Saturday, February 9, 2019

February 2019 Meeting

Vice-President Stacy S. welcomed and everyone and got right to business---

- Annual Dues are now due.   The cost is $25 for 2019.   Please make checks payable to DHVSG.

- Retreat - Our semi-annual retreat will be April 26-27-28 at Salty Yarns in OCMD.   The price is $145 and includes 2 nights, 2 continental breakfasts, a cocktail reception and a goodie bag.  $40 additional charge per each additional night.   A $50 non-refundable deposit is required.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY event.

- Name Tags  - Reminder that members should wear a name tag at all meetings.  If you forget your name tag a $1.00 "fine" is collected.   The monies go towards our conservation fund.

- Conservation - Patty H. shared information about her recent presentation at the Bergen County Historical Society earlier in the month.   They unveiled two samplers recently restored in part with funds from DVHSG Conservation Committee.   The historical society expressed their gratitude to DVHSG.   They have a nice collection of mostly marking samplers.   They are housed in a building that was once where George Washington was headquartered.  

We received a Thank You note from Winterthur for our donation to their Erica Wilson program.

- Classes - There are openings for the Catherine Theron Class at Salty Yarns in March.   Call Salty Yarns for information and to sign up.

- Programs -
March - Pam Darney will give a talk on samplers along with her 'color throw-down' for color selection at our March Meeting.   In the afternoon, there will be an afternoon class (sign-ups have closed)
April - Member Linda will teach us how to make a fabric ort container.    All the materials will be provided.
May - TBD
June - Patty H. will share her powerpoint and discussion on samplers that she recently presented to the Bergen County Historical Society.  
July - Christmas in July - Francine will instruct us on a Victorian Christmas Ornament stitched on perforated paper.
August - Stash Re-Allocation/Garage Sale
September  - TBD
October - Bullion knot class and pumpkin project to be taught by Patrick B.
November - Two teachers and three different sessions between the regular meeting, a Saturday afternoon class and Sunday class.   Participate in one, two or all three. During our regular meeting, Janice Note of Noteworthy Needle will demo and share how to drill a foam pumpkin with patterns to be cross stitched.  (follow this link to see a sample).  In the afternoon class, Beth Seal of Summer House Stitch Workes will teach a needle book class.    Pre-stitching will be required.  On Sunday, Janice Note will teach the "Trees and Seasons" pattern.   More information will follow.
December - Annual Holiday Exchange and Luncheon

In 2020, we will celebrate our 20th year as a guild.   A committee has been formed and work is starting to get underway.  More details will follow.  

Meeting Program -
Members received that chart for a Valentine Humbug for pre-stitching.    Carolyn Newman provided instructions on how to assemble the pre-stitched humbug.    Thank you Carolyn!  They turned out cute and it is always amazing how the same pattern can look so different.

Show and Tell -
 Santa stitched by Loretta.   Pattern by Needles Notions.

 Fall pillow, stitched by Carolyn N.

 Spool Pin Cushion, from My Ladies Needle, stitched by Carolyn N.

 Lydia Wharton, Delaware Sampler, from Samplers Revisited stitched by Carolyn N.

 Stitched by Carolyn N.

 Shakespeare's Peddler, stitched by Carolyn N.

 Rosewood Manor, Three Butterflies, stitched by Lynn D.

 With Thy Needle and Thread, stitched and finished by Lynn D.

 Needlepoint piece, stitched by Beth D.

 Pin cushion, stitched and finished by Patrick B.
 Pin cushion by Patrick, mounted on antique faucet handle

 Brass box above, turned into a needle and scissors case stitched by Patrick B.

 Two yellow birds, stitched by Beth D.

 Tarts above and below, stitched by Beth D.

 Pillow by Stacy and Strawberry stitched by Jean T.

 Tart pans above and below stitched by Jean T.

 Forget me not, stitched by Linda.

 Welcome, stitched by Donna
 Peace on Earth, from Cottage Garden Samplers, stitched by Donna
 Snowman, stitched by Donna
 Stitched by Donna

 Canvas pieces stitched by Joanne

 Catherine Theron Class piece stitched by Francine C.

 Humbugs, above and below stitched by Jean T.

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