There are 11 neighborhood groups in Pinellas and Pasco Counties
If you are looking for an opportunity for community service, at SKIPPED STITCHES we sew clothing for foster children, cancer caps, blankets for the elderly, bibs for nursing homes, isolette covers for premies and quilts from veterans. We have a unique program presentation each month on all kinds of sewing techniques and projects including home dec, garments, purses, and craft projects.
HAPPY HOOPERS is a special interest group (SIG) dedicated to embroidery. They work together to find solutions to issues related to machine emboidery.
FIT ‘N SEW
FIT ‘N SEW focuses on garment construction and patternmaking so that the garments will FIT!
THE MATERIAL GALS
THE MATERIAL GALS are interested in sewing many different items such as purses, totes, garments, quilts and lots more. We have several community service projects that we work on throughout the year. Never dull moment. We have lots of fun especially on our day trips (Ladies Day Out). We are game to go to area events, fabric shops of just to eat. So if you are interested in joining our group you are more than welcome to enjoy a night out.
A STITCH IN TIME
A STITCH IN TIME shares information and various techniques for hand and machine quilting, crafts, garment making, accessories, home decor and many other sewing topics.
- 3rd Tuesday, 10-12
- Seminole Community Library
- 9200 113th St. N , Seminole
- Leader is Jo Anne Elkins
CREATIVE THREADS is an embroidery Special Interest Group (SIG) that concentrates on all aspects of machine embroidery. Past programs have included topics such as embroidery machine basics, thread and stabilizer selection, downloading and saving embroidery designs, and numerous embroidery techniques. Because embroidery machines are too heavy, they are not brought to the meeting. Show and Tell is a big part of every meeting. Members show their embroidered pieces and share information about embroidery designs, embroidery websites, fabrics, threads, and stabilizers. They may also discuss various challenges encountered with designs or techniques and ask for suggestions from the group on how to achieve better results.
- 4th Tuesday, 10-12
- Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
- 7770 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park
- Leader is Rebecca Burgess
The DESIGNING LADIES neighborhood group is made up of sewists from beginners to experts. The group is open to all projects and enjoys experimenting with uncommon methods and ideas. Past interests have included home decorations, quilting, fashion accessories, pattern making, garment construction, and learning how to use various sewing machine and serger accessories.
Loose Threads neighborhood group shares knowledge for sewing, quilting and serger techniques.
We have show and share each month for projects that are done by our members. We also do various community service projects.
- 2nd Tuesday 1:00-3:00
- A& A White Sewing Center
- 3307 US Highway 19, Holiday
- Sherry Mauzy
We have found a great location for the more northern members of our chapter. Come and meet in this wonderful space. The owner, Sherrie Mauzy, was a longtime ASG member in New Jersey and she really wants us to start a group. The store is lovely, with many fabrics, full lines of popular sewing and quilting machines, patterns, and classes. In addition, her husband Mike is a certified repair technician.