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Southern Maryland Smockers to host Jan Kerton

02/01/2016 - 02/05/2016

Chapter: Southern Maryland Smockers

Southern Maryland Smockers will be hosting a workshop with Jan Kerton on February 1,3, 4 and 5, 2016 in Clinton, Maryland where she will be teaching a wool felted Needle Book for 2 days and a "Train" designed crib blanket of appliqued velour animals with embroidered tracks - also a 2 day class.

For more information see the attachd descripion and registration form and/or contact the registrar, Joan S. Messinger - email

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The Birminham Chapter is Hosting Barbara Meger for a 2 1/2 day workshop in February 2016

02/18/2016 - 02/20/2016

Chapter: Birmingham Chapter

Feb. 18  5:30-8:00pm  3hour   Pleater Maintance

Feb. 19  10:00am-5:00pm  6hour  Applique Smocking

Feb. 20  10:00am-5:00pm  6hour   Drawn Thread Embroidery


Lunch on Friday and Saturday as well as all kit fees are included in the cost of the workshop.  Attendees can register for either the full workshop or an individual class basis.  Deposits are non-refundable after Jan. 1, 2016.


Feel free to call or email Kathy Bizzoco  205-305-8512, or

Victorian Smockers Host Wanda DeWitt

03/04/2016 - 03/06/2016

Chapter: Victorian Smockers

Join the Victorian Smockers as they host Wanda DeWitt for 3 days of classes, March 4-6, 2016. 

See Brochure for class and registration details.

For more informaiton, contact:
Susan Jensen
home  (954) 429-9026
cell     (954) 415-5567

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MEET UP at Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD


Join Region Two Representative, Lindsay Carroll, at the Maryland Historical Society to tour the exhibit " Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte - a Woman of Two Worlds" on March 13, 2016. Barbara Meger,SAGA teacher, to give introduction.

Admission for tour and special instrodution is $20

Box lunch before tour is $15

Please check back for more information. 

Meet up registration information coming out shortly though an email newsletter. 


Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville, AL host Judith Adams

03/17/2016 - 03/19/2016

Chapter: Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville

They will be stitching the Princess Lace Bonnet and Claires Pocket of Flowers Dress.

Brochures will be availal soon.

For information and registration, please contact Penny Ackerman at

Please Join the Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville as they host Judith Adams

03/17/2016 - 03/19/2016

Chapter: Heirloom Smockers of Huntsville

All Classes will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Rd. Huntsville, AL 35802

Thursday Class 9:00-4:00 "Princess Lace Bonnet"

Friday/Saturday Class 9:00-4:00 "Claire's Lace Pocket of Flowers"


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Ozark Foothills Chapter presents Claudia Newton

04/08/2016 - 04/09/2016

Chapter: Ozark Foothills Chapter

We are so excited!  You are warmly invited to join the Ozark Foothills Chapter, Northwest Arkansas, for our upcoming Stitchin’ in the Foothills XVII featuring Claudia Newton.  Claudia will be with us on April 8-9, 2016, teaching her “Sweet Sophie” dress.  

Attached is the registration form.  Cost is a mere $200 for class fee and lunches.  Kit fee is separate – your kit cost depends on dress size you select.  You will pay the kit fee to Claudia at the class.  “Sweet Sophie” is a machine class, so you will need to bring your own sewing machine and your own extension cord. 

We are using a brand new venue this year – the Realtor Event Center in Lowell.  It is new, very bright, and easy to get to off I-49. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Kick:  479.751.7112 (evenings) or 479.595.5267 (day) or via email.

 We would love to have you join us – so give yourself a treat – sign up today!


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Bewitching Stitchers host Phyllis Brown in Manchester By The Sea, MA

04/09/2016 - 04/10/2016

Chapter: Bewitching Stitchers

Bewitching Stitchers, Maanchester By The Sea, MA will be hosting Phyllis Brown on Aptil 9-10, 2016.

Phyllis will be teaching a two (2) day workshop of her dress, "Beth".

