American Sewing Guild

North Central Florida Chapter

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The mission of the American Sewing Guild is "Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill."

Neighborhood Groups:  Alachua, Gainesville, High Springs, Live Oak/Lake City , Ocala


The American Sewing Guild is a national not-for-profit, with chapters across the nation. Ocala, Florida, is one of those chapters. ASG is dedicated to providing the broadest possible range of information, education, assistance and support to everyone who sews. ASG welcomes rank beginners as well as the more experienced, makers of garments, quilts, home dec and more, to share accomplishments, new techniques, and to help one another solve sewing problems.

We welcome guests! We invite you to visit two neighborhood group meetings as our guest. Then you can decide if the American Sewing Guild is your cup of tea. We certainly hope so.

Membership Benefits


The ASG has discount agreements with national chain retailers allowing you to save every time you shop. Many local sewing retailers also offer special discounts to ASG members. Be sure to ask when you shop, "Do you offer an ASG discount?"

In addition, almost half of the advertisers in Notions, our onlline publication, also regularly offer discounts on their sewing products, publications and events, free shipping, and lots more. Those Special Offers are listed and updated every quarter on the password-protected Members Only section of this Web site. Join now to receive your password, and take advantage of the great benefits of membership in the ASG!

Chapter Meetings

Think of a chapter as a community of people who are excited about sewing. All kinds of people! Some with advanced or professional sewing skills, some novices at the beginner level, and the majority who fall somewhere between those two levels. They want to learn new skills, they want sewing friends to share their successes and challenges, and they want to belong to a group that will support their adventures in sewing.

Chapters come in all sizes - larger chapters often sponsor quarterly chapter-wide special events that may feature local or national speakers, member fashion shows, or specialty workshops. Some chapters also sponsor many smaller neighborhood or special interest groups within the larger structure which meet more frequently (usually monthly). Smaller chapters may meet on a monthly basis as one group. Often, these local Neighborhood Groups provide opportunities for sharing ideas and “hands-on” sewing experiences in a smaller, more social atmosphere.


ASG members pay a special member’s price for conference registration where attendees participate in workshops and seminars taught by nationally recognized professionals. Members may also shop the Exhibit Hall, enjoy special events and attend optional workshops and tours.

Notions Magazine

Guild members receive the ASG national publication, Notions, filled with an inspiring variety of projects and tips, the latest sewing industry news, new products, introductions to sewing experts and Guild news.

In addition to the national publications, most ASG Chapters publish a newsletter 4-6 times a year that communicates local Chapter events, neighborhood group locations and activities, lists of discounts with retailers and features special interest articles.


Your ASG membership more than pays for itself when you take advantage of the many generous discounts and other offers from our sewing industry supporters.

All of these Special Offers are available ONLY to ASG members, and the details are ONLY on the ASG Web site. Please take advantage of them! These companies need to know that ASG members really appreciate their support. Be sure to tell them that when you order!

To see the details of all these Special Offers, log onto and click on "Members Only." There you'll find discounts on sewing products, publications and events, free shipping, and more. If you haven't visited the Special Offers page of the ASG Web site lately, do it now! It's just one more reason it really "pays" to be an ASG member!

Abby Wright

ASG HQ Communications

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