Monday, September 26, 2016

for the first time in many years, the SAGA market was a full day event…just think, all of our favorite shops under one roof. Thanks to the SAGA business liaison Billi P. who worked so hard to make this event a wonderful experience.

As you enter the big ballroom, there are members cruising the vendor tables. Everyone is excited about the opportunity to shop all day long! Here is a picture of the right side of the room...
and then the left side of the room.

Barbara Meger's Classic Creations was there with some great gift ideas for the sewist, looking for something special for a Christmas gift? Be sure to see what she has.

Tess Elwood displayed many sweet projects available for any smocking level. She has some kits from her SAGA smock-along.

 Susie Gay had several different samples of her beautiful silk ribbon reticules as well other project kits. Be sure to check out her website...

Just drool over all these wonderful laces from Luc who has become a staple at any SAGA event.

As you move around the room, there are booths from many favorite shops, teachers and on-line vendors. I don't think there is a MOS member who is not familiar with Miss Jeannie Baumeister, owner of "The Old Fashioned Baby.

The Sewing Boutique had some lovely pieces of fabric for anyone to 'pet' before buying...just take a peek here.

This was a new one, but many members had fun looking!

Martha's Heirlooms is another favorite at SAGA events. She has all the basics as well as the new items any needle artist may need.

 Here is just a small sample of the items she had available...

It has been awhile since SAGA members have had the pleasure of shopping with Judith Marquis and Amberlane. 

Peanut Butter -n- Jelly had a great response from the members shopping at their booth.

The new young owners of Children's Corner were ever present in their booth. They gave out 'freebies' of a tape measure to anyone who stopped by. It was a delight to meet them in person.
Be sure to visit their website to see what is new. Anyone up for a 'road trip' to Nashville?

Vaune had a very busy booth!

All items laid out so nice and neat until the rush occurred after class.

She was so gracious to display her sweet dress from the newest issue of "Classic Sewing" magazine. The following pictures are of the sleeve and what she did to make it as finished on the inside as the outside.

the right side of the sleeve

the sleeve turned inside out

Here was another new one for a SAGA event...Gilda's Fabrics deals with dolls, so all ribbon, lace and buttons were of the tiniest size. She had just come from a doll convention in Houston.                                           

There were several other vendors, such as Phyllis Brown's 'Heirloom Beginnings', however it was hard to get to her booth due to all the activity.

and then my camera ran out of batteries! DARN.

Hope you all can go next year...

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