SAGA to meet
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:40 pm
The Messenger, January 17, 2011
The Reelfoot Area Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild Association (SAGA) will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Obion County Public Library, 1221 East Reelfoot Ave., Union City. Hand sewing and needle arts enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to attend. Guests and new members are always welcome.
Beginning the new calendar year, the Reelfoot Area chapter will focus on learning a new embroidery stitch or technique every month. A notebook of stitches will be made from the lessons as a reference book for each member. Those interested in participating should bring basic embroidery tools such as needles, scissors, thread and fabric swatches.
The Wee Care project will also be a focus of the meeting. National SAGA members have adopted the Wee Care project to sew and smock simple bishop-style gowns and bonnets in order to donate them to local hospitals to meet the need for gowns for babies who die at birth or shortly afterwards. Wee Care Kits are made available by the chapter to members at no cost and to non-members for $5.
Show-and-tell will also be part of the program.
Membership in SAGA, a national non-profit organization, is easy and provides numerous benefits, including unique access to sewing ideas, techniques, kits, workshops and the official SAGA website, discounts at many nationwide and regional sewing arts and fabric stores and a subscription to the SAGA print publication. National dues are $30 per year and local dues are $20 per year.
Members of the Reelfoot Area SAGA Chapter meet the third Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. at the library and have quarterly Saturday work sessions.
For further information, call Sarah Moss at (731) 782-3303 or Sue Holzner at (731) 479-7037. Visit the SAGA website at www.smocking.org.