Canceled: Avenir Tour; Dress Forms talk instead

The scheduled Tour of the Avenir had to be cancelled.  Regular meeting will feature dress forms.

The Colorado ASDP regrets to announce that, do to circumstances beyond our control, the scheduled Tour of the Avenir Museum on April 22, 2019 had to be cancelled.

In its place, we will have a special presentation about Dress Forms at our regular meeting time of 9:30 at the Koelbel Library in Centennial.

Alison Hughes of will talk about the custom dress forms her company makes to fit your form using a special phone app and an automated cutting system.

If you might be interested in getting a form for yourself, send your waist, hip, and bust measurements to Karen at; Alison will bring the proper garments for pictures needed to make your form.

Visitors are welcome to join us.

Join, Renew, or Visit

January is the best time to renew or join the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Note that the web site for doing this is on the National web site, and it has changed dramatically. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NATIONAL WEB SITE HAS CHANGED: THE OLD SITE WAS .org AND THE NEW SITE IS .com:

Nonmembers are welcome at any of our Colorado chapter meetings.
The 2019 Schedule of Events for the Colorado Chapter has been posted on our web site, which remains .org: Simply follow our web site’s main menu to Chapter News and then Current Meeting Schedule.

Free: Dior Movie

Free: Dior Movie October 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Sponsored by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP)

Haute Couture insider View!  Eye candy for people who love to sew!  Join with fellow enthusiasts to watch and discuss!

Come watch the free movie “Dior and I”! This is the 2015 film about creation of an Haute Couture collection by Raf Simons in his first year as Artistic Director of Christian Dior in Paris. This is  full-length documentary movie includes English subtitles.

Movie Reviews:
Washington Post in April 2015
Roger Ebert in 2015

Who: Everyone is welcome! This FREE showing is sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, as a get-acquainted service to the sewing community of Colorado.

When: Tuesday October 16. Theater doors open at 6:30pm; movie begins at 7:00pm. Movie completes at about 8:30pm; library closes at 9:00 pm.

Where: Koelbel Library, 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, Colorado in The Forum small theater space.
Click here for Koelbel on street map

Questions? Email Carol Phillips, Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP) and American Sewing Guild (ASG), at

Sponsored by ASDP:






Rescheduled Retreat – New Opportunity to Join the Fun

The originally planned retreat had to be rescheduled.  It is now the weekend of  April 27-30.  We’d love to have you join us!  The registration form is below.

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Sewing Retreat Soon, Payment Due Feb 15

Hi Everyone!

We are so excited for our retreat next month, March 9-12, 2018!  For everyone that submitted their down payment we MUST receive your final payment by Feb 15, 2018.  If anyone NEW wants to attend, please submit FULL payment by Feb 15, 2018. Come join the fun for two or three night stays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided plus all day sewing and visiting.  Attached is the flyer for your reference.

Please submit your check, made out to Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, to:

 Dot Treece
 13451 Shoshone St.
 Westminster, CO 80234

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


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July meeting topic changed.

Our meeting in July will be on July 23rd. Instead of the planned movie, we will have an extended show-and-tell session. We will meet at Koelbel Library in the Living Room (not our usual room). Please bring at least one of your sewing projects as show and tell. This will be a round table discussion to share techniques and ideas.

Board members please plan on staying for the board meeting afterwards – we need to prepare for the September annual meeting.

To view the entire list of meeting dates and topics go to

Monday April 24, 2017, meeting is a Field Trip to Ft. Collins.

We will meet at the Avenir Museum’s main building at 216 East Lake Street. It contains three of the five exhibits. 

The museum opens at 11am, so we need to leave the Denver area around 9:30am.   Please try to contact other members so we can carpool.  I am happy to drive a couple more people in my car, just let me know so we can meet. Please let me know if you plan to come, so that I know to expect you. 

From Denver, head north on I-25 to Exit 268 – Prospect Rd. 

Turn left, so you are going west on Prospect. 

Turn right on Remington St, so you are going north.

Turn right on the next street – East Lake St and you are there!

Following the museum, we will eat lunch at a local restaurant and visit The Zipper Lady Warehouse.  Plan on this being an all day trip.  Hope everyone can come.  This is such a treasure and great place for learning. 

Thanks, Jan McK

Sign up for Couture Blouse Building Blocks. Deadline soon!

April 8, April 22, and May 6, 2017

Instructor: Clara Dittli

ASDP members, non-members and students are invited!

Location: Sewing room at Career Education Center (CEC)
2650 Eliot Street
Denver CO 80211

Payment due no later than March 25, 2017.
Let Karen know immediately to reserve your spot (303-746-0978).

Download pdf file for all the details!
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