"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."


Chesapeake Treasures

Crownsville MD

Contact: Jan Tatum
Phone: 443-949-0722
President: Jan Tatum
VP: Programs:Linda Ownby; Membership:Lindsay Carroll
Treasurer: Peggy Hueston
Secretary: Martha Sykora

Chapter News & Workshops

Three Days of Handwork Classes with Judith Adams

Registration is open to Non‐Chesapeake Treasure members on February 1, 2018 . There will be a limit of 20 participants per class. Confirmation email with additional instructions will be sent upon registration. The chapter cancellation policy requir

Princess Bonnet

Use delicate scallped lace tapes shaped to form leaves and rings resembling handmade lace. Bonnet is sized 3-6 months. This beautiful baby bonnet is using the same heirloom techniquest for Princess Lace – basting then stitching the tape, leaves and rings in place to create an exquisite “handmade” lace. Students will be surprised how quickly this lace works up.

Beautiful Bow Bishop

Learn to adorn with lovely rounded flowers and beads. In this class you will expand your skill of stitching a wave stitch to include rounded beaded flowers, floating bows and, curved ribbon streamers plus show you how to get firm and wrinkle free neck binding. The design is worked in one color with pearl seed beads however you can choose to use more colors if you prefer.

Smocked Patchwork Bag

This is a pleating and smocking class. Liberty fabric with a dash of smocking, mixed up in patchwork squares. Learn to pleat without seams before smocking the center four squares for the front of the bag to create a smocked patchwork diamond. Stitch using Stair-step Waves in one or two colors, maybe some Four Step Wave Diamonds or try Triple surface Honeycomb on the back to a subtle, textural look. Bag can be made with 4” and 6” squares. In class students will lay out fabric squares and pin the seams for the correct stitching order. Actual construction will be done at home.


Judith travels from Australia to the United States several times a year to share her needlework talents. Judith is known for her use of netting, silk fabrics and silk threads in her needlework as well as her pleating techniques. Her favorite forms of embroidery are smocking and heirloom techniques with shaped lace. A regular teacher at the SAGA conventions, we are fortunate to host such a creative and talented needle artist.


Meeting Info:

2nd Thursday January-June, September-December 5:45pm
Crofton Library, 1681 Riedell Rd, Crofton MD 21114

Additional Info:

Business meeting 5:45p-6:15pm, Announcements/show and share 6:45pm, Program 7pm. Summer break in July and August.