||The dates for chapter
meetings in 2024 will be the first Saturdays of the even months, except
August. Some of the meetings will be at Thistle Needleworks,
506 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield, CT.
here for directions to the Thistle Needleworks store.
Please welcome our newest member Deb Damrell.
From our Outreach Chair, Kathryn Lord -- Pequot Colony Stitchers,
down on the shoreline, has arranged with the Groton Public Library to mount
a display of CRVC work in April 2024. It will be installed on April
1, 2024 and uninstalled on April 30, 2024. Anyone interested in lending
their work for this exhibit is urged to let Stephanie Thorp
know asap, and either to send your items to her (1227 Flanders Road, Mystic,
CT 06355) or to
Needleworks in Wethersfield, CT where Stephanie will plan to pick
them up by March 25, 2024.
Please also send the following information to Kathryn Lord
(email@example.com) by March 1, 2024
so that she can make up the cards that will go with the displayed items.
- Stitcher's name
- Title of the piece, if there is one
- Designer's name, if known
- Publisher's information.
- Whether or not the piece was an EGA
Also please note that there is not suitable space for large pieces.
Anything smaller than (horizontal) 18"x12" or (vertical) 12"x18" should
work. It would be nice to show a variety of techniques as well as a
variety of purposes; e.g., a couple of pillows, bookmarks, wall displays...we're
After the exhibit has been dismantled, Stephanie will send your work back
to you if you mailed it to her, or return it to Thistle Needleworks
if that's where she picked it up.
From our ByLaws Chair, Kathryn Lord -- By now you should have received
three emails about the bylaws one describing the process of approval
and the few substantive changes that the 2023 revision contains, another
with the attached full document that got left off the first email, and a
third to establish a discussion specific email thread. If you have
not received these, please check in your spam/junk folder, and if not there,
contact Kathryn Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a re-send.
This is a mandated review that only happens once a decade, and requires the
approval of the membership. Were doing it via email since we
wont have an in-person meeting before the end of the year, when its
all due back at National for their final blessing.
From our Nominating Committee -- It is that time of year that we are
looking for volunteers. Please contact any board member if you are
interested!!! We will elect officers for 2024-2026 at our annual meeting
in April 2024. If you are interested in filling one of the following
positions, please contact any of the board members: President,
Vice-President (Program), Vice-President (Membership), Secretary, Treasurer,
NER delegate. Board members' contact information is on our website.
New England Region
The New England Region has a new website! It is spiffy and easy to
navigate. Check it out at
Save the Date! After a hiatus of a few years, the NER Region
Day is back on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Plymouth Church in Framingham,
MA. Plans are for a morning speaker, lunch, and choice of 3-4 small
classes in the afternoon. More information is coming in early
January. Region Day is always fun and informative, and is a chance
to catch up with far-flung friends.
For many years CRVC had
a library of needlework books. Several years ago, the decision was
made to dissolve the library and sell off the books.
The remaining books from
the CRVC library, as well as other books and needlepoint canvases that have
been donated to the chapter, are now available for purchase. The
items can be seen/ordered as listed below.
The proceeds from the sale
of these items will come to CRVC with the funds going into the education
fund. You can make a purchase at a really good price and benefit the
chapter at the same time.
During 2024, CRVC Board
Meetings will be held via Zoom on the first or second Tuesday of odd-numbered
months. All members are welcome.
Contact Judie Solomon at
JudieStichr@aol.com or 860-633-7281
if you want a Zoom invitation to any meeting. See the
Calendar for actual meeting dates and location.
Chapter Bylaws (Revised 2013) are available for viewing.
a call to all members..................we would love to have others assume
some of the jobs for our chapter. They are NOT big jobs, just some "pitching
in" to help with short term needs. Hopefully you can attend our board meetings
on the second Tuesdays of odd-numbered months or on Saturday immediately
preceeding a general meeting. Thats where we come up with plans for
future meetings, so youll enjoy the fun of learning whats out
if you would like to help.