Monday, May 26, 2014

May Meeting

Here's what is happening at Delaware Valley Historic Sampler Guild.  I wasn't able to attend the May Meeting but thanks to our wonderful secretary, Lynn D., she brought us all up to date with the newsletter.

If you were lucky enough to attend the meeting, I understand Patty Yergey of Samplers Revisited was a great guest speaker.   She showed slides and gave a talk on the evolution of her design career and the antique samplers she has charted.  Patty brought some of her antique samplers and reproductions samplers. Of course there were patterns for sale and from what I understand many were purchased.
(if you were there and can share the names of any of these, please let me know)

It is time for elections and a Nominating Committee has been formed.     Ann Skeans, Marnie Brodoway, and Stacy Stinson were named to the committee to nominate a new President, Program Chairs, and Secretary.  If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions please contact them.

Something to look forward to....upcoming Chessie and Me Classes   Linda Lautenschlager will be teaching 2 classes this fall.  Scheduled for November 15 and 16.  Please see our "Classes" tab above for pictures, more information and registration forms. 

Something of interest - like many other designers have,  Chessie and Me is doing a Chessie’s Heirloom Club.  For more information on that please see her blog:
Our Annual Guild Contribution for 2013 will go to the Lewes Historical Society.   The Lewes Historical Society is working to get an estimate of costs to conserve one of the Mrs. Bowers samplers.

June Meeting       Katie Franetovich will be teaching us how to do the lacis portion of our Stitch A Long.  If you want to work it on a doodle cloth you must satin stitch around a block that consists of threads in a multiple of 4 plus 2 additional threads.  Bring sharp scissors because we will be cutting threads.
July Meeting        This will be our Stash Relocation Sale and Stitch In.
August Meeting   Stitch In

We are sorry to announce that Rita S. is moving to San Antonio Texas.  We are sure she will be very happy but we will miss seeing her wonderful projects and her smiling face!  Please keep in touch Rita!

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

Added Feature   Check out the "cross stitch calculator" link at the top of the sidebar on the right......calculate the amount of fabric you need for any given design.  Enter your stitch count, fabric count, over one or two, etc. and it does the work for you.  There are similar APs for your Smart Phone and iPhones.   Love it!