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We are always on the look out for quality pillowcase fabric donations, camp prizes and supplies so please contact us today if you can lend a helping hand or provide a donation. 

Teach Another Generation! (T.A.G.)

 

Take a look at the delight on a kid's face when that first sewing item is finished. What FUN! Youth sewing is in high demand- we have waiting lists for our sewing camps and school programs in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice. 

 

Give the gift of sewing to that special child in your life with an ASG Jr Membership. For just $25 a year your young sewist or "would-be" sewists has access to a special site link with free videos, resources, contests and other opportunities to showcase her (or his!) talents. 

2017

4-H Sew 4 Fun Camp

This year's 4-H Sewing Camp was held from June 5th to the 9th at the 4-H Building on the Manatee Fair Grounds. This was our 8th summer of partnership with 4-H. Seven accomplished Chapter Members provided an exceptional sewing experience for 20 eager 4-H members. We had 6 returnees and welcomed 14 new sewists!  


 

Our Chapter partnered with 4-H in Palmetto to teach Youth Sewing Camp in June 2017. We had five groups from novice to expert and our last day of camp was devoted to our Community Service project.

 

Jan Loy's, Sew Chic NG  is helping Girl Scouts earn their Sewing Badge

Twenty-two members of Girl Scout BrownieTroop #138 in Venice are earning their sewing badges in early 2017 with the help of several ASG members from the Sew Chic Neighborhood Group. Jenny Brannon, the Venice troop's leader had requested some help with this badge. The troop meets twice monthly at the Venice Bible Church.

To meet the sewing badge requirements, the scouts will be making seaside door hangers out of felt, travel tissue holders and sewing card samplers with a variety of hand stitches and a quilted potholder project. The scouts are ages 7, 8 and 9 years old.

Sharon B is heading this project with the help of Jeanie C, Debi E, Irene F, Joanne E, Barb A, Bonnie D, Peggy M, Marti P and Jan, who are lending their time, skills and supplies to help all the girls succeed.

The sewing badges will be earned before the Girl Scout cookie sales begin in March!

 

Lou Burns, NG Leader of Anything Sews submitted these photos offered by Marie. They show her making a tissue holder at the Manatee Fair. She had a terrific time and even asked about when she can start learning to sew more!


2016

 Lou Burns, NG Leader of Anything Sews taught 4th graders ages 7 to 9 year at the Rowlett Academy in 2016 (Odyssey of the Mind). They learned to thread a needle, sew on buttons, use a running stitch and make a shirt pattern. The children went on to create their own costumes for a skit. 

 

Our Chapter partnered with 4-H in Palmetto to teach Youth Sewing Camp in June 2016. We had five groups from novice to expert and our last day of camp was devoted to our Community Service project.

Creative Sassy Sewers and Pins & Needle Members guided youth in making tissue holders at the Manatee County Fair in 2016

Photos above are from the Bradenton Herald article telling about our sewing camp kids working on a community service project- making Conkerr Cancer pillowcases for a local pediatric oncology unit. 


Our Chapter taught two Sewing Camps in June 2015: Each was one week long.  Check out our pictures with this link

The first camp, the 4-H Sew 4 Fun Camp included 20 students of varying levels. 

The second camp, the Saintly Summer Sewing Camp, was for 10 first year students.

The students were very appreciative and wrote us thank you letters, Click HERE to read them

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We want to thank Baby Lock USA for their generous donation of 21 sewing machines to promote ASG's mission of "Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill."

Our Chapter is very fortunate to have these Baby Lock sewing machines donated to our Chapter for our ASG educational programs, community service projects and sewing demonstrations. To check them out for use, please contact Marie Gartley.