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.
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!
The annual Spring Retreat is held each year at Dumas Bay, in Federal Way. The Fall Retreat is held Camp Huston near Gold Bar, WA. 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!
Spring Retreat 2018 registration coming February 26
Spring Ed Event: Spring Inspiration
Our 2018 spring educational event is scheduled for May 5th and will feature Marsha McClintock.
Fall Education Event
Our 2017 fall educational event was 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!
Our chapter gathers for an annual meeting in early November. We typically from our President on the state of the chapter; hold elections for our officers; hold a silent auction and a raffle; and enjoy a Sew Fabulous fashion show. All while dining on a fantastic potluck spread!
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.