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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 ASG Winter Retreat

Hi Everybody--
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. Just a reminder that our seats for the retreat are rapidly filling up. We only have 5 left, so if you intend to come, please get your registrations in soon. When we fill up, we'll be starting a waiting list, like we did last year. Happy New Year!

Friday, December 2, 2016

2017 Winter Retreat Registration... Fun!

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild Presents


When:  January 27-29, 2017
Where:  George Washington Hotel
             103 East Piccadilly Street
             Winchester, Virginia  22601

Cost: $140 members, $190 non-members   (includes sewing space, two breakfast and dinner meals)

Deadline: Reservations must be received by January 17th, 2017
                 No refunds after January 17th, 2017.

Rooms are available for $96/night plus tax with reservations made directly through the hotel: (540) 678-4700. (1 king or 2 doubles) Ask for the block of rooms set aside for ASG. (Block hold expires Jan. 10, 2017) There will be a $5/day parking fee this year.

The main sewing room will be available from Friday morning at 9:00 until Sunday afternoon at 4:00. The room will be locked when it‘s unattended so you may bring your supplies and machines and leave them without having to pack up daily.

Space will be limited, so don‘t delay your registration as this event usually fills quickly. Checks must be received in order to hold your spot. An e-mail will be sent as receipt of your check and registration.     *** Please make your checks out to NOVA ASG.
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild Presents…Winter Retreat 2017


Member #:_________(required)

Phone: ________________________

Email address:__________________________

Neighborhood Group: _________________________

Amount enclosed: $___________

Completed registration form with payment must be received  No Later Than January 17th, 2017.  Mail to:  Karen Gilbert, 4905 Charmed Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192, Phone: (703) 590-7995, Email: gilbertgs@aol.com

Monday, October 24, 2016

Holiday Honeycomb Smocked Ornament Workshop

5th Saturday Program
Saturday, December 3
(5th Saturday on the 1st Saturday due to holidays)
12 PM – 4:30 PM                   
Holiday Honeycomb Smocked Ornament”
Presented by Carolyn Cooke
Kings Park Library
9000 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Early bird registration before November 10th: $10
Price after November 10th: $15

Learn this basic fabric manipulation technique which can be applied to garments and home dec projects. No smocking experience is required!

Registration fee includes complete instruction and a kit to make one ornament.  Kit includes, pleated fabric, floss, needles, ribbon, pins and styrofoam ball. Participants bring basic sewing supplies, light and magnification if typically needed, and a sack lunch. Beverage containers must have a lid.

Seating is limited; reservations will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
All participants are asked to help with room set-up and clean-up.
No refunds after November 10 unless reservation can be sold from a waiting list.

To register, complete the registration form and send it in!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

ASG NoVA Annual Meeting!!

Be sure to reserve 
Saturday October 22, Noon to 3 PM 
for our annual 
Northern Virginia ASG Chapter Annual Meeting!
at the
Lake Ridge Baptist Church      

Light lunch will be served.
Please RSVP to Kaye Gonterman by email or by phone at 703 . 590 . 8262, no later than October 15 for planning and catering purposes.

A quorum is required for election of officers to be held, so please make plans to attend. If you cannot attend, return the proxy ballot that was included in the Fall newsletter by the October 12 deadline.
            On the ballot:  President:   Kathy Wright
                                    1st VP:              Adrienne Bennett
                                    2nd VP:             Sheila Bohannon
                                    Secretary:       Martha Walker
                                    Treasurer:      Kathy Saladino

Terri Johnson will be the guest speaker. If you have been curious about the digital cutters that are storming the market you won’t want to miss Terri’s presentation!
Terri presents Silhouette retreats and events, including All Things Silhouette Conferences, Instructor Licensing, and hands-on events around the country. She recently launched Terri Johnson Academy to offer online classes. Visit her blog at http://terrijohnsoncreates.com/

A Fashion Show will close the meeting. You can model anything you have made!  Garments for yourself, children’s clothing, quilts, bags, etc.  Contact Kathy Wright for more info.

Clothing for the Appalachia sewing project will be collected. Details can be found in the most recent newsletter.

5th Saturday Program - Kumihimo Japanese Weaving

Reserve the Date for another fabulous 5th Saturday Program.

Have you ever completed THE perfect garment but couldn’t find the perfect acces- sories for it? Then make your own using the easy techniques of kumihimo. This ver- satile form of weaving (braiding) can be used for garment trims, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair ornaments, belts... get the idea?

Join Julie Witham and Kaye Gonterman and a group of your ASG friends as we learn how to do a basic kumihimo weave necklace. We will also include some beads for a bit of bling. These exact techniques can also be used to make a bracelet. Addi- tional supplies won’t be available in class but good sources for additional supplies will be provided.

The complete kit fee for this class includes:

  •   written and well-illustrated instructions for the project
  •   braiding materials
  •   coordinating beads
  •   magnetic clasp
  •   loom
      bobbin set

  • WHO: Northern Virginia ASG members – limited number of seats available
  • WHAT: 5th Saturday Fun with Kumihimo
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30AM – 3:00PM
  • WHERE: Community Room, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, VA (near Woodbridge)
  • HOW: With lots of fun and sharing with your ASG friends ... and probably a bit of chasing dropped beads!
  • FEE: $26 
Send in the Registration Form today!