January 2015

Saturday, February 7th
       Studio Time - Bring in your projects and any questions you would like to ask.  Please send in the coupon at the end of this newsletter to let us know that you will attend.

For CRVC's seminar basket, we are looking for donations
of items that fit the theme, "Round".  It may be a kit,
embroidery hoops, round frames, threads (they will be
displayed on rings, etc.)  Use your imagination and bring
what you can contribute to this meeting.  All items need
to be received by the April 11th luncheon.

Schedule for Saturday:
        10AM to 12 noon            Stitching
        12 to 12:45 PM                 Lunch, brief meeting
        12:45 PM to 3 PM            Stitching (con't)

Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT

Saturday, April 11th - 50th Anniversary Luncheon
We are planning a lovely luncheon at Apricots in Farmington.  Displays of pictures from our past are being organized, and even favors are being planned!  Look in the mail for your invitation next month and please respond promptly with your choice of entree.

The schedule for this event will be from 11:30 am to 3 pm, and the menu for lunch is:
                Choice of Entrees:
                            Salmon          OR
                            Chicken         OR

Address of Apricots:  1593 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

Part of our celebration will be a display of pieces from our workshops, seminars and our collection.  Please look through your possessions and bring along as many as five pieces or objects that were taught at CRVC.  It would be wonderful if you could have a card for each piece, listing the teacher, the year and any other pertinent information that you can find.

We look forward to meeting with members and celebrating our chapter and its activities.  Please come and be a part of it.

Do You Have Photos of CRVC Workshops, Meetings, Outings, Exhibits, Other Events?

As part of our 50th Anniversary luncheon this April, we are planning a photographic display or computer slideshow of our history.  If you have photos from anything CRVC has done that you would be willing to share, please either email as a JPEG (200 dpi preferred for uniformity, 300 dpi OK) or carefully package and mail (they will be immediately scanned and returned).  Please identify people in the photos, or in the case of exhibits, who did the pieces pictured.  Email:   Postal Service: Kathryn J. Lord, 403 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035.  Thank you so much!

Stitching-Go-Round NER Seminar 2015
April 24-26, 2015
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI

You're invited to join us for a weekend of needlework fun!

The New England Region of EGA invites you to join us in the Ocean State for NER Seminar 2015.  The Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, next to T. F. Green airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, will be the location of a fun-filled week-end of embroidery delights.  Come early on Friday and visit some of the attractions in nearby Providence.  If you prefer, check-in and relax at the hotel, where you can enjoy the fitness center, indoor pool, or the peace and quiet in your room.  Dine in the hotel restaurant or at one of the many eateries within easy walking or driving distance of the hotel.  Top off your day as the seminar opens with a dessert reception and merchandise night, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  We have 6 outstanding classes offering diverse techniques presented by top national teachers.  Studio Time will be available for all who wish to stitch on a personal favorite piece.  There are many more activities planned for your weekend in New England.  There is a lot to see and do in the Ocean State!

Saturday, June 6th

News about a textile field trip will arrive in the next newsletter......

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 9, 10 & 11, 2015
"Spring Meadow" - Jeanette Rees

    Spring awakens following the winter chills and blues with a young fawn quietly sitting in the meadow with a little owl looking down.

    The class begins with color washing the canvas, on which the student will then do both surface and traditional stitching.  New blades of grass and blossoming flowers along with young trees are stitched with hand dyed threads and silk ribbon.  The large tree will be stitched on a separate piece of canvas, then padded and appliquéd to the main forest piece.  Dimension is enhanced by the use of padded batik fabric.

    Creativity is encouraged, as students add their own touches to this stitched forest.  Color wash paints and brushes will be available for use in class.

    This class will give the stitcher all the needed elements to complete the piece at home.

Kit Fee - $95
Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT

"Spring Meadow" with Jeanette Rees

A coupon is attached to the end of this newsletter.  The deadline for signing up is September 1st.

Friday & Saturday, June 3rd & 4th, 2016
"Bless This House" Sampler - Catherine Theron

"Bless This House" Sampler with Catherine Theron

This luscious sampler is worked on 32-count Summerstraw linen with a collection of silk & cotton threads in a palette of reds, greens, blues, browns, grays, & golds.  The finished design size is 10" x 13".

The outer border features an undulating strawberry vine.  The inner scene features two homes, a variety of trees, birds, & three beeskeps.

The biblical verses "Bless this house oh Lord we pray" & "May the Lord Bless you & keep you & make his face to shine upon you" are floating in the sky between the homes.

Stitches used include Queen Stitch, Double Running Stitch, Double Upright Cross with Backstitch, Diagonal Cross with Long Arm Cross, Stem Stitch, Spiral Trellis, Smyrna Cross, Buttonhole Stitch, Chain Stitch, Petit Point, Cross-Stitch Over One, Slanted Gobelin, Backstitch, Roman Stitch, & variations of Satin Stitch.

Kit includes linen, practice fabric, needles, all threads, charts, & directions.

Linen used is 32-count
Advanced Intermediate level

Kit fee - $140.00
Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT


We believe there is a CRVC banner somewhere, and we'd like to have it for our big celebration.  Does anyone know where it might be?  If you have suggestions, please contact Kathryn Lord at

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
            Location:  Thistle Needleworks at 10 am
    Tuesday, Mar. 10th    Tuesday, May 12th    Tuesday, Sept. 1st    Tuesday, Nov. 10th

CRVC Program Registration Form -- Studio Time on Saturday, February 7th

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

______________ I plan to attend
______________ I would like lunch ($12)

Name:      ______________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________
Email address: _________________________________________________________
Phone#:  ______________________________

CRVC Program Registration Form -- Class on October 9, 10 & 11, 2015 at Duncaster

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Make check payable to CRVC-EGAThe deadline for signing up for this class is September 1st.

"Spring Meadow" with Jeanette Rees

________ Members' kit fee $95 plus class cost $20 = $115
________ Non-members' kit fee $95 plus class cost $30 = $125
________ Lunch Friday ($12)
________ Lunch Saturday ($12)
________ Lunch Sunday ($12)

Name:      ______________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________
Email address: _________________________________________________________
Phone#:  ______________________________

CRVC-EGA Membership

$57. 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

The membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.  If you are joining after
September 1, please contact the membership chairman for prorated dues.

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 ($57)
        __ 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 $___________