The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter

Archive of A Previous Program
Saturday, April 5, 2014

  Saturday, April 5th, 2014

         The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring, Tra La...........

Begin with a three and a half inch circle surrounding a design painted on a 5" square of 18-mesh sage green canvas.  Dip into a stash of threads of all colors and fiber contents that cover the table in front of you.  Thread a needle and let your creativity take over – voila~!~  Not "into" canvaswork?  That's all right – decorative surface stitches will work just as well.  Or you can turn the canvas over and use the blank side of the canvas.  If you need more inspiration, the chapter library will be right there for you to reference.

We will stitch our hearts out in the morning and participants will be encouraged to share stitching ideas and lots of stitching stories – do come with one or more to share with the group...........

In the afternoon, after lunch and a brief business meeting – our official annual meeting and election of oficers – we will talk about finishing ideas for the pieces begun in the morning.  Members will go home with a partially stitched piece (some more completely stitched than others – that's OK) and some ideas for how to use them.

Finally, there will be an incentive to finish your piece begun this day – a variety of valuable (really!) prizes will be awarded to the ones voted the most creative, most colorful, best use of stitches, and the best use of threads, by the members voting online from all the photos we will post on the CRVC web site.

There will be a kit fee of $10 for the materials for this program, and lunch will be at a local restaurant (buy your own).

The most recently received book donations for our Foley/Cornelius Fund Stash Sale will be available for purchase at this meeting.

Location:  Thistle Needleworks in Glastonbury, CT

Schedule for Saturday:
                10 AM to 12:15 pm        Program
                12:15 to 1 PM                 Lunch and brief meeting
                1 PM to 3:30 PM            Program

Slate of Officers:
                President - Kathryn Lord
                VP Education - Lisa Green
                VP Membership - Suzanne Newton
                Secretary - You, perhaps?
                Treasurer - Linda Berry



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