Saturday, October 24, 2015

Valley Forge Retreat

The last SAGA Retreat held in Valley Forge was another great event. The SAGA board worked hard to make the event run as smoothly as possible. Of course unforeseen hitches always occur-like the loss of power to half a sewing machine class, but any problems were soon corrected. This retreat was a little different in so much as their were five teachers, more attendees and the annual meeting, coupled with the board holding their annual board meetings.

So, here are a few highlights of the retreat:

Over 50 raffle baskets-lots of wonderful goodies donated. I actually won a basket donated by Wee Care- a porcelain doll with patterns to use to make her a wardrobe of outfits.

Jann Young receiving her Artisan Master in Smocking certificate. Jann's projects were on show at the Market and will be featured in a future issue of SAGANews.

Joy Welsh won the Smock Across America 'Blue' Contest with a beautiful girls dress. Joy will be writing about this piece in a future issue of SAGANews.  There were 15 entries in the contest and each one very different.

There were 10 SAGA Past President's at the banquet on Saturday evening. Some of whom get together each year and made the retreat part of their annual event this year.

SAGA teachers taking classes, as Judith Adams, Susie Gay and Claudia Newton all took on the roll of student rather than teacher.

If you didn't make it to one of the retreats (and there were quite a few members who made it all three retreats) plan on attending next years event, the SAGA Convention to be held in Hampton, Virginia 20-25 September 2016. I know you will have a great time!

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