Saturday, January 11, 2014

January Meeting

Happy 2014 one and all!  Boy do I have a lot to share with you.   We have a lot going on at DVHSG so let me get started with the sharing.

Let's take care of some business first -
First up, if anyone has photos or info to share from the Catherine Theron Class in November, please forward to Lynn D. or to me so I can do some updating.

The 51st Annual Needlework Show at Woodlawn will open March 1st and continue through March 31st.  Woodlawn is operated by the National Trust and was part of George Washington's Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia.  George Washington gave the site to his nephew Lawrence Lewis  and his bride, Nelly Custis, Martha's granddaughter, in hopes of keeping Nelly close to Martha and Mount Vernon.  The home was designed by William Thornton who was also the architect of the Capitol.  Annually it is the host of this needlework show.    Click HERE for a link to Woodlawn's Event Page.   There is a link to the paperwork if you wish to submit an item for display during the event.  Please navigate around the site to learn more about Woodlawn.

It is a wonderful day trip.  You will be inspired at each corner and every room you enter which will be overflowing with beautifully stitched pieces of every variety.   Samplers to framed pieces to smalls to Japanese embroidery and more.   It is a very inspirational afternoon as you oh and ah at all the beautiful pieces of needlework on display.   And if you enter a piece, you may even come home with a ribbon!

Catherine Theron
Catherine Theron is offering to DVHSG members only a needle roll kit.   The cost is $65 and is payable to "DVHSG".  Please let Deb S. know if you wish to participate.

Catherine Jordan
A class with Catherine Jordan is planned for our March Meeting.   Catherine Jordan will speak at our regular meeting on March 8th.  Catherine Jordan will be hold an afternoon class following that meeting.   Sign up is due TODAY!  Deadline for payment is February 1st.   Cost will be $65 and is payable to "DVHSG".

Penn Dry Goods Market
Sign ups are now available online for speakers and classes at the Penn Dry Good Market at the Schwenkfelder Museum in Pennsburg, PA.

Sampler Consortium
Sign up now for lectures and classes at the Sampler Consortium Event at the Biggs Museum, Dover DE, on the following dates:
Sampler Exhibition : March 7 – April 20, 2014
Sampler Symposium: March 21-23, 2014
Sampler Lectures (free): March 22, 2014 
Exhibition Reception: March 22, 2014
Please follow this link to the Biggs Museum site for more information.

Semi Annual Retreat
Our annual spring retreat is tentatively set for the last weekend of April.   We will be going to Salty Yarns in Ocean City, Maryland for a guild favorite.  Stacy S. will confirm dates and more details will follow.

2014 Challenge
We are not having a SAL or new project this year.    We will all be challenged to complete our UFO's.   Rules - must have been started prior to January 1, 2014.  Must complete by December 31, 2014.    Pretty simple!  We all know finishing those stitched pieces can be the downfall of many of here's some incentive!  Let's get finishing.

Non-Guild Class Info
Salty Yarns has openings in some of their upcoming classes.   Please check out their events tab on their website for details.  Sherri Jones in April and Betsy Morgan in June.

Holiday Exchange
And now - the best part of our meeting.   Our Annual Exchange at our December Meeting was canceled due to weather.   We postponed the exchange to our meeting today.   This exchange is always a Guild favorite.    Each piece is more exquisite than the one before.  Beautiful stitching, beautiful finishing, beautiful fellowship among stitchers!

The photos don't do the beautiful craftsmanship justice.  Please click to see an enlarged view of each.  I only wish I had gotten many more photos to share but alas.....we needed to clear for our covered dish luncheon.