Our Neighborhood Groups (NGs)

Neighborhood Groups (NGs) are the heart of our Chapter. We have five of them. Each offers an informal opportunity for "hands on" sewing experiences, friendly support and a meet-up with other guild members to exchange sewing ideas and information. Members may "join" (participate in) as many NGs as they can fit into their schedule!


In Bradenton:

  • Leader: Kathleen Heinicke and Paulette Braga
  • Meets on the 2nd Sat each month from 10-4
  • Location is the South Manatee Library (6081 26th St West) in Bradenton
  • Leader: Lorraine Potter 
  • Meets on the 1st Sat each month from 10-2
  • Location is the Manatee County Central (Main) Library (1301 Barcarrota Blvd West) in Bradenton

In Sarasota:

  • Leaders: Lou Burns and Barb Van Buren
  • Meets on the 3rd Sat each month from 9:30-3:30
  • Location is at: Sew Worth It, 5507 Palmer Crossing Circle (Corner of Clark & Honore) in Sarasota

In Venice

  • Leader: Evelyn LeVassuer
  • Meets on the 4th Mon every month from 1:30-4:00
  • Location is the Jacaranda Public Library (4143 Woodmere Park Blvd) in Venice 


Special Interest Group

  • Leader: Terry Petti
  • Meets once a month on Thursday afternoons; no set schedule
  • Location is in a member's home; varies
  • self directed sew along group of all chapter members