- The Board is suggesting we discontinue the discounted rate for Senior Citizens
- The Board is suggesting we raise the Plural Dues to $15
- The Board is suggesting that any one who teaches at Christmas in July should get a $7 reduction in the cost.
EGA has a new logo. The new logo is more modern and part of EGA's work to rebrand themselves and hopefully attract new and younger members. EGA is still in the process of updating the website. Keep checking in to watch for changes.
Treasurer Caryl C. has received a $500 check from National representing our share from seminar. National would like it used towards teaching fees or class supplies. We will discuss ideas and make a decision in the near future on how we will spend the money. Caryl also has received another check from Fireside. Thank you Pat L. for your efforts gathering, sorting and delivering our items there.
This meeting's class
Last month, we received a instructions from Linda W. on a small surface embroidery project to stitch. This month Linda taught how to assemble and to lace the project. Mat board, comic board, batting and backing fabric were all provided. After gathering our pieces for assembly, Linda showed us how to pin our project in prep for lacing. She then demonstrated how to lace using thread directly from the spool of thread (not a cut piece).
It is hard to see, but Linda shows her stitching and batting pinned to the mat board ready to start the lacing. Below, another member moves towards a finish.
Carol C. will lead us in a two-month plastic canvas crazy quilt piece. It will be distributed, taught and started in March. Participants will be assembling the piece at the May meeting. More information will be emailed by Caryl C. before the March Meeting. Estimated cost is expected to be under $10 per kit.
The Regional Meeting will be in Wilkes Barre in April. Marian S. will be attending. If you wish to attend, advanced sign up is necessary.
Assembly of the Crazy Quilt canvas piece.
Also in May, DVHSG will be hosting a gold work class. For Lamplighter's that are not already DVHSG members, the cost will be $25 for membership and the class fee of approximately $50. Those who are already members, the cost is only the class fee. The class will be a half day class on the second Saturday of May at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, Delaware. Stacy S. will provide more information at the next EGA meeting.
BJ S. will teach us to make chocolate candies. Go out right now and get your Russell Stover's little candy heart box and save it to put some of these beauties in. Don't they look yummy.
Christmas in July will be July 21st. Two members have already agreed to teach. The cost will be $20. A sign up sheet will be circulated starting next month.
Our holiday exchange theme will be any needlework small - pin cushion, needle book, scissors fob, etc.
Show and Tell
|Cherished Stitches pillow, stitched and finished by Pat L.|
|Shiny Needle Society Mystery Sampler, stitched by Joan T.|
|Stitched by Linda W.|
|Blackwork Heart, an EGA Petite Project, stitched by Linda W.|
|Tony Minieri piece, stitched by Marian S.|