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!

Membership includes six issues of our Newsletter, membership to RISN Facebook page, plus discounts to meetings and other events as well as email news.

Annual Membership: New members will be asked to pay an Annual $10 registration fee for the 2023-2024 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.

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.

Nonmembers: The nonmember fee for meetings is $10 per meeting. Non-members will not receive any of the additional benefits (Newsletter, emails, Facebook, etc.).

RISN Exclusive Facebook Group
For members that want to participate with the RISN Facebook Group, they must request to be included. To become a member of the RISN Facebook group go to the search bar and type in RISN Exclusive. When it brings you to our page there are two questions you need to answer. Answer those and hit submit. Once the administrators are notified by Facebook the record will be checked to make sure you are a current member, and you will be added.

RISN Membership Application Form 2023-2024

Meeting Schedule

2023-2024 Calendar

Click on Speaker’s Name for Bio

Schedule change! Pamela Leggart date changed to Oct 17th. See you then!

October 17, 2023 Pamela Leggart Lingerie/Shapewear
November 7, 2023 Jennifer Lopez By The Yard Comics
December 5, 2023 Jackie du Plessis Needlepoint Designer & Mother of Pearl Buttons/Tools
March 5, 2024 Elizabeth Clouse Queen of King Richard’s Faire
April 2, 2024 Kathleen Bowler Project Runway (tried out) and Home Economics Teacher
May 7, 2024 Amanda Downing Carney Trinity Rep Costume Designer