Education:

The education committee has been attempting to contact instructors regarding a class in 2016.  So far there has been little success, so at this point we are not expecting to have another special class until late spring or early summer. If anyone has any suggestions for instructors pass them along.
We do need to decide if we will be using the education grant offered by TVR and what we will use it for. Meg suggested commissioning a design just for the chapter; if we do this we'll need ideas for a designer. I believe the grant amount is $250.

We will close the UFO challenge during the January meeting and then it will be time to consider the BEE's for next year in March.
Angela
Education Chair
 

Petite Projects:

Follow the link on our website to a large selection of Petite Projects provided by National.  We also have our own created by some of our members, Little Extras.

New Group Correspondence Course: 
Isabella - Italian Drawn Thread

Featuring Barbara Kershaw

This course continues your exploration of the wonderful technique of Italian style drawn thread. The project has been designed as a decorative hand towel but could easily be converted into a placemat, tablemat or even a table runner by using a longer piece of linen. There are six decorative bands across the towel three of which require withdrawing threads using two different methods. This course teaches the art of knotting bundles both in a straight line and in a curving line that undulates across the band.  Although this is an advanced level course, if you are familiar with withdrawing threads and want to explore and expand your knowledge and ability it is an ideal place to start. 

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Individual Correspondence Course with Celeste Chalasani: ​
Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques

Vegetable Sampler 1

 

This is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork. Students will learn by completing the work. Each lesson focuses on a specific technique that students will practice and culminates in a project that is provided or one of the student's choosing. The project for the last lesson is a stumpwork sampler which applies every technique the student has learned into one final piece.

Supplementary videos will be available on the Member's Only area of the EGA website.

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Lightening Rounds:
The latest BIG news in the GCC Program is the introduction of “The GCC Lightning Rounds”!  These are four rotating courses that are offered quarterly for all EGA members to register for without a group.  This is particularly favorable for Members-At-Large and small EGA chapters that have difficulty filling a larger group in order to take a Group Correspondence Course.  “The GCC Lightning Rounds” will include four courses every three months.  The schedule for these quarterly courses is as follows: March to May, June to August, September to November, and December to February. The time to complete your course remains the same – just the window for registration is limited.

 

The following group courses are open to individuals at the special rate of $30 per student plus text fee:  

From December 1, 2015 - February 29, 2016 order forms:

​​Images of the classes are found here:
https://egausa.org/group-correspondence-courses/