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Sandcastle presents Gail Doane

02/24/2017 - 02/26/2017

Chapter: Sandcastle Chapter

Sandcastle is hosting Gaile Doane for her Jelly roll Jacket and Dress, February 24-26, 2017.

Please see flier for Class information and kit choices.

See you there!

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Waving Girls host Kathy Dykstra Feb. 25-26

02/25/2017 - 02/26/2017

Chapter: Waving Girls

The Waving Girls in Savannah, GA will host Kathy Dystra for a two day class, "Suzette" beginning on Feb. 25-26. In sizes 2-6, this vintage inspired dress has been updated for today's little girls.  Tiny French seams as well as tiny and accurate bias bands on the sleeves will be learned in this class.  To register, please email Liz Dykes, 

Palmetto Pleaters host Kathy Dykstra

03/03/2017 - 03/04/2017

Chapter: Palmetto Pleaters

Kathy will teach Annalise and Prince/Princess Diaper Shirt Set.  

For more information, contct Donna Morschauser, or 864-244-3247

Sew May Things presents Claudia Newton 3/16/2017 - 3/18/2017

03/16/2017 - 03/18/2017

Chapter: Sew Many Things Chapter

The Sew May Things Chapter will be hosting Claudia Newton from March 16 to
March 18, 2017 in Nashville, TN.  Classes include Rosebud Daygown, A
Stitcher's Clutch and Elegant Edges.

See attached brochure for details and registration.

Questions or for more information, contact Stormy McGauley at

As of 2/13/17 registration for this event is closed.

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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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