Today we are bringing you news from two of our chapters, the Town & Country Chapter in Ohio and the Constellation Chapter in Maryland. We encourage you to learn more about them by clicking on their names and contacting them if you’d like to join them!
Town & Country Chapter
During the entire month of March 2023, the Town & Country Chapter EGA, participated in the WOMEN IN ARTS exhibit, displaying a variety of needlework techniques. Their exhibit was displayed on the main ﬂoor of the Stow City Hall, open to Stow residents and many others as they came to conduct city business.
Members participating were Betty Jo Scurei (chairperson), Carmen Heare, Jaclyn Buonamici, Barbara Shearer, Michelle Sayre, Carla Waggoner, Doris Eversmeyer, Barbara Hanna, Cami Lero, Sherri Hawley, and Pat Weed.
March 2023 was the third year the event has been held in which artists are paired with Stow businesses throughout the community. Good responses have been received each year from visitors to these businesses, and participation by both artists and businesses has increased greatly over the three years as awareness and popularity have grown.
Pictures from the chapter’s exhibit are shown below.
On Saturday March 18, the Constellation Chapter shared our love of needle and thread with the local community in Glen Burnie, MD. Our outreach chair, Eugenia Matthews, set up the stitch in with the Assistant Branch Manager, Karen Murk. Karen, Eugenia and Susie Jordan worked on planning the stitch in. Members of Constellation created bookmark kits for the event and several members came along to teach stitching on the day of the stitch in.
The stitch in was a lot of fun. We had 16 people in attendance, including our members. We had kids and adults and even a young gentleman come to learn and enjoy the afternoon. Everyone had so much fun that we will be repeating this event regularly throughout the rest of the year.
We captured email addresses on all who attended the stitch in and will include them in our chapter happenings going forward.
After the stitch in we heard from Karen Murk. Here is her feedback about the afternoon. “Thank you all for coming out to help with the Learning Counted Cross Stitch program! It was definite success. I very much appreciate your willingness to share your time and expertise with our participants. I know that the one-on-one help was very valuable to the learners.”
– Susie Jordan and Eugenia Matthews