Sam's Place

                          

Hi, my name is Society Sam and I am the mascot of the Society of American Miniaturists. 

The Society loves things small and wants to share the joy of miniatures with others.  Let me tell you about S.A.M.....
 
We are based in Texas but span the country. We are a nonprofit organization committed to the education and promotion of the art and hobby of miniatures. We welcome all miniaturists, artisans and collectors. We strive to increase awareness in miniatures and promote the love of the hobby and art.
 
We meet twice a year.  SAM's Birthday Party is held in the spring; the location rotates between Houston, Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.   Each Party is free to SAM members who spend the day crafting the project.  The host club designs the overall project; during the day many of the pieces that go into it are taught by the club's members.   Browse SAM's photo album for examples!  

In the fall, usually the first weekend after Labor Day, we meet for the Wonderful Workshop Weekend in Temple, Texas.  Workshops are held Friday night and during the day on Saturday.  We have a banquet Saturday evening, followed by a short business meeting and lively auction.  Workshops are taught by SAM members and are designed for a variety of skill levels and budgets.
 
We encourage members to interest the youth of their area by starting children's miniature clubs. We offer funds to help with starting a children's group.
 
Please look around our website and join us for loads of fun with miniatures!