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Inland Empire Chapter

Riverside & San Bernardino Regions, Southern CA

Sewing, Sharing, and Learning Among Friends

The Member Tee Shirt Challenge Reveal is around the Corner! October 29 - Annual Fashion Show & Chapter Meeting
      Are You Ready?!

                          Westmont Community Event Center
                 17050 Arnold Drive, Riverside
                                   click here for more information                          

Member Tee Shirt
Challenge !
Tee Time
Inspiration from Cheryl 
"I was on the Chanel website and saw a black sequined & embroidered Chanel tee listed for $6450.  The Prada website shows a tank for $995 and an embroidered tee for $1270. Just think of how many tees you could sew & embellish for th
at amount of money?"

Share a Tee Time Inspiration or Idea by using Contact Us- Click Here
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Show off your tee on October 29 at the  General Meeting and Fashion Show 

Click here to learn more.

Neighborhood Groups

quilt, garment, accessory, decor, embroidery, and fiber arts

Let your creativity be your guide.

The Inland Empire Chapter has 6 Neighborhood Groups that meet monthly.  The groups each feature different projects and programs.

Click here to see what the groups are up to!

Fabric Arts of Riverside (FAR) Neighborhood Group

Sewists Sharing a Wide Variety of Embellishment Techniques

Sashiko, weaving, stamping, raw edge applique, fabric manipulation, zipper embellishments......

The FAR Fabric Challenge:  One Fabric - So Much Inspiration
Fabric:  large Crewel style floral aqua print, 1/2 yard; optional aqua denim, 1 yard

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Come to FAR and take your sewing on an exciting journey with friends!


For more information about the Fabric Challenge Click Here

For more information about FAR Click Here


Community Service Sew-In Event
May 24, Arlington Public Library

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Our Chapter Sew-In was held at the Arlington Public Library in Riverside. Several baby layette sets and Angel Gowns were cut out and some sewn to completion. Many cut out items were also signed out so members could take them home to sew as time allows.   Items will be donated to the Riverside University Health Care Systems Hospital.
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Not pictured:  Sherrie and Cheryl
It was a great opportunity to see friends and meet new members while participating in something so worthwhile. Many thanks to event Coordinators Sherrie and Denise, and to the members who turned out for this Chapter event. 
Read more about Angel Gowns in the Community Service Spotlight below.

American Sewing 


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

Made up of local chapters with a  membership which includes beginner to advanced sewists.

 On the Blog  

*Denim Refresh  Click Here


*Embroidery on Specialty Fabrics  Members Click Here

*DIY Shoes and Umbrellas

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ASG National Links

National ASG Home

Community Service Acts of Sewing Kindness

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Community Service Spotlight
Sunny, Rosalie, and Barbara
Angel Gowns
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Featured in the American Sewing Guild email,

March 31 2023, Chapter News:  


“Inland Empire chapter members have been busy at their recent Sit 'N Sew meetings sewing not just for themselves, but also making items to donate.  A quilt was made for the Veteran's Hospital, while Angel Gowns are in process, along with other baby items.  And we also hear of a special shoutout to Sunny for bringing brownies.  Yay, Sunny!  May every chapter have a Sunny in their midst!"

Angel Gowns are beautiful custom-made baby gowns that are given to families who have lost a baby and are used for final photos and burial services.

Facebook Feature

Curved Piecing Quilt by Margaret

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Check out more pictures of the process on our facebook page!

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Member In Focus

A New Country and a First Sewing Machine

Christina’s Story in Her Own Words

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When I retired I decided to make sewing my main hobby and joined ASG .  That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is so inspiring to meet and be with others who like to do the same thing.  I was asked to join the Chapter Advisory Board and have served as president for 4 years.


ASGIE Member 26 Years

Former ASGIE President, 4 years

Fashion Show Coordinator

12 Months Challenge Neighborhood Group Leader

Step Up!  Neighborhood Group Member

Christina’s Breezy Summer Harem Pants and Scarf


I was always a rather conservative dresser but admired people who wore scarves , lace, ruffles,  flowing garments, etc. Now I could try it all and found I liked wearing something different from store-bought.   I really liked the challenge of finding a piece of fabric, in this case donated by Monica, and trying to figure out what to do with it.


I used Judy Kessinger’s basic pants pattern and placed the front and back together to eliminate the side seam.  That made the legs wider. I made a large hem to accommodate the 1” wide elastic. I pieced the leftover scraps of fabric together to sew a matching scarf.  The challis fabric and this style of pants feels very cool in the summer and are fun to wear. 


I have used Judy Kessinger’s pattern probably more than 10 times after adjusting the fit the first few times. It feels good to have a basic pattern that fits and if I could just keep my body the same size it would even be better!  My goal is to create a basic sloper and draft my own patterns.


I thank all my ASG Sewing Sisters for their love and support.  I would not be where I am today without you!

And ASGIE thanks Christina for her many wonderful contributions!  We wouldn’t be the same without her!

I started to sew at age 21. I immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands (Holland) in 1962 when I was 20.  I brought 2 summer dresses and 2 winter outfits and had $10 in my pocket. I married a Dutch guy who earned minimum wage and had no money to buy clothes.

I went to the auction to buy a sewing machine.   I went to Sears to try on some dresses to figure out what size I was because I had no idea. I had never sewn before. Then I went to the fabric store, bought a pattern and some fabric and taught myself to sew.  This shows how dumb I was: my first fabric was a plaid and the pattern had princess seams!  I learned through trial and error but really liked it.  I sewed my own dresses, my kids’ clothes, and my husband’s shirts.  I never tried tailoring.  When my oldest daughter learned to sew in Middle School, she started sewing her own clothes and somehow during her sewing adventures she met Peggy and learned about ASG. 




Fiber Arts of Riverside (FAR) Neighborhood Group members have been working on their own community sewing project by stuffing and sewing 70 animal beds for the Department of Animal Services in Riverside County.  They also made enough pads to fill 4 big bags.







Delivery Day

FAR Leader Pats in a note to the group: "We mighty few really accomplished a LOT.  You should be very proud of this 'giving'. 

Thank you all."

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Plano Chapter

Vogue V8897 Shift Dress

6 week Sew Along  click here

Detailed instructions for beginner to advanced sewists; whether learning new techniques or brushing up.


 1.  Getting Ready to Sew

2.  Cutting

3.  Sewing the Front

4. Sewing Back and Pockets

 5. Collar, Facing, and Sleeves

6.  Hem Band and Finishing 

Community Service
70 Dog and Cat Beds Donated !

New Feature
Tutorials from ASG Chapters Around the Nation


Upcoming 2023 Chapter Events

For more information Click Here


October 23

Fascinator Hat Workshop by Sandra

October 29 

Member Tee Shirt Challenge

Reveal Fashion Show and Chapter Meeting

Sewing Studio


How to Join Our Chapter


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choose CA/Inland Empire

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