Visit ASG Chicago at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Hello, ASG members and fellow sewists.

What are you doing the rest of this week? I hope you’re planning to visit the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Schaumburg, IL! Stop by the ASG booth to say ‘hello.’

Tina and I spent most of the day setting up the ASG booth and checking out our fellow vendors. There is a very nice selection of fabrics, threads, and notions this year. Also, the ASG asked the Expo to display several garments from challenge winners at the 2010 National Conference in Atlanta. This body of work shows some amazing talent from ASG members across the U.S. Take a few moments to admire these pieces, especially the garments from one of our ASG Chicago chapter members.

In our ASG Chicago booth we also have a few displays of work from members across the Chicago chapter to show shorts, pants, dresses, tote bags, teddy bears, altered ready-to-wear, and more. We’re very proud of the talents across ASG Chicago and hope that showing some of this work will encourage Expo visitors to become ASG members.

The ASG “welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life” (Seriously. It says so on the website.). Because the ASG takes all skill levels, that’s why people can make ear-of-corn costumes or recraft a pair of pants to become a jacket or sew a prom dress for donation. You can be experienced, wildly creative, a strict pattern follower, or even a beginner and you are welcome here.

If you have a friend, loved one, or neighbor who has talked about but never joined the ASG, then now is the time. When someone becomes an ASG member at the Expo his/her name will be entered into a raffle to possibly win tons of really cool sewing stuff valued at more than $200. So, if you encourage a friend to become a member and that friend wins the raffle . . . well, if you’re really good friends maybe you can share!

Hope to see you at the Expo.

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One Response

  1. You did a great job on the booth. I can’t wait to see it in person.

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