Dear ASDP Board

Upcoming Events

    • 03/10/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Oregon Chapter-Portland, OR

    Oregon Chapter Board Meeting 

    All Oregon Chapter members are invited to our board planning meeting! As the Portland area counties begin to move forward into less restrictive gathering policies, we are meeting to set the meeting calendar for the coming year. 

    Join us in the home of Jennifer Phillips, drinks and light refreshments will be served.

    Contact Jennifer, for more information.

    • 03/16/2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual GoToMeeting

    Topic: Threads 2021 Challenge

    Speakers: Carol Fresia and Sarah McFarland from Threads will join our March Voices, which will be all about the upcoming Selvage/Salvage ASDP member challenge! 

    Carol and Sarah will start by reiterating the challenge, talking about why they went with this theme, and show some examples of successful upcycling and use of selvage. The remainder of the session will be devoted to fielding questions and comments. 

    If you have questions that you would like to have addressed, but aren't sure how to explain your question without giving away key elements of your potential design, please submit your questions to Challenge Coordinator, Helen Haughey at

    More information about the 2021 Threads Challenge is available HERE.

    Voices Sessions are open to Formal, Emerging, Student and Emeritus Level Members. Please log in and visit the ASDP Voices page for the meeting link and access code.

    • 03/21/2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    New Jersey Chapter Meeting

    Lecture and trunk show on African textiles

    Lisa Shepard Stewart; a writer, a designer and owner of Cultured Expressions in Rahway, NJ ( will be presenting an online lecture and trunk show on African textiles.

    NJ-ASDP is covering the cost for ASDP members and NJ Friendships; non-members $20. 

    Find out more information and register on the NJ Chapter Website.

    • 04/02/2021
    • 10:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • Threads 2021 The Salvage/Selvage Challenge

    Threads/ASDP Challenge 2021:
    The Salvage/Selvage Challenge

    Intent to Enter and Threads Photo Release Form

    The Challenge is open to Formal, Retired and Emeritus members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals who have been members for a minimum of one year on or before April 2, 2021. Entrants must maintain their membership in good standing throughout the entire Challenge process, from submission of Intent to Enter through Thread's publication of the winning entries.

    Please be sure to provide the correct email address. All correspondence regarding the Challenge will be sent electronically, including entry numbers, finalist and non-finalist notifications, and any other contest details.

    A non-refundable participation fee of $25 for each entry must be submitted with the Intent to Enter form. No additional Fashion Show and Member Showcase entry fee will be charged for Challenge Garments (includes finalists and non-finalists), but entrants MUST register separately for the Fashion Show and Member Showcase. Finalists garments are required to be made available for modeling in the Runway Show. Non-finalists are encouraged to enter their design(s) in the Runway Show.

    Intent to Enter form, fee(s) and Garment Release and Waivers must be submitted no later than 10:00 PM EDT April 2, 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

    The following documents provide detailed information about the Challenge and are also available in the Member Center section of the ASDP website.

    Challenge Guidelines and Schedule

    Submission Requirements

    Questions? Contact Helen Haughey, Challenge Coordinator, at

    • 04/18/2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    New Jersey Chapter Meeting

    Costume Design with Robin Mazzola

    Robin is a professor and designer of costume design for theater.

    Find out more information and registration (coming soon) on the NJ Chapter Website.

    • 05/16/2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    New Jersey Chapter Meeting

    Ellen Miller ~ Reverse Applique

    Ellen Miller, author of Creating Couture Embellishments will lead a virtual hands-on class on 'Reverse Applique' as seen in Molas.

    ASDP chapter members: $15, non-members: $35. Both prices include a kit fee required for the class.

    Find out more information and registration (coming soon) on the NJ Chapter Website.

Past events

02/21/2021 ASDP's 30th Celebration!!!
01/12/2021 The Online Sourcing Event of Season - Free Online Textile Event
11/16/2020 The Apparel Textile Sourcing Virtual Tradeshow - Free Access
11/05/2020 4 Step Apparel Process - Free Webinar Hosted by Clothier Design Source
10/22/2020 FREE Fashion Entrepreneur Workshop: Building a Basic Budget
10/20/2020 ASDP Voices Chat
10/08/2020 Baltimore Chapter Meeting
01/17/2020 New Jersey Chapter Meeting
12/08/2019 Holiday Luncheon
12/07/2019 New Jersey Chapter Meeting
11/22/2019 Fashion Exhibit in Cincinnati
11/17/2019 New Jersey Chapter Meeting
11/10/2019 ASDP Conference Recap and Business Meeting
11/02/2019 New England Chapter Meeting
10/25/2019 Speaker: Katie Johnson
10/17/2019 2019 Annual Educational Conference
10/13/2019 New Jersey Chapter Meeting
10/06/2019 New England Chapter Meeting
09/27/2019 Fashion Exhibit in Chicago
09/23/2019 Annual Membership Meeting
09/22/2019 New Jersey Chapter Meeting
09/17/2019 ASDP Voices Chat
09/13/2019 New England Chapter Meeting
09/12/2019 Baltimore Chapter Meeting
09/09/2019 Barbie Couture
09/09/2019 Mind Your Own Business!
09/06/2019 Quilt Exhibit
08/29/2019 Fashion Exhibit in Indianapolis
08/26/2019 Sewing Industry in Denver
08/20/2019 ASDP Voices Chat
08/12/2019 Sleeve Fitting Clinic
07/31/2019 Summer Social
07/22/2019 Fabric Restoration
07/20/2019 Summer Social
07/08/2019 Pant Fitting Clinic
06/24/2019 Navigating to ASDP Web
06/19/2019 New England Chapter Annual Meeting
06/13/2019 Annual Meeting and June Gala
06/10/2019 Business Check-in
05/20/2019 Lingerie Techniques
05/18/2019 Gelli Prints - Monoprints without a Press
05/13/2019 Adidas MakerLab Tour
05/09/2019 Alabama Chanin Techniques
04/22/2019 Avenir Museum - Behind the Scenes Tour
04/13/2019 Couture Embellishments
04/12/2019 Inspiration Day!
04/07/2019 Studio Party-African Vintage Coin Purse Workshop
03/25/2019 How the Library Can Help Your Business
03/16/2019 Scrap Lace Workshop with Mary Ray
03/16/2019 Cinderella's Closet Boutique Alterations
03/15/2019 Trunk Show with Mary Ray
03/11/2019 Textile Hive Tour
03/10/2019 Flat Pattern Workshop
03/10/2019 Favorite Tools, Tips and Tricks
02/25/2019 Entrepreneurism: "The Mind of the Entrepreneur"
02/07/2019 Smocking and Pleating
02/01/2019 Annual Winter Sewing Retreat
01/28/2019 Buttons: The Finishing Touch
01/20/2019 Tips, Tricks & Techniques

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