January 2009

The Smocking Arts Guild of America provides resources for people to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework.

Sadly, the nearest NY chapters are 2-5 hours away. Members here in the Capital District have to travel to Long Island or near Syracuse or head over to Massachhusetts or Connecticut to attend meetings and events. However, if more of us Capital District New Yorkers join, perhaps someday soon we can have enough local members to have our own chapter.

Take a visit to their website for more information and membership information.


Marie Osmond, who some of you possibly saw on Dancing with the Stars last year, is also a quilting enthusiast! She invites quilters to take the Marie Osmond Quilt Challenge! The Challenge offers a chance to win one of three wonderful prize packages each containing a Janome sewing machine, Quilting Treasures fabrics, Advantus storage accessories, Marie Osmond product(s) and much more.

You can download a copy of the application paperwork here from their website. Entries are due in by April 3, 2009.

We can help you plan & design your quilting project as well as help you through the construction phase. Give us a call at 518-695-4867 to see how we can be of help on this or any other sewing project.

Another quilting sleepover is being schedule for NEXT WEEK (Friday, Feb 6 – Saturday the 7th) at Christ the King Church in Greenwich, NY.

The quilts are again being made for charity. All levels of experience are welcome to participate in this highly successful event.

Look for mention of their group, the Kings Quilters, when you visit their website.

The 2009 American Sewing Guild Sewing Project has been announced on their website. This year, the project will be to produce pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque, NM!

Everyone is invited to participate in this wonderful community service project. You can download the information sheet for the program details.