Spring Fling deadline to register is March 25th: 

Spring Fling with Luncheon Buffet - Reservations Required

Sarasota Gulf Coast Chapter, American Sewing Guild

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sun Outdoors, Boondock Room

 7125 Fruitville Road, Exit 210, East, Sarasota

 Member cost $30; Sewing Guest, $20. 


Invite a guest to check out the benefits of belonging to the ASG.  As an added benefit, if your guest joins ASG within 60 days, you’ll receive a $20 Gift Certificate from Joann’s!


Eric Drexler, long time Sulky of America representative will be sharing his extensive knowledge of Sulky thread and stabilizers.  He is an engaging speaker. Eric loves life and he loves to teach and share his exuberance for creative sewing. He is passionate about inspiring students of all ages so they can discover and enjoy a lifetime of creative fun.  He will be bringing some of his works of art and thread painting projects to share.  He has been featured in Sulky Books and at Trade and Consumer Shows all over the country.  He is a teacher at Expo this year.


Buffet luncheon:  chicken and tuna salad croissants, side salad, fruit, lemon cake, ice tea, lemonade water.


There will be special raffles and games. 


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  Deadline by March 25.

Sign up and pay your Neighborhood Group leader OR email your reservation to Julie and send your check made out to ASG,  to our treasurer, Kathleen.  No refunds

March 16-18: Sewing EXPO in Lakeland, FL 



April 20-24: Florida Sews Together for ASG Chapters:

"Hi Everyone,
Download the registration form for our Florida Sews Together Retreat commending on April 20th, 2023.  Last year we had a great time and looking forward to an even better time this year. 
We will have a Presidents' Meeting on Thursday.  This will include a small luncheon and discussion on what our future plans for this event will look like.  If a president is not going to attend, please select a representative for your neighborhood group and let me know no later than April 15th in order that we may have the correct amount of meals for all.
Also, Kathy Matura, who has been arranging our hotel accommodations will be stepping down and I myself who has taken care of the registrations and funds collected will also be surrendering my position.  This year I have had the benefit of Toni Pals doing most of this job and I hope that she will continue.
Now for the retreat.  We have continuously stated that this is a "Retreat and not a Conference"  However, in the past we have been fortunate to have volunteers and professionals come to our retreat and offer classes.
This year we will have Linda Crawford who will be instructing us on a beautiful bag on Friday.  There will be a fee for the kits or information on the materials you will need to bring if you do not want to purchase a kit.  THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO ATTEND.
On Saturday Morning Kathy Matura will be instructing us on Customizing or Alterations Shortcuts that are used by the Industry.
After our luncheon, Lyn Marino, will be instructing on pants fittings.
AGAIN, THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO ATTEND.  These are some additions for those of us who want to learn a new technique or perhaps have never learned these unique methods.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Cocoa, FL.


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May 1-4: Sewing Retreat at the DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center (8411 25th St E, Parrish, FL). DaySpring has a wide variety of cabins and dormitories for lodging. All meals are included. 



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May 1-4: Sewing Retreat at the DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center (8411 25th St E, Parrish, FL). DaySpring has a wide variety of cabins and dormitories for lodging. All meals are included. 




Community Sew Along: usually in summer


July 27- 31: ASG Conference in New York City


Oct 14: Election of Chapter Advisory Board Officers and Annual Meeting

Will be held Saturday, October 14 at the Meadows Country Club.

Mary McCarthy, the guest speaker, will be speaking about garment sewing.


Holiday Party: in December


“Good Friendship is sewn with care.
and measured by kindness.”


"Happiness Adds and Multiplies as we Share it with Others"

Community Service: We 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 download and submit the form to your NG Leader. 

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