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

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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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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Sewing Podcasts

The Art of Refashioning with Mariana Kirova

If you love sewing and clothing, and want to save good textiles from landfill, The Art Of Refashioning will inspire you to create clothing in a new, eco way! Join fashion upcycler Mariana Kirova and discover how to upcycle/recycle ‘old’ clothes into beautiful new styles yourself.

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The World of Sewing Literature

The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow. Decades ago, as Nazi planes dominated the sky, Lily Verner made a terrible choice. She’s tried to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside. She finds herself remembering the brilliant colors of the silk she helped to weave at her family’s mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time.

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Plano ASG Annual Meeting

by Mary Jo Forbes

11:30 am, October 22, 2022
Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
205 W. Hunt St., McKinney, TX, 75069
(Note: not to be confused with the Heard Natural Science Museum)

We hope you will be as excited about participating in the 2022 annual meeting as we have been planning it.… Read the rest

Sewing Podcasts

There are so many interesting podcasts about sewing! Here are a few that might interest you.

The Quilting Life on the Written Page, as read to you by award-winning author Frances O’Roark Dowell (Birds in the Air, Margaret Goes Modern, Dovey Coe, Shooting the Moon).

The Quiltfiction Podcast begins with Friendship Album, 1933, a work of historical fiction by the podcaster, Frances O’Roark Dowell. … Read the rest

Linden’s Joy Quilt

Many of our members have taught children and grandchildren to sew, but how many of them have loved it so much that they started a business?

Ann Skaehill did! She is the owner of Crafty Moose Quilts and her proud mother is ASG member Judi Jaksa.

Linden’s Joy

Ann makes and sells t-shirt quilts but she has recently gone into publishing her own quilt patterns.

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The World of Sewing Literature – Part IV

Looking for something to read?  There are many fascinating books revolving around sewing.  Here are a few to whet your appetite.

Add a comment below if you have another book to suggest.

The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow. It is 1910 and Maria, a talented young girl from the East end of London, is employed to work as a seamstress for the royal family.

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Sewing Podcasts

Check out these podcasts for sewing wit and wisdom!

LOVE TO SEW!

Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos host Love to Sew, a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business.  They talk (and laugh) about their passion for sewing a handmade wardrobe and their daily lives as creative entrepreneurs.

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