|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!!
The SOuthern MainE
Chapter of EGA
is presenting the SOME SPRING GETAWAY on
March 1, 2 & 3, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
This Seminar offers 3 classes plus Studio Time
on Saturday & Sunday plus a special class on
Friday evening which is open to all registrants.
Click here to view the complete class, venue, and
registration information. The registration deadline
for this event is November 30, 2018.
Any questions should be addressed to Barbara
MARCH 30-31, 2019
HOLIDAY INN SPRINGFIELD SOUTH ENFIELD, CT
Welcome to NERs Spring Break! What is Spring Break? you
may ask. It is not a seminar. Spring Break is two days of stitching bliss,
with or without a teacher. It is two days without the obligations of home,
two days of having your meals prepared for you, two days of having your bed
made and your bathroom cleaned, two days where your only responsibility is
to yourself. We have classes presented by Denise Harrington Pratt, Amee
Runs With Scissors Sweet-McNamara, Judy Jeroy, and Gail Sirna
plus Studio Time for those who dont want a new project at this time.
It is a time to gather as a region for stitching before we become immersed
in preparations for our Boston Stitch Party National Seminar
We will be meeting at the Holiday Inn Springfield/Enfield March 30-31,
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Sue Polumbo, NER Education Chair
Lovely Leaves Sampler
By Denise Harrington Pratt
A two-day class in counted thread embroidery
Class Description and Goals: This lovely sampler is a celebration
of fall. The inspiration for it was the verse which I wrote several years
With my needle I can make,
Lovely leaves, I need not rake,
Luscious hues of gold and red,
Stitched with love, in silken thread.
This sampler is stitched in warm fall colors with touches of foresty greens.
A veritable host of stitches is included in this sampler to give the counted
thread enthusiast much to learn and many hours of stitching pleasure. The
verses are done in cross stitch over one. The bands and leaves are stitched
in a variety of counted thread stitches, some that students may not have
encountered before. Some are my own inventions or variations. The stitches
include; Half Hatbox Eyelet, Bosnia Stitch, Satin, Arrowhead Cross, Backstitch,
a variety of Herringbone stitches, Double Alternating Stem Stitch, Double
Back, Rail Fence, Triple Back, Diamond Leviathan, Alternating Double Back,
Tricky Eyelet, Diagonal French, Diagonal Leviathan, Plaited Double Cross,
Round Eyelet, and more!
Options and Dimensions: The student has two options for stitching
in class; to work on the full sampler or the mini-sampler. The full sampler
is approximately 4 1/4" x 14" on 32 count Sandstone Linen and approximatley
5" x 15 1/2" on 28 count Sandstone Linen. The mini-sampler which can be made
into a lovely bell pull is approximatley 1 5/8" x 15 1/8" on 32 count and
2" x 17 1/2" on 28 count.
Kit Cost: $90
Students need to bring: Usual stitching supplies, frame or hoop
if desired, magnification and lighting if desired, binder and sheet protectors
for organizing pages.
Kit: Kit includes 32 or 28 count linen with a piece for the full sampler
and a piece for the mini-sampler, seven full skeins of Watercolours hand
dyed silk and two half-skeins of Soie Cristale silk, both from The Caron
Collection, needles, complete and detailed instructions.
Rocaille Refinement Necklace by Amee Sweet-McNamara
Calling all Lily-Gilders, Tassel-Hangers and Glitter-Sprinklers
is SO your kind of jewelry!
Achieve elegant results in Soutache & Bead Embroidery. Adventurous Beginners
will learn all the Basics including Aligning & Stacking, Shaping Stitches,
Ending Stacks, Backing & Edge-Beading and creating Peyote Stitch Bezel.
Those with more experience will be fascinated by new techniques including
sculpting with Shibori ribbon, connecting components and creating a
sturdy-but-delicate-looking captured-bead chain a technique that can
be used again and again in future soutache projects.
Students should come to class with a surface to bead on (bead board or bead
blanket), good, sharp scissors and any magnifiers or extra task lighting
desired. To complete the work, students will also need pliers, flush-cutters
and looping or rosary pliers. Projects will not be finished in class but
every kit comes with Amee Runs with Scissors full-color, Whole
Story step-by-step instructions making it easy to finish the project
at home. Kits will be provided in five different color-ways.
Kit contents: 24-page instruction booklet, shape template,
Ultrasuede, Beading foundation (Nicole's Bead Backing), 5 different colors
of BeadSmith brand Soutache (including a textured metallic), shibori silk
ribbon, 18mm x 24mm German acrylic cabochon, glass pearls (2 sizes), firepolish
beads (3 sizes), freshwater pearls (mult. Sizes), bicone crystals (2 sizes),
Duracoat galvanized seed beads sizes 6o, 8o, 11o & 15o, bobbin Nymo thread,
soldered jump rings, head pins, toggle clasp, #10 beading needle, API brand
Crafters Pick Washable Fabric Glue.
Kit cost: $64
Proficiency level: Adventurous Beginner
Lily of the
Lake by Gail Sirna
The water lily is beautiful flower, fairly common, but always
enchanting. They evoke the Orient yet are found around the world.
Lily of the Lake is a single beautiful specimen floating in a tranquil
pool of water and accompanied by its characteristic round leaves, unusual
and evocative. The lily is rendered in this years chosen color,
radiant orchid, but it will be attractive for years to come. A beautiful
butterfly comes to visit our lily.
The lily petals are worked in a number of canvas stitches, each one chosen
to affect a slight bit of perspective in the design. Thus, the student
will learn to depict foreground and background, by the choice of stitches,
plus values of the chosen hue. The lily and its leaves are subtly reflected
in the simple darning that depicts the water of the lake.
