State Fair Contests – What is the Competition?

Last August, I covered the ASG members’ winning entries at the State Fair. This month, I thought that you might like to see other entries that won ribbons in the same categories, as well as some entries in other sewing-related contests.

Marie Barrese and I made a trip to the Fair to take pictures of items in the cases at the Creative Arts building.… Read the rest

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

Conference 2020 – What’s In It For You?

We’ve all begun hunkering down away from social gatherings with our minds on COVID19. It can be exhausting to constantly listen for the latest news so we thought, why not take a break and dream about the summer?

Every year ASG hosts a conference somewhere in the US and every year lots of people go. … Read the rest

Homegrown Workshops

What We’re Making in Homegrown Workshops (subject to change)

  • Wristlets with Susan – Apr 4
  • Activewear with Mary and Sheryl – May 2
  • Swimsuit with Mary and Sheryl – June 6
  • Beeswax Covers with Terri and Sharon – August
  • Beginner Sewing with Carol – September
  • Faux Fur Poncho and Muff with Terri and Sharon – October
  • Quilting with Maggie – November
  • Tassels with Penni – December

Most workshops cost about $15-20 for members, with a $50 surcharge for nonmembers.… Read the rest

Jami’s Trip to Houston’s International Quilt Show

Sensory overload is the best way to describe the Houston International Quilt Festival. There were dolls, fabulous quilts, vendors, classes, LOTS of people and even a saddle display.

This year was special to me for several reasons: I had two dolls on display, it was the first time I took a class and I reconnected with an old friend I hadn’t seen since high school.… Read the rest

2018 ASG Plano Sewing Retreat!



Sewing retreats are a wonderful way to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, and inspire our minds and bodies.  You will meet new friends and learn a new technique or two!

The 2018 AGS Plano was another huge success!  There were 26 ladies sewing day and night!  The Sunset Retreat and Quilt Shop is setup to allow you to sew and shop all night if you want to!  … Read the rest

Shirt Making Workshop


On January 20, 15 Plano ASG members spent time with Maris Olsen, president of the Seattle ASG chapter, for a great day of learning shirt making techniques.  Maris covered so many valuable tips that ranged from sewing a one-piece collar, the burrito method of installing a collar stand, tower plackets and more. … Read the rest

Spring Stash Sale time !!!

This is just a small, small sample of the goodies we will have for sale on our next date of May 27th from 9:00 AM – 2 PM (weather permitting) at Four Season Market  677 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080  close to University of Texas Dallas.    This is the first time in this location and we welcome your feedback.… Read the rest

DAFA February 22 program SHIBORI!, March workshops with Marinda Stewart

Invitation  from Plano ASG and Dallas Area Fiber Artist member Lu Peters
DAFA feb workshop
Hi All,

I thought that the ASG membership would be interested in attending the February program presented by Lisa Covert, who attended the Decadence show with me.

Lisa is an accomplished Shibori dye artist, felt maker, and bookbinder ( among other things!).
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Dallas Blooms and Lunch at the Arboretum with Plano ASG


Come enjoy the beauty of Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum surrounded by your Plano ASG sewing friends.

Date:   March 19, 2016
Time:  10 AM – 2 PM (includes carpool drive time)

We will carpool from the parking lot just west of Fabrique (across from Geisha Grill) then have time to wander the garden before enjoying a three-course lunch at 11:30 AM on the patio of the DeGolyer Restaurant on site.

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January 28th – 31st Sewing and Project Retreat – Register by 1/15 !

retreat imageRegistration closes January 15th !!!

Pack your bags and your sewing room for three days of sewing with your fellow sewists.

Come and bring your new projects or unfinished works.

Start off by claiming your Retreat Goodie Bag

Optional excursion to fabric store on Friday AM with demo & gift bag

Optional knitting with beads class Friday PM –

Share your best sewing tips and learn from others

Contests and prizes

Enjoy the company with fellow sewists

Share ideas, get feedback on projects and complete UFO’s

Full Registration includes 3 nights lodging and 7 meals.… Read the rest