FRIENDS OF SAGA or BANQUET REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register Here!
Members are invited to enjoy the extra events at Valley Forge including meals, market and the annual meeting. Please reserve your spot now!
Click on the link for the Shuttle Transportation info for the Retreat in Valley Forge! Reservations are a great idea, and if paying by Credit card, you need to fill out the attached CC authorization form!
See you in Valley Forge!
Many chapters are gearing up for a new year of programs. We want to share some program ideas with you over the next few weeks. How many of us read our SAGANews and see something we would like to try then set it aside for "someday"? Why not have that "someday" be a program for a chapter meeting?
There are Christmas ornaments, Easter eggs, Smocking plates, Samplers, Wee Care patterns, new stitches to master and much more. Looking through the back issues on-line makes it easy to find just the right project. The supply list, instructions and pictures of the finished project are just waiting for your chapter to use. Log in as a member and you will find the SAGANews tab across the top of the page.
Kits will be available for purchase in hospitality at Valley Forge. Reserve your kit for Valley Forge now. Read all the details below.
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.
The Mystery of the Five Diamonds Smock-Along with Barbara Meger has finished but you can sitll make the project! All the clues are listed under the Tips section once you log in as a member. You can join our Facebook Group by clicking here. Barbara will be available to answer your questions about the project between now and the Valley Forge Retreat, October 8-11. The smocking must be finished and your picture submitted by October 15th to receive your points!
To receive your artisan points:
1. Bring your finished project to Valley Forge to let everyone see your creativity! Barbara will sign your Artisan card in hospitality.
2. If you can't make it to Valley Forge, post you picture of your finished smocking to the Facebook page and make sure Barbara responds, or email a picture to Pat D'Orazio, our Artisan chair at email@example.com. You will receive an email with your points at the end of October!
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?
You'll find the latest info about upcoming events and programs including Education Programs, Grant Workshops, and more.
Join SAGA on Facebook! go to www.facebook.com, log in (you can get a free facebook account) and search for Smocking Arts Guild of America, and join! See you there!
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.
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.