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Willamette Valley Chapter
of the American Sewing Guild


Events & Announcements 


3-Day Sewing Retreat 2024
Tuesday, August 27 -  Thursday August 29, 2024 

Location: Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center, 7790 Marion Rd. SE, Turner, OR 97392

Registration: May 6 through July 26
Registration form

Cost: $225.00 for members and $235 for non-members
Members are encouraged to spend the night, however, it is not mandatory.  All meals are included (except lunch the first day is on your own) with lots of sewing time and fun activities.  There is only room for about 32 members so register early (opens May 6).  
We will be opening up the event to other chapters on June 1.


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Fall Affair 2024 and Open Sew

Saturday October 5, 2024

Calvin Presbyterian Church,
1736 NW Dixon
Corvallis OR 97330

Registration Open: August 1 - September 13 
(Form will be available starting August 1)
Cost: $15

       Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
       Open Sew: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

Fall Affair is a morning only event this year.
(The Annual Meeting will be held by Zoom the next day, Oct 6.) Reba Worotikan of Majestic Batiks in Corvallis will be our presenter. Reba will discuss how she and her husband became involved with making/designing batiks. She will share samples of batik blocks used to make designs, and provide information on their quilting business. Items will be available for purchase.

Attendees are invited, and encouraged, to stay the afternoon for the day open sew; it’s a mini retreat!
So bring your machines, and projects to work on. Ironing boards, and cutting mats will be provided.


President's Challenge 2024!

WHAT – Sweatshirt Embellishment.  You may buy or create your own sweatshirt; you might alter the look of the sweatshirt – change sleeves, add a zipper (add 10!), sew on a funky collar!  Once you have your sweatshirt style, start embellishing.  Use embroidery, buttons, zippers! Ribbon, seam tape/binding; anything goes! Be creative and have fun! 

CREATION PERIOD – March 2024 through September 15, 2024 

JUDGING – by your Chapter Advisory Board members 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Fall Affair October 5, 2024 (See Fall Affair details below with more to come.)



Fall Affair 2024
Saturday, October 5, 2024

Location: TBD

Registration: Registration forms will be posted later

Cost: TBD

Fall Affair will be a morning only event this year.  

We have invited owner Reba Worotikan of Majestic Batiks in Corvallis to be our presenter.  Reba will discuss how they became involved with making/designing batiks (including a video presentation); she will share samples of batik blocks used to make designs, and provide information on their quilting business.  Items will be available for purchase (jelly rolls, charm packs, patterns and yardage). Reba is an energetic and interesting speaker; please plan to attend this 2-3 hour presentation.

2024 Annual Meeting and Elections of Positions for Chapter Advisory Board 2025

Sunday, October 6, 2024

Online via Zoom platform

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Registration: upon login to the Zoom event; proxy (if not present at meeting) ballots will also be accepted.

Cost: None

2024 Nominations and 2025 Open Positions

There will be five positions to fill at election time; they are: 

  • President 
  • One co-1st Vice-Presidents – Events Coordinator
  •  2nd Vice-President - Membership
  • Treasurer 
  • Secretary

Volunteers are needed! Anyone may nominate themselves or another person.
In addition, the Nominating Committee will begin a search for potential candidates.
If you are asked to be a nominee, please take the next step and reach out to the person currently in the position. Get input from someone who is/or has been through the process.

All a  candidate needs is a desire to learn something new, make new friends, and a desire to help build and maintain the chapter.  Look for the description of each position’s duties on our Chapter Website under the CAB tab.  In addition, ASG National provides guidelines for all positions, and if elected your co-Board members will help you succeed! I’ve personally experienced this.  Also, a candidate should own a computer/iPad/Smart phone as each monthly board meeting is by Zoom.

You can read more about the Chapter Advisory Board election in the current newsletter.

Zoom Meetings
You can use a mobile phone or other mobile devices, but for the best viewing, your computer will let you see all the details!

To be ready, be sure to have the free Zoom app downloaded and installed before the event.
You can ask a friend or a Neighborhood group leader to assist.