Thursday, April 22, 2010

ASG Regional Meeting

I attended the ASG Region One meeting this weekend in Burlington, NJ.  We stayed in this quaint conference center located on Hight St. http://www.pym.org/burlingtonconference What a wonderful time we had discussing planning and program ideas for our respective chapters.  I decided to write about this weekend because if it had not been for my affiliation with the American Sewing Guild our paths would probably not crossed.  ASG is comprised of wonderful members from all ages and walks of life.  Varied social, political, financial, and religious backgrounds make up our wonderful group.  We discussed the many benefits that membership offers (discounts at over 60 different merchants, Joann Fabrics, Hancocks, and many, many on-line sewing-related vendors).  We had a pajama fashion show and, of course, show n tell!  There were pillows, gowns, pjs, jackets, purses, dresses, tissue box covers, quilts (hand and machine sewn), just to name of a few of the beautiful items on display.

I believe the best benefit of ASG is the friendships that blossom!  I met most of these wonderful ladies last year at my first Region One meeting.  When I arrived and saw those familar faces, it felt like a family reunion!  Our meeting organizer, Rosemary,  the President of the Philadelphia Chapter planned a wonderful and informative weekend.  We visited some quaint fabric and quilt shops close by the Conference Center.  Just Make it Sew, Olde City Quilts, and http://www.thevillagequilter.com/about.htm.  
 If you don't belong to the American Sewing Guild, please check us out www.asg.org.  It's a wonderful organization, most importantly, a great group of sewing sisters! 

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Glad you had a wonderful time and have been considering joining the ASG in long island.

Dawn said...

Thank you for posting the info about the meeting! I bet you had a blast! And of couse I love seeing those photos of those wonderful quilts! I like your new background for your blog, too! Have a great day!

Donna said...

Hello! I just dropped by to say thanks for signing up to follow my blog and to let you know that I'm having a giveaway for followers who leave comments this week. I haven't done one in two months! I love to sew too...like crazy! and quilt also. :o) I need to look into the American Sewing Guild. I never thought about that!

Sew Passionista said...

Oh I envy you. This sounds so great.Don't think we have anything like this in Canada.