About Us

Columbia River Sewing (CRS). We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of the national non-profit American Sewing Guild (ASG). With a membership of 200, we are beginners to professionals interested in all facets of sewing located in the Portland/Vancouver metro area.

Membership in ASG offers many things.  Check out the benefits.

  • Monthly Neighborhood Groups at various locales in the Portland/Vancouver area.
  • Quarterly chapter meetings and educational events with local and national speakers offering lectures and workshops.
  • Quarterly newsletter Columbia River Sewing packed full with information on upcoming activities and happenings.
  • Annual sewing retreats—spring and fall, and local educators Spring Fling day.
  • Annual national conference featuring workshops, seminars, special events and tours.
  • Access to national online newsletter Notions.
  • Special offers for Members Only.
  • Special rates to all ASG Sponsored activities.
  • Members Only access to the national ASG website, asg.org, and our chapter website, ColumbiaRiverSewing.org.

General Membership

Dues for ASG membership is $50 for new members, and $45 for renewing members.  Register online or download an application at www.asg.org.  Once national relays your information to our chapter, our membership chair will also contact you.

Student/Junior Membership

A special membership rate is offered for Students! ASG offers you a rate of $25 for new/renewing membership. To join at this special rate, register online or download an application at www.asg.org.


Do you have questions or need more information? Please contact Membership.