Lots to share this month fellow stitchers but let's congratulate our Rehoboth Needlework Exhibition award winning members! We are so proud of these stitchers and their accomplishment!
A big congratulations to all the participants and to our winners:
Best of Show—Stacy Stinson (Common Threads II)
Canvaswork/Needlepoint—3rd place-Patrick Barron (pumpkin)
Counted Thread—2nd place-Amy Gilley (Hometown Holiday Series-Train Station)
Miniature—1st place-Stacy Stinson (Spools)
Miniature—3rd place-Carolyn Newman (A Fair Maiden’s Etui)
Miniature—Honorable Mention—Patrick Barron (Miss Mitchell Pin Keep)
Miniature—Honorable Mention—Amy Gilley (Alice Blue Footstool)
Mixed Media—2nd place-Carolyn Newman (Christmas Thoughts)
Sampler—1st place-Stacy Stinson (Common Threads II)
Sampler—3rd place-Marnie Brodoway (Summer Sampler)
Now onto the business portion of our meeting.
Membership - Caryl C. will share via email an updated, complete listing of our membership.
Elections - Election for the offices of President and Secretary will take place in November. The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates in October. Voting will take place in November and those two new officers will take over at the December meeting. If anyone would like their name added to the ballot, contact Pat L. or Robin T. of the Nominating Committee.
Treasury - Members donated to the guild a portion of their profits from sales at the August Stash Reallocation Sale. Items left after the meeting were taken to Fireside Stitchery by Susan D. for eBay sales. Any profits from the sales will be added to the treasury. The eBay sales usually take several months after drop off to be cataloged, photographed and put up for auction. Nancy F. will let us know when we receive payment.
SAL - Work on the iStitch Amethyst Band Sampler continues. If you are part of the SAL, please bring your sampler to the next meeting. It is always fun to see every one's progress and to see all the variations stitchers have done. There are some new projects from Carol Ridyard for another sampler and some holiday offerings. Congratulations to Linda Daeleman for winning the recent iStitch raffle.
Stitchy Day - Members Liz and Deb, also known as Flosstube's - The Country Stitchers - are partnering with two of their local needlework shops to schedule some one-day Stitching Retreats at these shops. First up is September 24 at Hodge Podge in Strasburg. Second in the series will be on October 17 at Stitches Unlimited in Lancaster. They are doing this to promote local “brick and mortar” businesses. Check out the drop-down box on their most recent Flosstube video for details and shop contact information.
Events - Cynthia Steinhoff will be giving a lecture/presentation on the Delaware Sampler book she co-authored on September 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Dover Public Library.
October - Patrick B. will teach members the bullion knot. The guild will provide the pattern, needle, fabric and threads. It is recommended that you use stretcher bars (6 x 6) or a hoop (4”). Bullion knots require using two hands. A frame weight would be helpful too.
November - Beth Seal, Summer House Stitche Workes and Janice Conley Note, Noteworthy Needle, will be teaching classes on Saturday and Sunday. As part of our meeting on Saturday, Janice will teach us to drill an artificial pumpkin with a cross-stitch pattern for us to stitch.
There will be an afternoon class with Beth Seal called Crowning Glory. There is pre-stitch required.
On Saturday, there will be a sign-up for lunch.
On Sunday, we will work with Janice Note on a project called “Turn, Turn, Turn”.
There will probably be a day trip planned for Beth and Janice on Friday—more information will follow. On Saturday evening we will be taking the designers for dinner and members are welcome to join us.
December - Our December Meeting is our annual holiday exchange and covered dish luncheon. If you are a new member, check out prior Facebook and Blogposts for photos of exchange items. Exchange pieces should be sampler-related and must be hand stitched. More information will follow on the luncheon.
January - Our January Meeting focuses on sharing all things stitchy received for the holidays. We will also have two members share their individual stories about stitching.
February - Cynthia Steinhoff will join us to give a presentation on Quaker samplers.
March - TBD
April - Betsy Morgan will be with us to teach a new project. It is called the “Christmas Etui”. This will be the last opportunity for us to have a class with Betsy as she is retiring in 2020. More information on the class will follow.
May: Our 20th Guild Anniversary event—more information will follow!
Show and Tell
Above is the Mary Clayton sampler from Hands Across the Sea. Below, is the Priscilla Talley Sampler from Samplers Revisited. Both were stitched by Jean T.
Halloween Quaker, stitched by Kathy R.
Needlework name tag, stitched by Beth......
This beauty is called the Flame Sampler by Scarlet House. It was stitched by Pat L. It is a stunner!
From Brenda Gervais, The Herb Garden, stitched by Carol W.
Below, I believe is Drawn Thread, stitched by Carolyn N.
The Patriotic Crab was stitched by Carolyn N. The pattern is from Samplers Revisited and a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of the pattern goes to charity.
Halloween tray is from Notforgotten Farm and stitched by Lisa
The tufted stool is by Patrick B.
Needlerolls by Patty H.
Caryl C. stitched and finished these three holiday ornaments.
Lisa B. stitched this cat-o-lantern.
Caryl C. stitched and finished this piece. It is part of a quarterly series that focuses on french cooking from Hands On Design.
Caryl also stitched the tribute to a favorite movie.
The beaded crab was stitched by Stacy S.
This is a new piece designed and stitched by Theresa Baird.
This beauty is the New Jersey Sampler designed and stitched by Theresa Beard
It is a stunner!
Linda D. stitched this needle book from a pattern in the NeedleArts magazine.
Sweet little punch needle done by Cinda.
This is from With Thy Needle and Thread and was stitched by Lynn D.
Above and below are pi
We welcomed Lenny Truitt of Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro to share her knowledge on tinted linens. This is a technique that has been around since the 1880’s but was especially popular with homemakers in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Lenny provided details on what homemakers stitched and shared her many examples of the vintage technique.
She provided us with three designs to choose from and we were off to tint some linens on our own. We traced the designs onto tea towels, sat down with our Crayolas and added color with crayons. Once satisfied w and ironed to heat-set the designs. Thank you to Lenny for sharing this fun, quick and easy craft with us.