Welcome to the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Sewing Guild!
Our chapter consists of 200+ members from 10 central Indiana counties. Our members are sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and represent a variety of sewing interests. We are eager to share our expertise and knowledge of sewing with others!
Our chapter is a part of the larger American Sewing Guild, and our chapter consists of many smaller Neighborhood Groups (NGs). The Indianapolis Chapter has 16 NGs that meet monthly at different times and different locations. The program for each NG is planned by the NG participants and addresses the sewing interests of that specific NG. As an American Sewing Guild member, you are welcome to visit and participate in any of our NGs as your schedule allows…we have groups that meet in the morning, afternoon, and evening. A list of Neighborhood Groups is here.
We hope you join the American Sewing Guild and take advantage of what the national organization offers to sewing enthusiasts and what the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Sewing Guild in particular offers you to support your interest and enthusiasm for sewing.
Share – Connect – Inspire
Some of the many benefits of becoming a member of the Indianapolis Chapter:
- Regular meetings, both in-person & via Zoom
- Educational programs, classes, and workshops
- Ask questions, ask for advise, and share tips with people who like to sew
- Sewing-related service projects benefiting our local community
- Social events
- Bus trips, shopping excursions, and fabric sales
- Annual luncheon and fashion show
- Make new friends...discover people who live near you who like to sew too!
Join A Neighborhood Group
Groups meet in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Membership entitles you to attend as many meetings as you like.
Members With Common Interests
We love to sew! Garments…quilts…home dec…it’s all good.
There’s A Neighborhood Group Near You
To view the most current list of Indianapolis area Neighborhood Groups and their descriptions, click the button.
Franklin Neighborhood Group Announces 2023 Schedule of Programs
Darlene Sipes, Group Leader of the Franklin neighborhood group, has announced the schedule of programs for 2023. This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM at the Johnson County Library. The library is located at 401 South State St., Franklin, IN 46131. For questions or more information you may contact Darlene at (317) 441-9621. The fun...More >>
2022 Annual Meeting Photos
Photos of members’ creations from the November 5, 2022 annual meeting are now available. Members can view the photos by going to Members Only >> Photo Albums >> 2022 Annual Meeting Fashion Show Photos and More 2022 Annual Meeting Fashion Show Photos.
Join Us on Facebook
Search for ‘INDY ASG’ on Facebook to find us. Show your sewing photos, ask questions, share your thoughts. Our Facebook group is open to the public. JOIN the GROUP!! This group is for the benefit of all who want to share their sewing news, accomplishments, and experiences.
Our Chapter distributes a newsletter on a quarterly basis and is available to members only.
Tips and Tricks
*NEW* - - Book Review
“The Gown”, by Jennifer Robson. Reviewed by ASG Member Linda Abel
Our web master, Jude Hernly, suggested since I read quite a bit and also sew that I might want to review books that have are of particular interest to...More >>
** Just So You Know **
As I was reviewing dates for events, like National Sewing Month, National Button Day, etc., I found the following anomalies.
While National Sewing Day is June 13, 2023, National Sewing Month is September 1-30, 2023.
The National Button Convention...More >>
Did You Know?
Looking For Someone to Service Your Machine?
The topic “Where can I get my machine serviced?” has been a conversation topic at many Neighborhood Group meetings. We are aware of several, which we’ve listed below. Can anyone add to the list? If so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org... More >>
Teaching Children To Sew
You may not realize it, but you have several options for sewing classes. Both children and adults, female and male, enjoy sewing. Whether the initial motivation is a costume, special project, or something more basic, it’s important to give them...More >>
Antique Quilts versus Contemporary Quilts–What’s the Difference?
Contemporary quilts differ from antique quilts in several easy-to-spot ways. You don’t need to be a quilt historian to see the differences. When judging the age of a quilt, look at:
- Quilting stitches – Antique quilts are usually hand...
National Tape Measure Day
National Sewing Month
9/1 - 9/30/2023
September is National Sewing Month! Celebrate “our” month with some extra special sewing activities or teach someone to sew.
National Button Day
November 16 is National Button Day! Where do you keep your buttons…a jar, box, or perhaps they’re loosely floating around in a drawer? Do you like antique buttons? There are button collecting organizations, such as theMore >>
Faux Fur Friday
Faux Fur Friday, a special celebration for lovers of fuzzy clothes and teddy bears, is celebrated on the first Friday in December in the U.S.
Also known as fake fur, the textile made its debut in 1929. Initially made...More >>