Anything Sews NG Page

Anything Sews is led by Lou Burns and Barb Van Buren. For more information or to be added to the AS NG Member email list please contact them. 

Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 09:30 until 3:30 (or until the last person leaves!). Bring your machine and project supplies and join us in the back classroom of Sew Worth It located at 5507 Palmer Crossing Circle (Corner of Clark & Honore) in Sarasota.


Bring a bag lunch and beverage to all meetings!

2018 Charity Project is: Oak Park School for disabled children (bibs and lap quilts), Sarasota Memorial Hospital NICU & Cancer Unit and Care Bears for Children



July 21: Christmas in July Table Toppers by Peg T

Good morning Ladies,

Our July 21st meeting  we will be  focusing on Christmas.  Bring your projects for gifts and get a head start on getting them made!  Peg Turner had a Christmas table topper that she shared, Arlene will be working on some ornament shaped place mats.  I am sure that others will have items to share.  Barbara will be in charge as I will be out of town. Remember to bring any Foster Kid Journey bags that you have made to give to Brenda or Shirley. 

I have been working on patterns for our Chapter Charity Sew August 15th  at the Waldemere Fire station. I made 2 sized Bib patterns for this project. The patterns will be available at our July meeting.  The Bibs are going to Oak Park School for the severely disabled. Please bring freezer paper or some large size paper to make your own pattern.

Kathy Pell and I have been through the storage unit and have found flannel and child friendly cottons to use to make them.  If you have some of these fabric in your stash please bring them to the Chapter Sew in August. The attachment is the fabric requirements and directions for making the bibs.  Please print a copy.  I will be sending pictures of the bibs from my iPad later.

         If you plan to make some bibs at home please use my pattern as I have had them “approved” by someone from the school.

Happy Sewing, and Hugs,



Aug 18: Sewing techniques for quilting- Squaring up the blocks by Barbara Van Buren, measuring for accuracy, Mitering the binding and corners. Using decorative stitches in quilting.  Sewing with curves by Lou using the curve master presser foot or quarter inch foot little or no pins.

Sep 15: Sewing Bucket with Mary B

Oct 20: Swap Meet- Bring anything to swap (patterns, fabric, templates, notions, magazines, etc). Lorilee name tags from fabric taught by Lou 
Nov 17: Wallet Project by Mary B
Dec 15: Holiday Party with Pot Luck Deserts and Chinese Gift Exchange. Check with NG Leader for information on what to bring. 
Jan 19: Check with NG Leader
Feb 16: Decorative sweatshirts by Peg T


MAPS and Directions to Anything Sews Meetings

(We meet in the Sew Worth It Classroom)