Nominations for the Maryland Chapter's Spirit of ASG award are due September 15. 

Please consider who you think best exemplifies the attributes of creative sewing energy and enthusiasm, commitment, organizational pride, and loyalty to advance the ASG mission of sewing as an art and life skill.

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Help the Maryland Chapter be all that it can be!  We are seeking candidates for President, Secretary and Treasurer, to serve for the 2018 calendar year. Please see the Call for Nominations here.  Deadline: August 25, 2017.

Happy Summer!

In this issue of the Nimble Thimble, see the review and pictures from the Daryl Lancaster class, plan to take some classes by Lee Andersen in the next few months  and plan for the Fall Sew Fun event in September.

It is also nomination time for the Chapter. See how you can help our chapter grow and have fun doing it.  

Plus, updates on our community service project, a National project, and great reports and pictures from our neighborhood groups. 

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While we use the web site to promote Chapter-wide events and gatherings, the real life-blood of the Maryland Chapter is our Neighborhood Groups.  The groups provide a place for members to meet up at least monthly to share their creations with like-minded sewers (Sew 'n Tell); to share news about local and national sewing-related sales, museum shows, and conferences; to run educational and Sit-n-Sew programs; and to enjoy each others' friendship.  We have 16 Neighborhood Groups across the state, so if you are thinking about joining Maryland ASG or want to get more out of your membership, please take a closer look!

....drumroll, please!  In 2016, our Chapter made and delivered over 300 duffel bags for foster care kids in Maryland!  This far outstrips our commitment of 250 bags for the year. and the Social Services Group in Maryland has been able to put them to use.  Thank you to all our members and Neighborhood Groups who have given their time and talents to this rewarding sewing project.

September 1, 2017 - update 

We would like to acknowledge Lee Andersen, owner of Lee Andersen Fashion Design & Manufacturing Company in Laurel, Maryland for her contributions to The Duffel Bag Project. She has offered to partner with us by helping the ASG get great prices on fabric and then storing it until we have time to cut it on her industrial-length table with her industrial-strength knife. This saves the ASG money, time, and energy.

Thank you, Lee, for your generous contributions, patience, and kind spirit!

Sincerely, Carolyn Pesterfield – Community Service Chair

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