The Crofton Smocking Guild, which comprises 23 members from Severna Park, Millersville, Crofton, Bowie, Edgewater, Gambrills, greater Baltimore and Virginia, is having a fund-raiser for its community projects.
A porcelain doll that can be dressed in eight different outfits handmade by members of the guild will be on display tomorrow through Dec. 2 at Poppets, Harbor Place in Annapolis on Route 2.
Tickets for a raffle for the doll are $1 each, and the drawing will be Dec. 12.
The community service project the guild has chosen this year is to clothe more than 30 teddy bears to be used at the children's ward at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Children who are admitted for treatment are given a bear as a "buddy." The group will give the hospital the bears in the spring.
The Crofton Smocking Guildwill be the host chapter this year for the Smocking Arts Guild of America's tri-region conference.
The conference will take place April 25 and 26 at the Maritime Institute of Technology on Hammonds FerryRoad in Linthicum.
Six nationally known teachers of smocking willhave seminars and workshops on the art of smocking, embroidery, finehand and sewing machine techniques and other related needlework.
The Crofton Smocking Guild meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Crofton Middle-Junior High School.
Each meeting features a learning program including new stiches, threads, history of lace, beading, smocked ornaments, and a business discussion.
The guild welcomes new members. Annual dues are $10 for the local chapter, $24 for SAGA membership.
Information: Helen Marie Kennedy, 987-7841; or Barbara Meager, 261-0636.