The ‘All Things Sewing Sale’ is Saturday in Brighton


BRIGHTON, NY – It’s the big notion sale that only happens once a year. The American Sewing Guild’s “All Things Sewing Sale” is Saturday.

What do you want to know

  • The American Sewing Guild is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative pursuit.
  • Member benefits include:
  • Unlimited access to ASG’s online sewing course library for beginners to advanced sewers
  • Member-only discounts on sewing products and services
  • An annual conference that features an array of renowned national sewing educators, a member fashion show, exhibits and vendors
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and community engagement skills or start your own group

There will be 34 tables full of sewing supplies priced to sell and ready for your next sewing project. Members of the Rochester Chapter of the American Sewing Guild have cleaned up their sewing studios and all that unused fabric, thread, patterns and buttons should be put to good use in someone else’s sewing project.

“Some of us build up what we call stashes of tissue and sometimes you have to untie them,” said ASG Rochester Chapter President Kathy Healey.

Healey started sewing when she was 9 years old. She has six sisters, so sewing gave them a creative outlet and she was able to create her own clothes. She had a successful tailoring career with her sewing skills. She even made her own wedding dress.

“When the Sewing Guild started here in Rochester about 30 years ago, I joined to meet other seamstresses,” Healey said. “While we sew, we often sew alone at home. When we organize events like this, it is a great way to meet and be inspired by other sewers.”

The guild’s community projects are super inspiring. They make pillows, hats, and bags for new moms, foster children, and cancer patients.

“We are always very aware of the needs of our community,” said Shirley Shaw. “We continue to do things for ourselves but it’s very good to do things for the community.”

The ASG Rochester Chapter has 114 members. New members are welcome. Membership is $50 per year. Saturday’s sewing sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church at 175 Allens Creek Road in Brighton.


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