March 2018

Hello CRVCers!

We need your help and support for a wonderful outreach opportunity, the West Hartford How-To Festival on March 24.  It will be in the West Hartford Public Library near the corner of South Main Street and Farmington Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have been accepted to participate this year.  As we understand it, we will have a table at which we will demonstrate stitches and techniques.

What we need from our membership is one hour of your time -- a mere one hour to spend at the table with stitching friends, talking about embroidery and showing off your knowledge.

As of now, the plan is to have some finished pieces that contain a wide variety of stitches and finishing techniques hanging around/behind us.  If someone is curious about a particular stitch in one of them, we can demonstrate.  We will have references available such as the Embroidery Stitch Bible to refresh our memories.  There will be a variety of small projects in various techniques hooped up and started, to which visitors can “Add-A-Stitch” to try the stitches out.  There will also be little kits for giveaways or for visitors to try on the spot (with our assistance), and maybe some wrapped candies.

We ask only that you bring along a couple of your own doodle cloths (one hooped, one in-hand) on which to demonstrate various stitches, and you might want to bring a small project that you’re working on as a conversation starter or to while away the time during a lull.

At an event like this, it’s “the more hands, the merrier.”  Last year’s event had a wide range of demonstrators, from soldering to how to mix and match clothing to re-potting plants to applying henna tattoos to knitting to building a catamaran to cupcake decorating, and all in between.  Before or after a stint at our table, you’ll be able to wander around the library and soak up all kinds of creative inspiration!

Please email me at as soon as possible with the best times for you to help at our table!  Thank you!

Kathryn J. Lord, CRVC Prez

Saturday, April 14th, 2018     Annual Meeting

A presentation by Judie Solomon on What’s New in our Stitching World will take place in the morning along with a large Show and Tell session.  After elections, we will go to lunch in a Wethersfield restaurant to be determined.

The following is the slate of officers to be presented at this meeting:
                  President:  Kathryn Lord
                  VP Program:  Lisa Green
                  VP Membership:  Suzanne Newton
                  Secretary:  Nancy Bancroft
                  Treasurer:  Linda Berry
                  NER Rep:  Deb Milvae

Location:  Thistle Needleworks, Wethersfield, CT

Schedule for Saturday:
               10 AM                             Board Meeting
               11 AM to 1 PM              Program & Show and Tell
               1 PM                                Luncheon

Please send in the coupon below as we need a count for lunch.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
            "Treasure" - Workshop with Lynn Payette

'Treasure' by Lynne Payette

'Treasure', a pendant or pin, teaches the student unique techniques for working with different threads, sheer and metallic fabrics, nettings, handmade paper, and beads, as well as a fool-proof finishing method.

Student makes decisions for stitch and color placement to create their own pendant/pin.

Couching with Japanese gold, metallic threads, and flosses, techniques for the application of sheers and opaque fabrics backed with Wonder Under (an iron-on fusible web), working with handmade paper in a stitched piece, as well as a variety of beading techniques, will be demonstrated.

The student will finish 'Treasure' so that it can be used as either a pendant or pin.
Note:  Student will furnish their own neck chain, if desired.
Kit fee:  $60

A coupon is provided to register for this meeting.

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
Saturday, April 14th at 10 am at Thistle Needleworks
Tuesday, May 15th at 10 am at Thistle Needleworks

Remember that dues are now to be paid annually by May 1st as the membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.  Please use the coupon below to renew your membership.

Save these September dates
Gay Phillips Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, 2018
in the Hartford/Springfield area

Please join us for a 2-day counted embroidery workshop with Ellen Chester!!

More information to come............

And The Big News....................

The New England Region is hosting the EGA National Seminar from September 3 – 8, 2020!!

The seminar will be at the Sheraton Back Bay in Boston, a perfect setting for a great weekend.


CRVC Program Registration Form -- Annual Meeting at Thistle Needleworks on April 14th

NO NEED TO MAIL THIS COUPON.  JUST EMAIL LINDA BERRY AT or phone her at (860)521-9709 to let her know that you will attend.

CRVC Program Registration Form -- Class with Lynn Payette on June 2nd

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.

"Treasure" with Lynn Payette

________ Member's kit fee $60
________ Lunch ($8)

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 $___________