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

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

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

MEET THE COMMUNITY SERVICE NG LEADER

Carol Boyd – Helping Those In Need

Carol Boyd has been leading the Community Service NG since 2013 simply because the group needed a leader and she just has a soft spot for helping anyone in need.

The group chooses items through the awareness of a need that are requested from a non-profit organization.… Read the rest

Meet the Material Girls NG leader

As truth would have it. . .
want a job well done, ask a busy person.

I became an NG leader by default. I was not happy about it because I was still recovering from
surgery and learning how to say “no” as I was already overcommitted. Nevertheless, I took
over Material Girls in 2012 and it has been a fun, enjoyable and great learning experience.… Read the rest

IT TAKES A BIONIC BRAIN TO MAKE A BIONIC BAG

10 Plano Chapter ASG members signed up for a day class at the Best Little Retreat Center in Dallas.  We all wanted guidance to make the Bionic Bag…the instructions on Craftsy are 84 pages long!  And there’s a video that the creator keeps on referring the sewer to.  She goes on and on, actually not making much sense. … Read the rest

Fabric knowledge : Twills

What I learned today – contributed by Sheryl Belson 

There are many things I love about being a part of the American Sewing Guild.  I was reminded of one of them just today.  In the Sewing With a Plan meeting we focused on incorporating more denim into our wardrobe.  When it was my turn to show my project idea I told the group that I was having a horrible time trying to get the fabric on grain. … Read the rest

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 to bring to the meeting.… Read the rest

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 or design wearable objects, Beader’s Workshop is an opportunity you cannot miss.… Read the rest