The Greater Seattle chapter of the American Sewing Guild holds events throughout the year to educate and entertain. We generally host:
- Our after-Expo banquet, held during SewExpo, featuring a nationally-known speaker
- Educational events for all members, twice per year
- Spring and fall sewing retreats
- Seattle ASG Annual Meeting
These events provide us opportunities to socialize, share, be inspired, and learn new skills.
Fall Education Event
Our 2017 fall educational event will be with Monica Bravo from BravoBella, “Sewing Lingerie”. Think sewing your own lingerie is complicated or a waste of time? It’s actually a great way to use your pretty knit scraps for well-fitting foundations, and extending those techniques to make your own swimwear and athleticwear!
The annual Fall Retreat is held Camp Huston near Gold Bar, WA. The Spring Retreat is held each year at Dumas Bay, in Federal Way. Both retreats offer 3 or 4 day options–both mean plenty of sewing time, meeting new friends and catching up with old friends, and infinite opportunities to learn. Truly, there’s no experience like it!
We gathered on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina for another great annual meeting! We heard from our President, Maris Olsen, on the state of the chapter; held elections for our officers; participated in a silent auction and a raffle; shared a wonderful potluck; and enjoyed a Sew Fabulous fashion show.
The silent auction and the raffle are fundraisers for our chapter. For the silent auction, members bring items they’ve made, or that are related to our shared passion, and everyone has an opportunity to (secretly) bid on these items. We see such wonderful creativity in these donated items–it’s fun and inspiring to appreciate the various talents of our members.
Our popular Sew-Expo Banquet is held every year in Puyallup, the Saturday evening during the Sew Expo. The banquet is a Greater Seattle chapter annual tradition, where ASG members gather, not just from our own chapter but from all over the world!
Spring Ed Event: Spring Inspiration
Our 2017 spring educational event, “Spring Fling,” featured four of our chapter’s many talented sewers, on a variety of topics. Check out the details here