Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Seen in and Around Winston-Salem

These photos were taken by Region I Representative Terry Poskay on her excursions outside of the hotel while at the SAGA Convention in Winston-Salem.

Outside the Convention Centre
The shop window of a local tailors

Inside the Mast General Store

Inside the Mast General Store

Inside the Mast General Store

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Things to do in Winston-Salem

Korner’s Folly
413 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 996-7922
The Strangest House in the World 1880's home of artist, designer Jule Gilmer Korner. 22 rooms. 7 levels. 15 fireplaces. Intriguing and entertaining.
Körner’s Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally served to display his interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22 room house museum and its unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand laid tile.

The Factory

210 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

A unique shopping area housed in a 1887 textile manufacturing in downtown Kernersville offers boutique-style stores. The attractive landscaped courtyard is the hub of the Factory.

Downtown Arts District

Trade & Liberty Street, Between 5th and 7th Street Downtown
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
An ultra-hip area of downtown, DADA, is an eclectic collection of working studios, galleries, shops, residences, restaurants, and nightlife. Just a block from the Benton Convention Center, this exciting neighborhood is easy to find.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
(336) 325-2298 
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm serves as an outdoor museum dedicated to the study, preservation, and interpretation of North Carolina's rural and agricultural heritage, circa 1900 - 1910.

Historic Bethabara Park
2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336) 924-8191

Site of the first settlement in Forsyth County. Guided tour includes 1788 German Church and reconstructed fort. Medicine Garden and nature preserve on site.

There are also numerous wineries and vineyards in the region to visit, nut if you do visit one or two please remember not to drink and drive or operate a sewing machine!

Monday, September 10, 2018

One Week until the SAGA Winston-Salem Convention

So, only a week before the SAGA National Convention classes begin! Are you anywhere near ready?

Yes, I know you have tons more things to get done before you even start to think about packing but I hope you have checked your class supplies, completed your Design Show entries (only joking-you can work on those a few hours more) and are actually aware that it is only a week away?

Okay, so you are planning the family’s meals for the week you are gone and doing the laundry and everything else you have to do to make sure that your husband and children survive without you, but believe me, they will survive. Maybe they will appreciate you a little more when you return (well for the first few days at least).

Whether you are a First Time attendee or have been many times to Convention you will have a great time. You will meet and make new friends and renew old friendships. You will be tired and mind numb after several days of classes and events. You may even wonder if you will ever finish the class project, but hopefully you will enjoy yourself enough to want to attend another Convention-they can be addictive!

Just to help you when you are putting your Convention items together, remember:

1.       Basic sewing supplies

2.       Special class supplies

3.    Your sewing machine; feet; bobbins; power cords; foot pedal

4.       Wee Care  and Trees for Troops items

5.       Name labels for the raffle tickets

6.       Something to write with and on

7.       Your kit fees (cheques or cash maybe in separate envelopes ready to give to the Teacher's Angel in each class).

8.       Money for market


9.       Design Show entry

10.       Show and Share entries

11.   Your chapter raffle basket


12.   Camera

13.   A few changes of clothes

14   Maybe some underwear

15.   Maybe some makeup

16.   Definitely yourself!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Show and Share at SAGA Convention

Are you going to be at the SAGA Convention in Winston-Salem? Then why not bring something for the Show and Share display?

Show & Share are items that members are welcome to display. They are finished pieces to show the attendees and public visitors what you as an individual, or as a chapter, have done in the current year. These pieces do not have to be preregistered and there is not an entry fee. Pieces are not judged, but are to be admired and bring inspiration to those in attendance. Please limit yourself to three items. 

Items must be clean and pressed for display. Items may be gently worn or even vintage. Pictures of items may be shown if display space allows. Please provide a doll stand for all dolls wearing garments you have created.

Hangtags will be available at Registration, in Hospi­tality, and the morning of the show at the drop off site.