January 2022
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Save the Date:
NER has been accepted by the International Teacher Tour to host Hazel Blomkamp on September 24-25.  She will be teaching “The First Sip”, and the class will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Andover, MA.  The class will be limited to 22 students.
More specifics will be announced when available.


Saturday, February 5th, 2022     Zoom Class with Celeste Chalasani
Saturday, March 5th, 2022         "Summer Serenade" with
                                                            detached wire slips

Sweet living in the summertime!  Imagine a warm summer morning with juicy blackberries glistening in the sun.  Bees buzz on their search for nectar while a caterpillar lazily crawls along a stem.  This stump work class brings this vision to life as students learn and practice a variety of dimensional stitches and padding techniques.

There is a change of plans for this month so that we can offer a wonderful class with Celeste via Zoom.  On each day we will have approximately 6 hours of instruction.  The price of the kit is $40 and will include instructions, silk shantung, cotton fabric, stranded cotton thread, pearl cotton, beads, felt needles and 33 gauge wire.

Students will need to have the following supplies to participate in the virtual program:
            12” x 12” Evertite frame or stretcher bars or 8-1/2” embroidery hoop
            cream colored sewing thread
            masking tape
            needle threader
            scissors for cutting paper and felt
            usual stitching supplies
            magnification is highly recommended

The deadline for signing up for this class was November 15th.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022         Annual Meeting

Our program on this date will be in person at Thistle Needleworks.  We will have lots of Show and Tell, including showing progress we have made on the crewel piece and the rozashi project begun at the October meeting.

In addition, we will elect officers for the 2022-2024 year.  The slate to be presented is:
              President:  Laurie Sulger
              Co-Vice Presidents/Program:  Deb Milvae and Lisa Green
              Vice President/Membership:  Linda Berry
              Secretary:  Kathryn Lord
              Treasurer:  Linda Berry
              NER Rep:   Kathryn Lord
Nominations from the floor are welcomed and will be accepted.

Saturday, June 4th, 2022           Zoom Class with Wendy Moore
Saturday, June 11th, 2022         "A Livelier Bargello Iris"

“This delightful bloom grows tall and proud on a fresh blue vintage canvas using Straw Silk, Silken Straw, Edmar Boucle` for the blossom, adding Caron Waterlilies for the leaves.  Over-dyed Perle cotton and floss fill out the frame.  As a design in Bargello and Laid Filling Stitches, it stitches up quickly in shades of lavender and purple in a multitude of values.  The background is left unstitched and the frame is simple Scotch couched long stitches, with unique corner and side motifs.  Watch as simple bargello stitches bring this iris to life!”

This class will be offered via Zoom on consecutive Saturdays for 3 hours on each day.  Because we are zooming for shorter time periods, these three hours will be mostly instruction with limited stitching.  The class is considered intermediate in level and is stitched on 18-count light blue vintage mono canvas.  The design size is 10 1/2” x 15 1/2”.  The kit cost is $95 and includes the 16” x 20” line drawn canvas, threads to include straw silks, Waterlilies, and solid and over-dyed cotton floss and pearl cotton, instruction booklet and needles.

Students will need to provide:
            16” x 20” stretcher bars (one pair of each)
            tacks or staples
            laying tool
            usual stitching supplies
            light and magnification, if desired

Because of the difficulty in securing supplies, the deadline for signing up for this class is March 1st.  Please send your registration coupon before that date and/or email Linda Berry at to let her know that you intend to participate on these dates.

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

Friday-Sunday, April 30th-May 1st, 2022     NER Seminar 2022
                            Sheraton Hotel in Rocky Hill, CT


Unfortunately this seminar has been canceled because of low enrollment.


FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS   via Zoom   (All members are welcome)
Contact Judie Solomon (see website) if you want an invitation to these meetings

March 1st     May 3rd     September 13th     November 1st



CRVC Program Registration Form -- Zoom Class
"A Livelier Bargello Iris" with Wendy Moore -- June 4th & June 11th

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

"A Livelier Bargello Iris" with Wendy Moore

    __________$95 member kit fee  (Check made payable to CRVC-EGA)
    __________$115 non-member kit fee
Name:     ____________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
Email:     ____________________________________________________________________
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 $___________