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Visitors Welcome!



Apr 15: Embroidery SIG - Melanie Coakley

Apr 17: Anything Sews -London Bag

Apr 21: Waldmere Wed- Fabric Flowers

Apr 26: Sew Chic - Camp Shirt sew along 


May 1: Pins & Needles - Charity Sew Patterns

May 8: Creative Sassy Sewers -  Alterations

May 15: Embroidery SIG - check with leader

May 19: Waldmere Wed- Quilt Binding

May 22: Anything Sews -Walker Bags

May 24: Sew Chic - Camp Shirt sew along 

May 27Lingerie/Active Wear SIG - Round Robin by members of techniques used


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Our current issue of Needle News is available for Download 

Deadline for next issue is JULY 1st


        Next CAB Meeting - MAY 14, 2021



Waldemere Wednesdays

 Join us Wednesday, April 21st

Visitors Welcome!

 TOPIC: Fabric Flowers


All in person Chapter Meeting and NG Meetings remain cancelled at this time to reduce the transmission of Covid 19 (Corona Virus) in our community.


Download our 2020 Holiday Recipe Book


NEW! Some groups are recording parts of their programs to our Zoom Cloud account. After Sandi is notified, the recording will be posted to the Recorded Programs area of our Members Only page along with any handouts that I receive.


Groups sending their slideshows to Sandi will have them posted to their NG webpage. Please download and save them as they will be removed and replaced with more current content when our storage limit is exceeded. 


ASG Information Brochure

ASG Chapter Trifold 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 13.3 MB

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

Community Service Opportunities

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 StartSarasota 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 units 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. 

Great deal on Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold 2 Embroidery/Sewing Machine, Baby Lock Evolution Serger and Koala Dual Mate II elevated sewing center with 2 remote lifts for machines. See our Classifieds area for details or Contact Sandi

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. 

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.

THANKS for letting us sew...

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


Central Manatee Library, Bradenton   Frances T Bourne (Jacaranda) Library, Venice 

 Sew Worth It, Sarasota   South Manatee Library, Bradenton   

 Sarasota County Fire Department Fire Station#2*

* "The fact that a group is permitted to meet at SCFD meeting rooms does not in any way constitute an endorsement of the group’s policies or beliefs by SCFD or Sarasota County Government."

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!  (We expect Meetings will resume in mid 2021)