Thursday, August 16, 2007

American Sewing Guild Conference, Sacramento, CA

I've finally stopped reveling about my first ASG Convention. I traveled to Sacramento California during July for business and pleasure. The first two days were spent being trained by the Home Sewing Association (HSA) to be a trained sewing educator. The next five days were spent attending several workshops on sewing techniques, getting inspiration, eating, laughing and enjoying the company of fellow sewist.

The conference included two fashion shows. The first displaying the garment creations of fellow sewist. The other displaying sewist participating in the ASG Creativity Contest. The sewist created garments using specific patterns chosen by ASG. The winners won cash and prizes any sewer would love.

There was two special dinners. The first included a program by EllenAnne Geisel the author of The Apron Book . The second dinner event was a Gala honoring Joyce Drexler of Sulky and her husband.

For the guest of the conference attendees, tours of Sacramento, San Francisco and Napa Valley were arranged. And the best of all for the attendees a tour to Britex Fabrics and Stone Mountain & Daughter Fabrics was the icing on the cake. I saw fabric(pics to be shown later)and lost my mind.

Attending the ASG convention was probable the most sewing fun I've ever had. I'd do it again and again!


  1. It was very good.

  2. Tee, Dressed to a "Tee"August 17, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    Very nice blog!!!! Sacramento was great, this was my first ASG Conference, and I'm sure we will have just as much fun in Chicago next year!

  3. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I would love to attend one of these events. It seems like there's always more to learn.