Fort Wayne Chapter, American Sewing Guild

June 2024 Neighborhood Group Meetings
& Upcoming Chapter Events

Happy Summer! Check out this rundown of sewing fun awaiting us this month. And be sure to bring Show & Tell.

* Friday, June 7- Judy’s Girls NG, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. We’re having fun working on top variations. Bring your Master top pattern and Pattern Ease to draft your pattern, along with fabric so you can leave with yours ready to sew. If you are new to the group, please contact Debbie for church entry instructions. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com) or Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Tuesday, June 11 – Machine Embroidery NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Karen Dingus is going to share her love of aprons with us! Along with her trunk show of these handy coverups, she will teach us how to embroider on aprons and how to cover a logo on an apron.  Contact Sherry Filson (s1072filson@yahoo.com)

 

*  Thursday, June 15 - Southwest Sews NG, 1:30-4 p.m. at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant).  It’s finish a UFO afternoon for this group. Join us! Bring a UFO – sewing, crochet, anything goes. We’ll have a “UFO Show & Tell” then get to work. Our heart mastectomy pillow community service project continues as well if you would prefer to sew or stuff these. Contact Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Monday, June 17 – Van Wert Sew Creative NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio. Marilyn will demo how to make those really cute and sturdy rope bowls. Join the fun! Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com)

 

* Tuesday, June 18 – Garment District NG, 10 a.m. to noon, in a private home.  Garment District is continuing their process to make a blouse. This month, they are going to practice sewing the collar and neck band onto the neckline. They won't be sewing on their actual blouses. Use scraps you have on hand and cut out the neck bands, collars, back yoke, front bodices about mid armhole, and front plackets the length of your front bodice. Ladies are going to bring their sewing machines so they can practice what Darlene demonstrated to them last month. Everyone is welcome. Contact Darlene Hoover (Darlene_Hoover@Yahoo.com)

* Tuesday, June 25 – Pieced Together NG, 10 a.m. to noon, Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. All things AccuQuilt Go! Janet Turnbow and Debbie Morgan will bring their AccuQuilt die-cut machines for demo. Bring scraps of fabric to try out these fun, hand-crank puppies.  Contact Brenda Gensic (bltg53@aol.com)

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* Angel Gowns Sewing Day will be held Friday, June 14 in Conference Room C at PRMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! If you can sew a ¼-inch seam, you can sew an angel gown! Contact Barb Kramer (kramerb300@msn.com)

* CAB will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 at Hall’s Commissary, 216 Highway 930W, New Haven. Everyone is welcome. We’ll have lunch after our meeting.

* Sew Fun NG continues its hiatus while we look for a permanent leader. It was initially called Sew Inclined and has been a staple of our chapter for many years. It is our only evening group. Please contact Marilyn Morgan, chapter president, if you are interested.

 

Special Events Coming Up … Watch for more details here, on our Web  (www.ASGFortWayne.org) and on GroupWorks

LOCATON CHANGE: July 11: Christmas in July will now be held at UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant)

July 19 & 20: Road trip to the One Stop Quilt Shop Hop at the Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN

August 20: Road trip to Field’s Fabrics in Kalamazoo, MI leaving from JoAnn Fabrics, Fort Wayne

September 21: National Jelly Roll Day Sew-In at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio

October ??: ASG Annual Meeting at UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant)

Fort Wayne Chapter, American Sewing Guild

May 2024 Neighborhood Group Meetings
& Upcoming Chapter Events

Happy Mother’s Day ‘Month’to all! Here’s a rundown of sewing fun awaiting us this month. And be sure to bring Show & Tell with you!

 

* Friday, May 3- Judy’s Girls NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. We won’t be meeting all day this month but even in our abbreviated time slot we can get a new variation drafted, brainstorm new designs to make and work together to get a pattern made. Bring your Master top pattern and Pattern Ease to draft your pattern, along with fabric so you can leave with yours ready to sew. If you are new to the group, please contact Debbie for church entry instructions. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com) or Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

 

* Tuesday, May 14 – Machine Embroidery NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Contact Sherry Filson (s1072filson@yahoo.com) for project details.

