|The New England Region of EGA has announced
the next Group Correspondence Course:
THE MAHARAJAH'S ELEPHANT
by Mary Long
here to view the course information.
to view the suggested supply list for the course.
here to view the EGA website description for the course.
The registration deadline for this course is February 24, 2018.
Save these April
Gay Phillips Workshop
Saturday and Sunday
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
April 28 and 29, 2018
Please join us for a fun-filled 2-day bead embroidery workshop with
Mary Alice Sinton!!
EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable
bequest from the estate of Gay Phillips, a deceased member. Each Region
has received a grant from these monies. NER is using these funds to
pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rent costs for this two-day
workshop. The students only expenses are the kit and lunch
We have chosen Paisley on Parade,
a lovely beaded box top, for the class project. The Paisley on
Parade satin oval jewelry box is done in the Japanese bead embroidery
method and is an advanced beginner level piece. Bead Embroidery in
the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with
beads rather than silk threads. Paisley on Parade will add pizazz
to any vanity and serve as a home for a variety of treasures. During
this entry-level course, the student will embroider Paisley on Parade
in a two-day workshop. The beads used are a wide variety of glass seed
beads. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric called Chocolat
Complete registration information, including
the registration form, hotel accomodations, class details, student supply
list, fees and deadlines, is available in the
Registration closes on March 1, 2018. Registrations will be processed
in the order in which they are received.
Save these September
Gay Phillips Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, 2018
in the Hartford/Springfield area
Please join us for a 2-day counted embroidery workshop with Ellen
More information to come............
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 email@example.com
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.