Plano Chapter Advisory Board (2021 CAB)

Meet our 2021 Chapter Leadership

Marie Barrese
President

Marie has been sewing forever! She started making doll clothes on her grandmother’s Singer treadle machine and has rarely stopped since. She’s belonged to three different ASG groups, Chicago twice, Boston Area and now Plano ASG. Retired now with two grandchildren, there still isn’t enough time to sew all she wants to.

Karen Neal
Vice President

Karen Neal learning new shirt techniques

Beverly Vance
Vice President

Sandie Griego
Treasurer

Sandie learned to sew from her mother and from membership in 4-H.  Her farming community had a county and state fair where she would enter her clothing and home dec items for competition.  By the time she entered high school, she made 95% of all her clothes.  Her final project for Home Economics was a scrap quilt. As time progressed, she made P.J.’s for her boys and elaborate Halloween costumes. All of the drapery in her home were made while waiting for the house to be built.  Today she is active in the Electric Quilt group and the Quilting Bees.  She enjoys making special occasion dresses for her new granddaughter.

Joanne Jensen
Secretary

Joanne retired from the corporate world 3 years ago where her career focused on office administration, computer support, and print publication. She got much more involved with sewing in the last 10 years, and enjoys trying new sewing projects, techniques, and fabrics, and meeting new sewing friends.

Mary Jo Forbes
Membership Co-Chair

Mary Jo is a garment sewer with a love of pattern-making. She joined ASG for the healthy discount that Fabrique offered members. Since that day she has made lots of great friends, like-minded, talented sewing buddies she would have never met without ASG, worth far more than 20% off her fabric-buying addiction.

Linda Davis
Membership Co-Chair

Maggie Tinnin
Retail Liaison

Neighborhood Group Leader for all of the quilting and Electric Quilt neighborhood groups.

Maria Quian
Social Media and Blog Manager

I learned to sew at a Stretch & Sew store in el Paso many years ago. I really enjoyed it but school, work and family left no room to sew. I had sewn on and off but never really committing until 2 years ago. I came across Sheryl about 2 years ago who spoke so enthusiastically about ASG. I joined ASG and have been committed to sewing ever since. Best decision ever, I have enjoyed ASG and the many years of experience from all the ladies. It doesn’t matter how long you have been sewing, you will always learn something new from the talented Plano Chapter.

Mary Anderson
Donations Manager

Pam Walker, Jane Dempsey, Mary Anderson
Storage Unit Team

Kelli Robertson
Website Manager

Kelli loves sewing and teaching others to sew. She is inspired by the members of ASG and loves learning from them.