For Sale

For Sale by Jane

Juki F300 Home sewing machine
1year old like new
Serviced 11/26/13

Pfaff 1473
Serviced 11/26/13
Extra feet.

Contact Jane if interested


All Ginny’s items have sold

Pfaff Huskylock 796 – 4 thread serger – used
Purchased and serviced at Fabric Affair


Brand new – never used – Martha Stewart Weave & Loom Kit
Original price $49.95 – selling for SOLD

Contact Ginny if interested



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January – February – March Newsletter Online

newsletterftThe Plano TX Chapter newsletter for January – February – March 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).

Thank you Mary for making such a wonderful newsletter once again!

This edition of Material Issues has the following items:


  • The New Chapter Advisory Board for 2014.
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Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show


Make plans now to come to Oklahoma City, OK on January 9 – 11, 2014 and spend the whole weekend sewing, quilting, crafting, shopping and spending quality time with your friends at Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo!

A large variety of Workshops and Lectures to choose from, including Longarm Quilting, Machine Quilting, Machine Embroidery, and so much more.… Read the rest

Support us this Holiday season…

…simply by clicking below links or the banners on the right before you shop at the respective sites. Amazon, Craftsy and have some great Black Friday deals going on or about to happen. These vendors will pay us for the referrals, Amazon up to 10%, 8% and Craftsy up to 30% of the sales price.… Read the rest

Show Us Your Holiday Crafts

We’re very interested to see everyone’s Holiday crafts, hand-made gifts, projects etc.! We don’t get to see each other often enough to catch a glimpse of it all!

Send in pictures and a short description of your Holiday projects and I’ll post them here! An email can be send to the website manager address listed in the newsletter, or by contacting me through this form.… Read the rest

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash


Show some love for handmade this weekend: Etsy Dallas is organizing its yearly Jingle Bash.

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
The Shops at Park Lane
8060 Park Lane. (East side of North Park & Central, take the Park Lane exit. Map here)

Please note that 8080 isn’t the right number, the location of the Jingle Bash is 8060 contrary to what is posted on Etsy Dallas’ website.… Read the rest

Petit h at Hermès: Don’t throw anything away!

Thank you Lu and Jami for sending in this article!


petithLike me, you probably have a box of scrap materials lying around somewhere – patches of lace, a nice length of grosgrain ribbon, buttons and any other bits and bobs that in true “Mum” fashion, might become useful one day – she thinks wistfully.Read the rest

Quilting in Space

A follow-up on Karen Nyberg’s story, the NASA Astronaut who quilts in space.


NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg hosts quilting bee from space station

With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness.

“Now that I’ve tried my hand sewing in space,” she said in a video released Thursday by NASA, “I can say one thing with certainty: It’s tricky.”Read the rest

Marla Kazell’s Koos Van Den Akker Workshop Was A Huge Hit!

On Nov. 1st. and 2nd, 2013, the Plano ASG chapter sponsored Marla Kazell’s Koos Van Den Akker trunk show and workshop. Marla became well-acquainted with Koos and his fabulous collage designs while guiding National ASG-sponsored New York City tours including his atelier.

Marla has been sewing professionally for 30 years and currently creates beautiful couture garments in her custom clothing studio located in Tigard, Oregon, just outside Portland.… Read the rest