March 2019

Remember that dues are now 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 as soon as possible.

Please note the new location for our meetings will be Thistle Needleworks at 506 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, CT.  Directions are on the Thistle Needleworks website.

PLEASE COME TO SEE THE CRVC EXHIBIT AT SEABURY.  It’s in the Terrace Gallery in the main building and will be up until mid-April.

Seabury’s Address: 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002
From Points North and Bradley International Airport:
Take I-91 South to Exit 36, Bloomfield-Rte 178 West (Park Avenue). Turn right at end of exit ramp onto Rte 178 West. It is 2.6 miles to Seabury.
*Continue to follow Rte 178 West. At the intersection of Rte 187 (Blue Hills Ave. First Cathedral is located at this intersection on left), continue straight. This is now Wintonbury Avenue. Landmarks are the Seabury At Home office on your right, and Bloomfield United Methodist Church on your left. At fork, bear right to stay on Wintonbury Avenue. Seabury is on the right.
*Note: Take the second entrance, which is the Main Entrance. The first entrance will bring you to Seabury Meadows, the Memory Support Center.
From Points South:
Take I-91 North to Exit 36, Bloomfield Rte 178 West (Park Avenue). Turn left at end of exit ramp onto Rte 178 West and follow the directions above from asterisk*. Seabury is 2.6 miles from Exit 36.

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.

Location:  Thistle Needleworks
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

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 an exhibit at the “Boston Stitch Party.”  As a reminder, NER is pulling together cozies from the whole region for an exhibit at the 2020 National Seminar on September 4th through 8th.  A cozy can be any size, any technique, any motif or design.  A basic cozy template sketch is available in past issues of the newsletter on our website.  We could also share hints on how to assemble & finish a cozy.

If you don’t plan to make one, please join us anyway and bring whatever stitching you would like to work on.  We’d love to have your company!

Saturday, October 6th, 2019     Autumn Fireworks

This design by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes at is offered as a gift to all stitchers.  It is a great way to experiment with a range of canvaswork stitches using variegated thread and three coordinating solid colors.  It will work beautifully as a bookmark, as decoration on a journal cover, or perhaps as a beautiful accent on a small handbag or iPad cover.  We will supply the fabric and the directions, but you get to choose your colors, from your stash or at the store.

A coupon is provided for this meeting.

Saturday, December 7th, 2019     TBA


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
Saturday, April 6th     Saturday, June 8th
Tuesday, September 10th at Thistle Needleworks     Saturday, December 7th


CRVC Program Registration Form
"Little Japanese Girl" at Thistle Needleworks 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 Program Registration Form
"Autumn Fireworks" at Thistle Needleworks on October 6th

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

"Autumn Fireworks"

________ I plan to attend so please count me in for fabric

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:  Linda Berry, CRVC-EGA Membership, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
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 $___________