Happy New Year. Here we go again with a Zoom Meeting rather than meeting in person. I know it is not February but I am beginning to feel like it we are in the Groundhog Day movie. Who would have ever thought when we were watching “The Jetsons” as children that we would be talking to each other the way we are today?
President Linda D welcomed all members and had new members introduce themselves. Designer Lori Markovic of La-D-Da was introduced. She is our designer of the year for 2021 and joined us for the meeting.
Linda offered much gratitude and special thanks to all that continue to make our meetings happen during these times of the pandemic.
Holiday Gifts - Members took turns sharing patterns and stitching related gifts they received for the holidays. There were some great patterns and pieces shared.
Advent Exchanges - Several members shared details on the exchanges they participated in. Pat L. took part in Kitten Stitchers Advent Exchange and was not disappointed. She said all the item she received were fabulous and included 16 charts. These charts will be release by designers next year. Unfortunately we understand Kitten Stitcher is planning on doing an advent exchange in 2022.
A more unique Advent Exchanges was an advent tree. It was a SAL from Moonfeathers of Denmark. It was a small tree to be stitched. Each day you opened a package that had the floss or embellisment and instructions enclosed. There were You-Tube videos to help with the stitching. This one sounds like fun!
Designer Showcase - Our designer of the year for 2021 was La-D-Da. Lori Markovic joined our the meeting and was able to see all the challenge pieces that were completed. Guild members completed 63 La-D-Da projects in 2021. Lori generously donated 10 charts to be given as prizes to those who participated.
Holiday Exchange - Members who participated shared their exchange pieces. Although Covid required this was done by mail, all who participated were thrilled.
Membership Dues - Dues for 2022 is now due. The annual fee is $25. Forms can be found our our Facebook page.
20 in 21 Challenge - Fourteen members have turned in lists of their completed items for 2021. Top finisher Barbara N. completed 53 projects! It is still not too late to turn your list in to Linda for it to be added to the record book Patrick maintains.
Designer Showcase 2022 -
It is time to vote on our what designer we will showcase for 2022. The choices are:
Please email Linda D. by Friday, January 21st with your choice.
February - Samplers Not Forgotten - Kim Nugent will discuss her history and process and will kick off our 2022 SAL piece, Garden of Stitches.
February - Salty Yarns offers a discount of 30% on orders over $50 on Super Bowl Weekend.
March - TBD
April - Stitch in
April - Guild Retreat OCMD
May - Anniversary - May 13 - 14 - 15. Plans are being finalized for our Anniversary Celebration. It will be a three day event. A day trip on Friday to a local place of interest. Saturday morning lecture from Vicki LoPiccolo Jennett of Needlework Press. She has designed a sampler for DVHSG that will be available for purchase - pattern only. A luncheon with speakers showing recognition to our founder members, past officers, etc. The afternoon will be a class with Vicki. The piece will be using motifs from the sampler she designed for the guild. Sunday morning another class with Vicki. A block of rooms are being reserved with the Embassy Suites in Newark DE for the weekend. There is a limited number being reserved. Please alert Stacy S. ASAP if you plan on getting a room NOT LATER than Friday, January 14th. More details on the Guild Anniversary will be shared in the coming months.
June - Silk Gauze Class - The project has been designed by Erica Michaels. Registration for this project is due by the February meeting.
July - Linda Vinson of Needlemade Delights will be teaching a Civil War huswife.
August - Finishing for the Silk Gauze piece
September - TBD
October - Guild Retreat OCMD
As always, necessary forms for members (membership, class registrations, etc.) can be found under "files" on our Facebook page.
Next Meeting, February 12, 2022