We are joining national ASG to share our passion for sewing by making chemo caps to provide comfort to patients who have lost their hair after undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. In June, we encouraged all neighborhood groups and individuals to create caps that will be donated in our communities in the Fort Wayne-Van Wert area that we serve. Now our special events coordinator ,Julie Harber, is announcing an event where we can create them together!
Chemo Caps Community Sewing Event
Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Dupont Library Branch
Mark your calendar and come and stay as long as you can. We will provide snacks and drinks; cutting mats and irons. We will have some patterns available, including the one National put on their blog in May. Find it at: https://www.asg.org/cancer-caps/ But, if you have a pattern you like, please bring it or scroll through some of the free patterns online by googling “chemo caps free patterns.” We will have some fabrics, but donations are appreciated. Check through your stash for anything from fleece to knits to silkies, prints or solids that we can use.
Bring your sewing machine or serger, neutral threads and notions/supplies needed. We will put all of the caps we make with those donated by neighborhood groups and individuals so we can get a picture of them all before we deliver them to their local cancer center destination.
Here’s hoping we see you on Aug. 3!
Jelly Roll Event - a WINNER!
We learned how to turn a jelly roll of 2.5 inch strips of precut fabric into 1,600 inches of fabric for a quick and easy quilt top—in a day! It was our annual Sewing Workshop and the 29 of us met (or will meet) at the finish line with 30 beautiful quilt tops. Yes, one member actually finished two tops! Check out the fun we had on this May 20 event. Special thanks to our great instructor Jo Wiedelman, who also shared her Easy Binding tips. Find them posted in our Tips & Techniques section; and to Edward's Sewing Center for giving us a special discount on jelly rolls purchased there for this event. Click here to see the fun!
Join us as we explore all things sewing - garment making, home dec, quilting, serger, felting, sewing tips and tricks, community service projects and more. You will find fellowship, inspiration, discounts, free online videos and just plan fun with others who share the same passion for sewing.
The American Sewing Guild welcomes sewers of all skill levels, ages, and interests. We offer a place for sewers to learn new skills, share interests, and contribute through community service. Membership offers the opportunity to nurture your love of sewing in a supportive and caring community of others who share your love of all things sewing.
Please take a stroll through our website to find out more about us. Then open the door to a new world of sewing friends, learning and just plan fun with people just like you. Simply fill out our contact page and press send. We will look forward to getting back with you!
Visit our national website for more benefits by going to asg.org
NEW! NEW! NEW! We have added a page in our Events section for information about local and state fair fashion shows and sewing competitions. Click here to go to "2019 Local & State Fair Fashion/Sewing Opportunities" - Hope to see your design creations sporting a winning ribbon!