This is a blog hosted by the Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Sewing Guild (SGCASG).The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a national organization for all ages at any sewing level. ASG members meet in Neighborhood Groups (NGs) to learn new sewing skills, network with other sewists and participate in community service sewing projects. ASG membership offers a number of benefits- discounts, free tutorials, publications and more. ASG is a non-profit 501(c) organization. We invite you to JOIN ASG today, meet sewing friends and take advantage of the many discounts and benefits available to ASG members. The Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter serves the Manatee and Sarasota County FL area. We have 5 Neighborhood Groups:

In Bradenton:

  • Leader: Kathleen Heinicke
  • Meets on the 2nd Sat each month from 10:00-4:00
  • Location is the South Manatee Library (6081 26th St West) in Bradenton
  • Leaders: Marie Gartley and Cindi Edwards
  • Meets on the 1st Sat each month from 1:00-4:30
  • Location is the Manatee County Central (Main) Library (1301 Barcarrota Blvd West) in Bradenton

In Sarasota:

  • Leaders: Lou Burns and Barb Van Buren
  • Meets on the 3rd Sat each month from 9:30-3:30
  • Location is at: Sew Worth It, 5507 Palmer Crossing Circle (Corner of Clark & Honore) in Sarasota
  • Leader: Donna Verstrate
  • Meets on the 3rd Wed every month from 9:30-4:00
  • Location is at Fire Station #1 located on 4th and Lemon (1445 Fourth St) in Sarasota

In Venice:

  • Leader:Jan Loy
  • Meets on the 4th Mon every month from 1:30-4:00
  • Location is the Jacaranda Public Library (4143 Woodmere Park Blvd) in Venice

As a member of the ASG you are surrounded by people who share your love of sewing. In our NG meetings we sew for charities, teach sewing techniques, show demos, and have trunk shows, just to name a few things. We also have events where we bring in sewing professionals, we travel to national events, like the American Sewing Guild’s Annual Conference, or the Sewing and Quilt Expos.

For more information or to become a member of the SGCASG please visit: sgcasg

For more information about ASG nation wide please visit: asg

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