“Mrs. Dashwood had never been so much pleased with any young women in her life as she was with them; had given each of them a needle book…”

When the 2011 AGM registration brochures are available make a dash to the workshop section.  The North Texas Region is offering engaging turnkey workshops – you come in, you grab a spot of tea or a Diet Coke, you sit down, and everything you need for a successful workshop project will be there.  Our workshops will be offered Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30 and Friday morning from 8:30 until 10:00.  Dance workshops will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Stitch and Sensibility

DFW Stitchers

Thu Oct 13, 1 pm-2:30 pm and Fri Oct 14, 8:30 am-10 am

Join Susan Springfield and the DFW Stitchers, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, as they help you create the 2011 Jane Austen Commemorative Bookmark.  All materials for the bookmark are included in the kit (instructions, linen, threads, needle, tracing paper, and embroidery hoop).  Scissors, needle threaders, and other tools and materials will be provided.  Numerous guild members will help you and all workshop attendees so that everyone receives plenty of personal attention.

Cost: $20.00 per person (includes kit)
Class limit: 20 JASNA attendees

Scrapbooks and Sensibility

Thu Oct 13, 1 pm-2:30 pm and Fri Oct 14, 8:30 am-10 am

Avoid the Steele sisters and sign up for this first time AGM class.  Begin your scrapbook to record your memories of the 2011 AGM.  You will go home with enough supplies to complete 10 pages.  Taught by scrapbooking expert Ellen Kemper, the class will offer instruction in scrapbook organization, themes, and content, but each will be a unique creation.

Cost: $40.00 per person
Class limit: 50 JASNA attendees

Silhouettes and Sensibility


Thu Oct 13, 1 pm-2:30 pm and Fri Oct 14, 8:30 am-10 am

Searching for Willoughby?  Go behind the screens and pose for a silhouette of your favorite character from the novels wearing your own Regency attire or one from our costume trunk.  Nationally recognized architect, Blake Alexander, will instruct you in the fine art of silhouette making and composition.

Cost: $20.00 per person
Class limit: 50 JASNA attendees

Western Country Dancing Instruction

Thu Oct 13, 8:30 am-10 am and 10:30 am-12 pm

Put on those boots and mosey on over to this workshop specifically designed for those interested in an introduction to Western Country Dancing.  AGM attendees and their companions will learn the Texas Two Step and the Cotton Eyed Joe and can apply these skills at Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk Thursday evening. 

Cost: Free
Class limit: 40 AGM attendees and companions, sign-up for this class will be at the AGM registration desk


English Country Dancing Instruction

Wed Oct 12, 6:30 pm-8 pm and 8:30 pm-10 pm
Thu Oct 13, 8:30 am-10 am and 10:30 am-12 pm
Fri Oct 14, 10:30-12 pm

Refresh your skills on the dance floor by signing up for one of these active workshops.

Cost: $20.00 per person
Class limit: 60 AGM attendees and companions