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Convention Info:  Online Registration

SAGA Annual Convention 2016 - Registration opens Monday, May 16th

Full Time Registration for the Hampton Convention is now open. Part Time Registration opens  Tuesday May 31st at 10:00 a.m. Central time!

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

Shuttle Information

Arriving in Hampton by air. Hampton is serviced by both Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (11 miles) and Norfolk International Airport (19 miles).

Shuttle service to the hotel from both airports is available from:

Tidewater Coach

(757) 218-9539

Serving Newport News airport for $20 single/$15 each if two or more riders

Serving Norfolk airport for $50 single/$30 each if two or more riders

Please use for additional information and reservations.


Shuttle service to the hotel from Norfolk is also available from:

James River Transportation

866-823-4626. The cost is $58 per car. Up to 3 people may share a car and split the cost. James River is located in the baggage area, inside the airport next to door number 3.

SAGA Design Show Challenge

The 2016 Designer’s Challenge is “Jacket.”  You may use an original or commercial pattern with sleeves; with or without collar; child or adult sizes.  However, the stitching technique design must be your own as per stated by the Design Show Handbook. All the details are in the upcoming SAGANews. The Design Show Handbook can be found on the convention information page. Just click on the Hampton logo. The Best in Show of the Design Show will take home a Baby Lock Soprano Sewing Machine!

Click Here for Design Show Registration Info


Registration Tutorial

Register Online - it is the best way to get the classes that you want! Below is a tutorial to walk you through the process step by step.

Debut Classes for Hampton!

They are finally here - check out the Debut Classes for Hampton!