Poppy Remembrance Pin by Celeste Chalasani
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row…” Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote this poem during World War I after seeing how quickly the poppies grew between the military graves in Ypres, Belgium. Since 1915, the poppy has become one of the world’s most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict. Using cotton and silk threads, stitch a stumpwork poppy flower as a brooch suitable for wearing to continue this honorable tradition.
Star Spangled Fireworks by Kurdy Biggs
Create your own fireworks celebration of our treasured freedoms by stitching a small canvas piece using sparkling threads and beads on 18-count canvas. Classic Hilton stitches make this a fun piece to stitch and a dazzling finished project to display as a box top, framed piece, or even as a brooch.
Warped Pentagon Pendant by Marie Campbell
Thinking totally outside the box, Marie Campbell created a pendant by beading a five-sided pentagon using patriotic colors and embellished by the iconic yellow ribbon symbol. When I asked, “What do you call that shape?”, she answered, “A warped pentagon.” I laughed and said, “The service members will LOVE that!” Stitch your own warped pentagon using Delica or Cylinder beads with Nymo thread, then wear it proudly on the necklace chain or cord of your choice.
About Projects Supporting Wounded Service Members:
Every three years when a new EGA president is appointed, the incoming president has the privilege of appointing a charity to support. President Janet Noble has selected America’s wounded service members as her designated National Outreach Project. Multiple sets of designs are planned for release throughout her term.