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April 2019 - May 2019

From the President

Library Displays

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President's Message
Bernadette Mathews

To educate and to celebrate our heritage. This is the mission of the EGA. As I look back over the past two months and look to the future I am excited by all our Chapter has undertaken in support of this mission. In February we hosted Marie Campbell. Her lecture at the meeting gave us the opportunity to learn about contemporary beading designers and to ooh and ahh over their artwork. During the following two days several us had the opportunity to learn surface bead embroidery from a master..

On March 16, we celebrated our heritage and shared our knowledge with the community at our Needlework Fair at the Viera-Suntree Library. Led by Suzanne Langfitt, this one day event drew over 70 visitors. From basic cross stitch to Teneriffe lace, our guests enjoyed the ability to try a stitch or watch an expert in action. And most importantly, nearly one third of our membership participated in some way.

At the March General Meeting, 15 members took part in a Brazilian Embroidery class taught by Jonalene Gutwein. We learned some new things about familiar stitches and now we can tell a Z-twist thread from an S-twist and how to work with threads spun in either direction..

Coming up, we we will have an opportunity to learn from another master, Lorna Bateman. From England, she will be a part of the EGA’s International Teacher Tour 2019, and our Chapter will be working closely with the Region and the Sarasota Chapter to offer two classes in Florida. And let’s not forget that Lee Ferguson and Barbara Towers are planning a full schedule of projects to keep our creative juices flowing..

This is an exciting time to be a member of this chapter and I am thrilled to welcome seven new members: Nancy King, Trini Reyes, Suzanne Cavallo, Bonnie Post, Denis Jackson, Karen Tully, and Barbara Henderson. Please join me in welcoming them and please help them enjoy the many things we have to offer..

Happy Stitching,


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Library Displays
 Submitted by Christine Kampmeyer

We currently have two library displays in progress: one at the Port Malabar Library and one at the Viera Library. Please stop by and take a look! They truly represent all our members. If you have a suggestion of a future location of a library exhibit, please contact Christine.

Plan ahead for the displays and give Christine a call. .


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Hospitality Notes
From Hannah Webb

The IRC EGA Chapter does not normally provide refreshments at meetings. You may bring your own beverage or snacks if you like.


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