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by May 1st as the membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.
Please use the
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New England Region Stitching Get-Away
Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, 2018
Holiday Inn Springfield South -- Enfield, Connecticut
NER is proud to host Ellen Chester
teaching My Needle's Worke Sampler Huswif, a
traditional counted thread embroidery class. All EGA members living
in the New England Region are invited to join us for a fun-filled, educational
week-end of stitching excitement. The Holiday Inn Springfield South
hotel is conveniently located at Exit 49 from I-91 in Enfield, Connecticut,
just across the border from Massachusetts.
The Fine Print
EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of member
Gay Phillips. Each Region has received a grant from these monies.
NER is using these funds to pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rental
costs for this two-day workshop. The students only expense is
the $200 fee, which covers the kit and lunch both days. There are three
optional items which may be ordered at the time of registration as described
on the next page.
Classes begin at 9:00 in the morning both days and end at 4:45 on Saturday
afternoon and 3:15 on Sunday. There will be a break for lunch, which
will be served by the hotel.
Space in the class is limited. Registration closes on July 1, 2018.
Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.
If you desire overnight accommodations, please contact the Holiday Inn
directly. Rooms at the hotel are available at the nightly rate of $99
(plus room tax). This rate is guaranteed until August 10, 2018, after
which the rooms will be released and you will be charged the going rate,
which varies based on availability of rooms. Your registration confirmation
will include a clickable link that can be used to book your sleeping room
at the group rate. Alternatively, you may call the hotel at 860-741-2211
and mention New England Embroiderers Guild when making
|My Needle's Worke Sampler Huswif
with Ellen Chester
Cloth is my land so that I
Needle is my plow so I can
Silk is my seed so I can name
Ellen Chesters inspiration for the project came from this lovely
verse. It was originally stitched in German in 1800 by Hanna Schottin,
who lived in Pennsylvania.
This project can be made as a sampler and framed or it can be made into a
huswif. A "huswif" or "hussif" is a folded or rolled case for holding
needlework supplies. Women often carried a huswif in one of the large
tie-on pockets worn under their skirts. The embroidery is the same
for both the sampler and the huswif. The project also includes a
coordinating needlebook case and scissors sheath. All of these pieces
can be assembled by hand.
We will work on the needlebook case during class
because it contains most of the specialty stitches used on the sampler.
Students not wanting to work on the needlebook case in class should bring
a doodle cloth and threads.
Algerian eye, alternating double backstitch, backstitch, barrier, Belgian
cross, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion
(traditional and reverse slant), double-sided Italian cross, four-sided,
long-armed cross, Montenegrin, mosaic, nun's stitch, padded satin, Rhodes,
rice, small plait, Smyrna cross, star, straight, tent, Williamsburg, and
Sampler or Huswif:
Stitch Count: 117 wide x 308 high
Stitched Area Size:
6½" wide x 17-1/8" high
Stitch Count: 59 wide x 161 high
Stitched Area Size:
3-3/8" wide x 9" high
The kit includes charts and detailed directions for stitching and assembly,
36-count linen, silk embroidery threads, dupioni silk lining, three needles
(tapestry, beading, and curved), mother of pearl heart-shaped thread rings,
three mother of pearl beads, hand-dyed silk ribbon, and comic book board.
As shown in the photo of the inside of the Huswif above, Ellen is offering
3 accessories for your project:
Flower and bird
If you would like any of these accessories, you must order them at the time
New England Region EGA Stitching Get-Away
Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9, 2018
Please enroll me in the My Needle's Worke Sampler
Huswif workshop with Ellen Chester. The class cost is $200.00.
There is an option to purchase any or all of three accessories at the indicated
Preferred Phone: _____________________________________
Choose All That Apply:
|_____ Blue Flower Threadwinder
_____ Flower and bird threadwinder
The registration deadline is July 1, 2018.
Registrations will be processed in the order received.
Please send this form along with a check in the correct amount made payable
to NER EGA to:
41 East Highland Avenue
Melrose, MA 02176
The New England Region is hosting the EGA
National Seminar from September 3 8,
The seminar will be at the Sheraton Back Bay in Boston, a perfect
setting for a great weekend.
SAVE THOSE DATES AND PLAN TO ATTEND AS WE NEED OUR MEMBERS TO HELP
WITH VOLUNTEER DUTIES. IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!
An additional message from Pat Timpanaro
NER EGA was contacted by Meg Michalski, the event manager at Stone Cow Brewery
in Barre, MA. The Brewery offers a variety of educational workshops
and classes that involve working with one's hands at their 1830 brew barn.
Meg would like to offer a beginning embroidery class and contacted NER to
help find a teacher.
I asked Meg if she could be more specific about what she wanted to offer
and she said, "Something on a hoop, that people could hang on their wall
would be nice but perhaps just a simple sampler of basic stitches may be
a good way to introduce people."
I also asked her about class length, size, and student age. Typical
classes are between 1 to 4 hours, although multiple days are possible.
She was planning the class to be for adults, with possibly older (16+) teens
as well. They can accommodate up to 20 students and will work with
the teacher to determine the class and kit costs.
If you're interested in working with Stone Cow, please contact Meg Michalski
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our CRVC Library has seen very little use in the last 5-10 years and therefore
the Board has made the difficult decision to dissolve it. Chapter members
are being offered the first opportunity to purchase the books in the library
with the funds going into the education fund.
The list of books in the library is on the CRVC web site, listed both
by title --
-- and alphabetically
by author --
If you are interested in one or more titles, please contact the chapter librarian
Judie Solomon at
with the title(s) and the price you are willing to pay for each title.
Once you are notified that the books are yours, please arrange to pick them
Needleworks. If you prefer to have your book(s) mailed to you,
please let the librarian know and you will be informed how much the postage
will be (via Media Mail).
If all the books are not distributed to members, they will be offered to
other chapters and other EGA members.
CRVC Board Meetings
During 2018, some Board Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of
odd-numbered months and some will be held on Saturday immediately preceeding
a general 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.