Welcome to the Rhode Island Sewing Network!

The RISN is a non-profit organization for sewing enthusiasts in Southern New England. Our membership consists of both professional and non-professional individuals looking to share ideas and discuss sewing-related topics.


  • Six monthly group meetings
  • Guest speakers – a variety of topics for all interests
  • Sew-and-Tell each meeting – share what you’ve created!
  • Meet new friends who love to sew
  • Raffle each meeting with lots of winners
  • Member access to active Facebook group
  • and much more!


Joining is easy!

Join as a Premier member by September 15 and you will be entered into a raffle for a special sewing-related gift.  The winner will be announced at the October 2021 meeting. 

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES six issues of our newsletter, membership to RISN Facebook page, plus discounts to meetings and other events as well as email news.

To Register: Print and complete the membership form below and mail check to our membership coordinator.

RISN Membership Form – click here


Annual Membership:  New members will be asked to pay an Annual $10 registration fee for the 2021-2022 season which includes the email notifications, newsletter, and access to the private Facebook group. For each in-person meeting, a $10 fee will be collected at the door from Annual Members. The nonmember fee for meetings is $10 per meeting. Non-members will not receive any of the additional benefits (newsletter, emails, Facebook, etc.).

Premier Membership:  The Premier membership fee is $40. With this Premiere Membership, the $10 annual registration fee is waived and there are no additional fees for attending meetings.  Premier Membership includes the email notifications, newsletter, and access to the private Facebook group.

RISN Membership Form – click here


Private Facebook Group: For members that want to participate with the Facebook page, they must request to be included.  A RISN membership does not automatically include one as a Facebook participant.  Send your request to the Facebook Administrator Mary Morse (memorse@yahoo.com) or Sueann Walter (Sueann301@yahoo.com).

Meeting Schedule

2021-2022 Calendar


October 5, 2021 Jill Marinelli Fashion Stylist
November 2, 2021 Adrian Burke Fabric Design & Printing
December 7, 2021 Jennifer Hunt & Joan Alger Castle Lane Renaissance Cloaks
March 1, 2022 Beth Bentley Draping
April 5, 2022 Anna Taylor & Ben Greslick Body Scanning Dress Forms
May 3, 2022 Speaker to be announced

Click here for more about the speakers

RISN Speakers from 2019:

October 1, 2019 

Barry Correia

Scissor Sharpening Demo and Talk

Email: chefsculinaryedge@gmail.com

What’s new in Cutting Notions — Raffle Items

November 5, 2019

Yemi Sekoni

Producer of Providence Fashion Week – Donahue Modeling – Business of Fashion – Member of CWE Center for Women & Enterprise

December 3, 2019

Anna Taylor

Body Scanning for Dressforms