Friday, April 14, 2017

Ozark Foothills SAGA will meet at the Ann Henry boardroom at the Fayetteville Public Library at 6:00 on Tuesday, April 25. The program will be a stacked cable sailboat by Michie Mooney.  All members will be given the material already pleated to construct the inset.  Please call Diane McGruder if you are interested in attending 479-466-1893

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Ozark Foothills SAGA chapter will meet at 6:00, Tuesday, January 24, 2017  at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board room.  New officers will be installed.  The meeting will discuss our upcoming class with well known teacher Vaune Pierce leading us in making an adult nightgown and robe. The class will be held April 7-8, at the John Brown University building in Rogers, Ar.  On Tuesday, we will make a smocked heart ornament.  Diana McGruder will lead the meeting.  We love to share our talents and encourage everyone to bring something for show and share.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Welcome to the Ozark Foothills Blog.  We use this platform to support our Northwest Arkansas Smocking Arts Guild (SAGA). The Ozark Foothills SAGA meets on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 at the Fayetteville Library in the Ann Henry Boardroom.   During this past year we have supported a class from Claudia Newton who taught her wonderful creation, Sweet Sophia dress.  Each month at our meetings we have a class taught by one of our members to learn a new technique, or increase our knowledge of a technique.  We participate strongly in the Wee Care program supported by the National SAGA members.  One Saturday in March we spent several hours cutting out and sewing wee care gowns to donate to one of our local hospital NICU units.  Each November we rent a local house to hold a member retreat during a beautiful fall weekend.  This year we will hold the retreat on Nov 11-13 at a Vacation Rental house in Bella Vista.  This weekend gives members the opportunity to get away, sew on some of their projects and work on projects for the chapter.
If you are interested in learning more about embroidery, check out this website to view Erica Wilson's embroidery tutorials.  These are very old, but the information is very current.

We invite anyone who is interested in sewing to contact us for further information at 479-633-3262.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Claudia Newton "Sweet Sophie" Class

Coming April 8-9, 2016, Claudia Newton will be teaching two days of fine heirloom sewing creating  a beautiful "Sweet Sophie" dress.  This dress will feature pintucks, hand embroidery, entredeux, lace insertion, with a lace-edged neckline, sweet cap sleeves and hem ruffles. Registration includes class fee and lunch on Friday and Saturday.  For more information call 479-633-3262 or 479-751-7112

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ozark Foothills SAGA Chapter

The next meeting of the Ozark Foothills SAGA Chapter will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 6:00.  In August the class will be making an exquisite sampler which will make a beautiful family heirloom or a lovely gift.  You can contact Diana McGruder,who will be leading the class, for more information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Our next meeting will be on April 28, 2015.  We will continue working on our embroidered letters or anything that we would like to finish.  Hope to see everyone there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Ozarks Foothills SAGA Chapter will meet February 24, 2015.  The class will be an embroidered letter.  You can order the letter from
There are three different letter types that can be embroidered.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 at the Fayetteville Public Library in the Ann Henry Board room.  We look forward to seeing everyone.