(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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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...
Gathering in Chicago - Pattern Review Weekend 2016

Gathering in Chicago – Pattern Review Weekend 2016

Pattern Review Weekend 2016 – Chicago I just returned home from an amazing 3 day weekend with my sewing people.   15 years ago, a new sewer, computer programmer decided to create a gathering space for sewing folk.  Today the site has over 400,000 members across the world.   I will admit I am not...
A Visit to Stetson Hat Factory

A Visit to Stetson Hat Factory

The more you know about how something is created, the more you can appreciate the craftsmanship.  This applies to not only garments, but also hats.  Recently, members of Plano ASG along with members of the Dallas Millinery Society toured the HatCo Stetson/Resistol factory in Garland, TX.    John Stetson first marketed the iconic cowboy hat...
Cross Country Quilting Adventures

Cross Country Quilting Adventures

by Sandie Gregio Maggie Tinnin and I attended a three day class at Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida given by Nancy Mahoney.  It took us two days to drive to Florida since flying with a sewing machine is difficult, and we took our husbands.  After checking into our hotel, I drove to...
Clothing Memories

Clothing Memories

Musings on Memories and Clothing Now showing at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas through March 6, 2016  “Love, Loss and What I Wore by by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron ” Superstar sisters Delia Ephron and the late, great Nora wrote some of the most popular romantic comedies in history, including Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally....