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Sewing Guild Hall of Fame
Dias, chair of the national ASG Board of Directors - and really
great lady, presents Shirley Adams with a plaque commemorating her
induction into the American Sewing Guild Hall of Fame. Shirley joins
Pati Palmer, Connie Crawford, Sue Houseman, and 6 other sewing industry
luminaries. Visit ASG
Hall of Fame to see all the ASG
I (Becky, your humble typer) joined Shirley and her husband, John, in
Atlanta, August 7, for the Saturday evening banquet. I had the distinct
pleasure of meeting Betty Watts and Maria Trevino, with whom I have
spent years with phone calls and correspondence, but never had the
opportunity to meet. Both women proved as gorgeous as they are
competent, professional, and kind.
We were joined at the table by several other Hall of Famers so you can
imagine my "starstruck-ness." Dinner was delicious and the accolades
rang through the hall. Shirley's speech was not as long as an
acceptance speech at the Oscar's, but she wanted to thank so many
people for their support - including her family.
The Sewing Connection began in 1990, and I joined Shirley in her (and
John's) endeavor in 1991 - after marrying their son. Talk about
nepotism! I have had the time of my life learning, working, loving, and
sharing. I would not have missed it for the world.
Connection Retrospective to
watch the short version of the Hall of Fame induction
presentation on the 17 years of The Sewing Connection. The original was
only 17 minutes long so you are missing very little. Watch Shirley
fight with a platter purse!