 

*  Thursday, May 9 - Southwest Sews NG, 1:30-3 p.m. at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant).  Join us for our very own Live Zoom Class at 2 p.m. with Schmetz Needle Spokesperson Rhonda Pierce and 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. You will also leave with a free copy of Schmetz Needle color coding chart so you can easily tell the type and size of every stray needle. Contact Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

 

* Monday, May 20 – Van Wert Sew Creative NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio. Bet you don’t have a UFO in your sewing room. Haha! Who doesn’t have not one but even more? Pick one and bring it! We’re going to do ‘UFO Show & Tell’ for our meeting so be prepared to tell us all about it – and enjoy some encouragement from the group for getting it under the needle at last! Oh, we’ll also have our usual Sew & Tell after that. We want to see your finished masterpieces, too. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com)

* Tuesday, May 21 – Garment District NG, 10 a.m. to noon, in a private home.  Garment District is continuing their process to make a blouse. This month, they are going to learn how to attach the neck band and collar to their blouse. Darlene will demonstrate the method described by Nora Baird on the ASG website. It's not too late to join the fun! Contact Darlene Hoover (Darlene_Hoover@Yahoo.com)

* Tuesday, May 28 – Pieced Together NG, 10 a.m. to noon, Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Bring four coordinating fat quarters and create a darling 24” x 24” table topper! Debbie Morgan will present this fast, fun and easy project.  Contact Brenda Gensic (bltg53@aol.com)

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* Angel Gowns Sewing Day will be held Friday, May 10 in Conference Room C at PRMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! If you can sew a ¼-inch seam, you can sew an angel gown! Contact Barb Kramer (kramerb300@msn.com)

* Sew Fun NG continues its hiatus while we look for a permanent leader. It was initially called Sew Inclined and has been a staple of our chapter for many years. It is our only evening group. Please contact Marilyn Morgan, chapter president, if you are interested.

 

Special Events Coming Up 

July 11: Christmas in July at the Dupont Library

July 19 & 20: Road trip to the One Stop Quilt Shop Hop at the Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN

August 20: Road trip to Field’s Fabrics in Kalamazoo, MI leaving from JoAnn Fabrics, Fort Wayne

September 21: National Jelly Roll Day Sew-In at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Convoy, Ohio

 

October ??: ASG Annual Meeting at UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant)


Fort Wayne Chapter, American Sewing Guild

April 2024 Neighborhood Group Meetings
& Upcoming Chapter Events

Spring has sprung and there’s a lot happening! Here’s a rundown and be sure to bring Show & Tell to inspire us!

* Friday, April 5 - Judy’s Girls NG, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Continuing our own 'designs' using various pieces from Judy’s many variations along with her tried and true - keep it simple - sewing techniques. If you have seen something you want to make in ready-to-wear, bring a picture. We'll work together to get a pattern made. Bring your Master top pattern and Pattern Ease to draft your pattern, along with fabric so you can leave with yours ready to sew. If you are new to the group, please contact Debbie for church entry instructions. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com) or Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

 

* Tuesday, April 9 – Machine Embroidery NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Contact Sherry Filson (s1072filson@yahoo.com) for project details.

 

* Thursday, April 11 - Southwest Sews NG, 1:30-4 p.m. at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant).  We’re beginning with a Community Sew-in! Help us make lots of needed heart pillows for post mastectomy patients. These will be
donated to Lutheran Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. Bring your machine or help by cutting out and/or stuffing pillows. There will also be an organizational meeting
to discuss topics for upcoming meetings. Contact Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

 

* Monday, April 15 – Van Wert Sew Creative NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio. (This month’s topic was originally scheduled for March but had to be delayed.) Notions that change the way you sew! Bring your favorite sewing notion. Marilyn will showcase a variety of new notions on the market as well as notion hacks from non-sewing stores!  Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com)

* Tuesday, April 16 – Garment District NG, 10 a.m. to noon, in a private home.  Garment District is continuing in their process to make a blouse. They are working with a lot of different blouse patterns that ladies have chosen. It's not too late to join the fun! Contact Darlene Hoover (Darlene_Hoover@Yahoo.com)

* Tuesday, April 23 – Pieced Together NG, April meeting is canceled so members may attend the chapter retreat. Contact Brenda Gensic (bltg53@aol.com)

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* Angel Gowns Sewing Day will be held Friday, April 12 in Conference Room C at PRMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! If you can sew a ¼-inch seam, you can sew an angel gown! Contact Barb Kramer (kramerb300@msn.com)

* Sew Fun NG continues its hiatus while we look for a permanent leader. It was initially called Sew Inclined and has been a staple of our chapter for many years. It is our only evening group. Please contact Marilyn Morgan, chapter president, if you are interested.

