Row by Row Experience Shop Hop

What is a Shop Hop?  There are many kinds but in this article, we will stick to quilt stores.  A Shop Hop is a group of quilt stores who agree to participate in a common program for a limited length of time to produce a common quilt.  Each store might sell one block in the common quilt. … Read the rest

An Epic Weekend of Fashion, Sewing & Style!

The Sew-cial Media Darling

Meet Mimi Goodwin – I think the most famous Fashion, Sewing & Style forward blogger. You may argue that there are other sewing bloggers that are famous too. However, are they also promoting fashion (I mean today’s fashion, not fuddy-duddy looks) and style? On her blog, MimiGStyle shows us how to “Buy it, Make it, Mix it,  & Rock it!” Her sewing tutorials are geared towards beginners and she uses lots of knits.… Read the rest

A Wardrobe Purge

closetLately, every time I step into my closet I get overwhelmed with the unknown. What do I really have in there, how much of this stuff is useless to me? I’ve been thinking about re-organizing my closet lately but was not inspired until the first day of spring. I’ve been reading blogs about the minimalist life, in particular, the minimalist wardrobe.… Read the rest

Newsletter and Group Schedule online

The Plano TX Chapter newsletter for April – May- June has been posted. It can be downloaded here. You’ll need your Plano ASG password to get into the page (hint: 2 words, no break, no capitals).

This edition of Material Issues has the following items:

  • Membership Report
  • Meet the President
  • Support our Chapter by buying online
  • 10th Annual ASG Winter Retreat pictures
  • Members highlights *new*
  • Mark Your Calenders!
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Meet Our Chapter President

Our Chapter President Markita Gumble entered the challenge at ETA having to make three outfits for three different occasions (‘scenarios’) using patterns and fabrics given to her for the challenge.

 

markita photoPersonal Information

Name:  Markita Hall-Gumble
City in which you live?  McKinney, TX

At what age did you begin sewing and who taught you? Read the rest

Plano ASG Show & Tell Event

showtellHave you participated in the recent quilt and garment sew along led by Maggie and Louise? Or maybe you’ve finally perfected that garment that’s been a challenge, or conquered a new quilting technique. No matter what you’ve been working on bring your finished work of art and share your story at the Show & Tell event – Saturday March 22nd from 10am – 12pm.Read the rest

Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop + Fashion Show

Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild presents Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop

Workshop Details:

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist, 3101 Coit Road, Plano, TX (open map)
Cost: ASG Members –  $135; Non-members- $165

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2014 ASG Anyone Can Sew Contest

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Anyone Can Win is ASG’s equal opportunity sewing event because anyone who enters has a chance to win, regardless of your sewing expertise or experience. Anyone Can Win is open to ASG “over 18” members and anyone age 18 and under (Open to U.S. residents only).

If the entrant is not a Junior Member, the “18 and under” category needs an ASG sponsor.… Read the rest

Plano ASG Sew Along & Show Off

What’s better than one Sew Along? Two Sew Alongs!

Plano ASG is calling all quilters and garment sewers alike to participate in a Sew Along beginning Friday, February 7th. Over the six week event, participants have the option to quilt a table runner or table topper. Or if fashion is your passion you may elect to sew Vogue 8897.… Read the rest