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Claudia Newton Workshop in Manchester By The Sea, MA

04/11/2015 - 04/12/2015

Chapter: Bewitching Stitchers
Region: REGION I

Bewitching Stitchers, Beverly, MA will host Claudia Newton on April 11-12, 2015 for a two day class in fine embroidery techniques,  "Schwalm Blessing Bonnet" is a 12 hour class that can also be completed as a tea towel.  Schwalm embroidery is sometimes called the Queen of Whitework. The class focuses on traditional Schwalm techniques, The pristine symmetry of counted thread work is complemented by graceful surface embroidery scrolls and flowers.


Class Fee:$100.00  Kit Fee - $25.00

For more information please contact Kathy Mange at

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Atlanta Smocking Guild Hosts Gail Doane Workshop Atlanta, GA

04/16/2015 - 04/18/2015

Chapter: Atlanta Smocking Guild

Gail Doane's "Sweetheart" Swing Style Jacket and Bishop Syle Drss will include simple construction of a fully lined jacket, embellihed with bullion roses and tiny buttons.  The button back bishop will include instruction in pleating and blocking a back button biship along with french bindings.  The Embroidered Toddler Hat is an all day embroidery class.  Learn how to make the cast-on stitch and then expand that stitch into several unique flowers.

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Phyllis Brown Presented by Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville, AL

04/16/2015 - 04/18/2015

Chapter: Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville

Phyllis' dress, Alison, is designed to give each student embroidery and construction options that challenge their ability.  Simplified skills such as basic yoke dress construction will be demonstrated and basic embroidery skills will be practiced.  A Smile A Day sandals are little wonders made with broadcloth and embellished with flowing shadowwork bows and enchanting flowers.

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Show Me Stitchers present Cindy Foose

04/18/2015 - 04/19/2015

Chapter: Show Me Stitchers

Join the Show Me Stitchers and Cindy Foose for 2 days of fun, April 18-19, 2014.

Saturday's class is Details Count in Missouri (machine class)
Sunday's class is Tools, Tips, and Techniques:  Time to Evaluate and Experiment

 Cindy brings with her a wealth of knowledge about smocking
and sewing, so join us for a great weekend!

For more information,
Janet Nuse

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Palmetto Pleaters Host Maggie Bunch in Greenville, SC April 24-25, 2015

04/24/2015 - 04/25/2015

Chapter: Palmetto Pleaters

Trio of Hearts Bishop class will teach you something new about constructing and pleating a bishop.  Pleater friendly french seams, smocking in a straight line with no blocking, adn a simple placket and perfect bias are some of the techniques taught during this workshop.

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Sandcastle presents Kathy Awender

05/02/2015 - 05/16/2015

Chapter: Sandcastle Chapter

Join the Sandcastle Chapter as they present Kathy Awender for a 2 day class, Dimity Dreams, a smocked bishop dress with a smocked pocket.  The class will be conducted on 2 Saturdays, May 2 & 16, 2015.

For more inforation, please clickon the link to the Class info, or

Contact Lisa Cheverier at 949-858-0380 or

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Conestoga Stitchers host Claudia Newton in PA

05/16/2015 - 05/17/2015

Chapter: Conestoga Stitchers

Claudia will be teaching "Fine Construction Techniques for Baby Garments" on Saturday.  Tecniques for adding a professional look to your dainty heirloom-quality baby garments using folded tucks,m tiny French seams,narrow bias binding, dainty buttonholes anbd shell edging.

On Sunday there will be two hand embroidery classes:  "Sweet and Simple Ribbons" and "Baby Chicks Burp Cloth:.

Please review the attached flyer for more information.

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