 

And Special Event Coming Up …

 

April 23-26 – Tuesday through Friday will be our Annual Chapter Sewing Retreat in Shipshewana. It’s not too late to sign up! Come for the day if you can’t stay. We have some surprises in store for you! If you haven’t already, reserve your sleeping room at the Blue Gate Garden Inn.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Fort Wayne Chapter, ASG to get a room at our group rate. The registration sheet for the sewing room can be found on GroupWorks and our website at www.asgfortwayne.org. Start planning your UFOs or new projects to bring – we always have fun!

 


Fort Wayne Chapter, American Sewing Guild

March 2024 Neighborhood Group Meetings
& Upcoming Chapter Events

It’s March and that means it’s time to spring into daylight savings time on the 10th, put a spring in our step to mark St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th and herald the Spring Equinox on the 19th. And, spring forward the whole 31 days because March is also National Craft Month! Let’s celebrate this busy month with some sewing/quilting fun! Here’s what’s coming up:

* Friday, March 8 - Judy’s Girls NG, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. This year we are doing our own 'designs' using various pieces from Judy’s many variations along with her tried and true - keep it simple - sewing techniques. If you have seen something you want to make in ready-to-wear, bring a picture. We'll work together to get a pattern made. Bring your Master top pattern and Pattern Ease to draft your pattern, along with fabric so you can leave with yours ready to sew. If you are new to the group, please contact Debbie for church entry instructions. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com) or Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Tuesday, March 12 – Machine Embroidery NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Brenda Gensic will present how to make a Stained Glass Window embroidery on organza. Adhere it to a glass block and add a string of lights and you’ll have a pretty centerpiece for your Easter table. Contact Sherry Filson (s1072filson@yahoo.com)

 

* Monday, March 18 – Van Wert Sew Creative NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio. This month’s topic: Notions that change the way you sew! Bring your favorite sewing notion. Marilyn will showcase a variety of new notions on the market as well as notion hacks from non-sewing stores!  Also: Bring your Mystery Quilt… finished or not! Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com)

 

* Tuesday, March 19 – Garment District NG, 10 a.m. to noon, in a private home.  Garment District is continuing in our process to make a blouse. Last meeting we learned about a technique for attaching the neckband and collar to the blouse neckline. We will bring our samples to the next meeting. We are working with a lot of different blouse patterns that ladies have chosen. It's not too late to join us for some fun! Contact Darlene Hoover (Darlene_Hoover@Yahoo.com)

* Tuesday, March 25 – Pieced Together NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. Contact Brenda Gensic (bltg53@aol.com) for project details.

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* Angel Gowns Sewing Day will be held Friday, March 8 in Conference Room C at PRMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! If you can sew a ¼-inch seam, you can sew an angel gown! Contact Barb Kramer (kramerb300@msn.com)

* Southwest Sews will begin meeting at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant) in April. Date and time to be announced – watch for information on Groupworks.  Contact Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Sew Fun NG is on hiatus for the rest of the year while we look for a permanent leader. It was initially called Sew Inclined and has been a staple of our chapter for many years. It is our only evening group. Please contact Marilyn Morgan, chapter president, if you are interested.

 

And Special Events Coming Up …

 

March 22 - HoopSisters Trunk Show & Sale, 2-4 p.m. in the Administration Building at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on US 127 in Van Wert. The program will feature a trunk show and talk by the nationally known HoopSisters with their award-winning designs, sought-after products, and cutting-edge machine embroidery techniques. We’ll have an opportunity to purchase HoopSisters products after the trunk show. In addition, a day or two prior to the event they will provide us with a private Facebook page where we can get to know them, their products and watch some instructional videos. Members get in free if you register by March 15, after that you pay the non-member $5 cash charge at the door. Register by going to our website at www.asgfortwayne.org and clicking on the link in the article about the event. Bring a friend or two!

