|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!!
Announcing the next
Group Correspondence Course offered by NER:
MORE THAN A ROSE
By Melinda Sherbring
NER is paying all registration fees associated with the class. Each
student pays only the cost of the instruction booklet and supplies, plus
$10.00 towards the postage costs.
The cost of the class is $50.00, which includes the $40.00 text fee and the
$10.00 postage fee.
Registration deadline is September 18, 2018. Registration will
be sent to National shortly thereafter. Booklets will be received by
the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that. The group leader
will notify you of the end date. This is a six to nine month
MORE THAN A ROSE by Melinda Sherbring
Group Correspondence Course Registration form:
Preferred Phone: ________________________________________
If you are willing to be the group leader, please initial here: _______
EGA Membership Number (required) _______________________
The registration deadline is September 18,
Please send this form along with a check in the amount of $50.00 made payable
to NER EGA to: Susan Polumbo, 65 Wren Drive, Suffield, CT
More Than a Rose
Teacher: Melinda Sherbring
More Than a Rose is a small piece designed to introduce students to
some stitches and raised work techniques used on English sweet bags ca.
1600. The student should be familiar with Tent stitch, able to follow
a stitch diagram, and willing to make decisions based on a range of presented
alternatives typical of that time period. Students may follow the choices
made on the model or test their wings with alternatives. This project
is worked on a linen ground with your choice of cotton or silk floss and
with gold and silver passing threads, providing a taste of goldwork without
a large investment in gold materials. The techniques are a mixture
of Tent stitch, surface embroidery, and needlelace. The text shows
how to work Plaited Braid, four varieties of Corded Detached Buttonhole,
three varieties of Ceylon, Offset Cross, and other more familiar stitches.
Project: Framed Piece
Size: Approximately 5" x 3.5"
Color Choices: Gold, silver, and three shades each of red, blue,
green, and brown
Fabric: 8" x 10" white or off-white linen, 28- to 36-count
Threads: Gold and silver threads (list of non-tarnish alternatives
to precious metals is provided); lizerine; choice of cotton floss, spun silk,
or flat silk threads
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Familiarity with tent stitch and willingness
to make decisions based on presented alternatives
Time: Six lessons scheduled over six to nine months
Text: $40 per student; 60 pages with color images
Supplies (approximate): About $35 (cotton threads, non-tarnish
metal threads, sharing lizerine), or $70 (Soie Ovale, non-tarnish metal threads,
sharing lizerine), or $140 (Soie dAlger, genuine metal threads, own
FOR THE STITCHERS SOUL
You Need to come!
A 2-3 day weekend spent stitching, and making friends here in the
Goodie Bags for participants
Door Prize Raffles
2 exchanges: a smalls exchange and a mystery
Brag table: limit to 2 items
Freebie/Exchange table- destash or add
to your stash
Deerhill Farm (Pat Taylor Athanas)
from Hyde Park will be bring items for sale
to enhance stash!
Includes Lunch Friday, Saturday &
Sunday along with Dinner Friday &
You can come for all 3 days or just 2 (fee
will be adjusted)
October 26-28, 2018
At the Historic Century House
$200/pp includes: Meeting Room and Lunch and
"For The Stitchers Soul Fall Retreat" to get your ticket.
Go to the Facebook page
For The Stitchers Soul
for more details
This retreat is not affiliated with EGA, but CRVC is including the
information in case some of our members are interested.
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.