Sew News at the American Sewing Guild Conference

I recently traveled to HOT-lanta, GA, to attend the annual American Sewing Guild Conference. It’s always so inspiring to meet fellow ASG members, watch the great fashion shows and attend classes from great teachers.

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Do ants have some kind of significance in Atlanta? Do people mistake it for ANTlanta? Here is the view at baggage claim:

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I arrived on a hot, gloomy day. Here’s the view from my hotel room:

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Due to the rain, I was a bit delayed. So I missed most of day one. But I was ready to go on day two! After walking through the vendor area (and buying a ton of great fabrics of course), lunch was served in the grand ballroom. While we finished eating, Ann Marie Soto, the editor of Notions, hosted a fashion show to display the winning garments from the ASG Creativity Contest winners. Here they are:

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There are much better photos on the ASG Web site, so be sure to visit there and check them out!

I spent the rest of day two in and out of classes, learning some great tips and tricks that I’ll share with you in upcoming issues of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery.

One great class was called “the Little Black Dress,” taught by Susan Khalje. Here are her students hard at work:

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Pam Damour also taught an interesting class about metal embossing (you’ll learn more about it in the pages of Sew News!).

After two full days of nonstop shopping, classes and fashion shows, I was pooped! And I’m looking forward to next year’s conference in Los Angeles.

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2 Responses to Sew News at the American Sewing Guild Conference

  1. Just happened upon this blog. I, too, attended this years’ ASG Conf in Atlanta, GA. I’m the president of the Maryland Chapter. It was a wonderful event! Looking forward to next year in Los Angeles, CA.

  2. Great going. I love HOTlanta; and I love sewing, knitting, crochet, applique, etc.

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