February/March 2021

Our meetings for the foreseeable future will be online, but when in-person meetings are possible again, they will be at Thistle Needleworks, 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.

Saturday, April 10th, 2021           Annual Meeting via Zoom
            An Early Sign of Spring - Jane Ellen Balzuweit

This pattern will be purchased for you by the chapter and will be sent to you before the class.  All you need to do is register by February 15th and collect your linen and thread.  We will be working on this piece as a group as we learn these techniques.

A coupon is provided for this meeting.  Deadling for signup for the pattern is February 15th.

Saturday, June 5th, 2021
          Zoom class with Susan Hoekstra - "Thread for All Seasons"

"Thread For All Seasons" offers a chance to work with the design color of your choice.  There are three color options from which to choose: Seasons, Jewel and Spring!  After this exercise, you will better understand how colors work together and how colors work off each other.  This exercise will be a real eye opener!
"Thread For All Seasons" is stitched on 18-count canvas measuring 9" x 9".
The finished size of this delightfully colorful piece is 6" x 6".
Class Objectives:
Learning how canvas color and threads work together is important for anyone doing needlepoint.  In the piece "Thread For All Seasons" the stitcher has the opportunity to delve deeper into this relationship.  The stitcher will pick out which painted canvas they like (from three color choices).  A stitch guide is provided.  Come play with this design, challenge your sense of color and work outside your box!  Join the color revolution!

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate
Kit fee:  $80
Students To Provide The Following:
Laying Tool
Graphite Drawing Pencil 2H
Plastic Eraser
Light & Magnifier (if required)
Tacks or Stapler
Frame and/or Frameweight
Stretcher bars – 2 9" pairs

Your color choices are (you select one):

Color choice: Seasons
Color choice: Spring
Color choice: Jewel

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

"The Stitches That Bind Us"
April 30 – May 1, 2022

With vaccinations rolling out and continued observation of prevention protocols, it’s looking good for our hoped-for NER Seminar!

Here is where we stand:  National approved our logo design and theme, and an agreement was reached with the Sheraton Hartford in Rocky Hill, so we can now solicit teachers and start publicizing the event.  A budget will be developed soon.

We’re aiming for a no-frills seminar, since the EGA National Seminar in Boston is on track for 2023 and many in the region will be involved with that.  We plan on 6 teachers and Studio Time, a familiar format.

This seminar will be co-hosted by PVC and CRVC, so as we get closer to the date, we’ll be asking for any helping hands who’d like to volunteer for little jobs.  So far from our chapter: Linda Berry will be the registrar; Deb Milvae will handle finance until November, when the next NER treasurer will take over, and then she’ll coordinate class angels; Lisa Green will make food arrangements; Linda Berry and Kathryn Lord will put together welcome packets for teachers and attendees.

So, fingers crossed, folks, and we hope to see you in person in 2022!

CRVC Program Registration Form
Zoom class on April 10th at 10:45am

Either email Linda at or mail completed form to:
Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Deadling for signup for pattern is February 15th (we may have extras if you are registering
after this date)

"An Early Sign of Spring"

________ I would like a pattern

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________
Phone#:  ________________________________________

CRVC Program Registration Form
Zoom class on June 5th with Susan Hoekstra

Either email Linda at or mail completed form to:
Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Deadline for registration is April 1st

"Thread for All Seasons"

________ $80 Kit fee
My color choice is:   _____Seasons   _____Spring   _____Jewel

Name:     ________________________________________________________________________
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 $___________