Sew News at the ASG conference!

It’s taken me a while to organize my photos from the American Sewing Guild Conference, which took place July 16 to 18 in Albuquerque. There was so much to do and I wanted to share it all with you, so there may be a few blog installments for this event…

First off, Albuquerque is a great city. When I arrived, I was told that the Sandia Peak Tram (the largest tramway in North America) was the thing to do. So I took a short drive to Sandia Peak and got right on the tram with one of our frequent contributors. Here are some highlights:

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It took 15 minutes to get to the peak and 15 minutes back down. We ate at a great Mexican joint after the ride. They sure do have fantastic Mexican food in New Mexico!

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With one tourist attraction under my belt, it was time to get serious about the conference.

Day one was a lot of classes taught by some of the best in the business. I sat in on Sandra Betzina’s jacket fitting class. It was almost standing room only! Sandra had great tips to share and everyone left the class with newfound knowledge, and a new couture-fit jacket pattern to boot.

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I also attended Linda Lee’s class: Great Style at Any Age. Linda showcased garments from her pattern collections and had audience members try things on to see what styles fit their bodies best. The ladies were amazed by what they thought would look good, and what actually looked the best on their figures.

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Then it was time for the fashion show. Stay tuned for more photos and stories from that event!

Thanks for reading,

Ellen

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