Chapter News: East Texas Chapter, Cheekwood Chapter, Threaded Needle Chapter, and Southern Maine Chapter

Today we are bringing you news from our East Texas Chapter in Tyler, Texas, our Cheekwood Chapter in Nashville, Tennessee, our Threaded Needle Chapter in Escondido, California and our Southern Maine Chapter (SOME) in Portland, Maine.  We encourage you to learn more about them by clicking on their name. Now you can join the East Texas Chapter, the Cheekwood Chapter, the Threaded Needle Chapter and the Southern Maine Chapter directly from this website!

East Texas Chapter’s Needlework Exhibition

Display of many types of needlework involving a threaded needle. Canvas work, drawn thread, counted cross stitch, surface embroidery, stumpwork, black work, beading and more. Boutique with lots of handmade items available and Membership sign up. Opportunity drawing for a case with 13 Temari balls made by members. Demos – Temari & Tambour each day at 11 and 2.

Public engagement at the Gateway to Stitching table with Make & Take kits and a free standing hoop to try your hand at French knots. A wonderful table Celebrating the pin cushion with all the different types, old and new. And the famous Alligator, Turtle and Frog pond will be back with more critters!

Visit them  starting Friday, March 22 from 10-5 and Saturday, March 23 from 10-4 at the Tyler Rose Garden Camellia Room, 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX.

Cheekwood Chapter Exhibit

In conjunction with National Embroidery Month, Trish Binkley from the Cheekwood Chapter set up an exhibit at the Maury County Library, Columbia TN. This exhibit was presented in memory of long time member Mary Margaret Lovell, who died in 2020. You can read more about Mary Margaret Lovell and her art here.

The Cheekwood Chapter also participated in Stitch-in-Public Day this past  February 3rd at the Maury County Library, Columbia, TN and then a second event at the Hermitage branch of the Nashville Public Library.

Threaded Needle Chapter

For the second year in a row, the Threaded Needle Chapter hosted the annual Stitch-In-Public day at the Vista Branch of the San Diego County Library. The Vista Library graciously and efficiently provided a venue for this event with plenty of tables, chairs and hospitality. We offered different pieces for our guests to choose from and helped them either embroider a mini-hooped necklace, using a running darn stitch to make a bookmark or needlepoint a canvas pattern. Most finished their projects, which they took home with them. Many participants had never stitched before. Our goal, which I believe we achieved, was to introduce individuals to the needle arts and spark a new artistic passion they can enjoy. We hosted from 10 am until 2 pm with almost all of our participants staying the entire time. We had 23 guests ranging from age 6 to 60+, a few requesting when we will be back again. The Threaded Needle Chapter volunteers had a great time at this event and our plan is to do it again next year!

Southern Main Chapter

The Southern Maine Chapter (SOME) will have their Spring Getaway on March 15-17, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine. For those of you who will not be attending the SOME Chapter sponsored SOME Spring Getaway in March we are having a Mini Merchandise Mart and Yard Sale and it is free and open to the public!

Saturday, March 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine is an all day Yard Sale, 9-5 and a mini Merchandise Mart 4-6pm.

More information on our SOME Spring Getaway can be found on our website


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