Inspired by Gone With The Wind Exhibits – Adventures of Markita

Curtain_Dress_and_Hat_350What could be better than exhibits that feature beautiful and iconic clothing?  It is the 75 anniversary of “Gone With The Wind” and the Ransom Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington has curated an exhibit called the Making of Gone With The Wind.   If you can’t make the exhibit in person, I encourage you to check out the center’s website.… Read the rest

It’s a Wrap – 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

The Plano Chapter of ASG celebrated 10 years of sewing friendships with a theme of another anniversary  – Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress celebrating it’s 40th year!




Our dynamic special events team  created  a contest theme which included  wrap garment, wrap outer wear and wrapped package categories.… Read the rest

Space is Limited … Reserve your Space for the 2015 Plano ASG Retreat

Retreat Logo - WordPress Version vs 2Pack your luggage and your sewing room for three days dedicated to nothing but sewing! Hunker down at your machine along with fellow sewists to … complete works in progress, focus on projects requiring your complete attention & to dedicate uninterrupted time complete your most complex & challenging makes!

Do all this and more on one of the most breathtaking 30-acre parcels of land in North Texas at the Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center !… Read the rest

Share Fair – September 27th 9:30 am – 3 pm


Doesn’t everybody love a good fair?

Right here in North Texas we have the Renaissance Fair, the State Fair of Texas, the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, and I’m sure there are various other fairs I don’t even know about.  Usually fairs bring midways, corny dogs, cotton candy and lots of contests and displays. … Read the rest

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events!

There are two upcoming events that may be of interest. Check your calendars and invite your friends … these are great opportunities to be inspired.

Fiber Retreat

Are you in need of a mini creative vacation? Consider the Fiber Retreat August 15th – 17th at the Lone Oak Ranch & Retreat Center in Gainesville.… Read the rest

Plano ASG June Fashion Show


Fashion Word CollageEvery year, the Plano Chapter of ASG provides an opportunity for its members to be in the limelight. The annual Fashion Show invites every member to participate by showing us those special works that have come to life in your sewing room. Garments, accessories, home décor…come and show them off on the RUNWAY!… Read the rest

Linda Lee Workshop and Fashion Show

Written by:  Sheryl Belson

On April 26-27 our Plano ASG chapter had a wonderful time hosting Linda Lee’s Sewing with Knits Workshop and fashion show.  Saturday began with Linda talking about fit and sharing a number of great tips for working with knit fabrics.  Among many things, she told us that a walking foot will change everything!… Read the rest

Winners of half priced workshop announced

A random drawing of all Plano ASG members as of April 6, 2014 produced two lucky winners!

Cynthia Isley and Ozella Hailey will receive the option to purchase a seat at the April 26th Linda Lee

workshop at only half price!  Just another benefit of membership!   There are still a few seats available,

don’t hesitate to be a part of this special event.… Read the rest

2014 ASG National Conference in St Louis

ASGConf14_hires_print_2in2014 ASG National Conference will take place in St Louis at the Arch, from Wednesday, July 23 to Monday, July 28.

ASG Conference offers workshops, seminars and lectures in two-day, all-day, half-day, two-hour and 90-minute formats. Classes are tailored to every sewing interest and every level of sewing skill.

The online registration begins TODAY.… 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