(Not Just ) Plano Chapter

Love to sew? Want techniques and inspiration? Meet others at the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and be inspired, informed, and entertained! Our members hail from all over North TX and Southern OKLA. Check out the Dallas chapter at www.sewdallas.org GUESTS WELCOME!
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Saturday Techniques New Format

Saturday Techniques New Format

Techniques on Saturday will be trying a new format for the next few months.   Instead of a program on a specific technique, we will offer sewing mentor advise on YOUR project.   What project are you working on, or wanting to start ?   Members will pick a pattern and fabric of their choice...
New format and topics for Project SEW !

New format and topics for Project SEW !

This special neighborhood group is a joint project of the City of Dallas Parks and Rec and Plano ASG.  It is free and open to the public with a Dallas Recreation Pass.   project sew 2017
It is almost a New Year - Set reasonable goals

It is almost a New Year – Set reasonable goals

Time for reflection, for planning and goal setting. I am going to encourage you to set reasonable goals for 2017.  I would characterize myself as someone who attempts to over achieve.  I have lots of plans for lots of great designs, projects, paintings and more.   In my mind, I think, I can lose ##...
Beader's Workshop - New Neighborhood Group for ASG members

Beader’s Workshop – New Neighborhood Group for ASG members

Announcing a New Neighborhood Group Beader’s Workshop First Meeting Thursday, January 5, 2017, 1:00-3:00 Please RSVP by Monday, January 2, 2017 bead@planoasgsews.org Dear ASG Sewing Friends, We are delighted to announce the beginning of another Neighborhood Group: Beader’s Workshop. If you have been wanting to learn off-loom beading techniques to create embellishments for your garments...
Adventures of a traveling sewist

Adventures of a traveling sewist

I count myself very lucky that I have been able to travel about North and South America and Europe.  Soon my travels will take me farther afield, but for now, I would like to share with you my recent adventures in Europe. In early November, I spent 5 days in London.  Since I have in...
Sewing and Designing Resources

Sewing and Designing Resources

I just wanted to share  some of my favorite resources for fashion design and sewing.  I love books, maybe it is my age or desired learning style. Books Our local chapter has collected a great many books that are available to check out for a month at a time to any member of ASG.  To...
Couture exhibit and talk at Houston Museum of Fine Art

Couture exhibit and talk at Houston Museum of Fine Art

High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter, featured exhibit at the Fine Art Museum of Houston through August 12th, 2016. Franz Xaver Winterhalter, the 19th century’s most renowned portraitist of European aristocracy, captured the elegance and opulence of his distinguished sitters with an unrivaled brilliance. The comprehensive exhibition High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter...
ASG National Conference Highlights

ASG National Conference Highlights

As your chapter President, I attended the 2016 national conference.  The first evening and 2nd day of the conference have separate track for Presidents or their delegates.  Thursday was the annual meeting of the corporate members.   Chapter awards were as follows:  Newsletter: Houston  Website: Indianapolis         Chapter Growth:  West Oakland Michigan ....