Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mid Atlantic Region

March 1 deadline for viewing at March 19 MAR meeting--

A "Reach for the Stars" Challenge will be announced
for all Seminar 2016 participants. Participants do
not need to be registered for Seminar '16. The size,
technique, & materials are your choice to create a star 

themed embroidery that can be original or an adaptation.
MAR members can bring entries to the March 19,
2016 MAR meeting for a vote on favorite entry (prizes
awarded). We are using this opportunity to support the
Alzheimer Association. Any donation will be gladly

EGA Brandywine members artwork can be given to
Launa S. to take to the March 19 meeting.
‘Embroidery as Memoir’
Presented by Susan Elliott

       Susan Elliott presented a very inspirational talk,
‘Embroidery as Memoir: Your Life as Inspiration
for Your Needlework’, a bout her explorations in
collage and beading b ased on many personal
connections in her life. Her display of work was
supplemented b y a numb er of her favorite books
that gave her insight and direction as she began to
work with fibers. Specific colors, seashells,
important events, emotions, jewelry, lace, and
special places have been sources of her designs
and emb ellishments. She encourages all of us to
b e bold and make our own personal statements
with our needlework.

Above are a few of the many em bellished collages Susan creates.
The link to her b log: