Get some needle know-how and have fun!

   Confused about what needle to use? What do all those numbers mean on the needle package? Is changing the needle really important before it breaks? What needle should I use? 

   Join us for our very own Live Zoom Class with Schmetz Needle Spokesperson Rhonda Pierce who will answer all these questions, and more, during our Southwest Sews Neighborhood Group meeting! The public is invited and there is no charge. Here’s the scoop:

Schmetz: What Needle Should I Use?

Live Zoom Class with Rhonda, followed by a 

Q & A Session 

1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, May 9

(Zoom begins at 2 p.m.)

UAW Local 2209 Union Hall

5820 East 900 North, Roanoke, IN 46783

Just past the GM plant from I469

No need to pre-register.  All sewing enthusiasts are welcome!

   Successful sewing is often about paying attention to the little things – like the needle in your sewing machine. Get the low-down about how this little piece of steel can solve some very BIG problems, including broken threads, skipped stitches and puckered fabrics. Your sewing machine is an investment and protection begins by using the very best needle – and one that is right for your fabric. Rhonda’s lively class is jam-packed with information, including tips and tricks. You will also leave with a free copy of Schmetz Needle's color coding chart so you can easily tell the type and size of every needle - even the one that has been in the pincushion for a while! Hope you can join us! 


Still time to register for our annual Shipshewana Retreat!

Join us for four days of all the shopping, eating, chatting, sharing, swimming, eating, sewing, eating and did we mention shopping that you can handle! It's our chapter's annual Shipshewana Retreat from noon Tuesday, April 23 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26 at in the Blue Gate Garden Inn's roomy Magnola Room that is right off the parking lot for easy lugging of machines and sewing goodies. Cost for the four days is $50 for members, $60 for non-members and $20 a day if you can't stay. Click here for complete information and registration form. 


Chapter happenings coming up!



Click here for a list of our April, 2024 Neighborhood Group meetings and their topics, as well as upcoming chapter events and contact information. 


Join us! We would love to share our love of sewing with you!

2024 Mystery Quilt Solved!




Pictured at left is our version of the Ribbon Star Quilt by Missouri Star. It was super fun to make during our annual Mystery Quilt event held throughout the day on Feb. 10! Click here or go to our Events tab and click on Mystery Quilt for complete instructions, including all the clues to solve the mystery yourself both in PDF and our lively YouTube video instructions. We have past quilts with instructions and videos there, too. Happy quilting!

Find out more about us

      American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a national organization made up of 130 chapters and over 1,000 neighborhood groups, creating a network of sewing friends with all levels of sewing experience. Click here to find out about our chapter's neighborhood groups and their upcoming programs. 

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