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Spirit of St. Louis Smockers host Gail Doane

03/23/2017 - 03/25/2017

Chapter: Spirit of St. Louis Smockers

Join the Spirit of St. Louis Smockers as they host Gail Doane for the Tartan Trim Raglan Sleeve Jacket and Dress.  Please see brochure for registration info and color choices.  For mor information, contact:

DIane Brinker

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Spirit of St. Louis Smockers hosts Gail Doane

03/23/2017 - 03/25/2017

Chapter: Spirit of St. Louis Smockers

Spirit of St. Louis Smockers would like to invite you to join us for our next chapter class in March with Gail Doane.  We will be making Gail's Tartan Trim Raglan Sleeve Twill Jacket and Dress.  The class will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, 2017.  We will be meeting at Todd Hall, a retreat center just across the river in Illinois and lodging & meals are available at the center.  E-mail Martha Broyles at or Diane Brinker at for more information.  We hope to see you there.

Ozark Foothills Chapter presents Vaune Pierce

04/07/2017 - 04/08/2017

Chapter: Ozark Foothills Chapter

Join the Ozark Foothills Chapter as they host Vaune Pierce on April 7-8, 2017.  Join Vaune as she teaches Lounging in Liberty and the Incredible Insides nightgown!

For more information, vontact:

Carol Kick at 479-595-5267 or 479-751-7112 for more information.

Click on the link to see the infromational brochure.

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Kathy Dykstra hosted by Chesapeake Treasures

04/21/2017 - 04/22/2017

Chapter: Chesapeake Treasures

Kathy Dysktra will be hosted by the Chesapeake Treasures at the Crofton Library in Crofton, Maryland on April 21 and 22, 2017. She will be teaching the Reverse Applique Dress and the Jazzy Jacket. See attached brochure for more information. Registration closes February 20, 2017. 

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Spring Workshops with Laurie Brock

04/27/2017 - 04/29/2017

Chapter: Atlanta Smocking Guild

 You will spend three busy days learning Brazilian Embroidery, pattern alterations and shadow embroidery.  This workshop is not approved for Artisan Points.

Carolina Cablers host Phyllis Brown

05/05/2017 - 05/06/2017

Chapter: Carolina Cablers

On May 5-6, 2017 the Carolina Cablers will host a workshop featuring two of Phyllis Brown's wonderful notebook classes. She will be teaching Feather Stitch and Friends and Pulled Instead of Drawn Thread. Registration closes April 1, 2017.

For questions or to register contact: Sally Thelin (

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Dogwood Chapter hosts Kathy Dykstra

05/05/2017 - 05/06/2017

Chapter: Dogwood Chapter

Join the Dogwood Chapter May 5-6, 2017, as they host Kathy Dykstra for Stephanie's Scallop Dress.
See flyer for more infor!

Questions or to register contact: Gail Benson (

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Low Country chapter presents Debbie Glenn

05/19/2017 - 05/20/2017

Chapter: Low Country

Spend two delightful days learning exquisite techniques from Debbie Glenn as you stitch up a darling dress. For questions or to register, contact Patti Cappell (

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