Friday, November 3, 2017

Finishing up 2017

Christmas Ornaments for
AI Dupont Hospital
    Your Christmas ornaments have been collected. Thank you to everyone in the chapter who participated by providing ornaments that will be sold by the A.I. Dupont Hospital store.
    In September we celebrated our chapter's 40th Anniversary with a wonderful luncheon at the Vic Mead Hunting Club. People brought their finished projects to display Linda Eaton from Winterthur gave us a wonderful presentation of Embroidery: The Language of Art. See photos
    Members continue to meet regularly at Hannah's to work on unfinished projects. Hannah also hosts another group to work on a Petite Point blackwork project.
   On November 8 we will be stitching in public at Winterthur, and taking advantage of the opportunity to hear a presentation from the head of the Royal School of Needlework.
    On November 10 we will gather with members of the Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild to hear a presentation about Kreinik Threads.
    On December 13, Judy will host us for our annual Christmas Party. Thank you for opening your home for that.

   2018 quarterly gatherings will be January 17, April 18, July 18, and October 17.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Studio Times cancelled

Studio times scheduled for July 25 and August 15 at Cokesbury have been cancelled.

The chapter no longer has a member residing at Cokesbury so we are not entitled to use their meeting space anymore. Also, attendance at the last few Studio Times has been low.

Please do continue to participate n the Stitch-n-Chats that are scheduled several times each month.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Upcoming Events

Summer isn't quiet for EGA Brandywine Chapter

July 25, Christmas in July.
Christ Challenge. Create a Box. It doesn't even have to be for Christmas, it can be for any holiday your're interested in. Start it on the 25th, we'll have patterns to help you get started. Finish it on the 25th, we'll be able to give you finishing instructions. You can come just to learn how to make the magnificent bow! This is a just a sample of what you can end up with.

July 19, Quarterly Meeting at Kendal. Ellen Endslow from the Chester County Historical Society will give a presentation on Pieces and Patterns.

Christmas Ornament Collection:
During the summer we will be collecting your unused or lightly used, but no longer needed handmade ornaments to donate to AI DuPont Children's hospital where they will be sold in their gift shop. Contact Pat Kermes for additional information.

August 15 Studio Time. at Cokesbury. Some of us are looking at using this time to make our Hari Kuyo needle books. See the pattern we're using: Needle book

Friday, January 6, 2017

EGA National Seminar

Seventeen (17!) of our Brandywine members enjoyed our National Seminar in Alexandria this past month. We took advantage of many of the different class offerings. Only a few of us were in the same class. Later in 2017, we will have show-off our finished projects. Thanks to our GPS’s we all arrived at the hotel safely and were ready for our opening night banquet. The one-day classes were scheduled for the day before seminar, so our four-day class or two two-day classes followed without a break. The seminar committee kept us busy with a boutique, merchandise night, teachers’ showcase, exhibit, and a preview of the projects for next year.

We finished the week with another banquet and then back home again to start the real stitching of our
projects. It is fun to meet like-minded stitchers and renew friendships with ladies, and a gentleman or two, we have stitched with in the past. It is always a great learning experience. Karen Schueler was in charge of the exhibits at the seminar and did a wonderful job. On display were lots of great projects to admire.

Members who participated were: Maureen Carlson, Jo-Ann Carroll, Lucille Carter, Nancy George, JoAnn McHugh, Lisa O’Brien, Cleo Robbins, Sheila Sakraida, Susan Sander, Karen Schueler, Sue Scofield, Launa Sprouls, Patti Tidemann, Pleasants Tinkler, Ann Warner, Hannah Wayne, and Karen West.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 2017 quarterly: Marnie King and her Miniatures

January 18, 2017, Kendal Auditorium

Marnie King has been making small scale works since childhood, and her skill has resulted in exhibits at the Delaware Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Flower Show. This holiday season she has an exhibit of work at the Rockwood Mansion Museum in Wilmington. She has created historical dioramas that depict different eras for the Iron Hill Museum and the New Swedish Centre in Wilmington.

Marnie's professional career in Occupational Therapy introduced her to many types of crafts, and she has become fascinated with needle-worked miniatures. She has stitched a room box filled with petit point, cross stitch, sewing and quilting that show historical and family scenes.

Marnie is a member of the Delaware "First State Mini Club" serving on the board for 25 years in all capacities. Currently she is the DE state rep for the National Association for Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) and has been a life member since 1990.

Come to the meeting a bit early and get a cup of coffee from the ground level cafeteria.