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Sew Cal Gals present Debbie Glenn

08/04/2017 - 08/06/2017

Chapter: Sew Cal Gals

Join the Sew Cal Gals for 3 days of classes this August with Debbie Glenn.  2 classes will be offered over the 3 day event:

Dainty Heirloom Diaper Set

Please see brochure for more information and Registration Form

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Carolina Cablers host Phyllis Brown

08/25/2017 - 08/26/2017

Chapter: Carolina Cablers

The Carolina Cablers are announcing the rescheduled workshop with Phyllis Brown on August 25 and 26.  The workshop is two Notebook classes - Feather Stitch and Friends and  Pulled not Drawn Thread.

Contact Cathy Reinhardt ( or Sally Thelin ( for additional information.

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The Cardinal Chapter presents Trisha Smith

09/15/2017 - 09/17/2017

Chapter: Cardinal Chapter

     Join the Cardinal Chapter as the host Trisha Smith for 3 days of class, September 15 - 17, 2017.  2 classes are offered over the 3 day event.

Mary Jo, Sweetness Personified
Elizabeth, Pleated Bodice Dress

Please see brochure for more information and Registration Form


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Yankee Chapter hosts Gail Doane, September 23-24, 2017

09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

Chapter: Yankee Chapter of New England

     The Yankee Chapter of SAGA is pleased to host Gail Doane on September 23 & 24, 2017 in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  Gail will be teaching her quilted jacket and will review construction of the dress for those who are interested.  The jacket color selections are below.  The class will be held at the beautiful Arnolds Mills Community House at 75 Hillside Road, Cumberland, Rhode Island.  The sewing space is light, bright, spacious, air conditioned and has ample parking.  Breakfast, coffee, tea, drinks and snacks will be available all day.  Lunch will be available for a small contribution.  The kit for the jacket is $110, cost for both the jacket and dress is $158.00.  Class tuition is $50 per day.  For additional information or to reserve a spot, email Kathy Dacey at  Happy summer, happy sewing and hope to see you in September!  

Catch the Stitching Spirit!

St. Louis Retreat

10/12/2017 - 10/15/2017

Join us in St. Louis, MO for the second of SAGA's Retreats in 2017 - October 12 - 15.  Teachers to include Jane Briscoe, Phyllis Brown, Gail Doane, Debbie Glenn, Claudia Newton, and Susan O'Connor.  Registration opens May 1. More information to come.

See you there!


Catch the Stitching Spirit!

10/12/2017 - 10/15/2017

We hope you will Catch the Stitching Spirit at the St. Louis St. Charles
Embassy Suites in St. Charles, MO. Our retreat opens with a Wee Care
Sit and Stitch on Thursday, October 12, and continues with a dessert
reception. We will have a stitching contest and great classes, held Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday morning. The Market will be held Friday, October
13, from 6-9 PM. This retreat will also include the SAGA Annual
Meeting. What a fabulous opportunity to gather with your SAGA friends!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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St. Louis-St. Charles Embassy Suites Reservations

Victorian Smockers host Vaun ePIerce, February 9-11, 2018

02/09/2018 - 02/11/2018

Chapter: Victorian Smockers

Join the Victorian Smockers for stitching, sewing, and fun, as they host Vaune Pierce for 3 days of classes on February 9-11, 2018. 

February 9-10, Perfecting hte Basic Yoke Dress, featuring Summper Sprinkles
February 12, Blissful Blouses.

See brochure for class and registration information.

Contact Susan Jensen at 954-429-9026 or ar



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