May 2020

Please note the location for our meetings is Thistle Needleworks at 506 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, CT.  The dates for meetings will be the first Saturdays of the even months, except August.  Directions to the store are on the Thistle Needleworks website.

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.

Message from a President –
Hi All-
     I’m writing this on May 1, before we hold an email vote for officers.  We are in an unusual situation for an organization that thrives on hands’-on, in-person meetings and workshops.  Beyond the disappointment of having the Boston Stitch Party National Seminar postponed for a few years, CRVC’s meetings have also gone on hold as originally planned.
     Back at the start of this century, through emailed newsletters and a website, CRVC was an early adopter of technology for staying in touch with members and recruiting new members (I for one joined after finding the website).  In the last couple of years, we’ve done email blasts, and the most recent of those will be/was this year’s election.
     Now, we are also venturing into the world of Zoom for our June “gathering.”  Details are in this newsletter, plus a few words about using Zoom.  From personal experience, I want to add that you will need a “common” browser like Chrome – Firefox for one blocked the audio from (and to) my computer.
     We are all looking forward to the return of an “in-person” world, whatever form that takes (though many of us are making great progress on our unfinished pieces!).  Meanwhile, CRVC will continue to keep you all informed of our offerings, and I’d like to encourage you to check out all the online classes and lightening rounds and such at the EGA website.
     Hope to see you soon, one way or another – stay safe and stay well.
Kathryn J Lord

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

***Instead of meeting at the store, we will have a Zoom meeting beginning at 10am.  If you wish to join us then, please email Linda Berry at  She will make sure your email address is included for the meeting.

The program for the June meeting will be more than a little different.  First off, we will be meeting online via Zoom – you will receive an invitation via email and just clicking on the link in that email at the time of the meeting will bring you into the meeting “class room”.

Stitching a birthday plaid:  The program will be a bit of a stash-buster – in other words, you will supply all that you need from your stash of canvas and threads.  Please “bring” the following to the meeting:

1) A piece of needlepoint canvas, any count, about 5" x 10" or whatever you have handy.  On stretcher bars recommended but not mandatory.

2) Eight skeins of solid-colored threads that look good together – partial skeins are OK.
They must be the appropriate thickness for the canvas you have.
One should be a metallic, but not more than one metallic should be in your selection.
It could be a “duo-chromatic” selection with 3-4 values of one color and the balance in another color.  Or it could be just a mix of colors you have and like.

3) Needles and scissors.
4) Light and magnification, as needed.
5) Notepaper and a pen or pencil.
Questions?  Contact Judie, who will be leading the group, at


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   (All members are welcome)
June 6th       September 15th     December 5th


CRVC Program Registration Form
Zoom meeting on June 6th at 10am

Either email Linda at or mail completed form to:
Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

________ I would like to participate, and my email address is __________________________

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
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 $___________