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.