"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."

News & Events

Chapter Workshops

Find a class near you and come join your SAGA friends and improve your stitching skills!

Learn more about chapter workshops here.



Showing results 1 to 4 of 4


Yankee Chapter hosts Gail Doane, September 23-24, 2017

09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

Chapter: Yankee Chapter of New England

     The Yankee Chapter of SAGA is pleased to host Gail Doane on September 23 & 24, 2017 in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  Gail will be teaching her quilted jacket and will review construction of the dress for those who are interested.  The jacket color selections are below.  The class will be held at the beautiful Arnolds Mills Community House at 75 Hillside Road, Cumberland, Rhode Island.  The sewing space is light, bright, spacious, air conditioned and has ample parking.  Breakfast, coffee, tea, drinks and snacks will be available all day.  Lunch will be available for a small contribution.  The kit for the jacket is $110, cost for both the jacket and dress is $158.00.  Class tuition is $50 per day.  For additional information or to reserve a spot, email Kathy Dacey at  Happy summer, happy sewing and hope to see you in September!  

Alexandria Fine Stitchers Present Susie Gay's Purse Reticule

11/03/2017 - 11/04/2017

Chapter: Alexandria Fine Stitchers

This gorgeous, unique purse is silk ribbon embroidered with a beaded monogram on one side and a floral garden on the other and stands about 10" tall including the handles.  It unfolds flat (about 19" x 20" not including the handles) via untying the beaded tasseled cords, to reveal a pincushion with attached emery, scissor case, needle case, one double pocket and two long cases for pens, etc.  Each case is embroidered and beaded, then attached to the inside of the Purse Reticule.  The class covers several silk ribbon and embroidery stitiches besides making cord.  Students will embroider most of the outside case, and construct four inside items.  The rest of the case will be constructed at home using the detailed instructions. This is a two day (12 hour) class.

Send Reservations & Checks to Linda Moore by October 3.

View/Download Related PDF

Trisha Smith hosted by the Chesapeake Treasures

11/04/2017 - 11/05/2017

2 day workshop in Annapolis, Maryland with Trisha Smith. Construction-based workshop project with be the Addyson dress otherwise know as Pocket full of Posies. Available in sizes 2 - 8.

Workshop price includes 2 days of instruction and kit.  Brochure and registration form attached. Questions, contact Mitzi Mariella at (410) 256-1904 or 

Hope you can join us !

View/Download Related PDF

Victorian Smockers host Vaune Pierce, February 9-11, 2018

02/09/2018 - 02/11/2018

Chapter: Victorian Smockers

Join the Victorian Smockers for stitching, sewing, and fun, as they host Vaune Pierce for 3 days of classes on February 9-11, 2018. 

February 9-10, Perfecting hte Basic Yoke Dress, featuring Summper Sprinkles
February 12, Blissful Blouses.

See brochure for class and registration information.

Contact Susan Jensen at 954-429-9026 or ar



View/Download Related PDF

Showing results 1 to 4 of 4