The Bag Ladies’ Tea

by Mary Jo Forbes

Who doesn’t love a tea party? Over the years that I’ve been a member of Plano ASG we’ve had several but we wanted this tea to be different, a celebration of returning to meeting face to face. We wanted to be able to circulate, to interact, to really enjoy, not just the food, but the event itself.… Read the rest

Who is going to be traveling this summer?

Me !   Yes, I love my life of world wide travel.   I also love the community of   I volunteered to be a first time Pattern Review contest manager.  And the contest is “Travel Wardrobe”.

For those of you not familiar with this site, it functions on a Freemium structure.  … Read the rest

Gathering in Chicago – Pattern Review Weekend 2016

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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 an every day user of the website, sometimes I think I go months or years at one point without using the site.  … Read the rest

Anyone can win it motivation and sewing tip from Louise Cutting

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We just finished a weekend hosting Louise Cutting from    Fabrique Fabrics  hosted a champagne trunk show of Cutting Line Patterns on Friday evening, and all day Saturday participants learned how to measure, identify and solve common fitting issues.  We are proud that we can host nationally recognized sewing instructors, and would love all input on which sewing star you would like for us to host in 2017.… Read the rest

Interview Project Runway Junior Winner Maya Ramirez


Last yeProject+Runway+Juniorar we posted the request from Lifetime looking for young creative clothing designers for a new format of the Project Runway competition series.  This new format selected 12 designers from ages 13 to 17 to compete in weekly clothing design challenges.   While there were no contests from our local area, Maya Rameriz, the inaugural season winner’s aunt does live here.… Read the rest

Project Runway Junior Casting Call

Project Runway Junior – Casting call!    Not to be confused with the Threads Junior program that ran earlier this year, this is a production from the producers of the Emmy-nominated show Project Runway. They are now searching for the next generation’s big names in fashion. Selected teen designers will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).… Read the rest

It’s a Wrap! Oct 25th 2014

It’s a Wrap Challenge Rules 2014:

 For all categories:

You must be a member in good standing of the National American Sewing Guild at the time of the Judging.

All judging will take place at the ASG Plano Annual Luncheon. October 25, 2014, Blue Mesa Grill in Plano.  No entries will be accepted at any other time.… 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

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

National Sewing Month Contest

nsm13_image_lgThe observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

Contest Details

Whether your sewing skills are those of a new sewing enthusiast or you are a seasoned seamstress, this year’s contest challenges you to use your skills just a bit differently.… Read the rest

ASG’s Anyone Can Win Contest Winner!

Jessie, one of our Fashion Show models has won the second place in the 18 & Under category of the ASG’s Anyone Can Win Contest!

She won a $50 gift certificate from Nancy’s Notions and a one-year junior membership in ASG.

Congrats Jessie!

Jessie, we’re looking forward to seeing many more of your beautiful creations!… Read the rest