Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Meeting

March  Catherine Jordan was our guest speaker.  She brought samples of her needlework maps and she shared how she researches and designs the maps.  Catherine’s map kits are available for purchase at her website:  http://www.catherinesdesigns.net/map-kits.html

Katie Franetovich brought her two antique maps to share with us.

Sylvia DuRoss shared an article in Early American Life Magazine on Westtown Needlework Globes.  There will be a book on Needlework maps by Judith Tyner released at the end of 2014.

Brandywine EGA have scheduled a class with Catherine Jordan on how to design your own map on May 3 and 4th at Cokesbury.  DVHSG members are invited to attend.  For information email: egabrandywine@gmail.com   

Following the regular meeting, Catherine taught the "Believe" needlebook to those who had signed up in advance.  

Some of Catherine's needlework maps...

(More photos to be added - Blogger is being pesky tonight!)

Membership List   A revised membership list was circulated with the most recent newsletter.  Cell phone numbers have been added to the member list.   Please review your information and  email the guild at dvhsg@yahoo.com with any corrections.

Chessie and Me Class   Linda Lautenschlager will be teaching 2 classes November 15 and 16.  One will be a pre-stitch designed for our guild that will include painting a box and the other will be based on an unfinished antique sampler.  Linda supplies various motifs and teaches how to complete it and make it your own sampler.

UFO Challenge   Don’t forget to bring in your UFOs as you finish them!  This continues to the end of the year.

Winterthur will be having an exhibit of The Costumes of Downton Abbey opening March 1, 2014 and continuing until January 4, 2015.     http://www.winterthur.org/downtonabbey?src=home-triptych-left

Woodlawn Awards   Congratulations to guild members who won ribbons!  Stacey Brown won Best in Show, Caryl Carthew won a third place ribbon in Traditional Sampler, Pat Lerch won a second and a third place ribbon in Traditional Sampler as well as a second place ribbon in Japanese Embroidery, Jean Toy won a second place ribbon in Traditional Sampler and a first place in Multi-stitch Sampler, Pat Young received a third place ribbon in both pulled work and cross stitch, and Stacy Stinson won two honorable mention ribbons in the miniature category.  Well done!  Here is a listing of all the entries: http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/events  The exhibit runs until the end of March.  
Delaware Sampler Symposium will be March 21, 22, and 23.  There are many different classes and tours.  Saturday’s program of speakers is a free event but you must register to attend.  http://www.biggsmuseum.org/programs/samplersymposium/samplersymposium.html

M. Finkel and Daughter will be having a reception in conjunction with the Delaware Symposium on March 23 from 1 to 4 pm.  Everyone is welcome.


Carrie David will be leading a discussion entitled “WIPs, BAPS, and UFOs:  Why do I keep starting these things, how do I get them finished, and do I even want to”  We will be talking about what draws us to ambitious projects, why we stop working on projects, and how do we get motivated to finish up.  Bring in your biggest piece or oldest UFO if you want to share (confess!)  Or bring in a piece that you are stuck on for some reason.  Carrie is sure we can all come up with some ideas to help you get unstuck.  Finally, please bring with you the thing that makes stitching easier/more pleasant, or even possible for you.

Catherine Theron kits  The needleroll kits that were pre-ordered are expected to be available at the April meeting.

Spring Retreat   The retreat will be April 25 to 27 at the Lankford Hotel in Ocean City MD.  This is a 'members only' retreat.  You are welcome to arrive any time after 10 AM and can stay as late as you want on Sunday.  Friday night there will be a wine and appetizers welcome reception, and a continental breakfast is included on Saturday and Sunday.  The price is $130 and single rooms are $10 more per night.  Registration forms were provided at the meeting and can be completed and forwarded to Stacy Stinson at 13 Stearrett Drive, Newark DE 19702.  Stacy will be handling all the arrangements. (I will scan and link the registration form here in the next couple of days/please check back.)

Plimoth Plantation Weekend of Samplers will be April 26 and 27. 

The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts is having an exhibit of contemporary samplers stitched by the Lehigh Valley EGA chapter through April 27.
Patty Yergey from Samplers Revisited will be talking about charting antique samplers.

Penn Dry Goods Market will be held May 16 & 17, 2014 at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Museum in Pennsburg PA.  This event features antiques and lectures and classes by Textile Historians.  Margriet Hogue will be teaching the Abigail Mears Sampler.  Registration is open at the following link:
Katie Franetovich will be teaching us the lacis portion of our Stitch A Long.  If you are not working on the SAL you can still participate.  Just bring a piece of linen that has an even number of threads outlined by a four sided stitch to secure the threads.

Stash Sale and Stitch In.

Morven Museum  is having an exhibit of New Jersey samplers.    The exhibit will run from October 3, 2014 to March 29, 2015 and there will be a catalog available.

Thank you to our wonderful Secretary Lynn D. who forwarded me all the details of the meeting as well as the lovely pictures of the works of Catherine Jordan.   Please email me any corrections.