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Members of the ASDP often find that one of their most prized member benefits is the strong sense of community and the bonds that they form with other members. Many of these relationships are strengthened through chapter based events and outings. Pictured here are long-time ASDP members (L-R) Joan Kurhy, Sue Tenney, and Linda McCoy from the Wisconsin Chapter on a recent trip to the Quilt Museum in Cedarburg, WI. ⁣
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Link in bio to find out more about becoming an ASDP member and how to find a chapter near you.⁣
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Photo credit: Wisconsin Chapter ASDP member Katherine Merkel⁣
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Attention  ASDP members!⁣
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Special member's only early registration is now open for our "Reach for the Stars" conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this fall. Check your email inbox for registration information.⁣
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If you haven't become a member of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals yet, now is your chance! ⁣
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Click the link in our bio and join today to gain access to this and many other member's only benefits.⁣
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The ASDP is thrilled to have Threads Magazine as a sponsor of our 2019 educational conference in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 
Thank you Threads for helping us Reach for the Stars!

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Here's what you've been waiting for.... the CONFERENCE BROCHURE!!! Click the link below.
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Now that you've seen the classes, don't you want to become a member so you can have first choice of conference classes? Remember, early registration (April 15th) is for ASDP members! General registration begins June 15th.
https://sewingprofessionals.com/join
CosPlay is a huge market, have you tapped into it? Don't know anything about it? Join Leslie Littell as she helps your explore this world.

Class Title: CosPlay: Everyday Performance Art

Class Description: Cos(tume) Play is a hobby for many individuals around the world. For some it is a lifestyle choice. We will explore all the variants through visual presentation and discuss how you can connect with CosPlayers for design and sewing services. I will demonstrate a favorite thermoplastic material and you will do some hands on testing of it. Additional group discussion will occur on how to develop character as well as a brief overview of possible copyright issues pertaining to character design.

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Come get all of your zipper questions answered by The Zipper Lady, Alicia Werner.

Class Title: All Things Zipper

Class Description: Come learn from the “Zipper Lady”. In this class, learn how to pick a zipper for your project; basic zipper anatomy; how to repair a zipper and quick tips to sew them in.

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Does marketing have you stumped? Julie Hansberry will help you understand this world and how to make it work for you. 
Class Title: Managing the Maze of Marketing

Class Description: Marketing does not have to be expensive, to be effective. For the small business owner, and especially the "solo-preneur", marketing can be overwhelming. In this class we will be exploring; 1- What marketing "is"; 2- Learning about a variety of marketing philosophies and methods that are available; 3- How they work, and; 4- Which ones are not only budget friendly, but highly effective! This class will be hands-on with worksheets and/or a workbook, and include brief introductions and instructions on setting up or editing profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Bring your laptops with you if you have them.

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Have you ever wanted to manufacture your clothing designs? Join Miranda Levy as she informs you how to get started. 
Class Title: Prepping for Production

Class Description: Join Miranda Levy, Project Runway Alumni and current Purchasing and Production Manager of the iconic children’s clothing design company, Florence Eiseman, for this informational class on apparel manufacturing. If you have ever thought about producing your own line but don’t quite know where to start this class if for you! From start to finish Levy will walk you through the process of preparing a line for production. You will learn tips and tricks for purchasing wholesale fabric, shipping internationally, costing garments, applying duty rates, meeting production timelines and much, much more!

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Are you a designer? Always wanted to be but don't know where to start? Debby Spence will help you figure that out. 
Class Title: Unraveling the Design Process

Class Description: When presented with a design challenge, whether for a client or the Threads Challenge, where does one start? In this class, we’ll discuss some of the different approaches that can be taken in the creation of a garment. Using her Challenge garments as examples, Debby will talk through the design and construction process she used for each unique design. Sources of inspiration, design techniques, and construction methods will all be highlighted. Included in the discussion with be tips for creating a successful entry to the Threads Challenge or any other design challenge.

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Have your eye on a certain class? Members get first dibs at registration. If you aren't already a member, make sure to join now. https://sewingprofessionals.com/join
Want to "Sew Better, Sew Faster"? Robin Bolton will lead a class teaching you just that at this year's conference. 
Class Title: Sew Better, Sew Faster

Class Description: Learn Islander Industrial Sewing Secrets with certified Islander Instructor, Robin Bolton. This is a techniques class for the sewer who wants to improve personal sewing skills. See how the industry sews without pins or basting to create more professional looking garments faster than you have ever sewn before. You will learn to understand how your machine works, faster cutting methods, crimping curves, how to hold the fabric for maximum matching abilities, flat felled seams, the burrito method for easy collars, cuffs and waistbands as well as easy zipper installation. You can than transfer these techniques to your future projects making your sewing more enjoyable.

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