President Linda D. welcomed everyone to the meeting. Treasurer's Report was read. It was noted the $1,500 in donations have been received for a sampler restoration in Patti Hrynecko's name. The Conservation Committee is hoping to find a New Jersey sampler the needing restoration. Secretary reported 24 new members since July for a total of 200+ members of the guild
September - Zoom Talk about first stitched; how you got into stitching
October - In person meeting - October 22nd - more information will follow in your newsletter. Semi-Annual Retreat at Salty Yarns will be October 7th, 8th and 9th. Sign-ups dues by September 1st.
November - Liz Matthews Zoom Meeting on the finishing of one of her trees. Liz has designed a tree for DVHSG. Kits must be pre-ordered by August 28th. Liz will ship directly to members late September/early October. Elections will also be held in November. A Nominating Committee has been formed and they are in need of another volunteer. Please contact Linda D. is you are willing to serve on the Nominating Committee.
December - In person meeting - We will have our annual smalls exchange. Participation is voluntary. We will also be voting on the Designer of the Year for 2023.
January - Share the needlework related holiday gifts you received.
February - Garden of Stitches Showcase - Sharing your finished work on our year long Stitch-a-long.
We will be having a Stash Reallocation again in the future. It has to be at an in person meeting. A date will be set and shared when it is decided what meeting it will be.
Today's Program - Linda D. lead the group and shared many helpful hints for finishing the silk gauze needle book project from our June Meeting. Linda shared tools to use. Who ever thought of covering your work area with Press n Seal when you are painting? Ingenious. Linda gave examples of how to embellish the needle book with ribbons, buttons, charms, using scrapbooking paper and punches, Folk Art (brand) paints. She said to check out the Tim Holtz supplies at Hobby Lobby or Micheals as well as the scrapbooking sections in each store for little add ons. A couple stitchers who had finished their books shared what they had done. Very clever and very inspiring.
Next meeting - September 10