2022 GRASG Retreat - Bluegate Inn, Shipshewana, IN

Dates: October 14-16, 2022

Location: Blue Gate Garden Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana 

To reserve your spot contact:

Barb Marconicell 616.550.0575;

email: barbjoemarconi@gmail.com or   

Nancy Bendercell 269.908.0490;

email: nkbender9401@gmail.com



Weekend includes:  



  • Hotel room for two nights
  • Friday evening meal
  • Saturday breakfast and evening meal
  • Sunday breakfast 

Single Occupancy:  $375

Double Occupancy:  $245

Triple Occupancy:  $215

Non member cost would be an additional $50 (cost of membership, so why not join?)

Make checks payable to: GRASG with “Fall Retreat '' in memo line on check. 

Money Due:   September 6, 2022 

Mail checks to:

     Nancy Bender

     9401 W. Garbow Rd.

     Middleville, MI 49333



Lansing ASG Invitation

The Lansing Clippers (Lansing ASG) has invited the GRASG members to join them for a special event they are sponsoring

Linda McGehee, owner of Ghee's Patterns and Sewing Notions, will be presenting two 1-day classes on August 16 & 17, 2022 at St. David's Episcopal Church in Lansing.

--Projects to display embellishment techniques, zipper installation and proper foot usage.

Not only will you leave with new knowledge, but a completed project... or 3.


This two 1-day hands-on event will start at 9:00am each day and run 6-7 hours. Lunch and material kits will be provided. 


Tuesday's class will create a Crossbody Style Messenger Bag. Kit includes—fabric, batting, decorative threads for couching, variegated thread for the needle, top stitching needle, fused applique fabric, nylon coil zipper from Metals Collection, extra pull, webbing, swivel hook & pattern.

Wednesday's class is Zip to It! Zippers are Easy, Fast & Fun. Kit includes—double faced quilted fabric, binding, separating zipper & instructions for a bag. Precut fabric, fusing, zippers, webbing, swivel hook & Taylor’s Bag pattern.


Registration Information:

To register online go to: https://tinyurl.com/LansingClippersGhee

For other registration methods, contact Jen via email at JenMooreSewing@gmail.com or 989.620.1151


The non-refundable registration fee for the class are based upon membership status as follows:

  • ASG Members: $75 per day
  • Non-ASG members: $130 per day
  • Join Lansing Clippers at www.asg.org to save $5 for one day or $60 off both days.

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2022 



Basic Sewing Supplies: Sewing Machine (class not designed for Featherweight), scissors, pins, black & light thread, rotary cutter with ruler and mat.

Recommended Feet: All-purpose, edgejoining or stitch-in-the-ditch, braiding or couching foot, decorative stitching, or applique foot