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

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

2014 ASG Anyone Can Sew Contest

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Anyone Can Win is ASG’s equal opportunity sewing event because anyone who enters has a chance to win, regardless of your sewing expertise or experience. Anyone Can Win is open to ASG “over 18” members and anyone age 18 and under (Open to U.S. residents only).

If the entrant is not a Junior Member, the “18 and under” category needs an ASG sponsor.… Read the rest

Plano ASG Sew Along & Show Off

What’s better than one Sew Along? Two Sew Alongs!

Plano ASG is calling all quilters and garment sewers alike to participate in a Sew Along beginning Friday, February 7th. Over the six week event, participants have the option to quilt a table runner or table topper. Or if fashion is your passion you may elect to sew Vogue 8897.… Read the rest

New Neighborhood Group: Sew Simple (formerly: Luv2Sew)

A new Neighborhood Group –Sew Simple– has joined Plano ASG and will start in February. Vicki Burns and Mitzy Pearson will be co-leaders of this group and the name of the group may still change in the future.


Group Name – Sew Simple
Meets – 2nd Tuesday from noon – 3 PM
Email – if you want to join the group, contact Vicki and Mitzy
Location – White Rock Hills Library  9150 Ferguson Rd, Dallas, TX 75228

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The first meeting will be February 11.… Read the rest

Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Meetup

The Plano Chapter has forged into new territory – social media – so if you follow any of the below (and if you don’t give one or two a try)

FACEBOOK – find us at please “like” our page.  AND follow Mary Jo’s lead and post your current creations, or any creation.  … Read the rest

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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Annual Luncheon Pictures

Last weekend was our annual luncheon and election of Officers for the Chapter Advisory Board.

The new CAB officers for 2014 are:

President — Markita Gumble
1st Vice President — Debby Bowles
2nd Vice President — Sheryl Belson
Secretary — Marlene Dreyer
Treasurer — Carol Hamilton

We had a great time.… Read the rest

Reminder: Marla Kazell’s Fabric Collage a la Koos Trunk Show

gallery_28Join us this coming Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, for this exciting Marla Kazell workshop and learn how to create a fabric collage a la Koos van den Akker that can be used to embellish your next jacket, tote or anything else!

Using fabric as your medium, discover how to combine all types of fabric – silk, rayon, cotton, wool and synthetics into a work of art.… Read the rest

Reminder: Annual Luncheon

luncheon2013Our Annual October Luncheon/Election will take place Saturday Oct 26, 2013 at the Greek Isles Grille and Taverna.

We know everyone will love the Greek cuisine as well as the warm “old country” ambience.

Our speaker John Conte, will be captivating presenting the History of Fashion. Can’t wait to get to know more about our speaker?… Read the rest