What is the Dogwood Chapter?

We’re the Dogwood Chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) serving the Charlotte, NC area. Our purpose is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations, through education, communication, and quality workmanship. Chapter dues are $20/year; in addition SAGA membership is $35/year.

Members and our guests meet the first Thursday of each month @ 7PM.
Our monthly meetings are a combination of chapter business and needlework education.
Meetings are held as the office of Keller Williams Realty, 3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 101

Community Service
The Wee Care Gown project is an important on-going community service project for our guild. All of our Wee Care Gowns are donated to the NICUs of local area hospitals, for use as burial gowns for those who lose their newborns.
Each Dogwood guild member volunteers to make least one gown per year. We collect Wee Care Gowns all year long. You may make as many as you like. We have kits available and patterns, if you prefer to use your own fabric.

Skills Development
Each year our Dogwood Chapter strives to offer hands-on education seminars whereby, nationally and internationally recognized/accomplished needlework instructors come to Charlotte and offer a multi-day program – these are exciting and challenging way to build your skills knowledge. 

Want More Information?
Attend a meeting as our guest the first Thursday of the any month