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

Neighborhood Groups Are Where It’s At!

An excellent resource for every ASG Member is the neighborhood group meeting. Not only are there are ton of options to meet your schedule, but the topics are wide ranging. This allows every one of us to dip our toes into unfamiliar territory in this ever changing world of sewing and crafting.… Read the rest

July – August – September Newsletter Online

The Plano TX Chapter newsletter for July –  September  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).

This edition of Material Issues has the following items:

  • President’s Corner – Planning your sewing
  • Neighborhood Group Schedule
  • Our first “Sewing Boot Camp” Review
  • Founding Plano ASG member highlights – Maggie and Jami
  • Our first ever “Share Fair” is coming
  • Annual Luncheon and Elections
  • Photo highlights from Sew Along and Linda Lee Workshop

Enjoy reading the newsletter!… Read the rest

Newsletter and Group Schedule online

The Plano TX Chapter newsletter for April – May- June 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).

This edition of Material Issues has the following items:

  • Membership Report
  • Meet the President
  • Support our Chapter by buying online
  • 10th Annual ASG Winter Retreat pictures
  • Members highlights *new*
  • Mark Your Calenders!
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Saturday Stitchers: Hat Pincushions

No plans yet this Saturday?
Then come to the Saturday Stitchers Neighborhood Group!

This group meets every 4th Saturday at 10:00am at the Christ United Methodist Church (SW corner of Parker Rd./Coit in Plano).

This month’s meeting will be a planning meeting for the year, so bring your ideas about what you want the group to do this year.… 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

Quiltin’ Bs Broken Star/Lone Star quilt

Hello Ladies,

Our next meeting of the Quiltin’ Bs will be Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 pm. We will begin working on a Broken Star/Lone Star quilt.

Broken Star - Lone Star

I know it looks complicated, but I think everyone will be able to do it.

If you would rather have something less complicated, we can simplify it in several ways.… Read the rest

January Group Schedule Online

The new Neighborhood Group Schedule for January is online and can be downloaded from this page.

Our special events committee has been working hard organizing many exciting events for 2014! Read more about it in the newsletter and keep an eye on this blog.

Scheduled are the Annual Retreat January 16 -19, A Sew Along and Show Off in March (more info soon!),… Read the rest

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

Pattern Making Books Bibliography

patternmakingfashiondesignHere is the list of pattern making books that Mary Jo and Debby recommend for the Designing Divas neighborhood group. These books have directions for different design techniques.

All purchases ordered via the book links below support our local chapter. Of course you’re free to purchase the books elsewhere. To save yourself some money also check out the used books/second hand sellers.… 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