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Sew Many Things and Children's Corner host Wee Care Workshop


Chapter: Sew Many Things Chapter

The SAGA Sew Many Things Chapter participates in the national Wee Care program providing preemie garments and accessories to local hospitals, including Williamson Medical Center in Franklin and Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia. At the event we will sew Preemie garments including gowns, vests, blankets and hats. Given as gifts to infants in the ICU or for babies that do not survive, these items are put in a fabric envelope that we make along with a prayer card and note.

No cost to participants, and all you need to bring are basic sewing supplies. Please come and stay for however long you are available. 

The May 16 workshop is one of several scheduled events. For more information about this event and future such  events contact please contact Kathy Rieuf by email or phone: 615-308-0900.

To learn more about SAGA's Wee Care Program go to 


Gail Doane Capri Pants and Top Workshop hosted by Cardinal Chapter

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015

Chapter: Cardinal Chapter

The Cardinal Cahpter of Richmond, Virginia will be hosting Gail Doane on Saturday,June 6 and Sunday,7, 2015 for a 2 day workshop.The workshop will focus on  heirloom techniques in the small size manageable format of a swing top and pants.  This top has a bit of hand embroidery, button centered cast-on flowers connected with a chain stitch, an interesting two color entredeux edge trim, and lots of French bias bound edges.'  You will need your sewing machine.          

For more information please refer to the attached flyer.

Program contact is Linda Ownby or call (703) 451-8484. 

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Liberty Sewing Roll, Sweetheart Swing Jacket and Back Button Bishop

08/21/2015 - 08/23/2015

 Sew Cal Gals SAGA Chapter is pleased to host

 a workshop with Gail Doane


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

August 21 – 6 hour workshop Liberty Trim Embroidered Sewing Case

August 22 and 23 - 12 hour workshop ‘Sweetheart’ - Swing Jacket and Back Button Bishop Dress (Dakota Pique/Paisley Lawn)


Classes will be held in the boardroom


Hillcrest Homes in La Verne, CA

Lunch included


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Mountain Laurel Stitchers host Gail Doane in Branford, CT

11/06/2015 - 11/09/2015

Chapter: Mountain Laurel Stitchers

"Master Class - Details, Details, Detalils"  Traditional Dress Coat and Matching Side Panel Smocked Dress

In Gail's own words, "this class definitely falls into the category of "Master" advanced class ranking." 

Please see the attached brochure for specifics.

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