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Trees for Troops Mystery Ornament Smock-Along!

Join us as we smock for Trees for Troops. The Second Clue has been added to the document below. Come join our Facebook Group to share your progress and see what your fellow members are smocking! If you need a refresher on the Cretan stitch, step by step directions and pictures will be on our Blog.

SAGA Smock Across America Retreat in Valley Forge!

Registration is now open!  Register Here!

If you are an international member and the registration will not allow you to register without a US address, just put in the SAGA address and we will contact you to obtain your correct address. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

The Brochure for the Valley Forge Retreat can be downloaded below.

Register with the hotel here! Your last date to receive the SAGA rate is September 3, 2015!


Members are invited to enjoy the extra events at Valley Forge including meals, market and the annual meeting.  Please reserve your spot now!

Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along

The Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along with Barbara Meger has finished but you can sitll make the project! All the clues are listed under the Tips section once you log in as a member. You can join our Facebook Group by clicking here.  Barbara will be available to answer your questions about the project between now and the Valley Forge Retreat, October 8-11. The smocking must be finished and your picture submitted by October 15th to receive your points!

To receive your artisan points:

1. Bring your finished project to Valley Forge to let everyone see your creativity! Barbara will sign your Artisan card in hospitality.

2. If you can't make it to Valley Forge, post you picture of your finished smocking to the Facebook page and make sure Barbara responds, or email a picture to Pat D'Orazio, our Artisan chair at You will receive an email with your points at the end of October!

Shuttle Transportation for the Valley Forge Retreat

Click on the link for the Shuttle Transportation info for the Retreat in Valley Forge!  Reservations are a great idea, and if paying by Credit card, you need to fill out the attached CC authorization form!

See you in Valley Forge!

Smock Across America Contest


Do you see Blue? Blue is the color for the Valley Forge Smock Across America Contest! Get those creative juices flowing and stitch up your entry for the contest. Click on the file below for the complete rules and where to send your entry. The winner will receive an Amanda Jane 24 row pleater!