American Sewing Guild
Benefits of Membership
Online Sewing Classes and Special Events
Whether you’re new to sewing, returning to sewing, looking to advance your sewing skills or just want to participate in on virtual group meetings, you will find ASG’s free online sewing classes and programs a major benefit of membership.
Many local retailers offer discounts to ASG members. Be sure to ask when you shop and present your membership card. In addition, almost half of the advertisers in Notions, our quarterly publication, also regularly offer discounts such as sewing products, publications and events, free shipping. Those Special Offers are updated every quarter on the password-protected Members Only section of the National website (www.asg.org).
A chapter is a community of people who are excited about sewing. All kinds of people– Advanced or professional; novice and the majority who fall somewhere in between. They want to learn new skills; meet sewing friends to share their successes and challenges, and belong to a group that will support their adventures in sewing.
Chapters come in all sizes: larger chapters sponsor quarterly chapter-wide special events that may feature local or national speakers, member fashion shows, or specialty workshops. Some chapters also sponsor smaller neighborhood groups that meet more frequently (usually monthly). Smaller chapters may meet on a monthly basis as one group. Neighborhood groups provide opportunities for sharing ideas and “hands-on” sewing experiences in a smaller, more social atmosphere. You can visit other chapters when you travel!
Guild members receive the ASG national publication, Notions, filled with an inspiring variety of projects and tips, the latest sewing industry news, new products, introductions to sewing experts and Guild news.
In addition to the national publications, most chapters publish a newsletter 4-6 times a year that communicates local Chapter events, neighborhood group locations and activities, lists of discounts with retailers and features special interest articles.