Framing the lily are two elaborate borders of differing width. Each
is carefully constructed of a variety if interesting, and in some cases,
challenging canvaswork stitches.
Ground Fabric: Pale blue congress cloth
Kit Cost: $100
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Time: 2 days
By Judy Jeroy
This delightful workshop featured spring blossoms pansies and
daffodils in crewel embroidery. Enjoy the class as Judy guides
you through her painless method of shading with Appleton crewel wools.
Other stitches will include outline/stem, over buttonhole, whipped chain,
fly and more. Each stitch will be taught with ample time for practice
stitching. Blocking and finishing will also be covered.
The kit materials will include linen twill fabric, 12-15 skeins of Appleton
crewel wools, DMC 6-strand, needles, graphite carbon paper, and instruction
booklet (with color).
The students should bring a 5 or 6 screw-adjustable hoop, scissors,
and other ordinary embroidery supplies as well as optional magnification
and light source. The design size is 6.5 x 7. There
is no pre-work required.
Kit Cost: $65
Registration Form - Part 1
New England Region Spring Break
March 30-31, 2019 Enfield, CT
Please print or type all information. Please be sure to complete
all sections of this form. It is important that you fill out the
form completely and correctly. Please contact the Registrar if you
have any questions regarding this form. Registration is open immediately
and closes on February 1, 2019.
First and Last Name: ____________________________________________________
Street Address: ________________________________________________________
City, State and Zip: _____________________________________________________
Phone ( )______________
Primary EGA Chapter, if applicable: _______________________________________
EGA Region, if applicable: ______________________________________________
EGA Membership Number: __________________________________
Name: ___________________________________ Phone (
__ I am willing to be a class angel.
__ I need a roommate. Please include me on the
Dietary restrictions cannot be filled at the event.
Please list any requests on this form.
__ I have dietary restrictions. Please list:
PLEASE SEE NOTE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS FORM
1st, 2nd and 3rd choices
Refinement Amee Sweet-McNamara
__3rd Lovely Leaves
Sampler Denise Harrington Pratt
of the Lake
__3rd Daffy Pansies
__3rd Studio Time
Registration Form Part 2
NEW ENGLAND REGION SPRING BREAK
MARCH 30-31, 2019 ENFIELD, CT
|Non-Refundable Registration Fee
|Two-day Class Tuition, Friday Night Welcome Reception,
Saturday and Sunday lunches, Saturday Evening Banquet, Favors, and
TOTAL REGISTRATION COSTS
|EGA out of New England Region member
|Non EGA member
__ Saturday Lunch
__ Saturday Dinner
__ Sunday Lunch
|GRAND TOTAL Please add Total Registration Costs
and Options Total
Payment is to be made by check or money order in US Funds payable to: NER
I release The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. and the New England Region
EGA from any liability for any related financial loss, theft, property damage,
or personal injury resulting from registering or participating in, attending
any or all functions at Spring Break, and traveling to and from Spring
Break. I understand that a cancellation request must be made in writing
by February 2, 2019. A refund, less $25.00 fee, will be made through
that date. Cancellations between February 3 and March 15, 2019 will
result in a refund minus $25.00 fee and kit fee. After March 15, 2019,
no refunds will be made.
Be sure to include the following:
A completed Registration Form with BOTH Parts 1
Check or money order payable to: NER EGA for the
total amount due.
Confirmation will be made via email. If you
do not have email, send a self-addressed postcard for confirmation that the
registrar has received your registration.
Kit cost will be emailed after registration
closes. If you do not have email, you will be contacted with your kit
PLEASE PHOTOCOPY BOTH SIDES OF THIS FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS.
13 Fairfield Drive
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
65 Wren Drive
Suffield, CT 06078
When emailing, please include Spring Break in email subject
Just a reminder to bring your usual stitching tools and equipment
including scissors and lighting and magnification.
NER Spring Break: Embroiderers Guild of America
Room Block Information
Room Block Information for Holiday Inn Enfield-South Springfield
Rooms are available at a discounted group rate of $89 (plus 15%
occupancy tax) for
March 28 - April 1, 2019(Check-out date)
Reservations can be made by calling: 800.HOLIDAY Reference
Room Block Code: NER or NER Spring Break - Embroiderers
Check-In Time: Any time after 3:00pm Check-Out Time:
Any time up until 11:00am
*Early Check-In cannot be guaranteed*
Please make reservations by February 28, 2019 in order to secure a
room at the group rate.
Rooms may not be available after February 28, 2019.
Complimentary airport transportation is available to/from Bradley International
Please call the hotel directly at 860.741.2211 to schedule your pick-up
in advance and to confirm availability.
Indoor & Outdoor (Seasonal) Pools Fitness Center Business
Center Snack Shop
Spacious Grounds In-House Restaurant and Bar (Open for Breakfast and
Basketball Court Guest Operated Laundry
Directions from Southern Connecticut & New York
I-84 East, or I-95 North to I-91 North to Exit 49
Bear right at the end of the ramp, and take your immediate right onto
Bright Meadow Boulevard. The hotel will be on your left.
Directions from Springfield,
I-91 South to Exit 49. At the end of the ramp, take a left at the lights.
Go through one set of lights and at the 2nd set of lights, take a right
Bright Meadow Boulevard. The hotel will be on your left.
Directions from Boston,
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West to Exit 6.
Take a left onto I-291 to I-91 South. Take I-91 South to Exit 49.
At the end of the ramp, take a left at the lights. Go through one set of
and at the 2nd set of lights, take a right onto Bright Meadow Boulevard.
The hotel will be on your left.
Holiday Inn Enfield-South Springfield 1 Bright Meadow Boulevard
Enfield, CT 06082 Direct Line: 860.741.2211
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.