Committed 2015 Teachers:
About Sewing at the Beach…
In January of 1994, the Stranded Smockers and Stitchers hosted their first Sewing at the Beach, a four day sewing workshop held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Over the last twenty plus years, this annual event has grown to include pre-day classes, specialized machine and hand sewing classes, and a full selection of optional night classes. Due to popular demand, the 22nd annual Sewing at the Beach will offer an even wider variety of classes for every type of sewing enthusiast!
Sewing at the Beach 2015 will run from Monday, January 12, through Saturday, January 17, 2015. Pre-day classes, both hand and machine will be offered on Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 13. Classes are geared for all sewers, both novice and advanced, both hand and machine. Classes start daily at 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Night classes start at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Students will be able to choose from a selection of classes during the four day school. A student may take four days of all machine sewing, all hand sewing, or a combination. Classes will be taught by Pam Mahshie, Missy Billingsley, Gail Doane, Jan Kerton, Susie Gay, Connie Palmer, Brenda Shade, Terri Click, Maggie Bunch, Laura Jenkins Thompson, Karen Fraser, Linda Howard, Sheryl Smith, Peggy Dilbone, Kathy Farmer, Michele Simons, Jen Pledger. Since requests for classes are filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis, be sure to send your registration form in as soon as possible.
Night classes will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings when additional hand and machine techniques will be offered as optional 3-hour classes.
Here are some of the other highlights planned for Sewing at the Beach 2015. On Tuesday evening, there will be a teacher selling night. Come and meet the teachers and purchase some of their great work. A Market with vendors ranging from sewing machine dealers to specialty item retailers will officially run from Monday through Saturday and be held in the exhibition hall. Luncheons for all participants will be held Monday through Saturday. On Saturday evening, there will be a Fashion Show of garments made by students and teachers followed by a Southern Buffet Banquet. Other festivities will include Live Auction and Raffle items.
Sewing at the Beach 2015 will be held at the beach-front Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort which offers plenty of classroom, vendor, and hospitality room space. Each room is furnished with either two double beds or one king and is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, blow dryer, iron, and ironing board. The rate is $87.00 plus 12% tax based on double occupancy (extra $10.00 will be added to guestrooms rates per adult) or $145.00 plus 12% tax next door at the Royal Palms for a condo. Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Be sure to request “SATB2015 RATE” when registering. If desired, an “inside” room must be specified. The cut-off date for the special rate is December 12, 2014.
General Supply List
A sewing machine in good working order with which you are familiar. Bring extra bobbins, all feet, all cams, discs, programs, etc. as well as the operating manual. Scissors (fabric, embroidery, and paper), glass head or fine silk pins, fine line and ultra-fine line water soluble marking pens and pencils, #2 pencil and sharpener, tape measure, assorted hand sewing needles, seam ripper, seam guide or gauge/hem guage, pen for taking notes, personal sewing light, and if needed, magnifying glasses or magnifier. Heirloom sewing supplies to include: lace shaping board, scissors and anything else you may need for heirloom work. Hand sewing supplies to include: 4”, 6” and 8” hoop and any corresponding scissors that may be needed. Suggested needles to have in your sewing kit: #60-5 , #65 or #70-2, #80-5 (one of these may be embroidery), #120-1, #100-120 jeans needle, #80 twin needle and 100 or 120 wing needle. Example of threads to have on hand are 60 weight Mettler (cotton), 50 weight Coats and Clark, (cotton covered polyester) 50 weight DMC, 80 weight Madeira Tanne Cotona (cotton), 70 or 100 weight YLI Heirloom thread (cotton). All students are responsible for their needles and threads if mentioned in the student supply list.
Please make sure to correctly and neatly fill out your email address on the registration form.