 3 P's of Quilting

Mar 23: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Mar 27: Sew Chic - Check with Leader


Apr 1: Pins & Needles - Spring Fling
Apr 7: Embroidery SIG - Show and Tell

Apr 8: Creative Sassy Sewers - Quilting with Stripes

Apr 27: Anything Sews - Fat Quarter Reveal

Apr: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Apr 19: Zoom WW- Choosing Colors

AprSew Chic - Check with Leader


May: Embroidery SIG - Rope Bowls & Trivets
May 6: Pins & Needles - 3D embellished pilows

May: Creative Sassy Sewers - Check with Leader

May: Anything Sews - Fat Quarter Reveal

May: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

May: Zoom WWCheck with Leader

May: Sew Chic - Check with Leader


Jun: Embroidery SIG - Check with Leader
Jun 1: Pins & Needles - Bag Making

Jun: Creative Sassy Sewers - Check with Leader


Jun: Anything Sews - Check with Leader

Jun: Sew Wearable - Check with Leader

Jun: Zoom WWCheck with Leader

Jun: Sew Chic - Check with Leader


2023 Upcoming Events

Spring Fling:

April 1st

MUST reserve by March 25th


Next CAB Meeting - April TBA @ 9:30AM

Chapter Members Welcome


 Subscribe to receive the Zoom join link and information which is sent to all members as a Blast Out, contact us to be added. 




 Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download.

Deadline for next issue is Apr 1, 2023



Events Photographer

Calendar Manager

Website Assistant

Social Media Manager

Domain Email Manager

You Tube Manager


Our chapter's current 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



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+. 


Betsy M is selling her Bernina 750QE — Very lightly used Quilting and Embroidery Machine. Very low stitch account of 743,870 and only 773 since last serviced. Comes with all original feet, accessories, table, knee lift, BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator), 2 hoops, manual, etc.


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. 

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
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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. 

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, 

and Charlotte County Library System

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.

The Amazon Smile program will close in February 2023. Please consider making a direct donation to us instead. Thanks! 

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.