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 11-2
  • 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 

Virtual Special Interest Group

  • Leaders: Terry Petti and Sandi Dickenson
  • Meets once a month in afternoon; no set schedule
  • Location varies
  • self directed sew along group of all chapter members

Our Community Service Chair is Jan Loy.  She tracks our reported volunteer time and money donations and reports the information to CAB. If you sew for local, national and international charity agencies and organizations please download and submit the form to Jan. 
2020 Community Service Form
Microsoft Word Document 16.9 KB

The quilt hanging below was made by and dedicated to the members of the Sew What's New Neighborhood Group that met in Sarasota. The NG disbanded in Jan 2019 due to venue changes, loss of leadership and member health issues.