Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Annual ASG Summer Retreat

Our Summer Retreat returns one more time to the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia.

Make plans!  There will be a limit workspaces available, so send in your registration today!


Annual ASG NoVA Summer Retreat!!
Who: Northern Virginia American Sewing Guild Members and Friends

What: A fabulous,fun and popular sewing getaway with sewing sisters. Time to work on independent projects at your leisure.
No cooking, cleaning, spouses, kids, interruptions or obligations.

Where: The National Conference Center - North Building Same venue as last year but different space.
Large, windowed retreat space!
2-tables per workstation, rolling conference chairs.

Registration Due By
 August 4, 2017!

     18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176


August 11 – 13, 2017 (9 AM Friday – 4 PM Sunday)

Meals: Full hot breakfast buffet included with room reservations. Other meals are on your own or with your friends. Delicious award-wining onsite dining is available.

Lodging: A web link will be made available to make your own room reservations. $109/room or $129/suite. Rooms are small but clean, and include a double/queen bed. Suites include a pull-out sleep sofa. 

Book a room or commute from home!
$50 to reserve your retreat space for 3-days of sewing.

Non-ASG Members pay $100 (plus lodging if staying overnight).

Complete the Retreat Registration form and mail it in.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sewing Weekend with Pamela Leggett

ASG NoVa Is Pleased to Offer
A Sewing Weekend with Pamela Leggett of Pamela’s Patterns 
Nationally known Teacher, Author and Designer
Click here for the Registration Form.

Pamela Leggett has been teaching sewing since 1981. Specializing in pattern fitting, fine garment sewing skills, knits and serging. She has developed a fun and informative teaching style that is available in her patterns and instructional DVD's.
One of Pamela's passions is creating garments that flatter and fit the wearer. Her desire to teach others to achieve the perfect fit led her to the Palmer/Pletsch pattern fitting method, which she has used to help hundreds of women successfully achieve good fit and a renewed love of garment sewing. It is with this knowledge that she created Pamela's Patterns, which have many fitting solutions and adjustments built in the patterns.
Pamela's Patterns have been reviewed and featured in magazines and on-line review sites.  Pamela is a contributing writer, book author and DVD personality for Threads Magazine, an instructor for Craftsy online classes, director of the Palmer/Pletsch Philadelphia and Connecticut Sewing Workshops and a national sewing/serging educator. She has also appeared on PBS’s Sewing With Nancy and Canada’s The Shopping Channel.   http://pamelaspatterns.com

Lecture / Demo Trunk Show Friday, June 9 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM
What makes for well fitted garments?  As our bodies mature, good fit becomes more difficult to achieve.   Pamela will explain what changes we go through and how to alter patterns to get a more flattering look.  Has it been awhile since you have attempted to make clothing for yourself?  Come and be inspired to make simple and versatile pieces that work well for casual and dressy occasions – and everything in between.  Get ideas on how to change a basic pattern to adapt for many different looks.  In no time at all you’ll be making your own wardrobe that fits and flatters all your curves!
Hands On Design Workshop, Saturday, June 10 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Have you ever wondered how pattern designers create their styles? This class will show you how to create different necklines, sleeves, backs and hems to make the most of Pamela's Patterns well-fitting patterns.  Working from pattern #104 The Perfect T-Shirt, you will see how simple changes can make this pattern do double and triple duty!  You will be creating pattern pieces and get instructions to make many variations.  Every design has a “learning opportunity”! This class is guaranteed to get your inner-designer inspired!
There are many styles to choose from, the following are examples of what we will be offered.  We’ll get as many done as time allows:
Peek-a-Boo Swing Top                        Flowy Top w/ back yoke and zip      Asian-Inspired T-Shirt
            The “Phyllis” Neckline            Sleeve Variations                               Godet Top   
              Shaped Back                           Cowl Neckline                                   Stretch Lace T

We will devote one hour at the start of the class to measure for correct pattern size, prepare and alter the pattern.

Hands On Serger Workshop, Sunday, June 11 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A great class for serger owners old and new! Spend time and really learn what your serger can do for you besides just finish an edge. Maintenance, threading, tensions, differential feed, rolled hem, flatlocking, lace, and more will be done on your own machine. Plus you will see a vast array of samples to inspire future projects. This class has been the inspiration for many of the articles Pamela has written for Threads Magazine. A wonderful way to learn the full potential of your serger!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuffet Workshop!

ASG NoVa 5th Saturday Program
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM                   
Presented by Sherry Roe
At “The Crazy Cousin”
4131 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet.” We all remember that from our childhood. Tuffet making is a great way to use your favorite fabrics in a fun and exciting way. A delightful accent to any home, tuffets can be traditional or whimsical—the choice is yours!

Registration fee: $30 (Cost of pattern)
     Class size is limited to 12 Participants so register early!
Deadline to register is April 10th.

Finishing kit which includes the base, dense foam insert, button, batting and feet is required and must be purchased from The Crazy Cousin. Finishing Kit cost is $130.

Pattern and additional supply list with fabric requirements will be mailed once registrations are received. Prep work must be completed prior to class. For more info contact Sherry.

To register, complete the registration form. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spring Fling 2017!

Send in your registration form for this year's Spring Fling!   Discount for early registration.

When:  Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time:  11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Early Registration Discounted Price: $25 for ASG members
After February 15:  $30 for ASG members
Non-ASG members: $37

Find the Registration Form HERE.

The 9th Annual NOVA ASG Spring Fling Committee Presents Simple to Simply Amazing, featuring Rae Cumbie.

Rae Cumbie is the Creative Director at Fit for Art Patterns which offers patterns for modern wardrobe basics that focus on fit and include artful design options.
She coaches sewers of all skill levels, in classes and on her blog, to stitch up a fun and comfortable wardrobe and design more creatively.
Catch her blog, Sew! Let’s Get Dressed at fitforartpatterns.com for everything from basic sewing education to artful inspiration.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
  • Socialize with Sewing Friends from across Northern Virginia
  • Delight in a seated luncheon including soup, entree salad and dessert
  • Learn from an experienced, artful, and sewing teacher, Rae Cumbie
  • Be dazzled by fashions and projects created by sister sewists
  • Be inspired by children’s clothing made for charity by our members
    Welcome spring in our traditional ASG way with fun, food, fellowship, and inspiration. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Save The Date - Spring Fling 2017

Save the Date

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Spring Fling
Springfield Country Club
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
more details to follow