 

April 23-26 – Tuesday through Friday will be our Annual Chapter Sewing Retreat in Shipshewana.  We have some surprises in store for you! If you haven’t already, reserve your sleeping room at the Blue Gate Garden Inn.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Fort Wayne Chapter, ASG to get a room at our group rate. The registration sheet for the sewing room can be found on GroupWorks and our website at www.asgfortwayne.org. Start planning your UFOs or new projects to bring – we always have fun!

 

 

 

 

Fort Wayne Chapter, American Sewing Guild

February 2024 Neighborhood Group Meetings
& Upcoming Chapter Events

Happy Valentine’s Day/Month! Celebrate by sharing your love of sewing, quilting, machine embroidering and all things sewing with us. Here’s what’s coming up this month.

* Tuesday, Feb. 13 – Machine Embroidery NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. 4900 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Janice Pemberton will present how to make a welt pocket using machine embroidery.  Contact Sherry Filson (s1072filson@yahoo.com)

* Monday, Feb. 19 (weather permitting) – Van Wert Sew Creative NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Trinity Friends Church, 605 North Franklin St., Van Wert, Ohio. Jill Metzger from Decatur will take us on her pattern-making journey for Annie’s Crafts in Berne. Also, attendees are asked to bring a pin cushion that is either an heirloom or a favorite and be prepared to talk about it.  Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com)

* Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Garment District NG, 10 a.m. to noon, in a private home.  (January meeting was canceled due to weather.) This year Garment District is going to be making a blouse, learning various techniques through the course of the year that include how to sew a collar with a stand, how to do a front placket and sleeve placket and how to do buttonholes with your embroidery machine. Please bring a blouse that fits you well and a pattern that has a collar with a separate stand, front placket opening and long sleeves with cuffsContact Darlene Hoover (Darlene.Hoover@Yahoo.com)

* Tuesday, Feb. 27 – Pieced Together NG, 10 a.m. to noon at Peace Lutheran Church. (January meeting was canceled due to weather.) Time to finish the second Hero Quilt to be donated to a veteran’s facility in Indianapolis. Bring your sewing machine or man the iron – there are many blocks to put together! Contact Brenda Gensic (bltg53@aol.com)

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Angel Gowns Sewing Day will be held Friday, Feb. 9 in Conference Room C at PRMC from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend! If you can sew a ¼-inch seam, you can sew an angel gown! Contact Barb Kramer (
kramerb300@msn.com)

Judy’s Girls NG will be back in March.  Watch for information on Groupworks. Contact Marilyn Morgan (mnmsews@gmail.com) or Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Southwest Sews will begin meeting monthly at the UAW Local 2209 Union Hall, 5820 East 900 North, Roanoke (near the GM Plant) next month. Date and time to be announced – watch for information on Groupworks.  Contact Debbie Morgan (d.morgan5609@comcast.net)

* Sew Fun NG is on hiatus for the rest of the year while we look for a permanent leader. It was initially called Sew Inclined and has been a staple of our chapter for many years. It is our only evening group. Please contact Marilyn Morgan, chapter president, if you are interested.

 

Yippee! Special Event … Our annual Mystery Quilt!

It’s almost here! Fabric requirements and the first cutting instructions can be found on GroupWorks and our website. The fun begins on YouTube, Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. and every hour thereafter until all the “clues” are revealed. If you are a first timer, just visit our You-Tube channel and watch previous Mystery Quilt videos to see what to expect. Find our YouTube channel by searching for @asgftwayne398.

 

And coming up …

 

April 23-26 – Tuesday through Friday will be our Annual Chapter Sewing Retreat in Shipshewana.  We have some surprises in store for you! If you haven’t already, reserve your sleeping room at the Blue Gate Garden Inn.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Fort Wayne Chapter, ASG to get a room at our group rate. The registration sheet for the sewing room can be found on GroupWorks and our website at www.asgfortwayne.org. Start planning your UFOs or new projects to bring – we always have fun!