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. 


Oct 21: Ticket Purchase, Annual Meeting


REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Class size limited to 15 (1slot left). Contact Sandi to register. 
Cost $10

Aug 21: Fitting and construction of a knit bodice top with Sandi, Jan and Evelyn using a Connie Crawford pattern designed for mature and plus size woman. Registrationisrequiredsowecanarrange pre-class consults to address your personal fitting needs. Class is limited to 15. You must have purchased the pattern and knit fabric and be registered. You will beworkinginpairswitha sewing buddy during fittings. 

Each instructor will work with their group of up to 5 people. Participants can elect to make View A, View B or a standard "Tee" knit top without the ruffle of V neck overlap. The neckline can be raised and the sleeve length 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. You will leave with a sheet that details your bodice fitted measurements. 

The morning will focus on your tissue pattern or mock up 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 with waking feet 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

Time: 10-3 
Address: 7275 S Tamiami Tr Sarasota, FL 34231
Tickets cost $40  
Food choice: Chicken Marsala or Vegetable Lasagna
See your Neighborhood group leader for tickets or contact Evelyn
Deadline for ticket purchase is Oct 21st. 


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.