CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY CHAPTER
NEWS
March 2015
WEBSITE ADDRESS: WWW.CRVC-EGA.ORG

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.

The schedule for this event will be from 11:30am to 3pm.
Address of Apricots:  1593 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032
                            www.apricotsrestaurant.com

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.


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.

It's that time of year again.  Look for an email that will ask you to renew your membership.
All dues should be received by May 15th so they can be submitted to National by the end of the month.  If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Newton at sfnjsn@att.net.


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.  There are many more activities planned for your weekend in New England.

Check the region website, newenglandregionega.org, for more information.


Saturday, June 6th

To end our year before the summer break, we have changed our plans for this June meeting.  We will meet at Suzanne Newton's house for a potluck luncheon and stitch-in.  Bring whatever you want to work on: maybe it could be your seminar piece.  Suzanne's lovely sunroom has room for us all with wide open windows or air conditioning, whatever the day dictates.  The meeting will be from 10am to 3pm, and her address is 14 Madison Lane, West Simsbury.  Contact Suzanne at sfnjsn@att.net if you need further information.

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

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 9th, 10th & 11th

            "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 appliqu├ęd 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.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
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

A coupon is attached to the end of this newsletter.  The deadline for signing up is April 30th, 2016.
 

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
            Location:  Thistle Needleworks at 10 am
      Tuesday, May 12th      Tuesday, September 1st      Tuesday, November 10th


CRVC Program Registration Form -- Picnic at Suzanne's on June 6th

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
The deadline for signing up is June 1st.

______________ I plan to attend
 
I plan to bring ____________________________________ for the potluck luncheon.

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 Program Registration Form -- Class on June 3 & 4, 2016 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 April 30th, 2016.

"Bless This House" Sampler with Catherine Theron

________ Members' kit fee $140 plus class cost $20 = $160
________ Non-members' kit fee $140 plus class cost $30 = $170
________ Lunch Friday ($12)
________ Lunch Saturday ($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 $___________