"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."

About SAGA

Stitch With Us

The Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) invites you to become a part of our informative and educational international organization. Sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can join and enjoy the numerous benefits SAGA offers. SAGA, a non-profit organization will provide you with exciting new ideas, patterns, expert instruction, and a way of staying in touch with others in the world of smocking, heirloom sewing and the related needle arts. You will have an opportunity to attend Conventions, participate in Educational Programs and Courses, such as Artisan, Kids Can Stitch, and SAGA Programs while learning effective tips & techniques to improve your skills. You will also receive SAGANews, our quarterly magazine filled with designs, information, creative ideas, convention information, chapter news, and chapter activities. Let us help you learn new smocking techniques or enhance your old ones. Please visit the 'Public Area' of our website to learn more about the many benefits of SAGA membership. We look forward to you joining us soon.  

History of SAGA

"To establish high standards of quality workmanship and to further the appreciation of smocking art and other associated handiwork through education and communication." Read more about the History of SAGA


Volunteer for SAGA

Members are the most important part of SAGA, and we all need to work for its success.  We share our passions about the sewing and needlearts and we are all intent on preserving these arts for future generations to enjoy.   The SAGA Board of Directors would like every member to think about how she might volunteer to help SAGA thrive.  It might be in your local chapter.  But volunteering for SAGA national is a terrific opportunity for members to make a valuable contribution to the mission of the organization. You will meet new people, gain experience in managing an organization, and maybe get some insider insights.

Click Here to let the board know about your interest.

Board of Directors

Kate Westlake
Chris Sykes
Vice President of Membership
Chris Rumohr
Vice President of Operations
Sally Rifenburg
Cindy Peterson
Kim Gimblette
Region I Rep
Beth Westlake
Region II Rep
Ann Peebles
Region III Rep
Ellen Kulie
Region IV Rep
Cynthia Gilbreth
Region V Rep


Executive Director
Carol Kick
Billi Parus
Business Member Liaison
Sally Rifenburg
Lindsay Carroll
Chapter Coordinator
Eunice Hayes
Convention Registrar
Kathleen Noltensmeyer
Correspondence Courses
Lori Barton
Design Show
Cheryl Cox
Event Planner
Jane McClure
Erna Fenchel
Barbara Scappaticci
Kids Can Stitch
Kelli Fox
Members at Large (MALs)
Beth Westlake
Nominating Committee
Julie Stilwell
Laura Sencabaugh
Lindy Wright
SAGA Sales
Patty Shawley
SAGA Stitches
Cassie Edson
Social Media Administrator
Linda Patterson
Trunk Show
Vaune Pierce
Website Administrator
Marlene Mehn
Linda Patterson
WeeCare Trunk Show