State Fair Ribbon Winners!

We’ve gone from 3 contestants winning 3 ribbons last year to 13 contestants winning 19 ribbons this year!

Marcia Moore
C114. Collage
Honorable Mention

Jami Roux
D112. Cloth Dolls
1st Place

Joanne Jensen
I172. Adult Apparel
Honorable Mention


Virginia Stein
I179. Computerized Embroidery
Honorable Mention

Judy Nordseth
I183. In the Hoop Embroidery
1st Place

Virginia Stein
I183.

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Plano ASG Entries for the State Fair Creative Arts Contests

I am excited to report that several ASG members entered contests! Take a look at some of the entries below.

It is possible that entries could end up in different departments and categories. If you are not sure of the right category for your item(s) you can ask the people taking the entries at Fair Park and at that point the category can be changed.… Read the rest

State Fair Entry Delivery

Entries are due this weekend, August 4-6, Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You have three choices:

  1. Take your entries to the fairgrounds yourself. You can drive onto the fairgrounds and park near the Creative Arts Building.
  2. You can arrange to drop off your entries to Marie or me and we will take them for you.
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The World of Sewing Literature

The Pattern Artist

by Nancy Moser

Can a lowly housemaid realize
her own American dream?

Born into a life of hard work, English housemaid Annie Wood arrives in New York City in 1911 with her wealthy mistress. Wide-eyed with the possibilities America has to offer, Annie wonders if there’s more for her than a life of service.… Read the rest

Spotlight – Sandra Fry

Once a month we’d like to introduce you to a member who creates more than the usual garments or quilts. And to start off our series, we’d like you to meet Sandra Fry. She’s been a member of the Plano Chapter since 2015 . She moved her membership from the Houston Chapter after moving to Rowlett.… Read the rest

It’s Time to Sign Up!

The Great State Fair of Texas will be here before you know it! It is time to sign up for the creative arts contests. The deadline to register online is July 24 and here’s how to do it.

Get started by clicking on the link below.

Register for Creative Arts Competitions

  1. Scroll down until you see this.
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Sewing Podcasts

Stephanie Kendron

I love to chat with creatives in the sewing industry getting all of the latest trends, tips, and information for you! I love telling stories about sewing, fabric, quilting, business, and marketing.

Modern Sewciety Podcasts

Jacqui Blakemore

Tips, tricks and expert interviews to share everything you need to know to have fun making your own fabulous clothes.

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Fabric Sale

We have been blessed with some fantastic donations of fabric and are now ready to participate again at the Farmers Market at Willow Bend.

The Shops at Willow Bend Farmers/Artisan Market

Saturday, April 15, 9:00 to 2:00

We are pulling out the storage!

We have some silks, high quality cottons and rayons, velvets, linens and loads of fabric with unknown fibers.

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Weaving Fabric for Garments

by Margaret Montgomery

My journey – overcoming the fear of cutting into handwoven fabric and how the techniques used have evolved.

Weaving is great fun and it is so rewarding to sew using something I have woven. Concerns:  Will the woven fabric fall apart when I cut into it? Should the fabric be stabilized?… Read the rest

All Things Beautiful!

Plano ASG’s spring gathering, “All Things Beautiful,” was a wonderful chance to see everybody from all the neighborhood groups and see the amazing things they are doing!

The Challenge Big Reveal

At the October Annual meeting, bags of fabric were available for those who wanted to participate in the Spring Challenge.… Read the rest

The World of Sewing Literature

Sundressed: Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing by Lucianne Tonti

For conscious consumers, buying clothes has never been more complicated. Even as fashion brands tout their sustainability, the industry is plagued by pollution, waste, and poor working conditions. In fact, fashion may account for as much as 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

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