Join us for Waldemere Wednesdays! 

This year we will be bringing exciting workshops to our members each month. We have a mixture of classes taught by chapter members and by guest speakers. A few are free, some are $25 with advance registration and others are $10 at the door. This is a unique opportunity to sew with chapter members outside of your NG and to go home with completed items or expanded knowledge. Information will be posted below as it becomes available and will be blasted out about a week before each class. 


August 15: Waldemere Knit Top Class Deadline


Jul17: Christmas in July with Barb VanBuren...
Cost $10 at the door


Aug 3: ASG National Conference Begins

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Deadline Aug 10th. Class size limited to 18. Contact Sandi to register. 
Cost $10 at the door

Aug 21: Fitting a knit bodice top with Sandi, Jan and Evelyn using a Connie Crawford pattern designed for realistic woman. Registration is required so we can arrange pre-classconsultstoaddressyour personal fitting needs. Class is limited to 18. You must have purchased the pattern and knit fabric muslin and consulted with one of the instructors to determine the size tocut. If youdo notrequire help with a blended size, you may be able to cut out your size at home and bring your pre-cut muslin to the class. You will be working in pairs with a sewing buddy.

Each instructor will work with their group of up to 6 people. Participants can elect to make View A, View B or a stand "Tee" knit top without the ruffle of V neck overlap. The sleeve length will be customized to any length desired. 

For those of you that attended Deb Canham's January workshop, this is where you can put those learned serger techniques into use! We will guide you in making a knit top, Butterick number B6334.

This is the perfect opportunity to create a top from your Pennie Challenge fabric using one of their fantastic knits. If you have never sewn a knit top before and want to give it a try this class is a must. If you are experienced and want to elevate your bodice fitting or garment design to that next level, this workshop is for you.


In this workshop we will cover length, circumference and depth adjustments. You will learn how to make front and back alterations for your body's neck, shoulder, bust, waist and hip.

The morning will focus on your needed pattern or muslin alterations. The afternoon will focus on construction techniques for this pattern. 

Any level of experience on sewing machines or sergers is welcome. Please bring either or both types of machines. We will have at least 2 sergers and 2 sewing machines available for general use. 

This Connie Crawford pattern can be purchased locally or online (https://butterick.mccall.com/b6334 ) and is available in two sizes, XS-XL or 2X-6X.


National Sewing Month

Sep 18: Charity Sew with Lou Burns.....bags for teens


Oct 16: Quilting 2..(Intermediate)......techniques like curves, squaring up, etc. 
Cost $10 at the door

Oct 25: Annual Meeting and Elections


Nov 20: Pant workshop with Susan Angermann
Cost $25  -- Registration Required 
Class limited to 15 people.....please contact Evelyn to sign up for this pant workshop ahead of time


December is filled by Neighborhood Groups celebrating with holiday parties and holiday dates may affect our normal NG meeting times and dates. We will post the luncheon registration and date/time changes to our NG, Calendar and Events pages as they become available. 


Mid Dec- Come visit our ASG booth in Manatee Village Historical Park. The Cracker Christmas Event begins with park opening at 11 AM and runs to 4 PM. Visit Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge and enjoy seasonal choral, instrumental and dance performances. Free Parking. Admission is $5 for Adults, Children under 12 are free.  Address is at 1404 Manatee Ave, E.