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)


Group Leader: Cynthia Blair

Bellevue Neighborhood Group

When: First Tuesday of every month,7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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


Group Leader: Judy Powell

Everett Neighborhood Group

When: Third Monday of the month, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Hobby Lobby, 10011 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98204


Group Leader: Fran Daoust and Pam Ozanne

Machine Embroidery Group

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

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


Group Leader: Mary Ann Allen

North Seattle Neighborhood Group

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

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

Group Leader: Sue Tripp


Skagit Neighborhood Group

The Skagit NG has decided to disband at least temporarily. If their status changes in the future, we will update this information.

Southcenter Neighborhood Group

The South Seattle NG has decided to disband at least temporarily. If their status changes in the future, we will update this information. All South Seattle area members are welcome to attend ANY Neighborhood Group, so hope to see some of you at future meetings in other locations!

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: Stina Lee-Cummings / Martha Aitken


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)


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


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