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September 9, 2019
Queen Stitch Pincushion & Biscornu Finish Demo

Queen Stitch Pincushion, designed by Bev Steinhagen, can be found in the March 2019 issue of Needle Arts magazine on pages 20-27.  Included here are detailed instructions, materials list and pictures. Stitchers need to bring four colors of floss, 10" square piece of 40, 36, 32, 30 or 28 count linen, optional pair of 10" stretcher bars or hoop and usual stitching supplies. As an added program feature, learn how to finish your pincushion as a biscornu.

Remember to bring in your completed summer challenge.

September 18, 2019
Chemung Valley Chapter Needlework Exhibit

Travel to the Chemung County Historical Museum in Elmira to see Chemung Valley's needlework exhibit, stitch a bit and enjoy lunch at a nearby restaurant.

October 7, 2019
Converting a Photograph to Needlework

Jean will assist interested stitchers in selecting their favorite picture to embroider and provide a transfer so stitching can begin at our January meeting.

Bring as many photographs as you like, Jean will assist with photo editing and digitizing. Landscape photos are often used, but photos of a flower, building, favorite object, animal or person may also be considered. Ultimately it will go onto fabric or canvas using transfer paper. The maximum size for the final work is 8" x 10" because of limiting paper size. Please make photo choices by November 11th so Jean can provide you with a transfer at the December meeting.

In January, we will work on stitching your photograph. Students provide fabric and threads. The cost of two transfers is $8. They can be of the same photograph or different as one is intended as practice.

Catherine Theron Workshop
October 19 & 20, 2019

Mark your calendars!  Catherine Theron comes to Corning to share her "Morning Has Broken" sampler. 

Morning Has Broken is a fanciful, garden-inspired sampler worked on 32 count sandstone linen with a collection of silk & cotton threads in a palette of greens, golds, rusts, Williamsburg blues & strawberry reds.

The finished piece measures 11" x 15". The outer border is a meandering vine with leaves, strawberries and various flowers. Birds & bees are scattered throughout. Stitches used include cross stitch over one, smyrna cross, satin stitch, backstitch, princess stitch, diagonal satin stitch, double leviathan, petit point, chain stitch and spiral trellis.

Location of workshop will be at Hilton Garden Inn, 35 Arnot Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.

Corning member at the time of May 2018 renewal
$150 includes kit and class fee

MER member
$209 includes kit, class fee & Corning membership

EGA non-MER member
$211 includes kit, class fee & Corning & MER membership

Become an EGA member
$240 includes kit, class fee, Corning, MER & EGA membership

Treat yourself today! We're accepting full payment at the time of your reservation or reserve your spot with a deposit, balance due by September 1, 2019.  Corning members reserve a spot with a $75 deposit. Non-Corning members reserve a spot with a $110.00 deposit.

Lunch for the two days is available for an additional $40 and includes build your own sandwich with soup one day and mixed greens salad the next. Coffee, tea and cold beverages included.

Barbara will accept payment (cash or check) at meetings or by mail to Barbara Hornick-Lockard, 12031 Churchill Place, Big Flats, NY 14814.  Please include contact information, checks payable to Corning EGA.

November 4, 2019
A Canvas Class on Diaper Patterns

Diaper patterns originated in weaving and now are worked in geometric, small repeating stitches.  The pattern is written by Lois Threlkeld,  a good friend of Connie Lapp Herrell.  Lois is a member of the Knoxville (TN) Chapter.  She has written several patterns including the Dogwood in Assisi that we worked last year.  We will be stitching the 2 7/8-inch square ornament that includes four diaper patterns and a decorative band.  The pattern includes a biscornu and a 5-inch square design using many of the same stitches.

Cost of the kit is $11.00 and will include the pattern, 24 ct Congress cloth, Kreinik #8 fine braid in gold, red ribbon and red fabric for finishing.  You will have to supply 2 colors of green floss and 1 red.  Suggested colors are DMC 699, 701, and 304.  Sign-ups will be at the September and October meetings.

Bargello Muse with Lorene Salt
Four Online Classes Beginning January 2, 2020

Mid Eastern Region hosts online class. Bargello Muse is a study of a variety of traditional, contemporary and diagonal Bargello patterns. Eight different patterns will be taught including a layered border. The design uses a variety of perle cotton, Kreinik and Rainbow Gallery threads and when stitched on 18 count mono canvas will measure 11 1/2" x 5 3/8". ...learn more.

January 6, 2020
Converting a Photo to Needlework, continued from October

Stitchers who had a transfer made of their favorite photograph will begin stitching this month. Jean will lead the way.

February 3, 2020
Decorative Darning Bookmark

Using a repeating darning pattern and hemmed edges, Katie shares her idea for making an attractive, easy to create bookmark.  It's a great project to have available for the next bookmark donation and it uses up small pieces of linen that may not have another use.

Supplies needed are 5" x 11" 32 count linen, one color of No. 8 pearl cotton, sewing thread to match linen and tapestry needle. Bring your own supplies or order a kit for $8.00. Kit colors chosen by Katie.

Through the Stitching Glass Seminar 2020
May 15 - 17, 2020 in Corning, NY

Mid Eastern Region hosts a seminar featuring five national teachers ...learn more.


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