We are sewing enthusiasts who meet together for programs, fellowship, and the sharing of inspiration.
There's nothing as stimulating to creativity like seeing what your friends have been making!
The chapter has returned to in-person meetings! (Zoom will be simulcast)
Upcoming chapter meeting dates:
Harmony Presbyterian Church
400 E. Boardwalk Dr., Fort Collins
6:30 pm: Meet and greet
7:00 pm: Meeting, programs, and invited speakers
General ASG Chapter meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, September through May
Prospective members are welcome to attend two meetings free (chapter meetings or neighborhood sewing groups) to meet other members and see what the chapter is involved in.
After the second meeting, you can join the chapter on-line through the National American Sewing Guild website, or by filling out an application and mailing it in. At the ASG website, you will also see what the national membership provides you: discounts, on-line classes, and connections to other sewing enthusiasts!
Contact our Chapter President at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find us at focoasg in the Instagram app to see work from chapter members, or through a browser at https://instagram.com/focoasg
ASG Fort Collins Garage Sale
August 28, 2021, Saturday 8am-3pm
Our biennial garage sale this year actually took place three years since the last sale in 2018, as we couldn’t meet last year due to COVID. This year the sale took place on August 28 at the Council Tree Covenant Church.
Nearly 20 individuals and groups donated fabric, notions, equipment, craft items, and more. These items filled over 25 tables in the church’s gymnasium and were the major contributor to the day’s success. On the day of the sale, our event was well attended thanks to word of mouth advertising by our members, as well as ads in the Coloradoan, Nextdoor, Craigslist, and on our Instagram account. Almost every attendee left with a purchase, and some gave us a donation as well! We also used the garage sale as a membership drive event. We had a poster about ASG along with membership applications, and at every opportunity, ASG volunteers spoke with non-members about our organization, seeking to recruit new members. We don’t yet know the success of this effort, but a number of people seemed genuinely interested in joining.
Of course, as with any garage sale, we did not sell everything. Items remaining at the end of the day were donated to the following organizations: ARC, the Linus Project, Hidden Treasure (in Longmont), the Cozy Cottage, and Larimer County Community Corrections.
Eighteen volunteers made this event possible. They spent all or a portion of their day helping set up on Friday, and helping sell, take money, tear down, and take away unsold items on Saturday. Because of their efforts, the garage sale was a great success! Many, many thanks to all the volunteers, donors, and shoppers!
Second Thursday of each Month
September through May, with occasional summer programs
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Contact: Margee email@example.com
Examples of past programs:
Bleeding Tissue Silk Scarf
Sewing carry bags for the Days for Girls charity
Are you interested in updating your wardrobe? Join us to learn more about garment sewing, embellishing, and adding extra details to make your garment special.
One Saturday a month, 1pm, September - May
Location: The Sewing Circle
4112 S. College Ave., Fort Collins
(Between Hobby Lobby and Chili House on S. College Ave.)
It's all in the DETAIL.
Learn to make the detail worth looking at.
SEW-INs - Bring your fabric, pattern, machine and sewing supplies. We will be sewing together and helping each other with fitting, sewing techniques, etc.
SEW-INs are usually held once a month on Sundays from 9am-4pm at the Sewing Circle in Fort Collins, but we are still in the planning phase for this feature this fall, so stay tuned!
Do you enjoy sitting and stitching? Embroidery, needlepoint, knit or crochet? Garment embellishment? Beading? Ribbon Embroidery? Mending?
Then this group is for you!
4th Friday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 am, September - May
Currently meeting via Zoom
We're gearing up for more charitable sewing and we hope that our members will keep alert to needs, especially for use in our community.
Many of our members are involved in mask-making to address the current pandemic. You can see examples of them, and other members’ works on our Instagram page at focoasg.
Current and past projects have included scent cloths for newborns at Poudre Valley Hospital, customized sheets, pillowcases, and toiletry bags for homeless women, padded hangers for the CSU Avenir Museum, book caddies for school children, Choose to Reuse bags for the City of Fort Collins, carry bags for the Days for Girls charity, and the prep and construction of walker hanging bags for local senior citizens.
***Although there may be a few chapter members who are professional seamstresses, we are primarily a group of amateurs and sewing enthusiasts. People that are seeking someone to sew for them should consult www.sewingprofessionals.com or do an internet search for local tailors.
Corporate donations and rewards help fund educational programs for all chapter members. Thank you!
Please consider passively donating to our chapter by doing your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile and directing the donations to American Sewing Guild Inc, Fort Collins Chapter. Use the link below to set up your Amazon donations to be directed to our chapter:
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