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The Spirit of Saint Louis Smockers was founded in 1985 by a group of talented needle-folk with the common goal of fostering friendships and service through the needle arts and heirloom sewing.


Meeting centrally in Crestwood, MO, we are an active and enthusiastic affiliate chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America with events and activities taking place year-round. We meet monthly to share our makes, teach each other new techniques and skills, plan sewing retreats and workshops, and eat snacks (when we're allowed). Nothing is better to us than welcoming new members to take part and share what we've learned to another generation. Simply put, we love getting together to do what we love.

Looking for ways to becoming more involved?

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  • Local Membership

    join your local St. Louis guild of talented sewists
    Valid for 12 months
    • Extensive library of smocking plates, patterns and magazines
    • Monthly educational program at guild meeting
    • Two seasonal get togethers
    • Fun and friendship
    • Unquantifiable collective knowledge and skill
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The Mothership

Manage your National membership, join a Smockalong or find a vendor

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but still want to share ideas, resources, build your sew-jo, and hear about our events?

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