Chapter News: DuClay Chapter, Turquoise Trail Chapter, Cheekwood Chapter, Starlight Stitchers Chapter

Today we are bringing you news from the DuClay Chapter in Jacksonville, Florida, the Turquoise Trail Chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Cheekwood Chapter in Nashville, Tennessee and the Starlight Stitchers Chapter in Tempe, Arizona. We encourage you to learn more about them by clicking on their name. Now you can join or renew your membership with the DuClay Chapter, the Turquoise Trail Chapter, the Cheekwood Chapter and the Starlight Stitchers Chapter directly from this website!

DuClay Chapter

The DuClay chapter biannual Sweetheart Retreat was held in February 2024 at Epworth by the Sea, St Simons Island, GA. Thirty four members enjoyed a weekend of stitching, catching up with old friends and making new friends in this beautiful location. There were goody bags, a lesson on making counting pins and a giveaway table of charts and linens. Thanks to our amazing planning committee members can’t wait until the next retreat.

Turquoise Trail chapter

Turquoise Trail chapter is sponsoring in-person Alison Cole for a class August 9 & 10, 2024, Albuquerque, NM .

There is not an International Teacher tour this year but Alison is only teaching for two chapters and at National Seminar in Atlanta, and Turquoise Trail in Albuquerque is one of the lucky chapters. As of now, we do not have a final cost for this class because her visa hasn’t been approved yet. Until it’s approved, she can’t make flight reservations.

To reserve a spot, contact the coordinator, Kathleen Weston, at to make sure there’s a spot available before you send in your deposit. The non-refundable deposit is $25.

Please send the check to Nancy Romero, the Turquoise Trail treasurer and make the check out to Turquoise Trail. The mailing address will be provided when you email Kathleen Weston.

Project: Cleo – the kit fee is $110 AUS.
Where:  This class is an in-person class and will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, 1801 Montano, NW, Albuquerque.
Dates: Friday and Saturday, 9 and 10 August 2024
Time:  9-4 with an hour lunch. Please be there 15 minutes early to get settled and to meet Alison.
Non-Refundable Deposit: $25. If the class doesn’t go, your $25 will be returned.
Deadline to Register: Saturday, 1 June 2024; and all fees are due by Monday, 1 July 2024. Register with Kathleen Weston at If class is sold out when you learn of it, we may have a wait list.

Cheekwood Chapter

The Shelbyville Satellite Group of Cheekwood Chapter gave away over 100 hand stitched bookmarks to 2nd graders at Community Elementary School in Unionville, TN in early March in conjunction with Read Across America week.

The Shelbyville Satellite group of Cheekwood Chapter also has a spring exhibit at Regions Bank in Shelbyville TN.

Starlight Stitchers Chapter

The Starlight Stitchers Chapter invites you to the Arizona Needle Arts show from April 2 to 13, of 2024 at HD South, home of the Gilbert Historical Museum. The show features works by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, the Smocking Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. The flyer with more information can be found below.


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