Monday, July 30, 2018

Last Call for Summer Sewing Retreat!

Who: Northern Virginia American Sewing Guild Members and Friends

What: A fabulous, fun and popular sewing getaway with sewistas!
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 and rolling conference chairs.
18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA 20176

When: August 10 – 12, 2018 (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!

Only $50 to reserve your retreat space for 3 packed days of sewing fun!!
*Non-ASG Members* pay $100 (plus lodging if staying overnight)

Included in your cost is *unlimited sewing time in the retreat space* from Friday morning at 9:00 AM until Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM. The room will be locked when it is unattended, so you may bring your supplies and machines and leave them without having to pack up daily.

For those wishing to stay the weekend, please book directly using the weblink provided (will be sent separately). Rooms are available with a queen or double bed. Suites include a pull-out sleeper sofa. Accommodations include high-speed Internet, fitness center access and a complimentary full hot breakfast.

Don’t delay your registration for this popular event! Checks must be received in order to hold your spot. An e-mail will be sent as receipt of your check and registration.

Deadline is August 1; please use the "contact us" form to request a form for submission.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Class Registration is OPEN in Fredericksburg!

Grab your tablet or computer and check out our NEW CLASS SCHEDULE!
Looking for NEW classes to discover? Want to meet NEW faculty to inspire you? How about some NEW techniques to add to your toolbox? You'll find all of that and more when Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns September 27, 28 & 29, 2018 to the Fredericksburg Expo Center.

Class Registration is OPEN. When you register for a class value package, you'll save with discounted class fees, FREE general admission and shopping bag. Complete pricing and class details online at

Discover what's new in Fredericksburg!
Click for all the details.

It's a creative world inside Expo classrooms. Spend time with a talented teacher and experience something new. For the best selection of classes and special pricing, register now! 

From cute boutiques to your favorite manufacturers – get your creative juices flowing...and sewing! Shop all the latest tools and supplies for sewing, quilting, embroidery and more.

Fredericksburg Expo Center

2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

September 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Thursday & Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Stay at a host hotel
Take a break from your day-to-day routine and stay at a host hotel with special rates for a mini-vacation, all for YOU! 

Parking is FREE!

Immerse yourself in a one day or two day workshop before the Expo opens! Share in the guidance, artistry, technical advice and inspiration these experts bring.

Your registration automatically qualifies you for a Value Package, which includes discounted pricing on your MDB class AND any additional Expo class sessions, 3 free General Admission tickets and a free shopping bag! Lunch is included.
Click here for details and to register.

Two-Day Workshops
September 25 & 26 | 9am-5pm

Kathy McMakin & Alicia Welcher
One-Day Workshops
September 26 | 9am-5pm

Cynthia Guffey

Karen Benke

Jill McCloy

Connie Palmer