Today we are bringing you news from two of our chapters, the Susquehanna Chapter in Pennsylvania and the Skyllkill Chapter in New York. We encourage you to learn more about them by clicking on their names and contacting them if you’d like to join them!
Some people came to refresh their stitching knowledge. Some came to learn how to make a French knot. Everyone had fun.
Susquehanna Chapter, in partnership with a local library, introduced or reintroduced twenty four people to the joys of embroidery on May 17. We encountered an enthusiastic crowd ranging in age from 18 to 80+, and everyone went away happy after 2 ½ hours of stitching. Kits in brightly colored bags were prepared for each attendee. Five members of the chapter aided with one-on-one help. Members brought threads from their stashes, and the library provided scissors, but everything else was in those bags, including an EGA brochure with our chapter’s bookmark attached to it. It was a targeted audience and we presented seven basic stitches from the EGA Beginner Stitches guide. There is already a second library in our area asking us to do a presentation. With a few tweaks, we’ll be making this type of presentation a regular part of our outreach going forward.
— Janet Bex, vice president, Susquehanna Chapter EGA
The Skyllkill Chapter of the Metropolitan Region had a mini Needle Arts Show this past June at the Grinnell Library in Wappingers Falls, New York. The show was available for viewing for the month of June. There were a variety of techniques, such as crazy quilts, hardanger, counted cross, gold work, stump work, petite projects and applique, represented.
Marie Andersen, Carol Anderson, Kim Beamish, Ann Burrow, Cheryl Christensen, Marti Ciferri, Pat Clark, Raymonda Crowe, Leslie Gagliardi, Cathy Good, Linda Hogan, Judy Kilmer, Mary McLaughlin, Jane Rausch, Lynn Schamberger, Irene Schneider, Susan Sherburne, Ginny Thompson, Jane Toll and Elaine Watkins were contributors to the awesome exhibit set up by Pat Clark.
— Arlene Seligman, Chapter President, Skyllkill Chapter