Hollywood • Broward • Plantation •The Palm Beaches• Port St. Lucie • Stuart • Boca Raton

Become a Member

Join the only national organization dedicated to Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill.

You’ll get access to the following:

  • Annual Convention- featuring seminars from nationally recognized professionals, special events, and workshops.
  • Notions – as a member of the American Sewing Guild, you will have access to our national online blog Notions. With articles, tips and sewing related ads.
  • Discounts from national fabric store chains, sewing catalog companies and many local independent retailers. Plus discounts of many sewing publications, books and magazines.
  • Chapter events- expert speakers, fashion shows, lectures on a wide range of sewing/fashion topics.
  • Local Neighborhood Groups provide opportunities for sharing ideas and “hands-on” sewing experiences.

Plus…new product information from the sewing industry. Current information and classes on sewing-related topics. Renewed enthusiasm for creative sewing and a subscription to our local publication, the Status Thimble!

To join the American Sewing Guild or to renew your membership, click the pink Sign Me Up link below. Please be sure to choose FL/FT. Lauderdale as your Chapter Affiliation.

Neighborhood Groups

Hollywood • North Broward • Plantation • North Palm Beach • West Palm Beach • Port St. Lucie • Stuart • Boca Raton

Neighborhood meetings are great places to meet with new and old sewing friends. All neighborhood groups are open to any member and guests. Guests may attend two meetings before joining the Guild. Bring and share your sewing projects. Ask for help with problems you may be having.

All members are welcome to attend the Chapter Board meetings. You need to contact any board member in advance to confirm time and location. We welcome member questions, comments and suggestions.

You’ll find all our local groups and meeting times listed on our Neighborhood Group Page

To become a member visit ASG to join.

Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) 2024

In January of each year the CAB and Neighborhood Group Leaders have their Annual Luncheon to plan programs for the coming year. We welcome input from the membership as this is YOUR chapter! Let your NG leader know what YOU would like to do: programs, events, field trips etc. Consider volunteering to teach a technique.

We have a few open positions on the CAB: Special Events Chairperson, (this could be a 2-person position), Media Chairperson and Retail Liaison for Broward County. If you are interested, please contact any CAB member.

More Member Benefits:

Local chapters host meetings, social events, fashion shows, online meetings, and more and often host service projects for their community. All members can access the free videos and files, attend the annual Conference and take advantage of discounts and special offers available only to members. Joining our local chapter gives you access to all the benefits of our larger National Chapter.

ASG is made up of Chapters, Neighborhood Groups and Members at Large (virtual members). Benefits to members include:

  • Unlimited access to a library of over 150 online sewing classes and projects
  • Discounts on sewing products and services
  • Articles, projects and more in the weekly Notions email newsletter
  • Sew Much Fun tours
  • Special pricing at our annual Conference
  • Monthly online presentations by well-known sewing instructors
  • Online classes at discounted pricing
  • and more!

Status Thimble

Our local newsletter, The Status Thimble, is published five times a year. Members receive a copy by email when published.

Members can attend any or all neighborhood groups nationwide. Visitors may attend two meetings before being asked to join and enjoy all the benefits of membership. 

Newsletter Submissions Wanted! Share your knowledge with your fellow members, write a book, a pattern, a sewing notion, an in-person or online class review.

Newsletter Deadlines:
April/May/June Issue … March 1
July/August/September Issue … June 1
October/November/December Issue … Sept. 1
January/February/March Issue … Dec. 1

Send Program Info, Ads, Articles to Yvonne : [email protected]

Member Events

We will visit: Rex in Coral Gables, specializing in luxury fabrics. Mood, which has thousands of fabrics including designer fabrics. Finally, we plan to go to A to Z, a bargain basement type of store with a terrific selection of affordable fabrics.

Cost: Members $50
Non-Members $60.
Lunch: Bring your own or optional lunch $10.

Bus Pick-up stops and times are below. Please arrive 15 min. early. We should arrive in Miami about 11:30am.
Jensen Beach 8 A.M.: Joann Fabrics, 3563 NW Fed. Hwy., Jensen Beach
North Palm Beach 9 A.M.: Laura’s Sewing & Quilt Shop, 3966 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach
Boca Raton 9:45 A.M.: Spring Hill Suites, 5130 NW 8th Ave.
Hollywood 10:45 A.M.: Tri Rail Stations, 3001 Hollywood Blvd.

Please complete and return the registration ASAP. Form was sent out by email to members and is in the Status Thimble, a copy is provided below. Registration deadline is March 23, 2024. No refunds after that date.

Maximum number of attendees is 50; Minimum 45. Bring a bag for your purchases with your name on it/them, as we may have to put them in the storage area of the bus.

Name____________________________ Phone____________________
Email________________________ Neighborhood Group_________________________
Pick up location______________________________________
ASG member $50 Non-member $60
Lunch $10 ______Italian Sub _____Turkey & cheese, plus chips and drink _____Bring your own/there will be water for everyone Total due $_________________Check #_______
Make check or money order payable to ASG Fort Lauderdale Chapter. No credit cards.
Mail to: Lyn Marino, 3001 SW Denton St., Port St Lucie, FL 34953
Deadline: March 23rd

Questions: Call or text Lyn Marino at 772-215-0089.
ASG CAB Special Event Co-Ordinator

ASG National Events:

ASG National Conference 2024 San Francisco CA

June 27 – July 1, 2024
San Francisco, CA

For many of us, returning to San Francisco for the first time in so many years is a dream come true for many of our members!

Our annual Conference options give sewing enthusiasts a place to celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery.  The conference is open to to the public. If you love sewing, you’ll love the creativity, the ideas, the ingenuity, and the fun!

ASG National Conference

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Community Service Opportunities

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Community service links are updated monthly in the Status Thimble Newsletter.

The following Community Service Organizations are supported by Fort Lauderdale Chapter Neighborhood Groups. Contact the Neighborhood Group Leader for details on making contributions.

Members: If you have a favorite Community organization for which you fulfill a sewing need, tell us about the organization and how we can help. Contact Status Thimble at [email protected].

ASG Status Thimble Newsletter Fort Lauderdale Chapter