Monday, May 29, 2017

Arts and Spirituality Center

There is an exciting new venture in Richmond at the historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church at Brook Hill.  They are offering arts and crafts classes as well as T'ai C'hi.  The first session is June 6-June 27, 2017.  Check them out!  Space is limited and going fast!  (I'm teaching a one night sewing workshop!).

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Craft and Sewing Supplies Yard Sale

American Sewing Guild Yard Sale
May 20, 2017
9 AM – 3 PM
St Matthews Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Avenue, Richmond, VA

Special Events has been working on setting up a yard sale for our members to sell their sewing or
craft related items they no longer need.  Great time to stock up on supplies or help a beginner get started!

If you have sewing or craft items you would like to donate to our Chapter, we will have a table at
the Yard Sale to both inform the public about ASG while also selling donated items to raise
funds for our Chapter.  All funds earned from donated items will go to support our Chapter’s
activities such as Education.

We encourage everyone to come to the Yard Sale and bring a friend or family
member that enjoys creative supplies!

Sewing Machines for Children by Stitch and Sew

Finding the Best Child-Friendly Sewing Machine
Sewing is often a passion that many people want to share with their own children. There isn’t a specific age when a child can start using a sewing machine, they and you will know when the right time is. But finding the right sewing machine for them to use can make a huge difference to their sewing experience. Once they have their machine, your kids can start off sewing some relatively simple items. But if the sewing bug bites, then they could move on very quickly to all sorts of projects, from making their own clothes and bags, to quilts and soft furnishings.
There are many sewing machines on the market that are ideal for children, with some featuring different specifications that are useful for different types of projects. This guide shows you child-friendly sewing machines that will help to kick-start a lifelong passion for sewing.