National, Regional, and Chapter News

National:

 
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Early Registration Extended

Due to the hurricanes of Harvey and Irma EGA will extend Early Registration for Seminar 2018 until September 30th. Acknowledgement of early registration, along with class assignment will be emailed or mailed to registrants by October 30, 2017.

Learn More about Seminar 2018

 

Through the Needle's Eye continues until the 15th at Transylvania Community Arts in Brevard NC.

It will then travel the US into 2020. Check with Brad at Headquarters to schedule a venue near you or to find a location near you to visit.

The catalog is available now at the EGA Store for $13 plus shipping.

 

Child<br />
's Play by Sue Oster
 
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Have you joined our EGA Facebook Stitch-a-Long (SAL) page? Each month we feature a small project that showcases the resources available to us as EGA members. The projects are free to download and you get to stitch with 1100+ other stitchers. It's a giant stitch-in-public event! Our SAL is also a great way to introduce EGA to prospective members. TheFacebook SAL is free to join and accessible from anywhere via the Internet. It 's a "public" page, so anyone can view it easily. Additionally, in January we will begin our first BIG project by stitching the 4-part Ambrosia Honey project that began in the June 2017 issue of Needle Arts magazine. Spread the word on this great way to "try" EGA!

Correction for Ambrosia Honey
Two corrections need to be made in the materials list on page 4 in the June 2017 issue of Needle Arts. The correct number for the dark brown DMC stranded embroidery floss is 898, not 498. The Toho bead number 405 is the number that Michael's uses for Toho and does not match the manufacturer's number. The number used by Toho is 22C, a gold transparent bead. We were unaware that the Michael's numbering system differed from Toho's. The remaining numbers for Toho beads in the materials list are the manufacturer's numbers, Toho's numbers. Needle Arts apologizes for any inconvenience this might have caused.
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Calling All Teachers!

We invite you to propose 1-, 2-, and 4-day classes in a variety of techniques and proficiency levels for the Gateway to Stitching, EGA 2019 National Seminar, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel on Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2019. Proposals are due by January 18, 2018. For ore information or contact Sandra Gordon, Dean of Faculty, at gordonfaculty2019@gmail.com

 

From the Director of Bylaws, Rebecca Wardlaw:

Below are some procedures adopted by the board in August, plus an informative article on What is a Nominating committee.

The Board adopted an updated Document Retention Schedule for the organization. More information and the full schedule are available here.

To ensure fairness in representation, the Board adopted general rules for use of PROXIES by chapters at region meetings. Learn more here.

Have you wondered what nominating committees are? How they work? Learn more about what a nominating committee is here.

 
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Education Department Seeks Proposals

The Education Department is always looking for new courses for our Group Correspondence Courses, Individual Correspondence Courses, and Online Studio. Proposals and questions may be directed to the chairs of these programs or toeducation@egausa.org.

 

Extended Study Programs

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Comfort Zone Cubic Right Angle Weave with Marcia DeCoster

April 8-13, 2018 
New Orleans, LA 
Registration $650, no kit fee: materials list supplied. This program is filling up! 

 
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A Schoolgirl Exemplar Workbox 
with Jackie duPlessis

November 11-16, 2018, Charleston, SC. 
Registration $585 + $165 kit fee

 
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Experience Traditions of Mexico!

Embroidery, Fashion, Weaving, Music, Museums Visit Textile Artists and Enjoy Local Cuisine

Veracruz, La Chinantla, Oaxaca, Tehuacan, Puebla, Oaxaca City.

Feb 7 - 17, 2019 
Registration at www.tiastephanietours.com

 
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Country, Manors and Museum

Countryside Sampler with 
Helen M. Stevens

Study thread painting with this renowned artist in her home area, Bury St. Edmunds, tour the town, and then launch on a tour to enjoy the embroideries and textiles of the English.

Sept. 9-19, 2019. Registration Fee TBD. Deposit $1000.

 
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Greater Pacific Region 2018 Seminar 
Days of Vines and Stitches 
July 20 – 25, 2018 
Sonoma State University, CA

Premiere registration is available for GPR members beginning Jan. 1, 2018 and Open registration will begin on Feb. 1, 2018. Seminar chair: Velma Williford,seminar2018chair@ega-gpr.org

 

Call For Proposals: The South Central Region is seeking class proposals for Seminar 2019, Explore the Arts in Rogers, AR. Deadline is Nov. 30, 2017. To submit a proposal or for more information contact the Dean of Faculty, Kathy McClellan or Barbi McPheescr2019faculty@gmail.com

 

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SHARE-A-STITCH XXXVIII, Kingsport TN: A special Thursday night program with artist, Nick Deford is planned for June 21, 2018 at Share-A-Stitch XXXVIII. Nick explores the visual culture of geography and cartography using additive processes, like stitching. His unique form of art will leave you in wonder. This unique event is open to all EGA members, without having to attend SAS38. Tickets for the evening with Nick Deford will be $25. Must use registration form to purchase tickets in advance. Registration opens in November. In the meantime, check out egatvr.com for a complete description of classes.

 

Call For Proposals: Metropolitan Region EGA 2019 Seminar has extended their deadline for teachers to propose classes due to a conflict of dates. The NEW date is October 1​8​th. Proposals should be sent to Maria Hall at mariathall@msn.comClick Here to Learn More

Regional:
SHARE-A-STITCH XXXVIII, Kingsport TN: A special Thursday night program with artist, Nick Deford is planned for June 21, 2018 at Share-A-Stitch XXXVIII. Nick explores the visual culture of geography and cartography using additive processes, like stitching. His unique form of art will leave you in wonder. This unique event is open to all EGA members, without having to attend SAS38. Tickets for the evening with Nick Deford will be $25. Must use registration form to purchase tickets in advance. Registration opens in November. In the meantime, check out egatvr.com for a complete description of classes.​

Chapter:
Education Chair:

We are in need of one if you are interested.  Thank you to Angela for all the work she did in this capacity!!
She brought us some nice programs.

Little Extras:
September's Little Extra is posted at both the CyberStitchers website, and at the Chat groups.io.
http://www.cyberstitchers.org/content/little-extras/velvet-pearl-pincushion 
https://cyberstitchers.groups.io/g/chat/files/Little%20Extras/VelvetPearlPincushion.pdf

Hope you enjoy,
Cynthia W

Ambrosia:
Check our files section for a PDF of the September Needle Arts.