"Beth" is a toddler A-line dress with a faggoting neckline, puffed sleeves and Artisan embroidery stitches.


Please see more class information attached.

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Thimbleberry Chapter Hosts Wanda DeWitt April 15-16, 2016 in Fairfield, CT

04/15/2016 - 04/16/2016

Chapter: Thimbleberry Chapter

Thimbleberry Chapter is hosting Wanda DeWitt for a two (2) day workshop April 15-16, 2016.

Wanda will be teaching a  ribbon embroidered reticule class.  






Please see the attached flyer for more information.


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Diamond State Stitchers presents Susie Gay, April 16-17, 2016

04/16/2016 - 04/17/2016

Chapter: Diamond State Stitchers

Join the DIamond State Stitchers as they host Susie Gay for 2 days of classes:

Notions Necesaire
Silk Ribbon Rolll-Up

Contact Marlene Mehn at for more information


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Barbara Meger to be hosted by the Chesapeake Treasures

04/23/2016 - 04/24/2016

Chapter: Chesapeake Treasures

Chesapeake Treasures Smocking Guild is happy to announce that Barbara Meger will be presenting a  weekend of beautiful smocking techniques on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2016.

 “Smocking Stitches- Not for Artisans Only   Saturday, April 23, 2016   9:30 am – 4:30 pm

In this notebook class, we will be working on the following basic stitches:  cable, outline/stem, wave/chevron, trellis, flowerette, lazy daisy, French knot and stacked cables—and their execution, including tension, thread alignment, stitch depth, starting and stopping.  Students will practice stitches on their own pleated broadcloth and are encouraged to bring samples of their work for critique and discussion.

“Applique Smocking—A Classic Choice”          Sunday, April 24, 2016     9 am – 4 pm

If there is a wedding or other special occasion on your horizon, this class allows you to choose your project- a ring bearer’s pillow or an elegant classic wrist bag made with ivory silk dupioni.  It features a beaded version of Barbara’s applique smocking technique to attach silk satin ribbon to pleated fabric.  Delicate smocked feather stitch diamonds flank the ribbon which also features a row of embroidered feather stitch.  All stitching is done with fine silk thread in either off white or palest pastels.  The project is further embellished with a detachable half-shell ruched rosette. 

 Classes are limited to 25 people per class. Registrations closes on March 10, 2016. 


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Charles River Smockers hosts Carol Laflin Ahles May 19-20 in Wellesley, MA

05/19/2016 - 05/20/2016

Chapter: Charles River Smockers

Carol Laflin Ahles will be teaching two classes in Wellesley, MA on May 19-20, 2016

Fine Machine Sewing For the Artisan is a nine (9) hour notebook class.  Practice samples will be stitched of rolled and whipped edges, attaching entredeux and lace, pintucks, and a perfect French seam as well as learning about grain direction, puckers, and tension .


Laced-Edged Hemstitched Baby Blanket is a 3 hour class making a beautiful Austrian Cashmere Cotton flannet baby blanket with hemstitched crochet-ike lace edging to replicate the classic look of vintage baby linens.


Seing machines are necessary.


Please see attached file for more information.

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Holly Berries Chapter hosts Gail Doane in New Jersey May, 2016

05/19/2016 - 05/21/2016

Chapter: Holly Berries Chapter
Gail will be in Westhampton, NJ on May 19-21, 2016 at the Burlington County Library.
She will be teaching her new "Jelly Roll Quilted Jacket and Dress". 
The jacket will have you  learning how to "quilt as you go", use pleated ruffle trim, make tiny piping and French bias bindings.  A cordinating A-line dress has a pleated front, cast-on stitch flowers, pieced 'Angel' sleeves, a pieced back belt, and a pieced and scalloped hem band.

Judith Adams Workshop

08/12/2016 - 08/14/2016

Chapter: Sew Cal Gals
Region: REGION V

Classes to be determined. Workshop will be held in LaVerne, California.

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