BEE registration is now open.

Just a reminder for the new people. Every chapter member is entitled to take one class at the BEE rate (text only plus applicable shipping). If you would like to take one or both of the other classes you may do so for an additional $20 for each class, assuming there is room in the class. I have three volunteers to coordinate so there are twenty spots remaining per class.

Once class has the option of receiving the text via PDF (Snowflake Ball). If you choose that option there is no additional shipping cost. If you already have the text from a previous class that you didn't complete you can register for the (have text) rate.

To register, go to the chapter website ( and click on the store tab

Then click on GCC to see the three classes and follow the prompts to complete the order and check out.

Of course you don't have to take a class if none of them interest you. Please let me know if you have any questions, either about the BEE's in general or with the store.


Registration is now open for
Creating a Beaded Menagerie 
 Nancy Eha!
In this class you will create Buzz the dragonflyDolly the llama, Inky the octopus, and Hoot the owl while learning four distinct ways of making large beaded imagery. In addition, you will also be introduced to creating a variety of foliage options to embellish your beaded creatures.In seven lessons, both new and experienced students will explore bead embroidery stitched in new and innovative ways.
Join Nancy as she shows her secrets for making what appears to be complex beaded imagery easy to master. All experience levels are welcome, as each lesson builds upon the previous lesson. In addition to text, photos, and illustrations, a course DVD will be provided in the kit containing video demonstrations of the major steps and techniques.

Do go to and look under Education for all the options available from National!

Christmas in July:

Hi everyone,
We have a fun idea for the July meeting and everyone is invited to participate. We will be celebrating CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!
There is a new petite project available on the EGA website (Elegant Holiday Tree) and Mary Waldsmith, the designer, is going to lead us in stitching this during the meeting. She will be joining the chat list for the duration of the project and will be available to answer questions and help people stitch the design.
The instructions are available on the members only section of the EGA website under Petite Projects, but I have also saved them to the file section of the chat group on io. I also added a sheet of alternatives for colors, suggestions and ideas to adapt, etc. that Mary provided for us. Go to the files section and click on the Elegant Holiday Tree folder to download both files. Please take the next couple of weeks before the meeting to collect your supplies and decide what you want to do so you are ready when the meeting begins.
This is a very simple project that can be stitched quickly so I'd like to encourage everyone to make at least one that can be donated for the Outreach program coming up. You might even be able to find a way to make it fit the autumn theme for EGA donation at seminar and stitch two. If anyone has an idea feel free to share it with us.
Another fun thing we will be doing is an ornament swap. Anyone who would like to participate can sign up and will be assigned a partner, you will stitch one and mail it to your partner. You will receive one as well.
I know a lot of face to face chapters have a small project they stitch as a group during the meeting and I would love it if this could become a regular part of our meeting. If anyone would like to volunteer to lead one for the September meeting, or beyond, let the education committee now. You don't necessarily need to be an expert stitcher to lead one. Just take responsibility for selecting the project and making sure we have the instructions and information necessary a couple of weeks before the meeting so everyone can collect the supplies. There are several fun Petite Projects on the EGA website, also we could do one of Meg's Little Extras from a previous meetings. And, of course, there are quite a few small projects available for free on various websites online.
Have fun and keep stitching,