Baby Lock (Pam & Missy)

Accent Sewing -Sheryl Smith -

Jan Kerton

Cindy Foose

Susie Gay

Connie Palmer

Gail Doane

Shelly Smola

Terri Click

Maggie Bunch

Trisha Smith

Jeannie Baumeister

Kari Mecca

Vaune Pierce

Marie  Anderson*

Katie Bartz

Joy Welsh*

Deborah Merrick-Wilson*


*first time teaching at SATB


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 25th annual Sewing at the Beach will offer an even wider variety of classes for every type of sewing enthusiast!

    Sewing at the Beach 2018 will run from Saturday, January 06, through Thursday, January 11, 2018.   Pre-day classes, both hand and machine, will be offered on Saturday, January 6, and Sunday, January 7.   Classes are geared for all sewers, both novice and advanced, both hand and machine.  Classes begin daily at 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Night classes begin 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 of both.  Classes will be taught by Pam Mahshie, Missy Billingsley, Sheryl Smith, Gail Doane, Jan Kerton, Susie Gay, Connie Palmer, Shelly Smola, Jeannie Baumeister, Cindy Foose, Marie Anderson, Vaune Pierce, Katie Bartz, Trisha Smith, Terri Click, Deborah Merrick Wilson, Maggie Bunch, Kari Mecca, Melissa Wells and Joy Welsh. 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 Monday and Tuesday evenings where additional hand and machine techniques will be offered as optional 3-hour classes.

Some of the other highlights planned for Sewing at the Beach 2018, are listed below:

--On Sunday evening, there will be a teacher selling night.  Come and meet the teachers and purchase some of their products.

--A Market with vendors ranging from sewing machine dealers to specialty item retailers will officially run from Saturday through Thursday. It will be held in the Palisades area.

--Luncheons for all students taking pre-day and regular school will be served daily Saturday through Thursday.

--On Wednesday evening, there will be a Southern Buffet Banquet.

--Other festivities will include a Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Raffle items.


Sewing at the Beach 2018 will be held at the beach-front Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. The Hilton offers plenty of classroom, vendor, and hospitality room space.  Each room is furnished with either two double beds or one king. It is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, blow dryer, iron, and ironing board.  The rate is $94.00 per night plus 12% tax based on double occupancy (extra $10.00 will be added to guestrooms rates per adult) or  $155.00 per night plus 12% tax at the Royal Palms for a condo (adjacent to the Hilton).   Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.  Be sure to request “SATB2018 RATE” when registering.   If desired, an “inside” room must be specified.  The cut-off date for the special rate is December 12, 2017.  Please call the Hilton at 843-449-5000 to make reservations for both hotel and Royal Palms and make sure to mention it is for Sewing at the Beach.



For color photographs of projects for many

 of the classes, teacher biographies, additional

updates, student supply lists and all

information included in this brochure,

please visit our website:




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 gauge,  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.  Threads to have on hand are 60 weight Mettler (cotton), 50 weight Coats and Clark, (cotton covered polyester) 50 weight white 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, and ROTARY CUTTER W/BLADES.


Please make sure to print or type your email address and credit card info on the registration form.

All registrations must be mailed or faxed.  No e-mail registrations please. Use stickers for address.




SATB 2018 Class Selection



You will be able to choose from the following classes that you wish to take Monday through Thursday. There are a wide variety of offerings in terms of time and techniques.  There are many twelve hour classes and six hour classes. Some are repeated on certain days, others are only offered on one specific day. On the registration form, please choose 6 classes numbering 1 through 6, with 1 as your first choice, for the four days. Remember that the classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so send in your registration as soon as you can.


 Make sure that you put 1 – 6 on EACH DAY so that we will be able to provide you exactly what you want.


 Please note that all CLASS REQUIREMENTS and STUDENT SUPPLIES are listed with each class.


  NO ADDITIONAL LETTER WILL BE SENT WITH THIS INFORMATION, so be sure to keep this brochure handy or refer to the website: www.sewingatthebeach.com.







Sample Menu

Saturday , January 6, Lunch at Noon


Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Smoked Turkey Dijon Sandwich with Swiss Cheese,


Potato Chips, Dill Pickle and Potato Salad


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced  Tea



Sunday, January 7, Lunch at Noon


Angus Beef Burger topped with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce,


Tomato and onion on a bun,


Potato Chips and Dill Pickle


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced Tea



Monday, January 8, Lunch at Noon


Chef’s Salad with Fresh Greens, Turkey, Ham, Swiss Cheese


Tomato, Cucumbers, and assorted Dressings


Freshly baked Rolls and Butter


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced Tea



Tuesday, January 9, Lunch at Noon


Grilled Breast of Chicken over crisp Romaine Lettuce served


With Shredded Parmesan, Roasted Pepper Croutons, Classic Caesar


Dressing and a Parmesan Crisp


Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced Tea



Wednesday, January 10, Lunch at Noon


Angus Beef Burger topped with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce,


Tomato and onion on a bun


Potato Chips and Dill Pickle


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced Tea



Thursday, January 11, Lunch at Noon


Grilled Chicken topped with Monterey Jack Cheese, lettuce,


Tomato on a bun


Potato Chips and Dill Pickle


Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Iced Tea



Wednesday Evening Banquet, January 10


Location: To Be Announced!


Cash Bar: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Banquet  Festivities Begin:  7:00 p.m.


- Southern Buffet-


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Contact Information:

Linda B. Russ



Fax: (843) 449-2922

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