Join us for Waldemere Wednesdays! 
2070 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL  34239
Join us for monthly workshops taught by chapter members and guest speakers on the 3rd Wednesday of most months. Plan to arrive at 9:30am unless noticed differently. This is a unique opportunity to sew with ASG members outside of your NG and to go home with completed items or expanded knowledge. Information will be posted below as it becomes available.
If you can help teach any 2020 topics please contact us or your NG Leader.



April 10- Florida Sews

Jun ?- ASG Conference



Mar and April: Waldemere- NO Programs these months


March EXPO BUS TRIP  is cancelled due to lack of participants. 


May 1-4, 2020: Florida Sews Together (FST)

3 pm check in on Friday, May 1st. Check out 11 am Sunday, May 3rd or Monday, May 4th

Event Cost: $75 includes classes and lunch on Saturday. Includes Wine and Cheese Meet and Greet with Loralie, Classes, kits, lunch on Saturday. Coffee and tea available at all times.

Room Cost: $99.95 + Tax for Standard Room OR $109.95 + Tax for Deluxe Suite Jacuzzi in the room, including breakfast. Each room has coffee pot, microwave and refrigerator

Registration Form for 2020 FST Retreat
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May 20: Camp Shirt with Jan and Evelyn


10 AM – 4 PM

***Class limited to 20 people, reserve your spot by emailing Jan Loy

$10.00 fee for this class



1. Fit the pattern to create a perfect fit.  If you were measured in a previous workshop, bring your measurement sheet with you.
2. Cut out the fabric and mark
3.  Watch a buttonhole demonstration and practice making buttonholes
4. Sewing as time permits


RECOMMENDED PATTERN:  Butterick B6070 by Connie Crawford

SUPPLIES:  Fabric….designed for lightweight wovens, unsuitable for diagonals, patterns and designs are OK however they may need to be matched.  By an extra ¼ yd.

Fusible interfacing

4 – 5/8” buttons

Matching thread

Sewing machine and a serger if you want to use for seam finishes

Sewing tools; shears, scissors, pins, marking chalk, French curve, measuring tape, pencil, scotch tape, extension cord and multi plug. Paper for making pattern alterations. (see “comments” below)  If you have and iron and portable board, please bring.  Anything else you like to use for when sewing.


Buy the patterns and fabric to fit your bust size.  It is a generous fitting pattern, we should be able to a good fit for all body types.  I also tested a traditional Butterick pattern with poor results.

This pattern has a tricky fabric “lay out”. Pattern pieces are placed on a single layer of fabric.  To make it easier I have 2 suggestions.  1) By an extra ½ -3/4 yd. fabric OR  buy 2 yards of pattern tracing paper,  available at Joann’s in the interfacing section, called Pattern Ease. This will be used to create full pattern pieces.

Lastly, you may want to increase the length of the shirt.  I lengthened mine by 2 inches.  So take that into consideration when buying fabric, ¼ yd more and bring some parchment or use pattern tracing paper to make the pattern longer.  Measure a shirt you have that you like the length of.  Compare to the pattern which measures 23 – 26 inches depending on size.

Hope to see you there!!



Jun 17: Storage Basket with Paulette




Jul 9-12: ASG 2020 Conference in San Antonio



Jul 15: Beading



Aug 19: Waldemere Topic Pending



Sep 16: Waldemere Topic Pending



Oct 21: Waldemere Topic Pending



Nov 6: Annual Meeting

Venue to be announced. There will be a chapter sewing challenge and a vintage clothing/items presentation as well. The Chapter Sewing Challenge ”Sewing with Solid Color”.  

The challenge:  to make an item in solid colors with any type fabric. The more colorful the better!

There will be three categories: quilting, projects, and garments.

These will be presented at the Annual Chapter meeting with members voting on their favorite in each category.

Must be an item that was made this year! 2020

Nov 18: Waldemere Topic Pending


Dec 16: Waldemere- NO Program this month

Granny Sue in Sebring

Getaway packages:

Standard room double occupancy, 3 nights $190.00, 4 nights $240.00

Standard room single occupancy, 3 nights $360.00, 4 nights $480.00 

Day Camper, Sun – Wed $50.00, Sun – Thur $60.00



SEVEN Sebring Raceway Hotel

150 Midway Drive, Sebring, FL 33870


Cheryl Green (Granny Sue's daughter) is taking over her Sebring Retreats. Day Camper, double and single room rates for 3 and 4 day retreats. Contact Cheryl for dates offered throughout 2020. Her contact information is on the Registration Form below (download it).

Registration Form for Retreat
Download this form for Cheryl's contact information to inquire about the dates of her monthly 2020 retreats.
Feb 2020 quilt retreat form.pdf
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2021 Events



Jan 13: Waldemere Topic Pending