Neighborhood and Special Interest Groups

Neighborhood and Special Interest Groups

At the core of each chapter of the American Sewing Guild are groups. Our chapter has both geographical neighborhood groups (NGs) and special interest groups (SIGs). Both offer the following:

  • Education: Demos, lectures, learn something new
  • Show and tell: Share your successes and finds, get help with challenges
  • Connection: Connect and network with other sewing enthusiasts
  • Special programs: Field trips and special guest presenters

We welcome visitors! You can attend up to two meetings before deciding to join ASG. You don’t need to reside in a particular area to come to a neighborhood group. Chapter members are welcome to attend whichever meetings they like. If you don’t see a neighborhood group convenient to you, contact us. If enough people express interest, a new group can be started!

ASG members can attend meetings anywhere ASG has a chapter. Are you traveling to another region? Find other ASG chapters at the national ASG site.

Seattle Wearable Arts Group (SWAG)

Demonstrations and discussions of various sewing and embellishment techniques used in making creative clothing: hand-stitching, appliqué, dying and painting fabric, beading, etc.

When: First Friday of every month, 9:30 AM11:30 AM

Where: Zoom (Occasional meetings at someone’s home)

Email: CynthiaWriter@gmail.com

Group Leader: Cynthia Blair

CURRENTLY MEETING VIA ZOOM

Bellevue Neighborhood Group

When: First Monday of every month,4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: Quality Sewing and Vacuum, 14315 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA 98007

Email: bellevueng@seattleasg.org

Group Leader: Rhee Eliker

MEETING IN PERSON

Everett Neighborhood Group

When: Third Monday of the month, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: Quality Sew & Vac, 1201 SE Everett Mall Way, #A, Everett, 98208

Email: everettng@seattleasg.org

Group Leader: Fran Daoust and Pam Ozanne

CURRENTLY MEETING VIA HYBRID

Machine Embroidery Group

When: Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Mary Ann Allen’s home (see directory for address)

Email: embroideryng@seattleasg.org

Group Leader: Mary Ann Allen

CURRENTLY HYBRID-CONTACT SI LEADER TO ATTEND

North Seattle Neighborhood Group

When: Third Sunday of every month, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Greenwood Senior Center, 525 North 85th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Group Leader: Catherine Knowlson & Lorra Biddle

Email: northseattleng@seattleasg.org

MEETING IN PERSON

Greater Seattle ASG ZOOM Neighborhood Group

When: Second Saturday of every month, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: ZOOM

Group Leader: Laurie Baughman

Email: greaterseattleasgzoomng@seattleasg.org

ZOOM MEETINGS

Skagit Valley Neighborhood Group

When: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Where: Shelter Bay Clubhouse, 1000 Shoshone Dr., La Conner

Group Leader:

Email: skagitvalleyng@seattleasg.org

MEETING IN PERSON

Whatcom Neighborhood Group

When: Fourth Saturday of every month, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: Gathering Room at Anytime Toffee & Coffee, 5701 Third Avenue, Ferndale, WA.

Email: whatcomng@seattleasg.org

Group Leader: co-chairs – Janis Rose & Whitney Dickinson

MEETING IN PERSON

West Seattle Neighborhood Group

When: Third Saturday of every month, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: The Kenny Home, 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, meeting room #3

Group Leader: Martha Aitken/Barbara Osteen

Email: westseattleng@seattleasg.org

MEETING VIA ZOOM

Day Seamers

Ongoing clothing and fit. ALL skill levels are welcome!

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:30 AM

Where: Carolyn Barden’s home, Lake Forest Park (see directory for address)

Email: dayseamersng@seattleasg.org

MEETINGS IN PERSON

Working Women’s Couture – Practical Couture for Everyday

When: Fourth Saturday of each month, 10 AM

Where: 14432 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue

Group Leader: Kate Stenberg

Email: wwcoutureng@seattleasg

MEETINGS IN PERSON

Ronald McDonald Mending Group

Ongoing mending program. Bring your sewing machine or serger and your enthusiasm! Sit and sew to help those in need. Bring a lunch or buy one next door.

When: First Monday of each month, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Ronald McDonald house, 5130 40th Ave NE, Seattle

Group Leader: Louisa Jones

Email:rmhcmendingng@seattleasg.org

MEETING IN PERSON