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A Tiered Giving Program for Individuals and Chapters
Cable Stitch - up to $99
Feather Stitch - up to $499
Granito Stitch - up to $999
Van Dyke Stitch - $1000 and up
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.
Here is our next program idea: a UFO Sit and Stitch Challenge! You all have several of those unfinished objects in your closet, so for your next chapter meeting, each person bring one that they would like to finish. Is there something that has you stuck? I bet a fellow chapter member has the answer. Do you need encouragement to just get it done? Challenge each other to have it done for the next meeting's show and share! Free up some closet space and encourage each other to finish one of those projects!
Kits will be available for purchase through Barb Scappaticci. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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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.