Shark Teeth Embellishment Workshop


Have you ever wanted to add a special couture touch to your sewing projects? Well this workshop is for you!

Different arrangements of the embellishment

Jami Roux will be teaching this workshop about fabric Origami (also known as Shark’s Teeth). Participants who complete the class will learn how to create a fabric band embellished with folded and clipped tucks forming a variety of patterns.… Read the rest

Meet Maggie Tinnin, Neighborhood Group Leader for Quiltin’ B’s and Maggie’s Minions

My name is Margaret Tinnin, but I prefer to go by Maggie. I joined ASG in 2002 or 2003 (I think) and have been a member ever since. In 2004 when the Plano Neighborhood Group broke off from the Dallas Chapter and formed the Plano Chapter, I was one of the charter members.… Read the rest

The Kenneth King Workshop

Are you a sewist frustrated with finishing your garment projects?  Or are you looking to learn how to have a high end professional finish on your garments.  There is no one better to help you with the details than Kenneth King!

The Plano Special Events Committee invites you to attend the Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan Workshop. The workshop is based on King’s CD Book by the same name.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 9 am – 4 pm at the Best Little Retreat Center in Dallas.… Read the rest

Kicking off our 2019 Season of Homegrown Workshops

Crossbody Bag

Are you tired of looking for the bag that fits all your unique needs?  Or are you tired of paying top dollar to get that perfect bag?  Well, this workshop is for you!

Join us at the Customized Bag Workshop!

We will show participants how to customize a basic bag pattern with special touches such as custom pockets, adjustable straps, bag hardware, embroidery, applique, and accessories.  We will also talk about the importance of fabric selection and placement.  By the end, we would like you to have a sturdy bag that shows off your personal taste, while being useful enough for real life.… Read the rest

Jami’s Trip to Houston’s International Quilt Show

Sensory overload is the best way to describe the Houston International Quilt Festival. There were dolls, fabulous quilts, vendors, classes, LOTS of people and even a saddle display.

This year was special to me for several reasons: I had two dolls on display, it was the first time I took a class and I reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen since high school.… Read the rest

Designing Divas visit Balenciaga in Black at the Kimbell Art Museum

Tuesday, November 27, Designing Divas had a wonderful tour of the Balenciaga in Black exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. They learned how this leader of fashion design used fabric and form to create beautiful artwork. The group will strive to recreate the lines in
some of the designs to create their own patterns.… Read the rest

Ready-to-Wear Fasters Meet and Greet

We are so excited to partner with Fabrique Fabrics one last time to generate a space for local RTW fasters to meet each other.

We will meet at Fabrique Fashion Fabrics on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The address is 3801 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075.… Read the rest

How to Be Online Fabric Shopping Savvy

The Plano ASG Chapter met on Saturday, Oct 27. If you missed the annual luncheon, you missed a wonderful event! We were fortunate to have Rosalind Gaither of Sew Much Fabric (www.smfabric.com,) Katy, Texas, as our speaker. She has been in business since 1987.

Rosalind shared four important things to know when “Online Fabric Shopping.” Her goal was to ensure we knew what to look for when shopping online, as well as knowing how to know when your personal info is properly protected.… Read the rest

Meet Ginny Stein, Embroidery Neighborhood Group Leader

 

Hi, my name is Ginny Stein and I am the NG leader of Hoopla Sisters, a machine embroidery group. As a young girl I had a grandmother, aunt and Mom who were sewists, knitters and crocheters. During the summers, my Mom taught me how to hand embroider and do crewel needlework.… Read the rest

Did Someone Say Sewing Retreat?!?!

Post by Sharon Merlo, Plano ASG Retreat Coordinator

We are headed back to Sunset, Texas! Time to pack your sewing gear and spend the weekend with your sewing buddies’ sew-cializing for a few days! We always have a good mix of quilters, garment sewers, and machine embroidery enthusiasts attending and it is wonderful learning, sharing ideas and seeing what everyone else is working on.… Read the rest

2018 Annual Luncheon and Election of Officers

As we enter the fall season, we will be closing out this year in style with our 2018 Annual Luncheon and Election of Officers.
The event will be on Saturday October 27 from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Sheraton Hotel McKinney located at 1900 Gateway Boulevard in McKinney, Texas.Read the rest

Home Grown Plano ASG Sews Jeans Workshop

At the Plano ASG chapter, we have so many talented members.  Member Debby B. agreed to teach us her secrets for creating jeans that no one will believe you made yourself!

 

In August we had two Jeans Techniques Workshops held at the “Best Little Retreat Center”  where attendees learned all the steps to making a RTW looking pair of jeans. … Read the rest