January 2019

Friday, January 30th, 2019

This is the date for our class with Lynn Payette.  Information about the starting time and needed supplies have been emailed to those who have signed up.  Please bring lunch, and Lynn will supply coffee and tea.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 (Snow date: February 9th)

Our needlework exhibit at Seabury has been scheduled!  Pieces for the show should be brought to this meeting but if that isn’t convenient for you, please send an email to to make arrangements to bring them as late as February 28th.  Please provide a short biography of yourself plus small paper signs with “not too technical” information about the pieces submitted, along with the title, designer’s name, and stitcher’s name.  There is only wall space in the gallery, so all pieces must be able to be hung.

            Class continuing "Frozen Reflections"

At this meeting, we will work on Lessons 5 and 6 to complete this project.

Location:  Duncaster Senior Residence in Bloomfield, CT
Schedule for Saturday:
               10 AM                                        Board meeting
               11 AM to 12:30 PM                  Class
               12:30 to 1:30 PM                       Lunch, Show and Tell and short meeting
               1:30 to 3:30 PM                         Class


Saturday, April 6th, 2019     Annual Meeting
            “Little Japanese Girl”

This lovely Little Japanese Girl worked in Rozashi is a traditional oriental motif often used to fete the occasion Girls’ Doll Festival Day which is celebrated on March 3rd.  On this day at home, dolls are displayed on shelves and girls are dressed in their finest clothes, and often taken to nearby shrines to thank guardian deities for their healthy growth and good health.  This custom is also observed to help teach young girls femininity.  This ancient Japanese technique employs silk and metallic threads on a specially woven silk canvas-like fabric called Ro.  The thread used is a twisted silk thread and a metallic laquered thread with a silk core.  Four basic Rozashi stitches will be taught with some variations.  Finishing techniques will be explored.

A coupon is provided for this meeting.  The deadline for registration is April 1st.

Saturday, June 8th, 2019     “Tea Cozy Party”

Hopefully each member will bring a tea cozy that they are working on as we prepare them for the exhibit at the Boston Tea Party.  If you haven’t started one, come with an idea and begin your plans for it.  Below is an earlier press release:



FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
Saturday, Feb. 2nd   Saturday, Apr. 6th   Saturday, June 8th
Saturday, Sept. 10th at Thistle Needleworks   Saturday, Dec. 7th


Registration Form - Part 1
New England Region Spring Break
March 30-31, 2019     Enfield, CT

Please print or type all information.  Please be sure to complete all sections of this form.  It is important that you fill out the form completely and correctly.  Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions regarding this form.  Registration is open immediately and closes on February 1, 2019.

First and Last Name: ___________________________________________________________

Street Address: ________________________________________________________________

City, State and Zip: ____________________________________________________________

Phone (             )______________ Email ____________________________________________

Primary EGA Chapter, if applicable: _____________________________________________

EGA Region, if applicable: ______________________________________________________

EGA Membership Number: __________________________________
Emergency Contact:

Name: ___________________________________________ Phone (             )______________
      __ I am willing to be a class angel.
      __ I need a roommate.  Please include me on the roommate list.

    Dietary restrictions cannot be filled at the event.  Please list any requests on this form.

      __ I have dietary restrictions.  Please list: _________________________________________


                                                          CLASS SELECTIONS
            Please indicate
      1st, 2nd and 3rd choices           CLASS                                    INSTRUCTOR
      __1st     __2nd     __3rd                 Rocaille Refinement               Amee Sweet-McNamara
      __1st     __2nd     __3rd                 Lovely Leaves Sampler         Denise Harrington Pratt
      __1st     __2nd     __3rd                 Lily of the Lake                       Gail Sirna
      __1st     __2nd     __3rd                 Daffy Pansies                          Judy Jeroy
      __1st     __2nd     __3rd                 Studio Time

Registration Form – Part 2
MARCH 30-31, 2019    ENFIELD, CT
Registration Fees

Non-Refundable Registration Fee


Two-day Class Tuition, Friday Night Welcome Reception, Saturday and Sunday lunches, Saturday Evening Banquet, Favors, and Nametag








EGA out of New England Region member $10.00 $
Non EGA member $30.00 $
Guest Ticket(s)
__ Saturday Lunch
__ Saturday Dinner
__ Sunday Lunch


GRAND TOTAL – Please add Total Registration Costs and Options Total
Payment is to be made by check or money order in US Funds payable to: NER EGA

Release Form

I release The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. and the New England Region EGA from any liability for any related financial loss, theft, property damage, or personal injury resulting from registering or participating in, attending any or all functions at Spring Break, and traveling to and from Spring Break.  I understand that a cancellation request must be made in writing by February 2, 2019.  A refund, less $25.00 fee, will be made through that date.  Cancellations between February 3 and March 15, 2019 will result in a refund minus $25.00 fee and kit fee.  After March 15, 2019, no refunds will be made.



Mailing Instructions

Be sure to include the following:
❀   A completed Registration Form with BOTH Parts 1 + 2
❀   Check or money order payable to: NER EGA for the total amount due.
❀   Confirmation will be made via email.  If you do not have email, send a self-addressed postcard for confirmation that the registrar has received your registration.
❀   Kit cost will be emailed after registration closes.  If you do not have email, you will be contacted with your kit cost.


Mail to

Laurel Kulas
13 Fairfield Drive
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Spring Break

Susan Polumbo
65 Wren Drive
Suffield, CT 06078

When emailing, please include Spring Break in email subject line.

Just a reminder to bring your usual stitching tools and equipment including scissors and lighting and magnification.

NER Spring Break: Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Room Block Information

Room Block Information for Holiday Inn Enfield-South Springfield
Rooms are available at a discounted group rate of $89 (plus 15% occupancy tax) for
March 28 - April 1, 2019(Check-out date)
Reservations can be made by calling: 800.HOLIDAY • Reference Room Block Code: NER or
NER Spring Break - Embroiderers’ Guild
Check-In Time: Any time after 3:00pm • Check-Out Time: Any time up until 11:00am
*Early Check-In cannot be guaranteed*
Please make reservations by February 28, 2019 in order to secure a room at the group rate.
Rooms may not be available after February 28, 2019.
Complimentary airport transportation is available to/from Bradley International Airport.
Please call the hotel directly at 860.741.2211 to schedule your pick-up in advance and to
confirm availability.
Indoor & Outdoor (Seasonal) Pools • Fitness Center • Business Center • Snack Shop
Spacious Grounds • In-House Restaurant and Bar (Open for Breakfast and Dinner)
Basketball Court • Guest Operated Laundry

CRVC Program Registration Form
Class continuing Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections" on February 2nd

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002 by January 30th.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.

Class continuing Lorene Salt's "Frozen Reflections"

________ I plan to attend
________ Lunch ($8)

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: __________________________________________________________________
Phone#: ________________________________________

CRVC Program Registration Form
"Little Japanese Girl" at Duncaster on April 6th

Mail completed form to:  Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.  Deadline: April 1st

"Little Japanese Girl"

________ Kit Fee $30
________ 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/Email 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 $___________