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"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."

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Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along

The Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along with Barbara Meger has started! Join our Facebook Group by clicking here. The third clue is posted. You must log in and you will find it in the member's section of the website! Happy Stitching!

SAGA Smock Across America Retreat in Valley Forge!

Registration is now open! Again we apologize for any inconvenience! 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!

Smock Across America Contest

  Do you see White? White is the color for the Chicago 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 a puff iron!

      

SAGA National Retreat in Chicago!

Come join us for the SAGA National Retreat in Chicago, July 16-20, 2015!

Registration opens April 1st! 

If you need hotel reservations, please contact our VP, Charlotte Hallworth.

Registration is open for Chicago! Register Here! only a few spots left!

Pillow Kit for Smocking a Bishop

Kits will be available for purchase in hospitality in Chicago and Valley Forge. Reserve your kit for Chicago now. Read all the details below.

SAGA Board Announces Smock Across America!

View the details for all 3 Retreats!

 

Volunteer for SAGA!

SAGA needs volunteers for tasks, committees, and the Board of Directors.

Members are the most important part of SAGA, and we all need to work for its success.  We share our passions about the sewing and needlearts and we are all intent on preserving these arts for future generations to enjoy.   The SAGA Board of Directors would like every member to think about how she might volunteer to help SAGA thrive.  It might be in your local chapter.  But volunteering for SAGA national is a terrific opportunity for members to make a valuable contribution to the mission of the organization. You will meet new people, gain experience in managing an organization, and maybe get some insider insights.

 

Smock Across America Facebook Group

Our Smock Across America Facebook Group has gone live!

 

Go to our facebook group page (not our regular facebook page), upload a picture of you or your group with your smocking and our Smock Across America logo! Click on the map link and place your marker on our map. Do we smock in all 50 states, how many countries can we cover?

SAGA Calendar

You'll find the latest info about upcoming events and programs including Education Programs, Grant Workshops, and more.

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Our Mission and Purpose

Founded 1979

The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship.

 

What is Smocking?

Smocking fundamentally is the manipulation of fabric using needle and thread. In its simplest form, smocking is decorative needlework stitched over pleats to embellish the item. However this does not define its limitlessness. Smocking can be used to create texture, design or flexibility in fabrics. When a more sophisticated technique is employed the color and weight of the fabric can be influenced and the folds of the fabric become the focus rather than the embroidered stitches. SAGA is your resource to over 20 different forms of smocking.

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Kathy's Smocked Pin Cushion

Kathy Awender has created this darling pin cushion just for SAGA. There are variations for a chatelaine piece and a tooth fairy pillow. This will be a lovely addition to your sewing accessories or a special gift. The kit includes everything needed to complete the project: excellent directions, pleated batiste, lining fabric, backing fabric (which differs from Kathy's sample piece in the photo), piping and bias strip, floss to coordinate with the back, lace, needles. Please note: the stuffing/fiberfill is not included. Kathy is a loyal SAGA member and teaches extensively. Her business is 'Kathy Awender Designs', http://www.kathyawender.com. The kit cost is $18.00 which includes US postage (for foreign postage please contact SAGA Sales). This kit and the other SAGA Signature Collection kits and SAGA merchandise can be ordered from SAGA Sales at 1-817-350-4883 or sales@smocking.org.
Price: $18.00

2014 Orlando, FL National SAGA Convention Photo CD

Enjoy over 180 photographs from the 2014 National SAGA Convention held in Orlando, FL. This CD is $6.00, which includes shipping within the USA (for foreign postage please contact SAGA Sales). This CD and the other SAGA merchandise can be ordered also from SAGA Sales at 1-817-350-4883 or sales@smocking.org.
Price: $6.00
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