Embroiderers' Guild of America, New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
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What's New

  The dates for chapter meetings in 2024 are 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.  Click here for directions to the Thistle Needleworks store.

Chapter News

Below are the officers for 2024-2026 elected at our April 6, 2024 Annual Meeting.

Deb Milvae – President
Linda Berry – Treasurer
Tere Foley – Secretary
Kathryn Lord – NER Representative
Lisa Green / Deb Milvae – Co-VP of Education
Linda Berry / Kathryn Lord – Co-VP of Membership

The CRVC treasurer's report from the annual meeting is available to members upon request to the treasurer lindaberry343@gmail.com.

Pequot Colony Stitchers:  The Pequot Colony Stitchers, a group of CRVC members primarily in south-eastern Connecticut, meet via Zoom at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month.  All CRVC members are welcome.  Contact Stephanie Thorp at stephthorp@sbcglobal.net to be sent the Zoom link for meetings.

Outreach:  Pequot Colony Stitchers, down on the shoreline, has mounted a display of CRVC work at the Groton Public Library during April 2024.  Photos of the exhibit are presented here (click to enlarge) but we encourage you to visit the library to view the pieces.

Ways & Means:  We continue to add items for sale to benefit the chapter at store.apneedlearts.com/tobenefitcrvc.html.  See more information at Fund-Raising below.

New England Region News

The New England Region is hosting the NER Region Day, Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Plymouth Church in Framingham, MA.  The deadline to register for this event has passed.

An email about this event was sent directly to all CRVC members.  Contact us at CRVCEGA@aol.com if you did not receive it so that we can make sure you receive future news from NER.

EGA News -- Dues Update

Members can now begin to renew their membership.  Please go to the National EGA website – "EGAUSA.org" and click "Join Us" for instructions.

Select Connecticut River Valley (CRVC) as your primary chapter.

National Dues $55, CRVC dues $15, New England Region dues $3.  Total annual membership $73.  For additional information, please contact Linda Berry, CRVC Membership chair, 860-521-9709 or lindaberry343@gmail.com.

Plural members will still send their dues directly to Linda Berry.
Plural Membership, Primary Chapter in New England Region $15.
Plural Membership, Primary Chapter not in New England Region $18.
Please send check payable to CRVC-EGA directly to Linda Berry, 343 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

CRVC Plural Members can use the CRVC Plural Membership Form.

CRVC Fund-Raising

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 available 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.

CRVC Board Meetings

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 Master Calendar for actual meeting dates and location.

CRVC Bylaws

The CRVC Chapter Bylaws (Revised 2023) are available for viewing.

Here’s 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. That’s where we come up with plans for future meetings, so you’ll enjoy the fun of learning what’s out there.

Please contact Lisa (klisagreen@yahoo.com) if you would like to help.


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