Woodstown, New Jersey EGA Chapter
Mid-Atlantic Region

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

The meeting was called to order, minutes and reports were read and approved.
The Committee Reports were as follows:
     Education – none
     Historian – none
     Library – members set up a Christmas display at Woodstown Library
     Membership – 26 members
     Outreach – bookmarks with Lamplighters EGA information have been left at local quilt shop
     Sunshine - none
     Programming and Education:
  • The February meeting will be to work on the Ort Box and a stitch-in for those not participating in the Ort Box Challenge.
  • Pat Y. will set guidelines for a year long challenge that will run March 2017 to March 2018.    Details will be provided at the February meeting.  
  • A Facebook page is being developed by Caryl C.   More information will be provided as updates occur.  
  • Katie C. will share a project on interpretive stitching at a future meeting.
  • Lynn B. will teach a stash buster at the March meeting.
  • The Woodlawn Needlework Show is being held again this March. Members who wish to  exhibit pieces should have them to Karen's Needlework Shop by January 31. There is a $20 fee for each piece exhibited.
  • We will continue the $30 educational reimbursement to any member who enrolls in an EGA sponsored class fin 2017. 
  • The Annual Covered Dish Dinner Meeting with be April 20th.
  • We will look into a possible places to stitch in conjunction with the Salem County Arts in Bloom in May. 
  • Patti H. of Gloucester County Historical Society will present a program on historical samplers at our May meeting.
  • Linda W. will coordinate Christmas in July   She is looking for volunteers to help her with the projects.
  • In September, October and November, Joan T. will teach the Christmas Rose project from the NeedleArts Magazine   Sign up will be required by June meeting.  The guild will provide the wire, beads and fabric.
  • Stitch in Public Day will be combined with our display in October at the Gloucester County Library. 
  • Lamplighters will contribute $150 to Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild towards the program by  Doug Kreinik at their November 11 meeting. 
  • Possible future class will be a punch needle demonstration/class.
  • The 2017 Christmas gift exchange will be a pincushion or biscournu.
This month's picture walk of our finishes.   Some may be from our December meeting.

On the left I believe is an adaptation of the book of stitches by Jeannette Douglas.

This looks like a Drawn Thread pattern.

I am not sure about all three pieces but I believe the center one is a Cherished Stitches piece by Caryl C.

Part of the Beatles series from Blackbird Designs, stitched by Caryl C.

A finish of a Christmas in July project.

A Mill Hill but Karolin R. (?)
 Pat Y. found this old, sweet cross stitched piece.

 The patriotic ball, stitched by Pat Y. is a GCC piece.

Since this is a new endeavor for Lamplighter's, we are still working out the kinks with this blog.    Please let me know at the next week of any corrections.  Also, if I have shared a picture of your finished work, it would be nice if you shared the name of your pattern so I can post that information.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Welcome to the Lamplighters Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America.   We are part of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the guild.    We meet the second Tuesday of each month from September to June at St. Joseph's Church, Woodstown, NJ.   The room is available at 7 p.m. and meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.    We do not meet in July and August.    Membership is open to all who are interested in supportive needlework organization.

After each meeting I will post updates and photos of our show and tell.    Please comment to this post (or any future post) for information of Woodstown Lamplighters.

Stop back often - we are still under construction