Linda D. welcomed everyone to the meeting. This meeting was recorded and links will be shared in the Newsletter.
Treasurers Report - the Embassy Suites (hotel for Anniversary event) and the PO Box annual fee have been paid.
Linda recognized Ann S. for her many years of dedication and tireless efforts in chairing our Conservation Committee. Ann has done a fabulous job reviewing applicants and making a recommendation on each year's recipient of our donation towards the conservation of a sampler in their collection. Not only has Ann's commitment to this benefitted our Guild but also it has helped with the conservation of countless antique samplers up and down the east coast. We are sorry you are stepping down but understand other duties are calling you. Thank you Ann for your dedication and great work in this worthy cause. Ann will be receiving a one year membership and a certificate as a Thank You for her hard work.
2021 - Patrick will be sending out the prizes for the winners of the 2021 Challenge. We will be again continuing the Challenge in 2022. Keep in stitching and completing projects and add those to the our green binder for a tally. (due to Covid, we have been sending an email to Linda at the end of the year with a listing of projects completed in that year.)
Paypal/Venmo - At this time, DVHSG will not be pursuing getting a Paypal or Venmo account for payments. The current logistics of not meeting in person as well as the cost and fees incurred make it not feasible at this time. This can be revisited at a future date.
By-Laws - We will be reviewing and editing our existing By-Laws. Once completed, they will be emailed to all members and will become part of the new member package.
March - Discussion by Program Director of MESDA, Winston-Salem, NC
April - Retreat and Stitch in
May - 20th Anniversary Celebration - sign up information will be sent out shortly
June - Stitching on gauze.
July - Linda Vinson of Needlework Designs will be providing a discussion on a Cival War Huswif. Salty Yarns will be kitting up this piece for anyone who signs up for the class.
August - Completion/finishing of the silk gauze piece
This month's program - A Garden of Stitches
We welcomed Kimberly Nugent of Samplers Not Forgotten. Our 2022 SAL will be her piece, Garden of Stitches. She told us a little about herself and then began to discuss the sampler. She review each band and the speciality stitches required for each. It is a beautiful piece that came kitted with linen and floss. The pattern includes 13 speciality stitches. A schedule for completion has been drafted and will be shared in the newsletter. We should be completed by February 2023.