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Indianapolis Chapter

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.

Christy Troxell

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 people who live near you who like to sew too!
For more information, contact:

Join A Neighborhood Group

Learn new techniques from other members and guest speakers, enjoy the always popular show-and-tell items members bring to the meetings, and network with others who love all things sewing!

Informal Meetings

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...

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Join Us on Facebook

Search for ‘ASG INDY’ 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

Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined, Fresh Techniques & Design, Allie Aller, 2017.

Reviewed by ASG member Cindy Baker

I’ve been quilting long enough to remember when stained glass quilts burst on the scene in the 1980’s. They were impressive…lots of black bias binding, curves, & hand stitching…oh my. Well, if you liked...

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Posted 07/21/2023

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...

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Posted 02/14/2023

** 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...

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Posted 02/14/2023
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Did You Know?

What’s the 2023 Color of the Year? Why, it’s “Viva Magenta”. Did you know there actually is a Color of the Year? Read more about it here. 2024’s Color of the Year will be announced in...

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Posted 10/27/2022

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

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Posted 06/20/2022

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...

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Posted 05/31/2022

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...
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Posted 05/31/2022

Upcoming Events


National Hobby Month

1/1 - 1/31/2024

What do you like to do in your spare time? Every January, during National Hobby Month, thousands of Americans celebrate their favorite hobbies and try out new ones. From outdoor activities like swimming or hiking, to artsy projects like painting...

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National Embroidery & Machine Embroidery Month

2/1 - 2/29/2024

According to, National Embroidery Month in February recognizes the talented stitchers who turn needle and thread into an art form.

Since ancient times, humans have left their mark on textiles with colorful threads. Some created elaborate works of art...

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National Button Week

3/1 - 3/31/2024

National Button Week is celebrated during the third week of March in honor of buttons and their unique place in our history. This year, it takes place from March 11 to 18. From button...

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