SAGA meeting slated
Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1:20 pm
The Messenger, September 14, 2010
The Reelfoot Area Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild Association (SAGA) will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Obion County Public Library, located at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. All sewing enthusiasts of any skill level or area of interest are invited to attend. Attendees are also encouraged to bring needlework and sewing projects for show-and-tell.
The chapter has set a regular meeting time to be on the third Thursday of every month, unless otherwise announced.
The Wee Care project will be a focus during this meeting. National SAGA members have adopted a national Wee Care project to sew and smock simple bishop-style gowns and donate them to local hospitals to clothe babies who die at birth or shortly after. Many groups also donate smocked bonnets for premature infants.
Membership in SAGA, a national non-profit organization, provides numerous benefits, including access to workshops, patterns, instructions, growth in knowledge and skills and communication with others in the world of fine hand sewing and related needle arts. National dues are $30 per year.
For more information, call Sarah Moss at (731) 782-3303 or Mary Thorpe at 885-1137 or visit the SAGA website at www.smocking.org.