May 2023
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Reminder:  EGA Membership runs June 1st to May 31st.  Dues should be paid as soon as possible.
Please see coupon on the last page!

Simsbury Display

Please take the opportunity to visit our display at the Simsbury Public Library through the end of May.  The space in Simsbury is larger than in Granby and is entirely within locked cases that are 54 inches tall with many movable shelves.  This was a chance to show off some of our larger pieces, as well as our smaller ones!

Since this is a space new to us, the only "theme" was some of our favorites, pieces we were especially proud of, whether they were EGA classes or commercial kits or our own designs, no matter when they were finished.  Pieces will be returned during our June 10, 2023 meeting at Thistle Needleworks, Wethersfield.


Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Our program will be in person at Thistle Needleworks.  We will have lots of Show and Tell.  We will continue to work on our Just for Fun! piece by Caela Conn Tyler.

"Just for Fun! A Study in Textures" was a cyber class by Caela Conn Tyler back in 2002.  Linda Berry stitched it and saved the detailed instructions with large scale diagrams and the emailed lectures and colored pictures sent with each lesson.  Stitches include whipped back stitch, Katie's Stitch, free-form needle weaving, web stitch, attaching beads, irregular eyelets & pulled coil, Rhodes circle, diamond darning pattern, flat diamond stitch, cushion cross corners, whipped spiders, diamond eyelets, Smyrna cross, looped ribbon and beads, filet stitch, large woven star, and loop stitch.  The piece is stitched on Congress cloth 12" x 12"
(design is 6" diameter).

Schedule for the day to include:
        10 am to 12:00 pm Just for Fun!
12:00 pm to 1 pm Lunch
1 pm to 3:00 pm Just for Fun!, Show & Tell

Saturday, October 1st, 2023

Our program will be to work on any current project we have and of course, more Show & Tell!
We will have our meeting in person at Thistle Needleworks.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023       Zoom Class with Wendy Moore
                                                            "Kimono Imperial Ornament"

This delightfully sophisticated ornament finishes as a 4”x4” Mini-Kimono.  As an ornament, this kimono highlights a beautiful Bargello pattern in Imperial gold, red, and blue.  Using DMC Floche, Kreinik metallics, DMC & ThreadworX over-dyed floss, and a few beads, this kimono will make an impression.  You will explore how wonderfully the Bargello pattern fits into the kimono and stitch a unique variation of an octagonal Rhodes stitch.  The kit will include the canvas, all the threads and beads, instructions and photos.  Student will provide 8” stretcher bars (2 pair), laying tool, frame or frame weight, usual stitching supplies, and light and magnification if desired.

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



(All members are welcome)
Contact Judie Solomon (see website) if you want a Zoom invitation to any meeting

September 12th, 2023 and November 7th, 2023


CRVC Program Registration Form
"Kimono Imperial Ornament" with Wendy Moore -- December 2nd, 2023

Either email Linda at or mail completed form and check to:
Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Deadline: October 1st, 2023

"Kimono Imperial Ornament" with Wendy Moore

    __________$35 member kit fee  (Check made payable to CRVC-EGA)
    __________$55 non-member kit fee
Name:     ____________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
Email:     ____________________________________________________________________
Phone#:  ________________________________________

CRVC-EGA Membership

$57. Primary Membership
$15. Plural Membership
                  (NER chapter)
$18. Plural Membership
            (not NER chapter)

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 and check 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 $___________