Deadlines at a Glance

Jul 1 - Deadline for Needle News and Christmas Stocking project

Sept 22- Deadline to register for Oct Sewing Retreat in Sarasota

Oct 1 - Deadline for Needle News

Oct -  Annual Meeting ticket purchase


July 12-18: ASG Conference in Las Vegas

July 14: Stitchers Paradise bus trip to St Petersburg (event runs July 12-14). 

You can register directly for the Saturday bus trip ($40) online at: http://happyapplequilts.com/sarasotabus or call 813-925-9037. The bus will leave Bradenton (7386 52 Place East, Bradenton, Fl 34203 ) at 8:15 and arrive at the event at 10am. It will depart the event at 5pm to return to Bradenton around 7pm. 


Aug 10: CAB at President's Home 

Aug 15: Chapter Charity Sew at Waldemere Fire Station (2070 Waldemere Street, Sarasota)

We are making Clothing Protectors for Oak Park Kids Chapter from 9:30 to 3:00. Bring a bag lunch. Public welcome. Reserve a Grace Machine with Kathy Pell if you don’t want to bring your own.


September is International/National Sewing Month. Come visit and see what how our Neighborhood Groups use their love of sewing in our community.


Oct 12: CAB at President's Home

Note: Last day to RSVP is September 22nd, 2018

INVITATION from Brandon/East Bay Chapter:


We’re inviting 20 of your members to join us at the Fall Retreat October 22-25 at the new Carlisle Inn of Sarasota,  (3727 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota 34232).  We’d love to have you come and join the fun!. 

SEWING RETREAT is for four days and three nights in this brand new hotel!  We are fortunate to have booked the entire conference room complex for our retreat use - there will be loads of room for us to spread out.  


The facilities are very upscale.  If you didn't visit the hotel during their Open House, talk to those who did.  It is across the parking lot from Alma Sue's Quilt shop - they will be having specials for us while we are there.  


Meals are INCLUDED in the cost: 3 Country breakfasts, served in the hotel and 3 dinners - 2 in the hotel and one at Der Dutchman (the buffet) located in the shared parking lot. (Or you can eat on your own at the the famous Yoder's is just down the street!)




Reservations are being taken now with a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $50.00, made payable to Brandon ASG, and mailed to Linda Wolka at 1723 Pacific Dunes Drive, Sun City Center33573

The NO refund policy is in effect in accordance with our ASG Chapter's standing rules.  


FOR DOUBLE ROOMS: The second payment of $125.00 is due July 13th  and final payment of $105.00 is payable September 1st, 2018.  

Please put your roommates name in the memo area of your check.

FOR SINGLE KING ROOMS: The second payment of $245 is due July 13th and the final payment of $250 is payable September 1st, 2018.


(We expect more Retreat information from Brandon/East Bay and will keep you updated


Nov 3rd - Annual Meeting and Elections at Geckos. 5351 Palmer Crossing Cir, Sarasota, FL 34233. Fun begins at 10AM. Ticket costs and registration deadline are not yet known. 


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.