March 2009


Saturday, April 4th
Trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art

Here’s your chance to see a local gem and some of its collection in the company of our members.  We will have a docent-led tour from 11:30 to 12:30, followed by lunch from their Café on the Park.  You may purchase whatever appeals to you from the menu which features gourmet sandwiches and wraps, savory soups, salads, homemade desserts and an array of beverages including local favorite Avery’s brand soda.  Make sure you register so that we can have a count.

Directions to the museum:

From Interstate 84 East & West:  Take Exit 35 (left exit) onto Rte. 72E.  Follow signs to New Britain and take Columbus Blvd, exit 8.  At the exit light, turn right and proceed to the next light.  Take a right onto West Main Street and take a left before Bank of America onto Lexington St.  Museum and free parking lot are on the left.

From Interstate 91:  Take Exit 22N, onto Rte. 9.  Follow Rte. 9 to exit 28.  Follow Rte. 72W to Corbin Ave, exit 7.  At exit light, turn right, proceed to next light, and turn right onto West Main St.  One block after the third light, turn right after Bank of America onto Lexington St.  Museum and free parking lot are on the left.

Parking:  The NBMAA offers 75 free parking spaces to Museum visitors in the lot directly adjacent to the Chase Family Building.  Parking is also available on Lexington Street and other streets surrounding the Museum, unless otherwise posted.  The Museum has been asked to inform visitors not to park in the lot at the 33 Lexington Street Medical Building; unauthorized vehicles parked there will be towed at the owners’ expense.

See the registration coupon for this tour -- deadline is ASAP.

Saturday, June 6th                  Reunion in June

            Site for meeting: Thistle Needleworks

We have changed our plans for this meeting as we have cancelled Marsha Gomola’s class for lack of interest.

Please bring your finished projects from the region seminar, classes you have taken this year, or exciting pieces that you would like to share.  Hopefully we can all learn from the problems encountered or tips to share.

Schedule for Saturday:
               10 AM to 12:30 PM          Sharing of projects
               12:30 PM                            Meeting and future program updates
               1 PM                                   Lunch at nearby restaurant

See the registration coupon for this meeting.

Saturday, September 26th
            Beautiful Birches or Window in Provence - Lynn Payette
                    Part 1

Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th
            Lynn Wilkinson

Saturday, February 5th, 2010
            Beautiful Birches etc. - Lynn Payette
                    Part 2

Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th, 2010
            Stitch for Perspective - Lois Kershner


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)    
                                        Tues., May 5th       Tues., Sept. 8th       Tues., Nov. 3rd  

Stitching Getaways:

The next meeting of the West Side Day group will be on May 5th at Suzanne Newton’s house in West Simsbury.  Bring along your lunch and a project you are working on and/or any project you would like to share.  Please email or phone Suzanne at or 860-658-2037 if you plan to attend.

Pequot Colony –Anyone who is interested can call Doris Boas at: (860) 572-8441 or Stephanie Thorp at: (860) 536-0912.

NER Seminar 2009 - April 17, 18 and 19

The information is available on CRVC’s website (click here to view) – hope to see many of you there!

CRVC Program Registration Form -- April 4th Meeting

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 203 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107-3201.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGAThe deadline for signing up for this tour is ASAP.

Trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art

______I have enclosed $10 to pay for the tour.

Name:     ___________________________________________________
Phone:    _______________________ Email:______________________

CRVC Program Registration Form -- June 6th Meeting

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 203 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107-3201.

______I plan to attend.
                               Hope you will join us for lunch at 1pm.

Name:     ___________________________________________________
Phone:    _______________________ Email:______________________

CRVC-EGA Membership

$50. Primary Membership
$15. Plural Membership (NER)
$18. Plural Membership (not NER)

For a membership card, please enclose a SASE.

Amt. Pd. ____________

Check #  ____________

Date Pd. ____________
    (keep as your receipt)

CRVC-EGA Membership and Address Change Form

Mail your completed form to:  Suzanne Newton, CRVC-EGA Membership, 14 Madison Lane, West Simsbury, CT 06092.
Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.  Enclose SASE for membership card.

        __ Address Change
        __ CRVC Primary Membership ($50)
        __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter in New England Region ($15)
        __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter not in New England Region ($18)

Name:            ____________________________________________________

Address:        ____________________________________________________

City, ST,ZIP  ____________________________________________________

Phone:           _______________________ Email:________________________

Primary Chapter:   ________________________________________________

Membership No.  _______________________   Total Enclosed $___________