Friday, July 30, 2021

July 2021 Meeting

President Linda D. welcomed everyone.   She shared a few quick Guild updates and we moved directly into the program.

This month we welcomed designer Catherine Jordan as our guest speaker via Zoom. Her presentation was on needlework journals covers. She has created many beautiful book covers, for everything from small journal books to larger papier mach√© books.   She said she often used them as gifts, thank yous, etc.   She uses small journals available from the Dollar Store, office supply stores or Amazon.   Once the needlework is finished, she 'covers' the journal just like we used grocery bags to cover our school books.  She tacks the folded corners with a few stitches and voila!

She shared how she got started and her thought process when designing these.   Each one lovelier than the last.  For more examples of her designs including her journals and maps, check out her website at  Catherinedesigns  Thank you Catherine for a great meeting.  See also, the May 2021 Meeting of the Lamplighters EGA when Catherine discussed her mapmaking designs.

Guild Business

Our Fall guild retreat is scheduled for October 15-17. The registration form was due by July 1.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY retreat.   

Our 21 in 21 challenge continue. Keep your list updated.

La-D-Da is our showcase designer for 2021. There are some really nice new designs out that were a part of Needlework Expo. You can check her website for  

Members also shared two local finishers for your completed needlework -        

- Busy Lizzy in Chadds Ford (21 Spring Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, phone: 610-388-2186)

- Rittenhouse Needlepoint (1216 Arch Street, Unit 2A, Philadelphia, PA 19107phone: 215-563-4566)

Upcoming Meetings:

August—Member Francine Craven will be sharing her antique collection. 

September—Vickie from Needlework Press will be with us virtually to present a perforated paper project. There will be a kit available for purchase ($30, including shipping). The order form is attached to this email and is due by August 1. If there are enough participants, Vicki will not charge us a teaching fee. (Note: You can still participate in the meeting and hear her presentation even if you choose not to purchase the kit.) 

October—Note that the dates for the guild meeting and the stitch-in are switching in October because of Jamboree at Salty Yarns. A number of our members are participating in this event.  Guild meeting on October 24

November—Claudia Dutcher Kistler will join us for a presentation on Bristol orphanage samplers.

 A special thanks to everyone who makes these meetings possible.  From those who coordinate the "broadcasting", to our officers, to the great ideas for programming that we have each month, to the reminders and follow up from our secretary.   Who would have thought when the pandemic started that we would still be able to share the joy of needlework together.

We are going to continue with these Zoom style meeting for the foreseeable future.  A reminder is posted on Facebook each month. If you would like to share Show and Tell, forward your photos to Linda D. the weekend before the scheduled meeting.   

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